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#1327815
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Someone on Reddit suggested Luke being a ghost all along in TLJ. I suppose it would make more sense than him killing himself for a distraction without doing any damage he absolutely could do. It doesn’t feel like a necessary change to me, though.

I think I wrote a thread like that lol, I will check my reddit post history. Apparently there are a couple of people who have had this idea. I like it a lot.

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#1327537
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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But what if they don’t nuke the whole thing? I actually think it would be a good idea to keep Starkiller Base as a threat throughout the entire trilogy, explaining why the remnants of the New Republic don’t rise up against the First Order.

I thought it might be possible to take some of the footage of the supremacy destruction/hyperspace tracking plot line and make that a kind of ground assault on Star killer that is unsuccessful. The footage that would be the hardest to integrate would be the Han footage I have a feeling.

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#1327534
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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NeverarGreat said:

I like the creativity of this idea, but if the base were home to a large civilian population, it would cast the Resistance in a pretty terrible light to nuke the whole thing.

Yes, it would which would kind of reinforce the message of episode 8, about failure being a great teacher. It would be a very new spin on a star wars trilogy.

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#1327525
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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I was thinking that it would be an interesting idea to splice the Canto Bight footage/plot into a larger Star killer base narrative. Maybe the exterior shots of the base could be re colored on 1/2 of the matte to make a new matte where we have 1 planet with a diverse biome snow/tropical.

Rather than Star killer merely being just another super weapon, it would act as a hub of the Imperial Remnant’s power and population. Willing participants and loyalists participate in a Fascist regime because it benefits them, or maybe certain galactic inhabitants feel safer. The reason the Republic does not act is because of a potential M.A.D. situation.

Imagine setting this up in the crawl. A stalemate between the Republic and the remnant where the imperials argue “super weapons were bad in the hands of Palpatine, not reasonable people who just want safety that the Republic has not been able to provide with years of galactic rule.”

You could also cut in some of the kajimi footage from episode 9 (of troopers walking in the Snow,) into the Canto Bight footage to make an Imperial presence there clear. Even some of Snoke in his gold bathrobe would make more sense if you could imply that he is ruling a willing bunch of people.

If there was anything that was lacking explanation in these new movies it was an explanation of how the 1st order went from being portrayed as a small radical faction (like Nazis in Argentina) in VII to being the new empire. How did they pay for new ships? How did nobody notice a planet sized super weapon where Illum was? These new films require way too much supplemental material.

If you could frame Canto Bight as being just part of the Starkiller installation, now we have a super weapon that plays host to the supporters of imperial rule. The population knows its a super weapon, but since they are given bread and circuses they don’t care.

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#1321449
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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I had a thought today about a potential edit.

When Ray is about to axe palps, what if we could rotoscope in Mark Hamill from the last Jedi scene (when he says see you around kid just before disappearing) color him to look like a force ghost and place him in between Ray and the Emperor within the energy feedback loop?

It would be a good visual of Ray being assisted by the last person to actually bear the name skywalker, and would be a satisfying payback is a bitch moment for Luke. He helps barbecue the guy who tried to do the same to him.

Just a thought.

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#1315543
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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“When Kylo and then Rey get flashes of scenes from TFA when they touch the Vader mask, Kylo should get flashes of Luke from Crait rather than Ach-To.”

When I saw the last Jedi, I thought it was just awful (and just downright unbelievable) that Luke has a moment of weakness and seeks to kill Ben out of fear.

If Luke learned anything from his duel on Bespin, it was Yoda’s warning after losing that hand!

“DONT fly off on a tear because you have a force vision!”

Given the footage in TROS I wondered if it would be possible to insinuate that Luke, Han, and Leia actually hid the fact that Vader was Ben’s grandfather, and this secret being revealed to Ben is what ultimately turns him into Kylo.

Ghosts in the closet have a way of coming back to haunt? Its like a parallel of “the dead speak.”

(as Anakin’s saber called to Rey,) Vader’s mask called to Kylo? To me, this would help both TLJ and TROS.

Since Vader was basically the face of Evil, brute force, and intimidation in the old Empire, our heroes could be forgiven for not telling Ben. This could also retroactively show Rey not to trust what she saw in the dark side hole on Ach to.

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#1233115
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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I had an idea for a radical edit of episode 7 that I’ve started to work on, where I have tried to integrate some of Captain phasma’s scenes from 8 into 7, specifically her duel with Finn, and some of the Rose, DJ, Phasma scenes.

(I dont have the vfx skills that I need.)

