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#1434591
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

That would be very possible if it were a simple zoom or panning shot, unfortunately it’s much more complicated so significant castle damage would probably have to be modeled in 3d and tracked onto the existing shot. Needless to say it’s a bit beyond my capabilities.

A thought I had was potentially just tracking some cracked/crumbly textures onto it, so at least it doesn’t look so pristine.

That was a thought I had too, just something to show the wear and tear of 30 years, but really I’m just spitballing ways to integrate some minor ideas from Trevorrow’s script. It’s not a big deal if it can’t be done.

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#1434462
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I don’t know if this is even possible, but I’m just gonna throw out the idea and see what all of you think of it. What if the(already amazing) Vader’s Castle flyby shot was modified to make the castle look crumbling and dilapidated? Maybe have lava overflowing on it’s base, or one of the large pillars has crumbled, I don’t know, something to show the 31 years of abandonment, I’m spitballing. Like I said, I have no idea if it’s possible, it’s just a thought I had and thought I’d share it with you all.

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#1428940
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Cthulhunicron said:

JakeRyan17 said:

Clones, with two exceptions, grow at double the rate of other humans, by design to have a large batch of adults in 10 years.

Seems like they wouldn’t be able to grow very many clones in 4 years. Don’t they say in AOTC that the army was 200,000 strong with 1 million on the way?

For some reason I thought they’d established there were 5 years between AOTC and ROTS.

Neither the films or either Clone Wars shows really specify how long the Clone Wars lasts, so I usually headcanon it to be 5 years. If you push TPM back to 34 BBY instead of 32, everything else falls into place and allows a larger period of time for the Clone Wars, without mucking up the rest of the timeline.

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#1427671
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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JakeRyan17 said:

SandMTV said:

I wish they include Palpatine’s cut lines which are from ROTS which are “Any collaborators will suffer the same fate! These have been trying times, but we past the test! {Attempt on Life and resolve been stronger already in} The war is over, the separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on a thresehold of a new beginning! {After Palps says safe and secure society} Which I assure you will last 10,000 years! An empire that will be ruled by this august body and a sovereign ruler chosen for life! An empire ruled by the majority! Ruled by the new constitution!”. Shouldn’t they restore those cut lines? I think they should’ve done that.

They just pulled the audio from RotS, so lines that had been cut from that movie were kinda off the table. It’s meant to be that same Senate speech, rather than another recitation.

Yeah but the senate speech we see in the movies is abridged, they cut back to it like 3 different times.

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#1425644
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Best Performance in the Original Trilogy
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Guinness does very well in the entirety of the OT IMO, his disslike of Star Wars is not visible on screen. He provides a very comforting and familiar presence as a ghost, and he doesn’t come across as being bored to me, a far bigger issue I have with Kenobi is the fact that his entire lower half isn’t colored blue while he’s sitting on the log!

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#1425071
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Return of the Jedi is grossly misunderstood
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Rodney-2187 said:

Ewoks are not cute. If you went on a camping trip and a large group of small bears speaking another language armed with spears surrounded your campsite, I doubt anyone would be thinking how cute they are, especially when the cooking starts.

My problem with the ewoks isn’t the fact that they’re walking teddy bears, it’s the dumb slapstick they were given. If they had toned down the slapstick and given the ewoks a bit more of a threatening appearance, I.E. armor, sharp teeth, sharper weapons, I doubt you’d see people complaining about them much.

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#1424678
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Idea: OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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BedeHistory731 said:

G&G-Fan said:

His whole channel is overanalyzing things in the search for misogyny where none exists.

That and taking so long in between uploads it’d make Fredrik Knudsen/Atrocity Guide blush. Except your average Fredrik Knudsen video has five times the research that Pop Culture Detective does and is invariably more engaging. Why watch another “these movies don’t like women and are therefore bad” video when I can learn about the Austrian Wine Poisoning, the Dolphin House, Deep Blue, the HaseKara Calamity/doxing saga, or TempleOS?

