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DuracellEnergizer

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#1279080
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Rewriting the OT-What would you do?
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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. . . . 😉

This is a topic I’ve been pondering for several months now, and I’ve some ideas for an OT rewrite firmly developed in my mind.

GENERAL CHANGES

  • My OT would be semi-hard science fiction, with a few fantastical elements, rather than outright science fantasy. Things like 3D space travel would be featured, but people walking around inside giant space slugs without spacesuits in Earth-normal gravity would be out of the question.
  • My OT would take place in the Milky Way Galaxy, in “the 33rd century A.E.”, hundreds of thousands of years into the future. Humans and near-humans would be the only sapient life inhabiting the galaxy; there’d be no genuine aliens.
  • Projectile weapons such as coilguns and smart missiles would be featured, with energy weapons taking lesser precedence.
  • The lightsaber would be somewhat different. It’d be a weapon only trained Force-users can activate and wield. It’d possess a monomolecular blade of “energized particles” which can cut through most anything but doesn’t generate any actual heat. Jedi lightsabers would be red while Sith lightsabers blue.
  • No manned fighters. All fighters would either be outfitted with AIs (Empire) or remote controlled (Rebel).
  • There’d be no light/dark dichotomy to the Force.
  • No Force ghosts.

STAR WARS

  • Luke would be changed into a female character named “Leia Skywalker”.
  • Leia would become Princess Zara Antilles.
  • The Death Star would not make a physical appearance. Zara would be imprisoned on Vader’s Star Destroyer and all scenes pertaining to her rescue would take place there.
  • Ben would survive his duel with Vader.
  • The film would end with our heroes escaping for Hoth.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

  • My version of TESB would open a couple weeks after the events of SW. The damages to the Falcon would’ve been those sustained during our heroes’ escape from Vader’s ship; Leia would be furthering her training under Ben; etc.
  • Dodonna would take Rieekan’s place.
  • The Leia/Han/Zara love triangle would be a bisexual one.
  • The walkers would be replaced with tanks.
  • Ben would be slain by Vader while helping our heroes escape Hoth.
  • In contrast to Ben, Yoda would be quite the PT-era Jedi. He would teach Leia that Jedi are forbidden from forming attachments, including romantic ones.
  • Bespin wouldn’t have a breathable atmosphere.
  • Six months would explicitly pass between the Battle of Hoth and the duel on Cloud City.
  • I’m on the fence as to whether Vader would be Leia’s father or not.
  • Leia would join Vader.

RETURN REVENGE OF THE JEDI

  • Three years would’ve passed since TESB. Leia would’ve spent that time receiving Sith training from Vader.
  • The one and only Death Star would finally make its debut.
  • Motti would take Jerjerrod’s place.
  • Emperor Palpatine would be reimagined as Espaa Valorum, the beautiful, androgynous, ageless Dark Lord of the Sith.
  • Under his helmet, Vader would be revealed as a handsome, middle-aged man without any injuries or disfigurements.
  • No Ewoks, no Endor. The Rebel fleet would attack the Death Star above Had Abbadon, and we’d get a trench run much like the one from A New Hope. No muss, no fuss.
  • Valorum would zap Leia with his lightning; Vader would skewer him on his lightsaber; then Leia and Vader would have their climactic duel.
  • Leia would slay Vader a la Dooku. Vader would die in his sins, unredeemed.
  • The film would end on a bittersweet note, with the Death Star destroyed, Han and Zara together, and Leia assuming command of the Executor and going off on her own, intent on building a First Order free of Jedi/Sith dogma.
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#1277038
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Going away? Post so here!
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I believe I’ll be taking my third and final departure from this forum. I tried toughing it out, hoping things would turn around, but the plain, painful truth is that I don’t like Star Wars anymore, there’re no more interesting discussions to be had in Off-Topic/The Subforums Formerly Known as Off-Topic, so there’s nothing to keep me here anymore.

To echo the closing words of long departed yhwx, I log out and close the browser tab, crossing my heart, hoping to die, sticking a needle in my eye.

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#1276766
Topic
With 20th century in Disney’s grasp, what are the odds of an OUT release?
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LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LordZerome1080 said:

With 12 days to go let’s hope for the best.

That ship already sailed (right off the edge of a flat Earth).

Nice to know you’re pessimistic too.

No, I used to be pessimistic when it came to Star Wars. Now I’m nihilistic when it comes to Star Wars.

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#1276030
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Creox said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

So you are repeating yourself.

Everyone repeats themselves here. I don’t know why anyone bothers making new posts anymore; they may as well just quote themselves from months ago; it isn’t as if they’ve gained new insights or revised their opinions in the interim.

Some repeat themselves more than others. 😉

[INSERT TIRED OLD ANTI-CAPITALIST AND/OR ROTJ RANT HERE]

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#1276029
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Creox said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

So you are repeating yourself.

Everyone repeats themselves here. I don’t know why anyone bothers making new posts anymore; they may as well just quote themselves from months ago; it isn’t as if they’ve gained new insights or revised their opinions in the interim.

Some repeat themselves more than others. 😉

[INSERT TIRED OLD ROTJ RANT HERE]

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#1275980
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

So you are repeating yourself.

Everyone repeats themselves here. I don’t know why anyone bothers making new posts anymore; they may as well just quote themselves from months ago; it isn’t as if they’ve gained new insights or revised their opinions in the interim.

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#1275918
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Zachary VIII said:

Pickle2503 said:

What do you guys think about them announcing episode 10, 11, and 12 today?

I’m interested in how they’re going to make a crossover between the Canon and Legends universes.

A giant extradimensional sarlacc eats them both, and as they are slowly digested over a thousand years, their respective cosmic juices mix. . . .

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#1275646
Topic
The Superman Trilogy, Part I: The Last Son of Krypton
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Finished the latest set of touch-ups to the script. They are as follow:

  • Krypton is now identified as Krypton (figured keeping the planet’s name a mystery was pointless)
  • Kara/Linda has been changed to Luma-Lyn (a character inspired by Luma Lynai)
  • Mrs. Bogdanove is now Miss Maggin
  • Lana’s mother’s name has been changed from Carol to Sarah (the character’s name pre-Crisis)
  • Lana’s father’s name has been changed from Thomas to Lewis (ditto)
  • Nell’s name has been changed to Helen (the character’s name post-Crisis)
  • Removed Luthor’s scenes (I’ve decided to place his introduction in Act II instead)

I’ve also decided to retool my original plot somewhat. I’ve decided against making Luthor a military officer; I’ll be making him a weapons scientist/defense conglomerate magnate instead. Also, Brainiac won’t be making an appearance; a different character will serve as secondary antagonist (I won’t reveal who just yet).

My apologies for these disorienting changes.