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#1367557
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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Game Series
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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is coming to PlayStation VR on August 25’:

https://www.starwars.com/news/vader-immortal-coming-to-playstation-vr-on-august-25

All 3 games for $30 😃

a 1 minute trailer for it from ILMxLAB You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOz60bLl0QY
 

Vermy much looking to seeing more of this and giving it a play through!

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#1366353
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Reorganising Star Wars Fanedits
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oojason said the other day they have now finished re-organising 4/5 forum sections of the site to help members find projects (both completed and unfinished), info and idea threads, and other discussions:-

Toys & Memorabilia | Collections, Toys and Memorabilia - an Index of Discussion Threads…

Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects | An Index & Help Thread for Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects… • Updated •

Preservation of Other Properties | An Index & Help Thread for Preservation of Other Properties… • Updated •

Fan Edits & Projects for Other Properties | An Index & Help Thread for Fan Edits & Projects for Other Properties… • Updated •

 

and the Star Wars Preservation forum is now also complete, with just the ‘Index & Help’ thread below to be similarly updated in the next couple of weeks:

An Index & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…

 

He also said the other forum sections of the site have already been previously completed - with tweaks and updates made in the many ‘Index & Help’ threads every so often.

And hopes that if we see any mistakes, errors in them we will post them up so they can correct them. As well as having suggestions for any overlooked threads or projects to be added to the Indexes.
 

I think the moderation and admin staff have done a remarkable job in updating these Fan Project sections, and also all of the other segments of the site as well. It is certainly much easier to find threads, information and projects on here now, even without a site search function!

And also simpler and better for us members who do not like certain Star Wars releases to avoid them if we want to, but yet also more easily find whatever the Start Wars content we do love and enjoy too 😃

Thank you OT mods and admin.

 

There are nearly 7000 threads in the 5 forum sections which they have sorted through, plus the ‘Index & Help’ threads for them, since they started in April? They and this community = Amazing 👏 ♥️ 17 years and counting!

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#1365128
Topic
Does anyone have these SW Plex / Media Covers in a size that would fit a Blu-Ray case?
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RedHeadJedi is on reddit quite a bit, and is a very helpful and talented guy. It is worth asking him if he has already done this, or to ask how easy it would be to resize them to fit a bluray front cover?
 

There is more of his work (and similar from others) in this thread too, just for interest:

Kodi / Plex / Media Center Posters?

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#1363753
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Info: 4K upscales of 2003 <strong>Clone Wars</strong> (Genndy Tartakovsky animated series) (Released)
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Apologies if this is being discussed elsewhere and I simply couldn’t find the thread…

I’m aware of DavidMDaut’s project - Recreating the TV Edits of the 2003 Clone Wars Series (HD) - though there is mention online of a seperate and recent 4K upscaled release of Tartakovsky’s much under-rated animated series.

Is this correct - and are these 4K upscales any good? Does anyone have more information on this release?

(or is there a thread on here for the 2003 ‘Clone Wars’ 4K upscales?)

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#1363656
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
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^ Everyone fully respects the work and quality JJP has accomplished with these edits.

Yet it is up to the editor if they want to make their work available or not, this is especially so in light of what has occurred with these ‘advance clips’ and since (with the threats and harrassment towards JJPotter from this entitled idiot).

It is not the community as such that needs to learn from this - just entitled idiots who resort to such threats and harrassment (and also smear JJPotter’s work) because they do not get their own way.

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#1361664
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You'd think they'd clean this up - the unfixed issues of the 2004 OT SE DVD release...
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I know this has been discussed elsewhere, though I feel it is worth highlighting in this thread too (and for the 2011 and 2019 ‘what have they still not fixed?’ threads):
 

Never forget that the Death Star has been in clear site of Yavin IV from the beginning of the battle since 1997 and this is how the Special Edition should have ended. https://www.wired.com/story/put-original-star-wars-on-disney-plus/’ - https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1279501550575136771
 

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#1359750
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The 'Star Wars Holiday Special' - 2015 EditDroid version released.
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A YouTuber called ‘Mecha Salesman’ has done a 4K upscale of Editdroid’s Holiday Special release:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB86vy30HUY

More information, including on how to obtain the 4K file, can be found in the above video description text 😃

 

Super Cookie 64 has done a 1080p version of the above 4K project, and made a thread about it here:-

Mecha Salesman’s 4K upscale of The Holiday Special (EditDroid release) - in 1080p

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#1358998
Topic
Can I send download links in private messages?
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The many index threads, the Welcome thread, About, Help, ‘How do I do this? on the OriginalTrilogy.com’, and other threads have information on how to try and acquire projects on here. Also, in this post:-

I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it?

