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#1493659
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I’ve got a tech question, well several actually, for those who know about this sort of thing.

Okay, so after dragging my feet for months I finally downloaded the ESB:R rar files, unpacked them, and got it to play. It looked absolutely beautiful, couldn’t be happier. Now my questions are with the playing of the movie. I can watch the film straight through without stopping with no problems but if I pause the film it won’t unpause. If I stop the film it won’t play again. I can’t fast forward or rewind and there doesn’t appear to be any chapter breaks either. Has anyone else experienced these problems? How do I fix these issues? Any assistance would be appreciated, thank you.

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#897785
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Bingowings said:

I suggested in the fan edit thread that the Republic could broadcast propaganda into First Order territory.
The Resistance could boost the signal past any jammers that First Order have.
We could hear it in the background on Jakku and in Maz’s bar.
General Hux’s speech on the base could be a response to troopers hearing those messages and spinning them as lies.
That way when the planet is dead, the signal dies too cutting off a direct and constant connection with the Republic without all those Senate scenes we had in the prequels.

That’s actually a pretty cool idea, Bingo. Very “Tokyo Rose.”

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#897001
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Star Wars Prequels Rewrite Ideas
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Storminator said:

So after seeing a lot of great ideas for rewriting the Prequels I decided it was finally time to throw my hat into the ring after mulling over some ideas. Baring in mind these are quite rough ideas and I’m just throwing it out there to see what people think!

Obi Wan Kenobi
So Obi Wan to me was one of the only things done decently in the Prequels, but despite Ewan McGregor’s great performance, it was clear that the Obi Wan we got didn’t have much of a character arc. My idea is to have him question and reevaluate his very beliefs in the Force. See, Obi Wan in my Prequels, and many of the Jedi for that matter, hold the belief that there is no “Light” and “dark” side of the Force, simply a person’s intent with it. In my mind it makes sense, since why would an all encompassing energy field have a sense of morality to it? By the end of Episode III Kenobi will have constructed this ideology of a Light and Dark side to the Force when he sees how corrupt Anakin has become, speaking of…

Anakin Skywalker
Anakin will hail from Tatooine, being a simple farmer wanting more from life. I know that there’s the whole “If Anakin is from Tatooine then wouldn’t that be the first place he’d look for Luke?” and my counter to that is why would be looking for a son he didn’t know he had in the first place?
The other questionable decision of the OT is that if Anakin Skywalker was such a great pilot then how come he never seems to be remembered? Surely a hero of the Clone Wars would be recognisable, yet in the OT (as others on here have pointed out) The name Skywalker doesn’t get much of a response, so what gives?

Well, Obi Wan calls him a “Star Pilot”. When you think about it, that’s a pretty broad term. So my solution is that at first, he’s simply pilots a trade ship for the farm, and when he decides to follow Obi Wan on “Some damn fool’s idealistic crusade” he becomes the pilot of a transport ship during the War. It’s a role that would certainly show his skills, but he’d probably wouldn’t be a decorated veteran Ace Pilot.

I’ve thought about changing Kenobi and Anakin more than any other character in the PT. These are my ideas.

First, I’d totally get rid of Qui-Gon Jinn. The character is unnecessary and contradicts Yoda being Kenobi’s teacher and Kenobi being the one who discovers Anakin and wanting to train him.

Kenobi should already be a full Jedi Knight, not a padawan. He should be in his early to mid 30’s and Tatoonie is his home, not Anakin’s. Owen Lars should be Kenobi’s half-brother, not Anakin’s step-brother. If you read the original script and novel of ROTJ you see this was the original plan until Lucas changed his mind when he made the PT. My idea would be Owen and Beru want children but can’t conceive. This is why Kenobi gives Luke to them to raise as family also so Kenobi can watch over him from a distance. Owen is very conservative and doesn’t think to highly of the Jedi, their political beliefs, or his brother. This is why he calls Kenobi “That wizard is just a crazy old man.” Also when Beru says Luke isn’t a farmer, he has too much of his father in him. Owen replies “That’s what I’m afraid of.”

