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#1404580
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Sequel Trilogy Rescoring Ideas Thread
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I’m not a great fan of adding trailer music to movies but I’d say your effort works pretty well Brewzter. Maybe you could introduce the theme a bit earlier so it flows better into the Victory theme that follows it.

I agree though that the Force theme is egregiously overused in the sequel trilogy and to make matters worse, the version that plays after Palpatine is defeated is sampled directly from Luke’s death in TLJ. It should be changed.

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#1404526
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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EddieDean said:
You’ll also be pleased that you get a good Grievous fight but not the following moment where he loses a bit of menace. He now kicks Obi-Wan’s ass a bit, then Obi-Wan kicks his ass a bit and he realises it’s all going downhill so he pulls out - I’ve removed the scene where Obi-Wan chases him outside and he sneaks up behind him and then… announces his presence and doesn’t take advantage of the situation at all, allowing Obi-Wan to take up a far more advantageous position.

I’m totally fine with it, the latter part of that battle didn’t amount to nothing in the end.

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#1404449
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Actors, directors, scriptwriters, etc you would like to see involved in Star Wars.
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With Robert Rodriguez involved in The Book of Boba Fett I’m kind of looking forward to see Danny Trejo in some role 😄

I’ve also pictured Sam Rockwell as a quirky, roguish side character.

I’d honestly give roles to actors and actresses who are recognized fans of the saga. Joseph Gordon Levitt could feature in a main role after his cameo in TLJ.

This is a bit of wishful thinking on my part but I’d love Cate Blanchett as duchess Satine Kryze.

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#1404432
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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Sounds pretty good to me, I feel like this approach enhances the good things in the episode and of course the arcs of the clones themselves. Their perceived failure at the beginning definitely would make their promotion to ARCs more earned.

Even if the cadets don’t triumph in their training, is the conversation between Hevy and 99 staying (or at least part of it)? I think that could work as if it were after Hevy and his squad are assigned to the outpost, with Hevy frustrated and considering deserting, but 99’s pep talk makes him reconsider and he faces the consequences. This would give more weight to Hevy’s sacrifice later in the story (laying his life for his brothers even during an assignment he hates), and is also the strongest 99 scene before we meet him again in the third act.

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#1404195
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [DRAFT AVAILABLE]
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Axios said:

This Brain child has gotten me truly interested in the subtle possibility of a seamless/more seamless transition for characters and tone to The Clone wars. I am greatly impressed by the creativity, and although I would be really interested to see what the older more experienced editor you have become would do now with that creativity, I understand lack of time and energy as well as anybody else. But that is the beauty I have found with this site and it’s community, where one person is unable another picks up where they left off until we have all collaborated on something we can all be proud of!

Needless to say I would love to get a link to the full version and maybe in the future (unlikely but still) and maybe use your ideas as a partial base to edit from (if you are willing of course).

Thank you for the new perspective, and let me know if you would be alright with me or others using your work for other projects!

~Sincerely, a prequel appreciator.

+1 to this. I’ve always wanted to edit ROTS yet I’d say my vision would be greatly aided by the additions and restructures you’ve made.

I remember I got a workprint for you once, though I don’t know if that one is the latest you ever made. If there’s another, more recent cut with the essential changes I’d be very glad if I get a link.

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#1403345
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Idea: OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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G&G-Fan said:

I actually had an idea for the exchange between Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi before their duel to be more consistent with the prequels. It would start with Ben saying “Anakin…” (almost like a last ditch effort to reach him), only for Vader to immediately respond with “Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.” (from Rebels) and then Vader makes his first strike (I’m using SC 38 reimagined for my edit so it will be Vader making the first strike, as it should be IMO).

I think it fits better as “When I left you, I was but the learner” implies he was still Obi-Wan’s student, when in Revenge of the Sith he is no longer Obi-Wan’s Padawan, rather a Jedi Knight in his own right.

Not sure if the Kenobi show will render my idea weird or not though since the two will be meeting again in that show.

I think it’s better to hold on until the Kenobi series debuts and we have a better picture to work with. But I think is worth trying to bridge this slight inconsistency (though one could argue than “learner” does not necessarily mean the rank of apprentice).

