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EddieDean

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#1375850
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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idir_hh said:

EddieDean said:

Oh, and please tell me you’re cutting the scene in Ep1 when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon use force speed to escape the Droidekas, which isn’t used again in Star Wars, and especially not used when Obi-Wan needs to move fast through the closing forcefields to get to Qui-Gon to save his life.

Correction: Luke uses it to escape the carbonation shaft in ESB.

Personal note: PLEASE DONT

That’s a fair observation, yeah. To me it’s always felt like a really unnecessary addition though, one that raises more issues than it solves.

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#1375846
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised - concept trailers released (WIP)
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Goddamn. These just get more and more impressive. Seeing this made me think, though - what are you planning to do with the narrative of the films? Whose narrative fanedit might yours be closest to? (I know you specify a lot of changes in your OP but I’m wondering about your narrative approach/goals, etc)

Oh, and please tell me you’re cutting the scene in Ep1 when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon use force speed to escape the Droidekas, which isn’t used again in Star Wars, and especially not used when Obi-Wan needs to move fast through the closing forcefields to get to Qui-Gon to save his life.

You also mention that your plan for Ep2 is to have Padme remain Queen. I’d vote against this for two reasons - Firstly, that many other sources refer to Padme as a senator, most notably the Clone Wars (which people are especially into since it just had its finale, which works really nicely with Ep3); and Secondly, that Leia being a princess still works because she’s adopted by the royal family of Alderaan, making her legally the daughter of Queen Breha Organa.

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#1375571
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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StarkillerAG said:

jarbear said:

Although I vented, I was being constructive with the suggestion of removing parts of Kylo doing any “dark side temptations” and just focus on her and the throne vision/talk since there really isn’t much real temptation for her character.

I’ll back peddle the sequel rants, but I was giving a suggestion about it. So let’s not play the ignoring the suggestion part and attack me aspect of it thanks.

But I already provided a counter for the idea that Rey has “no real temptation”. There were many examples of her doing dark side stuff throughout the sequels, so it doesn’t really come out of nowhere like you’re saying. I feel like RogueLeader’s added dialogue definitely tracks with her character in the previous movies.

Agree.

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#1373888
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Welp, that totally puts that whole train of speculation to bed.

To be fair, I suppose we do have to acknowledge that Vader-as-father only came in an early ESB script, and Leia-as-sister only existed as an idea for ROTJ, so Star Wars does kind of have this ‘laying the tracks before the train’ approach.

But still, I don’t think that justifies this lack of oversight and planning for what should have been a cohesive trilogy from the start.

EU media will gradually embed Palpatine-as-grandfather in the canon more solidly, but personally I’ll always prefer Rey Nobody, especially knowing how little it mattered to the production team.

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#1373697
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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TK42-WAN said:

Something I would like to see in a Phantom Menace edit is the removal of Podracing Arena. Make the Podrace seem like a local thing that takes place out in the desert. More a drag race than a chariot race. Tatooine is also way too populated/ prominent in The Phantom Menace.

I always imagined it as a lot of people coming to where the races were, like most of the crowd were out-of-towners following the series. But then again, Anakin wouldn’t have been able to race offworld anywhere. Maybe there’s a local league thing run by the Hutts, which was temporarily hosting the main event?

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#1373626
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Clone Wars Movie Series - Episodes (Seasons) I to V released...
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OK, done. I’ve reuploaded smudger’s five movies. PM me for links. I can’t be uploading these forever so please consider hosting these yourself if you do get a hold of them.

They are:

1: Army of the Republic

  • all of the Christophsis and Domino Squad arcs, plus some of Grievous Intrigue and Assassin

2: A New Threat

  • all of the Malevolence, Nute Gunray and the early Boba/R2 arc, plus a scene from the Zillo Beast

3: Children of the Force

  • all of the battle of Ryloth and Children of the Force arcs, plus some scenes from Supply Lines and the Hunt for Ziro arc

4: A Galaxy Divided

  • all of the Geonosis and first Mandalore arc

5: Rise of the Dark Side

  • all of the Nightsisters and Return of Maul Arc
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#1373311
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon shouldn’t be master/student as this contradicts what was stated in TESB but as friends or as two Jedi who work together with Yoda being the one who instructed Obi-Wan or both of them.

I’d rather change the Originals to not contradict the Prequels if the alternative is going through those mental gymnastics.

Agreed. A lot of people tend towards OT Purism, but I think it makes more sense (and less effort) to support whatever piece of conflicting canon has the most evidence in its favour. Qui-Gon is Obi-Wan’s master in TPM, and it’s mentioned in the other PT films and the Clone Wars. Best to roll with it, I reckon.

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#1372012
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT RELEASED</strong>
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I can certainly understand the absolute disenfranchisement you must feel after TROS. I remember thinking (and writing on these forums) that it did so much retroactive damage that I wished we had a duology cut, or that at least any worthy conclusion to the trilogy might need to be butchered together from TLJ/TROS.

I assume that you’re scripting your own Ep9 because you need to conclude these stories in a worthy way, in order that you can let the whole thing go.

But that said, your TFA is inspiring, because it shows an approach that was willing to think radically but then apply rationally. Looking across the forums right now, the amount of technical skill on display like the force ghosts finale, the crackling saber, the new voice overs, all-new CG shots, and the things AlaskanSandman’s doing to the prequels, it feels like we have such a library of skill to pull from in order to justify radical thinking for whatever follows TFA.

I’d hope that, after Hal’s light-touch TROS is done, the community turns its eyes to the more radical options for capping off the trilogy, and I’d hope that your ideas would be a major part of that.

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#1371862
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT RELEASED</strong>
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What’re your current plans, Nev? You’re most of the way through TFA, and a good way through TLJ, and I’ve seen some decent plans of yours historically. But I appreciate you seem to have cooled off on Star Wars since TROS, and haven’t posted for a while. No pressure of course, but what’re your current intentions?

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#1368230
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THE CLONE WARS SAGA (Released)
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Genuinely sounds great.

I think you could definitely do with a clone heavy arc though - the Domino Squad arc is very well liked (Clone Cadets, Rookies, ARC Troopers), and features 99, the inspiration for the later Bad Batch (soon to have a TV series). Smudger9 cut the Christophsis and Domino Squad arcs into a good movie, that might be worth checking out. The Order 66 arc is also pretty important to the clones and the finale of this series.

I’d drop Mortis. A lot of people like it, but I think it’s super ham fisted and clunky - to me it doesn’t feature the ‘right’ mysticism for Star Wars. I’d replace that with the Yoda arc (The Lost One, Voices, Destiny, Sacrifice), which does a nice bit of mysticism and also shows Yoda starting to recognise the failings of the prequel-era Jedi order, preparing him for his Dagobah exile, a spiritual clash with Palpatine, and leading nicely into some of the plots of the sequel era.

People generally like the Umbara, Kadavo, Obi-Wan Undercover, and Younglings arcs, though they kind of stand alone and aren’t as vital as the above.

Similarly, there are episodes which add ‘connective tissue’ to a lot of other SW media, like some of the Boba Fett/bounty hunter arcs, the Citadel arc with Tarkin, Onderon with Saw Gererra, and episodes which show Padme’s political competence, but again, I don’t think they’re as vital as the ones you’ve picked.