When Padme’s ship is damaged when fleeing Naboo. Instead of Tatooine, they are forced to land on Ord Mantell. This should be Anakin’s home. I envision Anakin as either a Fast and Furious kind of street racer or amateur sky racer who flies suped up airspeeders or skyhoppers to make quick cash but also for the thrills. Kenobi witnesses Anakin fly in one of these races and is blown away by his talent. Anakin is not a kid, a slave, an orphan, or a virgin birth child. Just an exceptional prodigy, in his late teens. Kenobi believes if he takes Anakin under his wing he could be the Michael Jordan of Jedi, so to speak. None of that chosen one prophecy BS. Instead of a mom Anakin has a dad, Tan, who he loves very much. Tan is a mechanic and helps Anakin work on his flyers before races. Tan also has a serious gambling problem and owes alot of money to local loan sharks/gangsters. They threaten Tan and tell him to have Anakin throw his next race so they can score big on all the losers bets. Tan refuses and they kill him. This would give Anakin the mental and emotional scars that would eventually steer him towards the Dark Side. Not to mention his belief for absolute control and order and his abhorrence for lawlessness.

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#896662
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SPOILERS Rewrite The Force Awakens
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Alderaan said:

So anyway, picking up where I left off … having a vision. My philosophy is that you can’t write a script without an outline, you can’t write an outline without a treatment, you can’t write a treatment without a story, and you can’t write a story without a vision.

What should The Force Awakens have really been about?

I was struck by the first trailer I saw in early 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w

Prior to seeing that trailer, I had no interest in the new Disney trilogy. I thought the story was over, it had already been told, and all I cared about was “just give me the damn OOT”.

But then I saw that trailer (it was awesome), and I thought, you know what? Yeah, a new generation of young people should have their own Star Wars too. I was sold on the idea of passing the torch to the next generation.


So what gives with the story we got? I think Luke Skywalker should have played the mentor role and not Han Solo. Harrison Ford was terrific in this movie, no question. He wasn’t old Harrison Ford; he was Han Solo, just like old times. But what was his role in the film? Why have him (instead of Luke) act as a father figure for Rey? Especially since it seems like Luke is going to teach her in the next movie anyway.

And so, I think, that makes TFA look like a pointless 2 hour 16 minute setup just to kill off Han Solo.

Gratuitous. A freakin’ waste of time.

Look, I know Harrison took down $25 million, and everyone else only made $400k - $1.5 million, so this was his show. Maybe he told Disney that he would only come back if they granted him his decades long wish and killed off his character, I don’t know, but it was just bad storytelling. An actor’s salary and prestige, mandates from studio execs … these things should never conspire to ruin what otherwise could have been a fantastic story.

So that’s the first thing I would have changed … I would have sidelined Han, and made Luke the mentor to Rey.

Why would I have done that? Because Han was the skeptic in the OT, that was the nature of his character. By the conclusion of ROTJ, he was no longer a skeptic. His arc had been completed. He missed out on his chance to martyr. After everything he went through in three films, on screen over and over again with Luke, Leia, and Chewie, the people he (and we) loved the most … how could any death with someone he was in one scene with yield any emotional impact whatsoever?

Han just hogged screen time in TFA, and the idea of Kylo being his son was terrible and a monumental waste of time.


I too would’ve made Han a background character. But instead of Luke as the mentor, I would give Han and Leia a daughter, let’s call her Jaina just to make it easy, okay. Jaina is a full Jedi Knight, being Luke’s very first student to complete their training under his guidance. Being a Jedi she could easily give Rey those initial Force lessons, just as Kenobi did with Luke. This would make Rey’s progress in the Force not seem so ridiculous.

So now that we’ve established that Luke should have been the mentor and father figure in TFA, what about the new cast of characters? Here’s what I would have done …

First, Rey should’ve been and was the main character in the story. I would have written her as a brave young woman, strong in the force, but untrained, and unrelated to any other character in the story. She needs a teacher, and until she’s fully trained, she needs someone to keep her safe from the First Order.

I differ with this characterization of Rey. I do believe she should be Luke’s daughter. But she is a reluctant hero. She has a strained relationship with her father. Imagine if your dad was literally the most famous and worshiped man in the galaxy. The stress to live under those conditions. The pressure to live up to your father’s expectations. When she was old enough she left home, changed her name, and went off to do her own thing. Even though she knows she’s Force sensitive. She doesn’t want anything to do with the Force or the Jedi. She only becomes a hero after seeing the light, so to speak, that this is her destiny and she comes back to her father.

