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Hal 9000

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#1441365
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I think jonh has not been seen since presenting that clip, but had said he’ll provide the footage at some point. Should be easy to slot in once he does.

I still don’t have strong feelings about the “death of her son,” though I feel that truncating it to merely “sensed the end of her Jedi path” isn’t something I want to do. I’m probably going to leave it as is.

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#1441278
Topic
Pokémon: The Last Jedi (pre-production)
Time

Could R2 speak in gameboy Pokémon cries?

This joke might not land, but maybe instead of Leia R2 projects a Hypno. Y’know, to ‘make Luke change his mind’? (Or Drowsee from that episode of the anime where he’s hooked up to a broadcast thing.)

I presume the bombs at the start of the movie could be voltorbs or electrodes?

Jesus. Can’t wait to get really drunk or high and watch this.

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#1441100
Topic
Deepfake Tarkin & Leia swap (Rogue One) (up on the Shamook youtube channel)
Time

Just saw that report myself. If true, congratulation, man! That’s incredible. Can’t wait to see “Shamook” in the end credits of upcoming SW.

JEDIT: And if he really does work on something, I’m sure people will want to playfully replace his real name with Shamook in the credits of the fan edited version.

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#1440860
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

We’d kicked around modifying TLJ but I really don’t want to.

The retcon of her parents being Palpatine flavored is one thing, but we’re trying to make it fit in better by reducing the double repression.

“You were right, they were no one… I’ll tell you what happened to them and why.” (No direct mention of selling her to protect her, so there’s not the implication she’s repressing something further about that.)

The only line remaining that muddies that slightly modified angle is “You remember more than you say.” It implies she’s keeping something down, and it isn’t clear what it might be.

In TFA and TLJ Rey believes her parents were ‘noble’ and loved her, then “admits” they were deadbeats and feels some consolation in the confession that she shouldn’t keep looking for them and move on. Then when their memory is tapped into in TROS she gets angry and tries to fight away the pain, recalling that yes indeed they loved her very much and all.

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#1440682
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Yeah, but I would like to have the retconning of TLJ be surgical, if possible.

If the line is out there, I really like the sound of “You don’t need to say anything. I’ve been in your head.”

My overly-intense look at the line suggests it could be read as “Ah, but all along, including the dramatic moment in TLJ, you were double-repressing your memories.”

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#1440596
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Poppasketti:
You were right when you broke down and confessed that your parents were no one, admitting the truth. However, they appeared that way by their choice. I know what happened to them."

Jar Jar Bricks:
“I see your parents. They match your true confession as nobodies, but only because they chose to appear that way. I know what happened to them.”

I do wonder if the line “You remember more than you say” also poses a problem. Kylo goes on to reveal the circumstances of their death, which isn’t something Rey could have known beforehand. This line seems to undermine the sincere confession about her own parents in TLJ. I feel it is important to maintain, even retroactively, that film’s moment of Rey admitting the truth to herself. Not admitting partially but still blocking out a deeper, contradictory truth. Rey can learn her parents were connected to Palpatine in TROS, and that doesn’t have to infringe on her sincerity in TLJ.

Wonder if merely “I’ve been inside your head” could carry the moment or if any lego dialogue could be slotted in. Not sure what he’d ideally say instead, though.