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#1425449
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Star Wars - Episode IV: The Heir of Skywalker (V2 in development)
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Remember that the only software I use is Sony Vegas. I don’t even know how to use After Effects, let alone more complex programs.
I’m capable of restoring deleted scenes as much as I’m capable of resurrecting the dead.

Anyway, this is a pretty conservative edit. There are small cuts here and there, some suns added to space shots and music additions. This is definitely not a new Revisited, it’s not meant to be that, mostly because I’m not Adywan, lol.
But thank you for showing interest and posting suggestions 😄
I hope to finish everything in a few days.

EDIT: I tried to work on Tagge’s “Sith lord” namedrop in the deleted scene, but it’s totally unusable, at least by me. There is background noise, some echo… Both SV and Audacity were useless.

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#1425046
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Peter Pan said:

SparkySywer said:

Artan42 said:

A chancellor with unchecked power altering the constitution whenever he wants to stay in power forever? Yeah, no government has ever worked like that.

Can you truly call that a working government?

Counterquestion: Is the Republic in ROTS a working government?

This whole scenario in this movie reminds me of the dying days of the Weimar Republic. During that time the parliament had little power and the chancellor was ruling with emergency powers authorized by the president, until he had enough and appointed a new chancellor.

This sounds almost exactly like the Chancellor appointing governors to bypass the senate in ROTS.

Now after Hindenburg died, Hitler took over and was now chancellor AND president. And it took only a few months until he had crippled the constitution to a point, that it barely deserved the name. He arrested many political enemies and suspended a number of articles and thus abolished all personal rights. After that the parliament had to surrender their legislative power to him, it’s important to point out that armed forces were present when the law was passed.

There you have your amendments to the constitution. With that in mind it’s really not that much of a silly line, but more of an expression of what state the Republic is in.

It’s more similar to the last days of the Roman Republic, when Augustus basically centered all power while keeping the Senate alive (and calling himself “primus inter pares”) as a facade.
Plus (without opening a discussion here, that’s the last thing I want) I think that line today is even more actual than it was back when the movie released. In Italy (I have a huge interest in politics, and I know some members of Parliament) the Parliament is being completely ignored by the government, thanks to the pandemic. Both last governments basically exploited every small clause in the Constitution in order to overrun the Parliament, which at this moment is basically powerless.

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#1420937
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Dyad in the Force - A Star Wars Story (<em>released</em>)
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I tend to enjoy all of Star Wars. I grew up during the prequel era, and I loved it almost as much as the originals. And even though I don’t dislike the sequels (I like TFA, love TLJ and I really enjoy Hal’s TROS edit), the sequels are a mess.
I tried to edit them into a single movie some months ago, but gave up some days after, because it was going to be tooooooo long. But some days ago I watched Peregrine’s edit, which inspired me quite a lot.

Premise:

  1. Because the original cast appears, it needs to have a role in this single movie. Problem is that Han is important in VII, Luke is important in VIII, Leia is important in IX. This was one of my most problematic challenges in the first attempt, because I had to show too many scenes from all three movies. I tried to solve this by having the movie start when Han’s already dead, and show his death during one of Force-skype moments (something that usually doesn’t work, but here I hope it does because the movie itself revolves around the Dyad visions).
  2. With Snoke and Palpatine, the choices were: a) keep just Snoke; b) keep just Palpatine; c) keep both. But IMHO Palpatine HAS to appear, because he’s pivotal to Ben’s arc. Ben redeemes himself by resurrecting Rey, and Rey is dead on Exegol after defeating Palpatine. I don’t think you can have Ben not be redeemed and die on the DSII, simply because we don’t see him dying there. It doesn’t work, at least for me. In this edit I kept both of them. Snoke is a Grievous like character, he’s introduced like someone powerful and to be feared, but he’s killed of an hour later. And he has no relation at all with Palpatine.
  3. Rey is nobody. The importance in her is about the Dyad.

COMPLETE CHANGELIST (all credits for SFX to their creators):