I believe the whole saga SHOULD be about the Skywalker family. PT: Anakin, OT: Luke, ST: Rey.

Finn’s character is more problematic, but I think I could’ve still worked with the idea that he was a mutinous stormtrooper stranded on Jakku. One thing I would have changed though is that I would NOT have had him fleeing Kylo’s and Captain Phasma’s unit. The nature of his desertion did not need to be shown on screen. Rey just meets him on Jakku and that’s the first time we see him (we’ll get to that in my synopsis), and I would have made his character more mysterious, harder to trust and pin down. He should have been the morally gray character, the skeptic, the Han Solo of this movie. That kind of characterization would have been more believable (given his background), and it would have made his good deeds all that more heroic later on down the line.

I personally like Finn’s background and how he hooks up with our new heroes. But I agree with you, I would change his personality a bit and his motivations should be unclear.

Poe Dameron, meanwhile, was billed as a main character, but he was absent from most of the film. As a result, the writers and director turned him into a cartoon. Instead of giving him screen time and scenes to show him bonding and evolving with the rest of the cast in a believable way, they tried to tell us over and over again how awesome he was. Out of all the good characters we’ve ever had in Star Wars, Poe Dameron is my least favorite by far.

So…how to fix him? Well, I would have introduced him later in the film. The opening sequence was completely unnecessary. Somewhere later in the film, maybe around the midpoint, I would have had him join the team. Dameron’s character should also have been more downplayed (at least until he’s more important in future films), and I would have liked to see him suspicious of Finn, you know, kind of like how Luke and Han were frenemies throughout much of the first movie. That dynamic could have paid off in spades.

Last you have the villains: Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, General Hux, and Snoke. First of all, I would have completely cut Snoke and General Hux out of the story. Those two characters are worse than useless. Kylo should’ve been unrelated to any of the legacy cast members, and I like the idea of Kylo and Phasma operating as teammates and co-villains. That would have given Phasma more presence, and not turned her into a total joke in the film.


Here’s where we differ again, Alderaan. I like that Kylo is Han and Leia’s son. But we shouldn’t find this out until the end. No mention of his family at all. My idea would be that Ben is Han and Leia’s younger child. He grew impatient with Luke’s training and felt unfairly compared to his older sister, who did graduate and become a Jedi. So he drops out. He’s the one that’s vanished and no one’s seen or heard from him for several years.

I would change Snoke to a female Dark Side Master, but not a Sith Lord. Possibly an apprentice of Vader’s. Who he was training to help overthrow Palpatine. But then he discovered who Luke was and his plans changed, so he discarded her. After Vader and Palpatine’s deaths she has rebranded the Sith in her image. Snoke should also be unknown to the galaxy at large in the beginning. She finds Ben, after he’s on his own, and quite literally seduces him to the Dark Side, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Ben, now Kylo, is so devoted to Snoke he’ll do whatever she asks without hesitation.

I wouldn’t give Kylo any emotional crisis issues either. Actually I’d push him farther and make him a complete murdering sociopath, who gets off on the carnage he creates. Jaina discovers who Kylo really is and tries to reason with him. Of course he hears none of it and cuts her down with ease. Now Han and Leia have effectively lost both their children and their hearts and broken.

Finally, what about the setting? The world of the story, in my opinion, really completes the idea of the vision.

I loved the opening shot in that trailer, with Rey speeding past the hazy wreckage of the Star Destroyer and the X-wing lying in the background. What a fantastic shot. The war between the Empire and the Rebellion has long since passed, but has the galaxy been at peace for the last thirty years? No!

Power vacuums don’t lead to peace and prosperity – they lead to more conflict. That’s good, because we need conflict for stories. In my world for TFA, the New Republic is in the process of installing peace and order throughout the galaxy, but there are still dangerous elements out there – terrorists, gangsters / criminals, evil breakaway organizations, etc.

I definitely concur with this.

And TFA seems to have been going in that direction with The First Order. Well done.

But what’s the angle here? What’s the last piece of the puzzle that makes the First Order’s antagonism so compelling? This is where we come back to the idea of the vision.

