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Hal 9000

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#1282610
Topic
The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Ridley, that looks gorgeous! I can’t imagine anyone at Lucasfilm doing any better, 1997 or today. The characters’ faces and various surfaces each reflect the flicker at appropriate levels. The tunnel and its flicker are a good midway point between the newer movies and fitting in well with the 1977 aesthetic (or even a hypothetical GOOD 1997 SE aesthetic). The color looks good to me, just a little green to reach forward to the newer movies but not overwhelming.
If you feel like anything needs adjusting, I defer to your judgement, but I can’t fault it for anything. I’m very pleased with it.

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#1282497
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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That would be a purely academic question, and I’m not sure what names I would put to the edits if that’s what I was doing. I really like “rebalanced,“ but that’s obviously already been used. 😉

If I had any names to choose from at all, including prior fan edits, my top choices would be for each episode:

Balance of the Force
The Republic Divided
Labyrinth of Evil

Also, if Ridley does want to encode crawls that have the original titles, episode one should be modified to exclude a cheeky reference to the original title within the crawl.

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#1282426
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Cutting away from Jar Jar drop-throwing the wrench earlier works just fine with some audio tweaking.

While the original version of this scene is embarrassing to watch, I think it works rather well when heavily abbreviated. It’s just the bare minimum of the structure of the scene and his shenanigans.

Maybe it’s all the 20th anniversary of TPM coverage lately, but I am feeling a little more generous toward the movie than I was when I did V1 of this fan edit.

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#1282409
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
Time

If we overanalyze this further, with the idea that continuity errors not caused by the fan editing are kosher, I think its fine.

In TPM, Jar Jar drops the wrench into the engine. Then, he reaches for what has to be something else and gets his hand stuck. The original wrench isn’t addressed again.

Either way, I really don’t think this is worth sweating.

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#1282325
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Here’s another attempt, taking your helpful feedback into account. I made it a little louder, too, because it is a little difficult to make out without its original context.
The last word has an odd sounding pronouncement, because I had to cut him off, and it sounds sort of… Scottish, maybe? I grant it’s a little weird.

https://vimeo.com/337416683
password: fanedit

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#1282234
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
Time

I haven’t found a better “Artoo” to fit in yet, but I’ll keep looking. Below is the best I think I can do with the current sound clips used. This is polished as if I were going to use it. Please, let me know what you think.

https://vimeo.com/337204677

Also, what do you think about the idea of re-instating Ben Quadrinaros’ engine malfunctioning? The idea occurred to me and it seemed to ask, “What, are you allergic to fun?”