  1. Movie starts with opening titles which quickly explain the presence of the FO, Luke in exile because “an apprentice” has fallen to the Dark Side, and Leia who sends a promising young girl to Luke, certain that he will train her. No map, no Starkiller. Movie starts with the Falcon going to Ach-To. It looks like Chewie works for Leia as taxi-service, but from this moment we wonder where Han is.
  2. End of TFA connects to Rey-Luke in TLJ. I tried to color correct the scenes from TLJ as much as possible. It looks ok, the problem is the totally different lighting between the two movies. But it’s not bad. We don’t really need an introduction. Rey is a Force sensitive girl which is sent by Leia to Luke.
  3. Then we cut to Kylo-Snoke. This scene actually works pretty well as an introduction to both of them. Their dialogue explains everything that we need. Plus, we find out that Ben killed Han. No hatred between Ben and Hux.
  4. When Kylo is ready to smash his mask, he hears Han’s voice.
  5. Then we cut to Rey and Luke. The whole Resistance-CantoBight stuff is gone. The Resistance is introduced way later with the Battle of Crait. No Luke drinking stuff and no Chewie eating Porgs.
  6. During the very first Dyad connection (when Rey awakens) we see Kylo killing Han, and that’s what triggers Rey into firing at him. Also, no caretakers.
  7. After the second Dyad vision, cut to Kylo going to Mustafar and then Exegol. In the opening titles I stated that Luke’s “fallen apprentice” has started searching for ancient Sith relics. It was just a line, but it justifies this scene, IMHO.
  8. Exegol is color corrected, like most of TROS scenes. Everything is grey, except for lightnings.
  9. No “I made Snoke” or stuff about voices. Palpatine is unrelated to Snoke or the FO. He still orders Kylo to kill Rey, because she’s a threat and a possible opponent. Some things that happen later, or some lines said by Kylo now have some sort of different meaning after this scene.
  10. No “She’s not who you think she is”.
  11. When Rey leaves with Chewie and is going to Snoke’s ship, she doesn’t mention Finn.
  12. As Rey enters the FO flagship, we see that it is attacking some Resistance shuttles. We see Leia for a moment. We don’t really need to know anything else. We know that the Resistance is fighting the First Order. I needed this not to have the Battle of Crait come out of nowhere.
  13. Slightly restructured Snoke lines to remove any mention about him bridging their minds. The Dyad is something “natural”, not created.
  14. During the duel and the lightsaber breaking scene, there’s no intercut.
  15. After Anakin’s lightsaber breaks, cut to black. Then I added TROS vision (the one at the end of Rey’s training), which is what makes Kylo awaken.
  16. Luke and Yoda scene is placed here, after Kylo Force chokes Hux.
  17. Then cut to the Battle of Crait. No introduction, no dialogue. There’s Crait’s planetview establishing shot and the battle. I think it works.
  18. No Finn’s attempted sacrifice. When Poe says they need to retreat, the FO weapon fires. Also, no Resistance trying to contact people and ask for help.
  19. After the battle, when Rey shuts the Falcon door, cut to black and start the TROS section with Rey’s training. Again, full color correction.
  20. The vision at the end of the training (used before) is replaced with the hangar scenes between Kylo and Rey, where Kylo doesn’t say anything about Rey Palpatine, but just explains that they’re a Dyad and they can kill the Emperor. There’s some defocusing effect and some whispers added to give the idea that this is some Force vision (especially considering that all the Pasaana/Kijimi stuff is gone).
  21. No First Order Spy subplot. When Poe and Finn arrive (this is the real introduction for them), they chat with Rey. But the scene is over when Rey asks Finn about bad mood, and Finn replies “Always”.
  22. Added Palpatine’s message. It’s still needed, because Rey’s the only one who is certain about his return (thanks to the Dyad visions), and the Resistance needs some proof.
  23. Thanks Peregrine for this idea. When Rey says that she’s going to restart Luke’s journey where he stopped, she doesn’t mention Pasaana. They all leave and go to the Death Star wreckage, making us undestand that this is where Luke’s trail went cold. A bit stretched, considering that the Wayfinder is in the Throne Room and that this is probably the first place Luke would go, but hey… nothing is perfect.
  24. No Dark Rey saying “Don’t be afraid of who you are”.
  25. No dialogue between Poe and Finn about Palpatine wanting Rey. Palpatine never had anything to do with Rey (except for now, now he wants her because Kylo ha turned back to the light side).
  26. Restructured Luke-Rey scene, with again no mention about her being a Palpy.
  27. Removed dialogue between 3PO and R2 about 3PO’s memory loss.
  28. No mention about the Holdo Maneuver.
  29. Palpatine’s plan is the same as the original. He wants Rey to strike him down, and taunts her by offering her the throne. When Rey refuses (“All you want is for me to hate, but I won’t, not even you”), he doesn’t reply; he smiles and shows her the Resistance being wiped out.
  30. Lambda shuttle replaced Tie fighter.
  31. Civilian fleet’s voices (your voices) added.
  32. Jonh Force ghosts (with blue saber) added.
  33. Chewie/Poe/Finn playing on Falcon, and Falcon leaving Tatooine as ending added.

Am I satisfied? Yes.
Is it perfect? Hell no. A LOT of things happen. But I still think it works. There are many movies where countless things happen. End credits start at 2:24 hrs, so it’s not even one of those 3 hours long edits. Rey, Kylo and Luke still have their arcs, and Han and Leia, even thought their screentime is reduced, have a purpose in the story. Poe and Finn are downgraded to side-characters, but this was inevitable.
I’m still not sure about Snoke and Palpatine. Considering that I think Palpatine is almost impossible to remove (unless someone gives me a closure to Rey and especially Kylo without the Emperor), I did what I could. Maybe I’ll try another edit without Snoke, with Kylo leading the First Order from the beginning and eventually finding Palpatine.

The edit will be released shortly. I’m still working on some color correction, and then I’ll have to render it (and my PC is from Ancient Rome’s time).

Again, it’s not perfect, but if some people have the courage to praise the Snyder Cut, then in comparison this is not that bad.

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#1419629
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Star Wars - Episode IV: The Heir of Skywalker (V2 in development)
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Hey man! I had to stop it for some time, because of PC issues and the usual “life happens”.
I’ll get to work on it as soon as possible. Don’t worry, it will be released in 2021, in spring or summer 😉
Right now I’ve edited up to the Tie Fighter chase sequence, and the final battle won’t have many changes, so it’s coming.

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#1414169
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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The kinda “official” (?) answer about the Dyad (I don’t know how much you care about this, but still) is something like:
The Dyad is a natural phenomenon, not something you really can create. When Ben became Kylo and fought the previous leader of the Knights of Ren, Ben and Rey shared… something. It’s like she feels he’s falling to the Dark Side, meaning that they had a connection years before the movies (all this stuff comes from Kylo’s comic).
All other things that happen (Kylo probing her mind in TFA and Snoke mind bridging them) just enhanced something that was already there.