So if the above post says to read through a project thread for information - and also one good way is to get in contact with an Editor or project leader by PMs on how to obtain a project - then it is likely this is the way to obtain a project, yes? 👍

And if you have a project to share, then the above seems a good way of sharing it, without getting the site or staff into trouble, yes? 😃
 

Please delete this mods if this is too much information, sorry.

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#1357202
Topic
'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
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^ I find ‘Star Wars Explained’ a little dry for my taste, but you are very much correct when you say he is insightful and factual without the modern youtube drama style.

What he says is usually right too, and is a another good video 😃

More ships as unlockables would indeed be welcome. I used to play Rogue Squadron games years ago, like many others on here, so I am very much hoping to be able to fly the fun black car again 😉 I hope the game makers include it.

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#1356737
Topic
The Empire Strikes Back - at 40...
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’Empire at 40 : Revisiting some of the many trips to Hoth in Star Wars Storytelling’:

https://www.starwars.com/news/empire-at-40-hoth-storytelling

^ a good article covering some of the numerous stories on Hoth; some seen in the film, in the comics, or animated shorts.
 

Also:-

‘The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2IF0DMFKxg - a fun 6 minute video from the ‘Star Wars Kids’ youtube channel.
 

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#1356231
Topic
'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
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The official gameplay trailer for ‘Star Wars: Squardons’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs - at the ‘EA Star Wars’ youtube channel. (6 minutes long.)
 

The blurb:-

"The second Death Star is gone, but starfighter pilots unite on both sides of the Galactic Civil War as it rages on in STAR WARS™: Squadrons: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons

Fight alongside your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles and compete in intense 5 vs. 5 dogfights. Get into the cockpit and triumph as a team by completing tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

Customize the loadouts of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter and divert power between their weapons, shields, and engines as you roar into the fray. Immerse yourself in strategic multiplayer space battles and a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player story, seen from alternating perspectives between the New Republic and the Empire.

Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS: Squadrons. Available October 2, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Origin PC, Steam, Epic Games Store and Virtual Reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC with cross-play support.

 

About STAR WARS: Squadrons…

ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5 vs. 5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.

MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.

GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation®4 and PC.

THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging."

 

^ I am quite pumped for this, dammit, they have suckered me in with their fancy trailers (it didn’t take much 😉)
 

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#1356014
Topic
Modern SE Revisionism
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^ I hadn’t heard George claiming that Alan Ladd Jr and the Fox execs talked him out of calling it ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’ before.

It seems strange that the scripts and script notes for ESB had ‘Episode V’ on them - yet while filming ESB the film was sometimes referred to as ‘Star Wars 2’ or ‘Episode II’:

With the amount of revisionism that Geoerge does (and many discredited claims), it is sometimes difficult to believe him and find the actual truth or events 😃

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#1356007
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Will Use Same VFX Technology As The Mandalorian’:

https://www.ign.com/articles/obi-wan-kenobi-series-vfx-technology-the-mandalorian
 

'Ewan McGregor has suggested that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ will use the same groundbreaking visual effects techniques as The Mandalorian.

In an interview with ACE Nation, McGregor, who appeared in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy, teased some behind-the-scenes details about the upcoming Obi-Wan spinoff series. In particular, he lauded today’s VFX technology and how much it has evolved since his involvement with the saga in the early 2000s.

“I think I am going to enjoy it much more,” he admitted. "[The prequels] were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set.

“I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen… it’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us, as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”

For The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm utilised a cutting-edge technology, known as “StageCraft,” that projects high-resolution imagery onto LED screens, which wrap around sets to create reactive surroundings for actors to immerse themselves into their environments.
 

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which was originally set to be a movie, is set to take place 8 years after Revenge of the Sith and will be directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed episodes of The Mandalorian. Joby Harold also recently signed on as a writer for the series, even though its production has been on hold since the beginning of the year.’

 

^ Cool news that they’ll be using the same tech as used on The Mandalorian for this series - and also a cool video interview with Ewan McGregor 😃