If Skywalker and the rest of our legacy heroes are trying to pass the torch to the next generation, then the antagonists, The First Order, have to be doing the opposite. They should be preying on people’s fears of chaos and disorder, and trying to bring back the days of The Empire. General Leia Organa, General Solo, Admiral Ackbar, Lando Calrissian(?) … these people should all be leading the forces of the New Republic, not something called “The Resistance”.

I agree that the Resistance is absolutely unnecessary, All we need is the New Republic and our legacy heroes are its leaders. Leia is now Chancellor and married to Han. Luke is a Jedi Master and is trying, little by little, to rebuild the Jedi Order. HE’S NOT HIDING! I hate that part. But I believe The First Order shouldn’t want order at all or should be called the First Order for that matter. This should be a highly radicalized successor to the Empire that wants nothing more than to cause as much death and destruction as possible. An armed force that believes chaos is the natural order of the universe.

Luke should not be hiding somewhere like a coward – he should be looking to find and train any new potential Jedi (Rey, hint hint). The First Order should be trying to rewrite history. Discredit heroes. Prevent new ones from rising.


Again, thumbs up from me.

In my next and hopefully final post, I’ll offer a synopsis for my TFA-Revised story. Stay tuned.

I liked TFA, but I didn’t LOVE it. I wanted it to be so much more and was disappointed it didn’t live up to my beliefs. I think you and I have similar thoughts on this movie and what it could’ve been. I have a rough outline myself. I might share it later.

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#892598
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

xxtelecine 7xx said:

oh_riginal said:

Gorilla said:

ray_afraid said:

^Yeah, I’ve thought the same thing. None of the plans he’s announced contradict anything from TFA, but, we don’t know everything he has planned.

Actually, a BIG change he was planning on making was having Lando and the Falcon not making it out of the Death Star before it explodes. I believe Adywan said he wanted to give more weight to the scene in the Rebel hanger on Home One where Han believes he’ll never see the Falcon again after he loans it to Lando for the battle.

I’ve never had a problem with any of Adywan’s decisions he’s made in his revisions to this point, except this one. I don’t like it at all. I hope very much he has reconsidered.

Pretty sure that was revealed to just be a joke, and everyone just took it as gospel.

At this point I don’t see how he could clearly do this because the falcon lives in the new movies

Well Revisited is within its own canon as a 6 film saga. It isn’t meant to be viewed alongside the new films. It can’t possibly be made to fit in. As i have said before, if i wanted these films to perfectly match with whatever is coming up, then i wouldn’t even be able to start them until all of the films had been released. And people moan now about how long ESB is taking. Can you imagine what it would be like if i couldn’t start any of the other films until they had completely finished the episodic films? And who is to say they will stop at ep9?

So, it wouldn’t really matter if i did destroy the falcon and Lando along with it at the end of ROTJ 😉

I don’t care about your revisited edits fitting in with the ST, Adywan. I just don’t like the idea of Lando and the Falcon eating it. The OT is an awesome fairy tale with a happy ending. I’d like it to remain that way. Besides you always said you wouldn’t change the fundamental story of any of the OT films, this change would.

The PT is garbage and I certainly don’t like the story and direction the ST is already taking. All I’ve got left is the OT. Just let us have one trilogy, Adywan, that’s uplifting and the heroes live. Please.

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#892406
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ray_afraid said:

^Yeah, I’ve thought the same thing. None of the plans he’s announced contradict anything from TFA, but, we don’t know everything he has planned.

Actually, a BIG change he was planning on making was having Lando and the Falcon not making it out of the Death Star before it explodes. I believe Adywan said he wanted to give more weight to the scene in the Rebel hanger on Home One where Han believes he’ll never see the Falcon again after he loans it to Lando for the battle.

I’ve never had a problem with any of Adywan’s decisions he’s made in his revisions to this point, except this one. I don’t like it at all. I hope very much he has reconsidered.

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#764894
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Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Discussion * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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I've got a question about the distribution of the new trilogy for anybody in the know.  Now that Disney owns everything Star Wars will they partner with 20th Century Fox to release the film or is that iconic logo and fanfare forever gone from the start of all the films as well as any future DVD releases of past films?

