The flashback would work best in an edit which retains Anakin resenting Obi-Wan for “holding him back” I feel like. Which this edit thankfully removes.
Have you or are you going to do eps 1 & 2,I think ep 2 has some great character moments with padme, I’ve tried to do extended versions of prequels before myself but for some reason the deleted scenes judder and look out of place so I’ve given up 😂
Honestly I’d be super interested in this as well so long as the Kenobi flashback was included. I wonder how long the movie would be at that point. Nearing 3 hours surely.
Remembered this thread and decided to have a go at adding fitting score to the scene (taken mostly from Episode II).
The sound effects are unfinished, the biggest thing I need to do (other than stabilizing some of the handheld shots) is extend the final shot so that a wipe can work. I’m mostly happy with how the music sounds, but some of the transitions could use some tweaking I think. Plus Anakin’s theme at the beginning could be replaced with more ‘scene transition-y’ music.
Honestly something like this is all Episode 2 needs to sell Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship. Heck, I think including this enables the use of him complaining to Padme in her apartment and maybe even his mental breakdown after the Tuskens. “He’s holding me back!” and all that.
I think he posted them at some point on one of his threads for the SE edits. I remember watching them. But idk if they’re still up.
Those come from his custom SE edits of the original trilogy.
Honestly this sounds pretty darn good. I’d already replaced the ending of TAS with the original so I could still have the Yoda duel but I don’t believe I have any issues with what Malgus is describing either. I’d appreciate a PM when you’re done with this as well, Hal.
I hope so too.
I think we’re both referring to, “And General, unless that shield is destroyed…nobody can save us.”
Maybe another off screen rebel could be calling for 3PO, needing his help. Or some droid beeps. It could just be a subtle background voice/sound, but something like that could provide some logic to his action.
Ask and ye shall receive.
It’s funny, but also kinda brings the scene together.
I’ve noticed that Leia’s Lego lines are pitched way higher than she actually speaks in the film. I’d recommend adjusting that a bit to blend in better.
Hear me out, what if instead of sending the entire Republic fleet but too late, they are instead sending a reconnaissance squad to investigate Leia’s claims?
EDIT: Just read what you said before this post. I understand.
I’d never actually considered it that way, RL. I really like that.
The only potential conflict there is electric judgment, which is supposed to be a light side ability. Might make some viewers think she isn’t actually using the dark side.
I remember seeing much more than two buildings. Also, 1000 generations times an average of 100 years is 100,000 years. That’s a lot more than the couple thousand or so years we see for the structures left here on Earth.
Ah well, like you said, this is kind of a moot point.
Sure, but like, all I’m saying is that realistically speaking there would be nothing but some weathered bricks laying around by the time Luke shows up there. Not nearly enough to make the numerous structures we see (and mind you he’d have to do it all by hand without the Force due to his cutting off).
Place probably hasn’t been inhabited for countless generations.
Thing is, they aren’t exactly crumbling. In fact, they’re in remarkably good condition considering the fact that they were likely built thousands of generations ago.
Thus exactly why the Caretakers were invented.
Asking for a friend who is keen about Star Wars details.
"For ROTJ:R, could you please change the throne room layout to how it looks in TROS?
Most importantly, the wall with the door that leads to the wayfinder
Otherwise, it’s good to see this project is still going strong!
Thanks very much!
Based on those pics, I don’t think changing the throne room layout to how it appears in TROS is really necessary. It’s really the fault of the filmmakers for not having it match to how it was depicted in ROTJ.
They DID match it. I saw the documentary. I looked closer at one of the photos, and the secret door is meant to be underneath the stairs. The upper floor with the throne collapsed at some point. The only thing that would need to be changed is this:
This seems like a nice compromise.
The only unfinished VFX I could see was Rey floating across the water while she ran. Unless I’m missing something?
And tbh, TAS has much more obvious unfinished VFX in the background during the Obi-Wan/Mace Windu deleted scene. Doesn’t bother me much there, either.
I don’t think Hal has any plans to add it lol
The only reason I’m interested in doing so is that in the original movie Luke’s criticisms of the Jedi are way too shallow. “This one specific Jedi trained and created Darth Vader”. Sure, whatever. I find it much more interesting to look at the idea of inaction vs. becoming too involved (the Clone Wars). And basically the idea that the right way to do things might be somewhere in the middle, and without the Jedi themselves involved.
I agree that the bathos in the scene is quite jarring in a film already full of it, but it’s something I may be willing to overlook.
I’m actually trying to edit the two deleted caretaker scenes into this edit, Muffy. An additional benefit is that Luke’s changed line is reverted back to v4. Just trying to make the audio pops go away currently.
EDIT: Also, I realize Snoke’s line about destroying the whole island is missing in this edit with the idea of the caretakers not existing, but honestly I think that scene works better without that particular line to begin with. It just feels kinda clunky.
I know how to do it, the problem is that my specific video editing software creates audio pops whenever you change out footage. Unless I’m doing something wrong.
I’m really not a fan of the change to Luke’s line but oh well, let the past die, slaughter it if you have to.
Kinda have to agree. I can still hear the w sound after “He’d vanished” so it sounds kinda wonky.
Plus, I kinda liked what the comics did to explain this. From Luke’s devastated perspective he might think those students joined up with him, but in reality they were just trying to avenge Luke.
Ah well, it’s fine.
Hey Hal, thanks for bolding Luke Skywalker in the crawl! Didn’t know you actually went through with that idea because of the “Jedi Master” title coming before it.
It’s worth mentioning that the leaked Duel of the Fates crawl actually did a similar thing, with only “KYLO REN” being bolded in “Supreme Leader KYLO REN”. So it definitely has precedence, even though that isn’t really a canon source.
Will this be completed? I really enjoyed your work and lowkey inspired me to edit other novelizations as well.
You and me both.
Those sound like some pretty good changes. I might have to make the swap from Rekindled to Legendary! I always preferred the Hux prank call here anyway.
Oh, sweet! Thanks for that.
Poppa actually also edited the background fight between the guard and Rey, so she actually disarms him on camera.
Any particular reason why this edit doesn’t use Poppa’s Praetorian guard continuity fix?
Fun fact: even the new Lego Star Wars game replaces the Aki Aki puppet show with the story of the Skywalkers. In that case it’s Anakin, but same difference, really. Just thought it was cool that the devs thought along the same lines there.