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#1359559
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My Star Wars Saga Episodes 1-6 Edits (2/6 available, now with videos)
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My AOTC edit is now exported and available.

Here are some videos.

Compilation of all of my new crawls for all 6 movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhAaPtENXTw
New Padme apartment scene: https://youtu.be/hQw_Pzm6p7U
Trimmed Packing scene: https://youtu.be/a86_BStLJkw
Mace & Obi-Wan scene (readded deleted scene, now with a new line, see if you can spot it): https://youtu.be/lGA9593v-wE
Padme’s Bedroom scene (readded deleted scene): https://youtu.be/9Iz7v6sp1CQ
New Dinner/First Kiss scene (first kiss scene regrade by Hal9000): https://youtu.be/Ma15X-fzggY

I will also post clips of my TPM edit tomorrow.

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#1359393
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My Star Wars Saga Episodes 1-6 Edits (2/6 available, now with videos)
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My AOTC fan-edit is now done, and will be available tomorrow.

As I’ve said the ROTS edit is pretty much finished except for Padme’s new death, so that will be the next thing I’ll be working on. I’ll post videos of my progress (as I speculate the reason why this hasn’t gotten much attention is because of the lack of videos, but I’ll correct this).

Since nobody has volunteered I’m going to do the Yoda and Palpatine lines. Time to put my impression skills to the test 😎

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#1358291
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Godzilla: The Heisei Series Remastered
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The Heisei series has always been my favorite of the eras of Godzilla. I love the stories and continuity, I love the aesthetic and kaiju designs, I love the music, the special effects were some of the most impressive the franchise has ever shown, and it easily has the most iconic and quintessential portrayal of Godzilla (at least its easily my personal favorite). Biollante, King Ghidorah, MGII, and Destoroyah are my all time favorite kaiju movies. However, the series still isn’t flawless. Not all of the effects have aged well, the foreign acting (especially in Biollante and King Ghidorah) is laughably bad and extraordinarily cringe, the first entry (The Return of Godzilla) is in my opinion an absolute stale bore that puts me to sleep whenever I decide to put myself through the chore of sitting through it, and other things. But I’d like to fix these.

Right now I’m really only brainstorming, but here’s a list of edit ideas:

THE RETURN OF GODZILLA and GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE
These two are going to be combined into one film. This is definitely going to be the most hardcore of all of the edits. The opening parts of TROG showing Godzilla attacking the ship and the stuff about the government realizing Godzilla is back are going to be intercut with the stuff setting up Biollante. This does mean that Godzilla emerging from the volcano will be removed, but this was done again in Godzilla vs. Mothra but even better so meh. From there it’s mostly going to be Godzilla vs. Biollante. The battles at sea with Godzilla from GvB will remain (of course the Super X II will now just be the Super X so now it makes sense), the two monsters meet up, Godzilla beats her, Godzilla then goes on a rampage, and so on. I’m going to elaborate more on how I’m going to do this as I’m working on it, right now I’m just brainstorming. I do know that no parts from TROG actually showing Godzilla are going to be retained. This removes the suit that not only in my opinion is pretty derpy, but also screws with the continuity a bit. Any Godzilla destroying the city scenes are going to be from Godzilla vs. Biollante. It’s not like The Return of Godzilla had really good destruction scenes anyway, since all he really does is slowly meander around and occasionally stumble into a building as if he’s drunk. He hardly destroys any buildings (I think there’s only 2 buildings in the entire film which he actually intentionally destroys), which is a lot of what drags down the film for me.

Any bad English lines will be replaced with the English dubbed versions.

GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
-Cut bad M11 running effects. There are some that actually look quite good, but the one’s in which he looks like he’s on a conveyor belt making running motions are going to go.
-Make multiple trims to the Godzillasaurus sequence to remove American bad dialogue (and any that remain will be replaced by the English dubbed versions) and matte shots.
-Cut the fighter jet sequence with King Ghidorah (this scene was a last minute addition and it shows).
-The time travel, with new subtitles, will be explained in a way that makes sense, as while it does make sense after doing research using Wikizilla it doesn’t make much sense by just watching the film alone.

GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA
-Cut any examples of the daughter being annoying.
-Cut down times when the environmental message is heavy-handed.
-Cut any over-the-top dialogue or moments.
-Cut wonky effects during Mothra and Battra’s battle or any other examples throughout the film.
-All English lines will be replaced with the English dubbed versions.

GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II - now renamed GODZILLA VS. SUPER MECHAGODZILLA
-Trim any wonky matte shots in which matte lines are clearly visible.
-All English lines (such as the American character Dr. Asimov) will be replaced with the English dubbed versions.
-Reinsert deleted scene of Miki and BabyGodzilla. I will need help with this one since it will need to be upscaled to HD and given subtitles, but I think this scene would be a great addition, since it helps Miki’s character arc here.

GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA
-Cut all of the Cosmos screen presence in the film. They really serve no purpose and this little subplot is not paid off.
-Cut space battle between Moguera and SpaceGodzilla and all setup scenes for it. Very disappointing battle with very rushed looking effects.
-Trim down Miki’s dialogue about men thinking about fighting all the time.
-Cut Koji and Kiyo trying to help Yuki fight Godzilla. They seriously think that they can do jack shit against the monster that beat Super Mechagodzilla?
-Cut dumb Mafia subplot that makes no sense. Like, first off, if the technology for Project T didn’t work the first time, why tf would they think it would work the second time? Second, what is an evolutionary biologist doing in the Mafia? And G-Force must be absolute shit at background checks if someone who’s a part of the Mafia comes in. Helicopter scene in which Yuki’s motivation for his hatred towards Godzilla will be moved to earlier in the film.
-Trim final battle to remove any shots in which the team forgot to put in appropriate beams.
-Cut dialogue at the end about SpaceGodzilla being a warning to mankind.
-All English lines will be replaced with the English dubbed versions.

GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH
-Cut the two wide shots that utilized Bandai Juvenile Destoroyah’s during freezer canon sequence.
-Trim any shots of Destoroyah in which he doesn’t flap his wings for an unbelievable amount of time (they were generally really good with this, but some examples still exist that need to be fixed).
-All English lines will be replaced with the English dubbed versions.

More and more specifics will be added overtime but these are the ideas I can come up with at the moment. Suggestions are more then welcome.

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#1358021
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Star Wars Theory's Darth Vader Fan Series
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StarkillerAG said:

The opening dream sequence was ludicrously over-the-top

Really? If you’re talking about the stuff Vader does then its just the Rogue One hallway scene but with Clone Troopers and Vader stopping the blaster bolts with the force, while also choking the Emperor. Vader’s shown stronger feats in the comics.

And besides, it’s a dream.

StarkillerAG said:

the dialogue was terrible

What lines did you find offensive? I actually thought it really fits the universe and characters.

StarkillerAG said:

Mace Windu’s survival was a ridiculous concept.

Alright, I can see why someone would think that. Jedi tend to be really good with falling from great heights, but it is completely subjective.

StarkillerAG said:

In my opinion, it’s everything wrong with prequel fans’ interpretation of Star Wars.

What’s being misinterpreted here? The only thing I can think of is Vader being less cold and more attached, but I think the intent of this fan-film was to show HOW he went from more emo to the cold dark lord we see in the OT.

No attack on your opinion is meant here, I’m just curious to see what you mean.

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#1357996
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Share your good news!
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I’m working on a dinosaur documentary project in the vain of Walking with Dinosaurs, a prehistoric nature documentary that I really love. I love it because of how great it is from a documentary-making standpoint. The only problem is that I also think it begs for a remake, due to having become outdated in terms of scientific accuracy through the last 20 years. I’ve never been satisfied by any dinosaur documentary since then, none have as good of storytelling or fundamental understanding of the natural world, and too many portray dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals as monsters that do nothing but fight and kill when they should behave like animals that partake in countless different behaviors. My documentary aims to be completely accurate, tell compelling stories, and portray dinosaurs and their cohabitants as the beautiful, spectacular animals they really were. It will be called “Dinosauria: Ascension, Domination, Downfall”. I have considered possibly making a thread about it in a fitting section of the forum.