Pop Culture Detective got popular because he was on the “good” side of GamerGate, not because of any serious talent as a video essayist. While I do like some of his videos and agree with a lot of his points (e.g., why prison rape jokes are terrible), he’s hardly a standout.

But back on topic. My suggestions for little edits to better blend OT and PT would be to add back in the “this Sith Lord, sent by the Emperor, will be our undoing” line into ANH, the aforementioned Obi-Wan line tweaks, and maybe a little vision sequence in ROTJ to include a slight ROTS throwback (so Luke knows the face of young Anakin/Padme’s name). That way, an upgraded Hayden ghost (i.e., no Shaw body and a more wholesome smile) and Vader saying “Padme once thought as you do.” makes sense.

These are really good ideas, I especially like the one about adding Tagge’s Sith namedrop to ANH. Has anyone been able to find HD footage of that scene? I’ve only been able to find the hand-held celebration camera footage.

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#1423007
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Star Wars A New Hope: DSG Special Edition <strong>(WORK IN PROGRESS)</strong>
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Hello, it has been a year and I finally found time to work on this project again. I thought it would be a good opportunity to do it now as my computer has been upgraded and I can work on VFX on this movie. First and foremost, I plan to re-do the Alderaan explosion scene to add in an extra shot, in which you can see the planet in an orbital view exploding whilst ships try and flee away from the impending doom that is behind them.

I wanted this shot to somewhat look like it was done using optical bluescreen, with the hand-drawn laser beam and the planet being a matte painting, which would fit the aesthetic of the film nicely.

So I made a quick photo on Photoshop and sort-of made it look like it was shot in 77, albeit a very rough concept although I might’ve added too much grain for the record lol.

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I used an unused matte painting of Tatooine that Ralph McQuarrie made for ANH, some ships I found online, and an intentionally janky looking explosion that resemble those 70% opacity explosions literred around the ships during the Battle of Endor in ROTJ.

In other news, since SkyDude over in the Star Wars Trilogy Forums has done a very good cleanup up of the Mos Eisley drive-by shot by merging in different sources including 4k77, I’ll probably use that and slightly enhance it to make the transition alot more seamless.

That looks amazing!

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#1419412
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Star Wars Episode IX (was) to be directed by Colin Trevorrow - DUEL OF THE FATES RIP
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BedeHistory731 said:

SparkySywer said:

Hey, man… the Book of Henry was awful, but DotF was still better than TRoS.

Let’s just say Treverrow said stuff that made me doubt his competence with the franchise.

From a Slashfilm interview in 2018:

“It’s a foundational myth. It’s a noble ghost story. Where a character lives on after death in order to guide a hero to find their strength and defeat ultimate evil. And structurally, I can’t…but you’re gonna print this, unfortunately. I’m saying this now. But the way that I look at movies, I do see Avatar and Titanic and Jurassic World [as] very similar movies. Henry was Obi-Wan Kenobi. And he died in the middle. And he left a set of instructions on how to take out the Death Star where Darth Vader was holding a Princess captive. And at the very end, when he had the target in his sights, he had to remember his training. Guided by this ghostly voice. And then Han Solo comes in with the Rube Goldberg machine and gives him the moment. And ultimately the Princess saves herself.”

Oh good lord. No wonder he got fired. On another note having read DOTF I think it’s pretty weak. Not a big fan of the force ghosts, especially Luke, having so much action. It’s very apparent Trevorrow wasn’t happy with Luke being killed off.

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#1418484
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The 2 Ewok Films - '<strong>Caravan Of Courage</strong>' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), &amp; '<strong>Battle For Endor</strong>'
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dgraham414 said:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ewok-movies-tartakovskys-clone-wars-195000356.html

Rumor going around that these films, along with other old Star Wars content will be available come April 2

2003 Clone Wars!!! Yes!!! Excited as hell for this! Haven’t seen that microseries in years!

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#1403330
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

So, y’all still complaining about JJ Abrams making Luke abandon everyone he cared about in The Force Awakens? Or are you still blaming the person who had to pick up and tell that story thread rather than the person who came up with it?

I know you have a strong hate for Abrams but he didn’t come up with that idea either, Lucas did.