G&G-Fan said:

Has anyone attempted to make a new Hayden ghost for Return of the Jedi that doesn’t reuse the original’s body and has a better smile?

I don’t know if this has been attempted yet (it probably has), but after seeing jonh’s incredible work with the Force spirits, I’m sure that it will be done with great results in the future, and I will finally have a ROTJ ending that’s perfect for me.

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#1403340
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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jedi_bendu said:

Here’s an unpopular opinion: my single favourite moment in all of Star Wars is the final duel between Obi-Wan and Maul from Star Wars Rebels. The lighting, the reference to the duel between Kyuzo and an angry samurai in Seven Samurai, the subtext with lightsaber positions only an observant, devoted fan could notice, all the tragic events that have built up to that 3 seconds of combat. I could write an entire essay on how well done it is.

This is Star Wars at its best (Definitely the high point of Rebels), saying a lot with mostly just its visuals.

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#1402890
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Idea: OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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  • Dub Bossk’s only appearance with a line taken from TCW or Battlefront.
  • Re-do Obi-Wan’s imitation of a Krayt dragon sound (yeah, again) to keep the first half of the original version but replace the dewback call by a Krayt roar from KOTOR or Mandalorian.
  • Make Obi-Wan call R2 “come here old friend” and cut “I don’t remember ever owning a droid”.
  • Color-correct the Dune Sea scenes to match The Mandalorian.
  • Add female voices to stormtroopers or TIE pilots.
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#1402885
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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Moving the Darth Maul cold open to the end of S1 not only would be confusing from a timeline viewpoint, but also because the Nightsisters arc already ends with a pretty unambiguous Maul tease. Jumping from that to seeing Maul in the flesh would feel jarring and make the scene quite redundant to work as a post-credits.

McFibb said:

Good point though about the mandos- they probably wouldn’t even know he he was. That said, is it common knowledge that his species is largely unknown?

Zabraks seem to be a pretty abundant species across the galaxy. In fact there’s one episode where the Jedi discuss Maul’s homeworld and they imply that is common knowledge that most Zabraks come from a planet called Iridonia. I guess it is the sight of the Dathomirian patterns, missing limbs and lightsabers what makes Vizsla wonder about what they are.

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#1402643
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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I’ve been rewatching the original arc and the Clone Cadets flashbacks idea could work, both in a 3-in 1 cut of the Domino arc or in a two-parter.

The thing that makes the clone troopers in Rookies resonate with the audience is that this is their first mission. You can still point some of the elements that make Echo, Fives and Hevy unique, but these would be greatly served if we knew the hard work and lessons learned that got them to this stage, so a juxtaposition between Rookies and Clone Cadets that preserves the best moments of both, and IMO there are plenty, should work pretty well even if flashbacks aren’t going to be a staple of the show moving forwards.

If ARC Troopers in its entirety becomes the third act, the episode would need only one “Months later”-type time skip, after which there are no more flashbacks (much like Man of Steel where the frequent glimpses into the past catch up with the main story in the second act). I’d say ARC Troopers works pretty well as a stand-alone, but it might do best as the culmination of the entire story: we meet Obi-Wan and Anakin again after they are absent from the beginning, Rex and Cody are a part of the action which justifies keeping Rookies for their introduction, and it serves as a good book-end to Echo and Fives’s arc: they leave Kamino as graduates and return to become ARCs.

I’m gonna take a look to see if Grievous’s planned attack on Kamino in Rookies can be amalgamated with the actual invasion in ARC Troopers.

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#1402346
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Complete Saga Radical Redux <strong>Ideas</strong> Thread
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TestingOutTheTest said:

I would say that looking at the movies alone, Luke wasn’t at the level of most of the prequel Jedi even by the end of ROTJ.

I’m just bringing up G&G’s pointer.

Anyway, one could also argue Obi-Wan was old in ANH, even though Yoda and Ki-Adi Mundi were also old and yet still have decent lightsaber skills.

Obi-Wan saying “I’m getting too old for this sort of thing” when he’s not even 60 always cracks me up in retrospective, thinking about how 80-year old Dooku wiped the floor with him twice in the prequels.

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#1402344
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Movies Remastered said:

TestingOutTheTest said:

That’s the point. Palpatine is launching an attack against the galaxy, destroying any planet whose citizens refuse to listen to him. He’s basically going to be holding the galaxy at gunpoint.