I want to take some of the Finn, Rose, DJ stuff and put that into 7,

ie Finn and Rose (both imperials in this edit) try to escape the 1st order together. Phasma catches them, kills Rose, and then sends finn to “re-integration.” Ie his mind is wiped.

So, is his interest in Rey real? Is it a remnant of a past memory of Rose? Adds depth to both characters.

The next time we see Finn he has his breakdown on Jakku, escapes with Poe, etc.

I would love to integrate Finn’s duel with Phasma into the destruction of Starkiller. (She escapes the compactor and tries to confront finn.)

To me, Finn being underutilized in both movies was a real downer. They had a real opportunity to show the Star Wars universe an unfiltered view of the Empire’s/1st order’s cruelty from a soldier’s perspective. What is life like for imperial citizens etc. they squadered it.

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#1217751
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4k77 released
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Handman said:

VLC just released a major update. I don’t have any 4K video to test it with, but I think it was supposed to help with that. Could anyone confirm that?

Provided that your CPU and GPU are good enough. I am on a 7600k and 1060 3 gig and VLC still struggles with 4k for me. Leawo Blu Ray player will play 4k files smooth, at least on my hardware.

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#1207850
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The Last Jedi Fanedit.
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Just got done watching your edit. Wow. If changing motivation was a key factor for you, then you succeeded tenfold. The pacing seemed so much improved (especially for the space chase and Holdo scenes) that it actually felt like there was urgency there.

I think if I have to watch a film that preserves RJ’s vision, but doesn’t feel laggy, or like it betrays core character, then this is the edit to watch. Well done man.

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#1205509
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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I had more of an issue with the narrative’s use of Holdo in the plot than with the character herself. (Always loved Laura Dern.)

I found that I couldn’t fully buy into Poe being demoted, so Holdo’s role didn’t seem as essential as it should have.

If he had not destroyed the Dreadnaught, the laser canon on that sucker would have destroyed the Raddus for sure, even while it was such a distance away.

It also felt jarring that it seemed as if Holdo might have been a spy, but then she ends up as a hero. It just felt like subversion for the sake of subversion to me.

That said, I thought that angle might have been interesting and served the plot better if Paige Tico (who was portrayed as dying a Heroic Martyr’s death,) had actually been a 1st order spy, and actually betrayed the resistance. (by giving the 1st order the frequency of the resistance’ bombers shields or something.)

That way, Holdo appears to be a spy but is actually a hero, while someone who appears to be a hero (Paige) actually wasn’t one. It would have played well with helping the audience to see Luke’s whole change in perspective about the dangers of blindly venerating one’s heroes.

just my opinion

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#1191768
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas
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I had an idea. If Snooker or someone could remove the planet D’qar from the opening sequences with the dreadnought, and instead just have those scenes take place in open space, with clever editing, we could drastically improve the whole space chase/fuel subplot by moving the opening sequence action and Kylo dogfight to later in the film.

For example: Film opens with shot of Finn in Bacta suit (alternate opening scene) but the Raddus is already in hyperspace, then drops out of hyperspace.

Transition to Luke and Rey on Ach To scenes + Luke has a moment scene

1st order ships arrive, Poe and Hux moment, captain empire IE “scramble our fighters,” etc. If the bomber run on the dreadnought took place during the space chase, it would answer the question, “why didn’t the 1st order just simply send waves of fighters to destroy the fleeing resistance fleet?” Because they HAD bomber escorts vs “they are faster and lighter.”

I also think it would be neat to move the realization that the 1st order has hyperspace tracking abilities to Canto Bight somehow.

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#1183898
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The Last Jedi - WCOYJ Cut
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CodySolo “I haven’t done this yet, but I plan to try and find audio of Luke saying “lightsaber” and replace his use of the word ‘lasersword’ in the scene with lightsaber. Lasersword feels way too meta to me.”

I would Use the Empire Strikes Back radio drama for Luke Saying “lightsaber.” Great source for extra Luke dialogue.

It might be neat to use some of the throne room fight earlier in the film, so it seems as if Snoke is actually training Kylo Ren, and then Kylo fails. Then Snoke could scold him.

It seems like Snoke training Ren would have played well opposite Luke and Rey. The theatrical cut really just makes Snoke look ridiculous as a villain. He said in VII that he wanted to complete Ben’s training, but then, just makes him out to be a weak biatch.

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#1182650
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HURch6uH-KM

Was thinking of maybe using some footage from this short fan film to improve Canto Bight? Boba Fett is in a dark bar/gambling/saloon like setting, and he shows a hologram (looking for a bounty.) If someone could use some VFX work to change the hologram from that character to Finn (from the “its weird that you recorded that” Scene, we could make it seem that Phasma has sent a bounty hunter (A Boba Fett who survived) to look for F12187, so she can exact revenge.

