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Hal 9000

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#1360671
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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I further finessed the audio since posting the clip. The music now feels like it picks up a but more of the slack. Each channel of the first clip before the transition fades out as gracefully as it can, after the last TIE sound and before the next sounds of the omitted sequence. The soundtrack piece comes in at the right time and volume level for each track.

If poppasketti prefers option B, then that’s good enough for me! lol

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#1360656
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

I have two options:

  • Falcon escapes the TIEs and no reference is made to lightspeed skipping (current workprint)

or

  • Falcon jumps to lightspeed, and the TIEs follow before the scene ends on a sort of cliffhanger. Falcon arrives safe and they reference “lightspeed skipping” that apparently let them escape.

But I won’t be using the actual lightspeed skipping scene itself, as it makes zero goddamn sense and is way worse than the starlight problem in TFA. It’s not a matter of fuzzy logic, it totally undermines an important mechanic of Star Wars for no real reason.

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#1360642
Topic
The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
Time

Well I’m not a fan of the shockwaves anyway, and I didn’t really have great ways to remove the other two. I didn’t want the battle of Yavin to only have one OOT shot at the most critical moment. So I removed the DSII shockwave so it’s not like all OT and only OT explosions have them.

I tried to list ROTJ on the site but there was a cryptic error that I couldn’t figure out and I haven’t gone back yet to try again.

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#1360365
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Both planets would be cool, but Naboo makes more sense for the end of the saga. Thanks, snooker! I think at this point it’d be better to include Naboo there than at the beginning of the movie. Just be sure to have a gungan jumping and yelling in the foreground. (Interesting that the shot is literally concept art. But it’s a legit shot from TPM!)

And I honestly think they didn’t include Ben Solo as a ghost because he isn’t an OT character. Or that they wanted it to just be the twins because it’s their (not really) home and sabers being revisited. But Ben has to be there. The implication otherwise is just too weird. What, he’s in Force hell or something?

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#1360336
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
Time

Here’s my inventory of things left unresolved as of now.

  • Need opening crawl from Sir Ridley

  • Need the two vision scenes, desert extension, and “Ben, come home” line from DominicCobb

  • Two shots from poppasketti for the squeaky wheel scene

  • Luke’s ghost with haircut and less blue, from jonh, as well as Ben Solo’s ghost for the end of the movie

  • Once axlanian and krausfadr’s Knights of Ren voiceover is finished, I’ll consider what of it to use

  • Add Naboo to end celebration montage as recently described (no one has been assigned this task)

  • Need Coruscant added to the exterior and/or window of the briefing scene on Ren’s destroyer (no one has been assigned this task)

  • I will try the OST for an alternate musical accompaniment to the added establishing shot of Ach-To

As you can see, there aren’t too terribly many things that remain, at least for the main version. Rey Nobody can then wait until things are fully ready for that as well.