That’s the exact scene I’ve been working on for months. What planets would you include? (Bear in mind that cloud city, Endor & Naboo are already used in the end scene) I’ve already got Coruscant, Yavin 4, Tatooine, Mustafar…

Corellia and Kashyyyk would be nice.

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#1402295
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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I find the concept art for the vehicles much more suitable than the character models, just in case you find yourself another episode or batch of episodes with few pieces of art. BTW it would be great if the credits have these kind of subtle motion, it would remind people even more of the Mandalorian.

I’m currently leaning towards shifting Cloak after Malevolence as long as the issue of Ahsoka’s absence in Death Watch is addressed.

EddieDean said:

I think to solve the rushed feeling, I do intend to have title cards to split the episodes. “At the beginning of the Clone War”, “One month later”, and “Present day”, I think.

Sounds good to me, and it also helps because implying a time passage also helps to explain the presence of the newer elements (like the Tri-droid fighters) which are introduced within Nightsisters.

EddieDean said:

Less so the worms, if I remember right.

The worm-like beast appears in two scenes that are kind of crucial for continuity but they’re fortunately quite short.

And I agree with McFibb that some episodes could be served well by custom outro music, I would be glad to provide feedback on the soundtrack regard as I’m quite of a nerd regarding the musical leitmotives in Star Wars.

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#1402140
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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I’m gonna take a look to the Domino arc on Disney+ right away so I can think of better feedback. I think “Rookies” has to stay and not only because it’s my favorite season 1 episode, but mainly because: it makes for a good establishing character moment for Rex and Cody (Rex in particular being of great relevance for the Dominos’s future arcs), Grievous and Ventress are shown to be planning an attack on Kamino as depicted in the next episode, and Hevy’s death could really hit the beats as a typical end-of-act-two downer moment.

Clone Cadets could definitely be trimmed somewhat and serve as a cold open. I’d personally like if the first training scenes where they fail could be merged and have at least one moment where the drill instructor refers to them as a “bad batch”. Then you could only show 99’s pep talk to Hevy and the squad succeeding in their test.

If I recall correctly the Kamino invasion plans fail in Rookies, but then in ARC Troopers the Separatist proceed with it anyway. Maybe you could cut the moment where a Republic fleet forces Grievous to retreat earning a happy ending, and find some way to imply that, instead of giving up, the Separatists hasten their attack on Kamino.

There is one thing that could make merging the three episodes together feel a bit rushed, and it’s the fact Echo and Fives step up from sloppy cadets to exemplary graduates to 501st soldiers to ARC Troopers in the span of a single story.

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#1401766
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Rtiller said:

Sorry if my Rian comment offended some of you. I figured that since this thread’s goal was to edit the sequels, that most of you didn’t like TLJ, which is the main reason the sequels need to be edited, from a story standpoint.

Arguably all three of them have deeply underwhelming aspects that make people want to edit them on a trilogy level.

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#1401426
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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I virtually agree with all of sade’s feedback, so I won’t say much because it would be kind of redundant lol. The frame difference is a bit noticeable but I don’t really think most viewers are gonna catch that, or be taken out of the story because of it. And yeah the last scene with Bail is a bit clunky but forgivable, and honestly reworking the Bail subplot from Cat and Mouse was done pretty great.

EddieDean said:

Don’t worry - I’ll include it in a much fuller form as part of the complete cut. Since you’re our resident Grievous fan, what changes would you like to see made to Lair, if any?

There’s quite a few things I’d like to change about Lair but I’d rather wait til you start working on the complete cut 😄

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#1400444
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A new holistic approach inspired by the Mandalorian [FOUR EPISODES RELEASED]
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McFibb said:

@EddieDean – I know the show changes tonally midway through. Is that true of episode endings too? That is to say, do some episodes end with, “And everything is well and good, yay for adventures!” and others with, “Holy crap. What just happened? Noooo!!” and others with “Uh oh. That’s not good.”?

Impacts my music choices. 😃

There are many cliffhanger-type episodes from season 3 onwards, and accordingly some of the ending music themes are pretty dramatic, like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLaCe45e5m4