It could also imply that there is indeed a spy in the resistance, (shows how Fett got the hologram.)

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#1180895
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas
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Would it be possible to have audio of a Snoke and Luke dialogue as Rey is in the force cave of mirrors? I mean, could we make that scene into something like the vision from The Force Awakens where it actually conveys some story and reinforces why Rey wouldn’t trust Luke?
We get a hint from the novelization now that Luke sought some comunication with Snoke, in order to gain knowledge of the force, and I I thought why not use that to the advantage of the story?
I was thinking we could repurpose some of the more corney throne room dialogue of Snoke, and some of Luke’s dialogue, and maybe make some banter between the two?
Snoke: “Skywalker, so wise! you think you can turn him? Foolish child! He is heir apparent of Darth Vader, the balance of the Darkness and the light.”

Luke: “I failed you Ben, I’m sorry.” "I thought I could stop this, I was overconfident, I was “Luke Skywalker.”

We could literally modify the whole reason’detre of Kylo turning to the dark side. Rather than it being because there was darkness in Ben, we could imply that it was because there was actually a kind of balance in ben, and yet both masters, Luke and Snoke want to pull him to one side, their side. IE Overconfidence is Soke’s weakness, Luke’s faith in his friends is his.

IE Luke’s failure is not in wanting to kill Ben, but in underestimating the turbulence of the darkness as combined with light, and in thinking that he could control it.

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#1165489
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas
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Daxtreme, the problem with Luke’s entire arc in the film is that he already learned the lessons of failure in the OT. The way TLJ plays out is as though Empire and Jedi never actually happened, and Luke never learned the lessons that he in fact did learn in the earlier movies, so he never actually teaches Rey anything in a believable way.

He tries to whack Ben “because dark side” (total BS)

He then wallows in self pity and she learns from that? She leaves Luke after she gets fed up with him and he with her. That’s not a lesson. Luke doesn’t even teach her the lesson of failure, she has to beat a confession of wrongdoing out of him with a stick and lightsaber.

1 “Lesson” is how the force exists beyond light and dark and pervades everything (we already know this, so does Rey from Maz in TFA.)

2nd “Lesson” is that neither side has a monopoly on the force, and the Jedi in their arrogance allowed the Sith to rise from their own ranks. (Luke repeats the same mistakes his own masters made with Anakin due to merely “sensing the darkness” in Ben. That is a betrayal of the character’s whole arc in the last trilogy.

3rd Lesson was cut from the film.

Rotoscoping a saber where Luke’s staff is would be done to re purpose those shots for a kind of Luke V the Knights of Ren shot in a force back, or maybe a Luke V Ben shot where Rey is seeing things from Ben’s perspective. You could put audio over this of “let the past die” and “this is not going to go the way you think!”

Mark Hamill had his own backstory for why Luke exiled himself, namely losing a child. I think if Luke was training Ben and his other students during a time of his own personal crisis,

(something beyond his control and just natural) this would make for a better rationale for Luke to fail them all, and also for Ben to turn. (a rationale was never given beyond “because Snoke, and Because dark side.”

Imagine if it could be implied that Luke suffered a loss and therefore loses faith, while Ben is committed to the Jedi code of no attachments, but being twisted by Snoke. (let the past die = be free of attachments, which is a Jedi ideal,) but Luke sees the rigid interpretation of that ideal as THE problem of the Jedi that needs to end.

The blame going to Luke for Ben’s turn falls flat because the Luke of the OT wouldn’t make those mistakes. “always in motion is the future.” What lesson did Luke learn after getting his hand chopped off if not “don’t jump to conclusions based on a force vision?”

It would be more intriguing if Luke was in fact the “great Luke Skywalker” of Legend, but a basic aspect of life (like losing a child) is what brings him down despite his being a full Jedi and having that discipline, and even despite being able to integrate a family life.

The way that TLJ presently frames things, Luke never learned from any of his experiences, and stayed a frightened boy who was mistakenly ascribed legendary status.

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#1157435
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas
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I recently read an EW article that gave us Mark Hamill’s own version of what happened to Luke before The Force Awakens.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/04/star-wars-mark-hamill-luke-skywalker-backstory/

According to Hamill, Luke Married a widow with a child, and withdrew from the force to raise the child. Apparently, the child dies tragically because it gets hold of his lighsaber and kills itself.

To my mind, this is a satisfying backstory. Luke gets a happily ever after moment, but (as usually happens to Luke,) there is a tragedy beyond his control. This could probably be hinted at in the TFA forceback scene.