Also, will Disney hold tradition and not show credits at the beginning of the films and wait until the final crawl to give everyone their due or will we see names plastered everywhere during the action?

I also hope Abrams holds the Star Wars tradition of wipes when transitioning from one scene to another.

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#763557
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Different Interpretations of Characters
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In my vision of the PT I've imagined Anakin as an even darker version of Bruce Wayne/Batman.  He witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of a criminal.  This event leaves a scar upon his soul which never heals.  Instead of being motivated by justice for the helpless and the innocent Anakin is motivated more by retribution against the guilty.

I'll get to more later.

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#763549
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Remake the Prequels
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Looks like I'm VERY late to the party.  This is/was a very interesting thread, one of my favorites here at OT.com.  I only wish I knew about it sooner.  I've wished for years now that some ambitious filmmaker, with the muscle and resources behind him, would redo the prequels and give us all something we could be proud and excited for.  Instead of the dreadful disappointment it looks like we're forever doomed to live with. :(

I've recently thought perhaps animating the prequels if dedicated live action features aren't plausible.  There's some amazing work on youtube I thought would be great if expanded upon.

I like most here have written down pages of notes on what I believe would've made the PT much better.  Perhaps I'll share my ideas later.  If it's still even relevant to do so anymore.

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#575552
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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It's been a looong time since I last posted but I visit this page everyday.  I'm sorry to hear that there won't be a PIF tree this time around.  I was part of one for ANH: R and can honestly say I did my part.  Sucks that some selfish individuals ruin it for everybody else.  I just have a laptop and it sucks at downloading large files.  Looks like I'm going to have to rely on someone's generosity to get a DVD copy of ESB:R.  I'd be willing to mail a blank Yuden DVD, I have plenty, to someone and also pay for return postage if they would be kind enough to burn me a quality copy.

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#419223
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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S Foils on all Rebel fighters are closed for hyperspace travel.  Look again at Ady's Hoth escape clip.  Also go back and look at the Rebel fleet jumping into hyperspace in ROTJ.

I've brought this up before but how about showing Luke's X-Wing dropping out of hyperspace before reaching Dagobah.  Also I'd like to see Luke's X-Wing jump into and drop out of hyperspace when it's leaving for and arriving at Bespin.  The way ESB is now it looks as if Dagobah and Bespin are merely hours from Hoth at sublight speed.  That's not right, is it?  I always believed Luke was training on Dagobah for several weeks, which is how long it took the Falcon to reach Bespin without it's hyperdrive.  Just my thoughts.  Take your time and stay healthy.  "Adywan we need you." ;)

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#400812
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Great flyby shot Ady.  One question, I see you changed the location of the Bespin sun.  It doesn't bother me, I'm just curious to your motivation.  I know in the original approach scenes we see sunlight from multiple directions, but this never bothered me.  I always just assumed Bespin had more than one sun, like Tatooine.  Keep up the good work, it's coming along nicely.

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#385933
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vaderios said:

The studio set is completely the wrong scale. It's actually too small as can be seen when they are repairing the falcon in ESB and we see Chewie in the cockpit from outside. The cockpit is about 40% smaller than it should be when we see them in the cockpit set. So to match the scale of the cockpit set and the model the studio version should be a lot bigger.

he is right.

Just for proofs

So this is not going to be a fix ,right ady?

At least the inner red lights? :D

 

-Angel

Damn, I never noticed how bad the scale was.  It looks like the depth of the cockpit was cut in half, the two rear seats are gone, with only the window portions built for the scene.  The control console is just a 2-D cutout and Chewie's face is pressed right up against the glass.  Knowing now how much money ESB made back in 1980, kinda makes you wish they spent just a tad more to get the little things right, oh well.