Anyway, just a few days ago I contacted a person who is a part of a group that does fantastic, pretty much perfect-looking 3D models for dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and his prices are excellent and actually shocked me.

Here is the link to their page: https://www.artstation.com/jaggedfangdesigns

I am very hyped to be working with these people. They seem to be as dedicated to scientific accuracy as myself and the rest of my team. This is a real morale booster and has given me good faith that I will actually be able to produce this thing.

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#1357941
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My Star Wars Saga Episodes 1-6 Edits (2/6 available, now with videos)
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Knight of Kalee said:

I think the only con to moving the Dagobah scenes to the opening act would be that the film would lose some of that ambiguity regarding Luke’s allegance at the beginning. The moment Luke arrives to Jabba’s palace kind of plays with the possibility of him having turned to the dark (being arrogant, Force-choking the guards, wearing black and a sinister-looking cloak, etc.).

But otherwise, the arrangement would explain why the Rebels went with such a hasty plan, it would make Luke’s power upgrade more believable and his intervention more badass in hindsight. Anyway, regardless of how you restructure your edt, the important thing is that the film should adequatly convey Luke’s conflict with the dark side.

Yeah, I think the positives of this change would outweigh the negatives. And I think there’s still plenty there to show he’s tipping a little towards the dark side. In fact, what if the reason he’s somewhat angry, violent, and arrogant is because he’s internally frustrated with Obi-Wan and Yoda that they’re forcing him to kill his father, which he doesn’t want to do. So his more aggressive behavior is him venting some of that frustration.

Knight of Kalee said:

And I would be totally interested to have your Phantom Menace version!

Thanks man, a DM is on the way (I just gotta wait for the file to finish uploading to Google Drive, kinda forgot about that part lol, shouldn’t be too long tho).

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#1357925
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My Star Wars Saga Episodes 1-6 Edits (2/6 available, now with videos)
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I have decided to implement a new idea into my Return of the Jedi fan-edit. Basically there’s going to be a new opening crawl that states that after his defeat to Darth Vader in ESB, Luke returns to Dagobah to train with Yoda, and his allies have formulated a plan to free Han Solo from Jabba (including the droids). My idea is that the film will be edited to make it appear as if Luke had been training with Yoda in the time period between ESB and this film, which explains how Luke became a better, more powerful Jedi in-between. It also helps the plan to free Han Solo make more sense, as now the efforts by the others can be seen as them attempting to free Han without Luke during his absence on Dagobah. However, since their plan doesn’t work, Luke has to go to Tatooine to save their asses. The scenes on Dagobah will be moved to the beginning and intercut with the Jabba’s palace scenes.

Btw, my The Phantom Menace edit has been exported and is now available. It’s more of a combination of others edits so I know mine isn’t exactly revolutionary or anything, but if you find my version appeals to you based on the list of edits on the document linked in the first post then I’d be happy to share it with anyone. Don’t hesitate to DM if interested 😃

Next is Attack of the Clones, which I anticipate will be available soon.

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#1356838
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Star Wars Theory's Darth Vader Fan Series
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oojason said:

There are a few posts on this Fan Film (along his later PR stunt with apparent unsubstantiated claims) within the…

Star Wars Fan Films / Shorts - a general discussion thread

…as well as a host of other fan films and ‘mini-reviews’ / thoughts on them too 😃

I knew there had to be something for such a popular fan-film.

I apologize for cluttering the forum.

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#1356780
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Star Wars Theory's Darth Vader Fan Series
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So either I’m an idiot or there isn’t a thread for Star Wars Theory’s Darth Vader Fan Series, which surprises me a little but ok.