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#385872
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adywan said:

The thing is, they have taken the scale of the Lambda shuttle from the size of it at the opening of ROTJ, and the scale of the falcon when its docked onto the stardestroyer, which is completely the wrong scale, but there is nothing i can do about that. Even the TIEs in the opening of ROTJ are the wrong scale. By that scale the TIEs cockpits are about the same size as about 2 stardestroyer decks. Are the stardestroyers manned by the Borrowers? lol. The Lambda class shuttle should fit easily in a standard Stardestroyer docking bay. Look at the size of the Stardestroyers bridge and then look at the size of the shuttle in that comparison pic you posted and you can see just how wrong the scale is. And don't forget the Tantive IV was originally going to be the Millennium Falcon and most of the so called official scales of that ship are still based on the original scaling. The scale there compared to the shuttle means that there would be no room for all those corridors. They screwed up the scaling of the Tantive IV yet again in ROTS. For the scale of the Lambda class shuttle just look at when Vader or the Emperor exits. You can see the scale of a human against the shuttle. Now compare that to the size of the Stardestroyers bridge in comparison to a human and you can work out the correct scale of the ships that way. So, yes, the Lambda class shuttle is indeed that small so it can fit into the stardestroyers docking bay

And no, i haven't got confused with the Executors docking bay in the ESB SE scenes.

That whole sequence at the beginning of ROTJ:R will be gone so there will be no problem with the scaling when i get to that.

I'm just curious Adywan, we know that the scale for pretty much every ship is off.  So let's say it were possible to fix all the dimensions, so the Star Wars universe was uniform.  In your opinion, which ship from the OT is the best choice for your primary reference to change all others by?  It's the amateur architect in me, I can't resist a geometry problem. ;)

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#385582
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Adywan, Just saw the new video on facebook of the Hoth Battle.  The color and sound are great, love the new addition of walkers and snowspeeders.  I do have one question that the clip didn't show.  During the battle Luke calls Wedge both Rogue 3 and Rogue 2.  Have you corrected this dialogue mistake?  It's not listed as one of the changes on page 1 of this thread.  Luke is Rogue Leader, Zev Senesca is Rogue 2, and Wedge Antilles is Rogue 3.  Luke turns his head away from the camera when calls Wedge, Rogue 2. So I don't think it'd be too hard to redub Luke saying either "Rogue 3" or "Wedge" instead.  Keep up the good work.

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#351392
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Whew, glad all those PT posts are over with.

Ady, I got a new suggestion for you.  It's about Luke's X-Wing.  The way ESB is presented right now it suggests that Luke flies from Hoth to Dagobah then Dagobah to Bespin traveling at sublight speed.  We know this is impossible.  It would take Luke weeks if not months to travel between those destinations at such a pace. 

My suggestion is we need to see Luke's X-Wing drop out of hyperspace when it reaches the Dagobah system. Jump into hyperspace when he leaves Dagobah.  Then drop out of hyperspace again when he reaches the Bespin system.  We don't need to see Luke jump into hyperspace from Hoth since Luke tells R2 he wants to fly the ship himself just for awhile.  The scenes are all there you just need to do that same cool visual effect you did with the Rebel Transport in your Ion Cannon clip.

Keep on plugging away, Ady.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.  Hope you feel better soon, bud.

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#347451
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Adywan, I have a different suggestion instead of using this scene.  Restore the original scene of Lando, Leia and Chewie running down the hallway but put windows on the left wall, instead of the balcony.  I suggest this for three reasons.

1) The very next scene after this one, you see the three of them from behind back inside a hallway again with no real segway.  It just doesn't look right.  The lighting is wrong and you get no hit that they were ever outside.  Also when 3PO is talking to R2 while on Chewie's back we see R2 in the hallway, when he should still be outside on the balcony, the lighting again doesn't fit.

2) This scene was just a spot for the Lucas' special effects team to showoff the Cloud City skyline, nothing more.

3) I remember you saying when you first started this edit you liked the tight feels of the hallway when our heroes are running and trying to catch up to Fett before he leaves.  What changed your mind?

I don't mind the balcony too much.  I just think a wall with large windows would work better.  Our heroes stay indoors, so the scenes stay consistant, but we still get to see the skyline.  As always the choice is yours.  Keep up the good work, Adywan.

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#344657
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Adywan, I want to apologize in advance if I sound like I'm beating a dead horse, but I'd like to discuss the giant wind vane inside Cloud City a little further.  That brief wideshot of the vane and the concept that the carbon freezing chamber is supposed to exist inside of it has always bothered me.  Speaking as someone who has studied engineering, structurally it doesn't make any sense and even if it did it's ridiculously convoluted and inefficient to put the chamber in such a remote location with only one access pathway to and from it.  It's been discussed earlier by others that the chamber should be in the wall and the tunnel Luke walks through could  be the support arm to the vane.  This has been my long held belief as well.  Others have also suggested raising the position of the support arm to the vane so it's at the same level as the circle window to reinforce this opinion.  You have already vetoed this suggestion, which is your right.