Link to Episode 1: Shards of the Past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey68aMOV9gc

I was incredibly impressed upon my first viewing of this film and it’s still a feast for my eyes. The special effects are top notch for a fan-film and a lot of it honestly looks professional. I also think the dialogue, acting, costumes, music, and sets are really great. The only slight thing that bugs me is references to old Legends canon like Vader losing potential (though this was probably just Palpatine telling him that to intensify his anger, and saying that he won’t achieve his potential if he doesn’t completely let go of Padme and his old life) and the Palpatine keeping him trapped in his suit, when the new canon comics make it clear that Vader didn’t lose any of his force potential, being even more powerful then Anakin, and he can modify and improve his suit to his liking. And I do recall Theory saying he wants this series to fit in with canon. But these are very minor nitpicks.

I’m very hyped for episode 2 in which we will see Vader fight Mace Windu and a slew of other Jedi, which will be great, I’ve always wanted to see Vader duel more Jedi to showcase how powerful of a duelist he is.

Even if Disney doesn’t recognize it as canon, this series is so good I consider it to be a part of my personal canon (along with my personal fan-edits).

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#1356766
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My Star Wars Saga Episodes 1-6 Edits (2/6 available, now with videos)
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Knight of Kalee said:

Pretty nice idea, the voice acting for that trooper was very well done.
though how would the order of the scenes go?

I don’t know if Vader talking to Piett is necessary though, mostly to keep continuity with ESB.

Yeah I definitely agree. I’d probably edit it so he tells the thing about closing the space ports to the same trooper.

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#1356742
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Return of the Jedi (Chronological saga- <em>Final version released</em>)
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IlFanEditore said:

Man, I’m not a native speaker. I meant the way he’s portrayed in general.
In Empire he was menacing, cold, fully committed to the dark side. IMO he should stay that way until the duel in the Throne Room.

…ok, I don’t think I sounded hostile but I apologize if you think it was. I was just saying that’s an interesting perspective. No insult intended.

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#1356666
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Return of the Jedi (Chronological saga- <em>Final version released</em>)
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IlFanEditore said:
I removed the “It’s too late for me, son”. Usually people complain about Vader in ROTJ and how he looks and sounds way less menacing than in Empire. At this point, IMHO, he should still be that, the powerful inhuman machine. If he says to Luke that it’s too late for him, it sounds like he would like to be redeemed (something which I don’t like).

Well that’s an interesting perspective, I’ve never heard complaints about that before. I always thought the character work with Vader was one of the most well-liked parts of ROTJ.

What do you mean by “looks”? IIRC it’s literally the same costume as in ESB. And he still has plenty of menacing lines.

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#1356574
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Return of the Jedi (Chronological saga- <em>Final version released</em>)
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I agree with the person above on some things, I don’t like that the scene of Vader arriving on the Death Star was removed. I really like that scene and I thought it was a great idea to have even more buildup for the Emperor, like Vader’s foreboding warning. I also thought “It’s too late for me, son” is a really powerful line.

I really like a lot of the new visuals, like the updated mattes, Han’s defrosting, the enhancement of Obi-Wan’s force ghost, the scene with Han and Lando talking about the Falcon looks way better, Vader having a more red lightsaber (how did you do that?), the enhanced views of the planets from space, but IMO the Emperor’s throne room is too dark, it kind of even makes it look like it’s in black and white. I also think that the glow for the lightsabers, Palpatine’s eyes, and force lightning goes a little overboard, and that the color correction during the Sarlacc Pitt sequence looks too pale. I did like some of the new music you included but I also think sometimes it was fine the way it was. I don’t have anything against including prequel music in OT edits but sometimes I just felt the original track worked better. I liked trimming the Ewoks, getting rid of Han’s jealousy and trimming some of Leia’s cheesy lines during her talk with Luke.

Overall I have some mixed feelings but I do see that a lot of effort and thought went into this and I commend you for it.