I have another suggestion I hope you would consider.  Instead of changing the position of the support arm how about changing the position of the window, the pod, and the gantry?  Lower all three of these items farther down on the vane so the window is at the same level as the arm.  This change would not compromise the current design of the vane nor would it compromise the close up shots of Luke and Vader on the gantry.  You might have to add a couple extra inches to the gantry in the wideshot since the vane is wider at the bottom and I would eliminate the alarm you hear in the background once Luke exits the tunnel.  I don't know how difficult all this would be for you to change, but I believe lowering the window, the pod, and the gantry would please all sides.  Those of us who believe that it makes more sense for the chamber to be in the wall get the correction which then makes the vane shot more logical and those who think that the chamber should always remain inside the vane can continue to believe that since you've moved the pod also.  It's a win win.  Of course the final decision is yours to make, Ady.  Thank you for your time and for listening to our feedback, Adywan.  Keep up the good work.

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Monroville said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaskolmE944&NR=1

While the first SS shadow shot needs to be lower on the ground and flatter to match the AT-ATs shadow, the scene at 0:32 doesn't have a shadow for the SS at all!   On 0:35 -0:36, should there be a SS shadow on the AT-AT legs?  Also could use a mountainous background (and maybe a squad of SSs flying in the rear) for 0:50.

And as far as the transparent cockpit, it looks like Ady addressed this already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjEnjYe2Dbg&feature=related

 

I noticed a dialogue error while watching the first clip.  Luke first calls Wedge 'Rogue 3'.  Then a few seconds later he calls Wedge 'Rogue 2'.  Later Luke calls Zev 'Rogue 2'.  Obviously this has to been fixed but who is Rogue 2 and who is Rogue 3?

 

Also, great job on the Asteroid Field, Ady.  I can't wait to see how else you manage to surprise us.

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doubleofive said:

I think he can just cut out Vader's shuttle dropping out of the SD in RotJ and paste it over the "shuttle" in ESB. No reframing, nothing but pasting over whats already there, maybe having to erase the "shuttle" first.

I'm hoping to do another storyboard with my idea about how that would look tonight.


Ady could also use some shots of the Rebel's shuttle as it leaves the Home One cruiser or when it's waiting for the DS code clearance and when it lands on Endor. There are plenty of Imperial shuttle shots I think you can make it work.
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adywan said:

Seeing the Wampa was great after all the years of not really seeing him but it also took away the mystery of that creature so i want to return that scene to having that mystery so no more wampa.


I agree with you here Ady, most of the SE Wampa scenes ruin the "unknown terror" the Wampa represents. How many of those SE shots do you plan to remove? Just my opinion now, but I would remove all the SE shots of the Wampa eating but leave in the final SE shot of the Wampa screaming and clutching its shoulder after Luke severed its arm, I actually like that final shot. But if you want to remove all SE shots that's cool to.

So are you officially on vacation now that all ANH Revisited versions are completed? If so, enjoy your time off and please let us know when you plan on starting work on ESB. Peace to you Adywan.
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doubleofive said:

Gorilla said:

adywan said:

Seeing the Wampa was great after all the years of not really seeing him but it also took away the mystery of that creature so i want to return that scene to having that mystery so no more wampa.


I agree with you here Ady, most of the SE Wampa scenes ruin the "unknown terror" the Wampa represents. How many of those SE shots do you plan to remove? Just my opinion now, but I would remove all the SE shots of the Wampa eating but leave in the final SE shot of the Wampa screaming and clutching its shoulder after Luke severed its arm, I actually like that final shot. But if you want to remove all SE shots that's cool to.

So are you officially on vacation now that all ANH Revisited versions are completed? If so, enjoy your time off and please let us know when you plan on starting work on ESB. Peace to you Adywan.


You need to hop over to the ESBR thread! We're having fun over there arguing the same points.


I know doubleofive, I goofed. I actually wanted to post this in the ESB thread.