Am I the only one who likes the idea of a consistent Canon? Lol.
And I utterly and completely loathe the Padme character, both in how she’s written and performed.
I don’t share your opinion. I love Padmé the way she is. In fact, in my Prequel rewrite she’s basically the same character, I don’t change anything about her.
In my opinion, George Lucas should never have done the Prequel Trilogy, and he should have gave the responsibility of writing the Prequel story to the Expanded Universe authors from the 90s and 2000s. Instead of having a Prequel Trilogy, I would have liked the entire Clone Wars and Anakin’s fall to be developed in a very long comic series, like Tales of the Jedi but even longer. Like, I would have loved to see Lucas abandoning his plans for making the Prequels in 1996/1997, and giving Tom Veitch the task of writing a long comic series to tell Anakin’s fall and his adventures during the Clone Wars. This way, we could have had both Tales of the Jedi and a long Prequel comic series. I would have still liked the current Prequel actors to serve as models for the appearance of the characters, though. So, Hayden Christensen would still be Anakin, Natalie Portman would still be Anakin’s wife/girlfriend, and Ewan McGregor would still be Obi-Wan.
The Big Bang Theory is overrated as fuck. I mean, I like the first three seasons, but after the third season the show becomes bad, in my opinion. Ever since they decided to give Sheldon a girlfriend, the show became bad. I can kinda accept Howard having a girlfriend, and I think Penny and Leonard are cute in the first three seasons. But then they introduced Amy, and I really can’t stand it after that. I liked it when the jokes where mostly about science and science fiction, not about couples, marriage, sex and the usual bulshit.
When we will have the technology to replace all the original voices with artificially created voices that sound exactly like those of the original actors (and thus basically redoubing all the dialogue), then I would like to bring these radical changes to the plot of the Trilogy:
- Making attachment partially accepted by the Jedi, thus turning Anakin and Padmé’s relationship into something public, of which everyone is aware.
- Changing the reasons behind Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side.
- During the fight on Mustafar, let Obi-Wan try to bring Anakin back.
- Making the dialogue more consistent with the Original Trilogy (Anakin wanting to give is son his lightsaber, etc).
Guys, I had some ideas for the lore of a hypothetical new sci-fi universe, and I would like to share them with you.
So… The thing goes more or less like this:
10 billion years ago, the Universe was completely empty of life. Although there were tens and hundreds of billions of habitable planets, no intelligent civilization had developed in the entire Universe. However, at some point intelligent life has developed on an Earth-like planet, in a Galaxy far away from the Milky Way. The intelligent race that evolved on this planet is us, the Humans. Therefore, Human beings didn’t originate on Earth, but on a distant planet in a distant Galaxy.
After studying and exploring the Universe, the Original Humans realized that they were the only intelligent life form, so they decided to populate the Universe, creating billions of colonies and sending robotic probes with organic components inside, to spread life in the Universe and populate it. Billions of years later, the Original Human Race became extinct, but the Universe was full of civilizations, all exactly one equal to the other, all with a Human appearance. One of this Human civilizations is us, the Humans of the Earth. The Humans of the Earth have evolved thanks to the organic material brought to Earth by one of the robotic probes sent by the Original Human Race, and we look like them because they’re our ancestors.
Now it’s the 27th Century, and Earth’s Human Race has come into contact with many other Human Races that populate the Milky Way Galaxy. There are some Human Races that are in conflict for political reasons, and other Human Races that are in conflict for religious reasons, since some Human Races consider themselves the first descendants of the Original Human Race, and thus they consider themselves superior to all the other Human Races that populate the Universe.
These are the main Human interstellar powers of the Milky Way Galaxy:
The Terran Federation: It’s an Interstellar Federal Republic that includes the Earth, Earth’s colonies in the Solar System and various Human civilizations that developed on other close Systems, that have nothing to do with the Terran Humans but voluntarily joined the Federation anyways. In this universe the Nemesis Theory is true, so the Sun is orbited by a Brown dwarf star, which is orbited by a habitable planet that was colonized by Earth’s Humans in the late 2100s and is part of the Federation, just like the colonies of Mars, the Moon, Venus, etc. The Federation is composed by 5000 planets, and its capital Is located in Berlin.
The Alcobata Empire: It’s an authoritarian military dictatorship, which extols war, conquest and militarism. The point of origin of this civilization is the star Theta Persei, in the constellation Perseus. It’s an aggressive and xenophobic civilization, which doesn’t like to interact with the other Human Races that inabit the Milky Way Galaxy. Due to various bacteriological warfare experiments conducted on their home planet centuries ago, their entire race was infected with a virus that made them become incapable of reproducing. So, in order to prevent their culture from dying, they often kidnap members of other Human Races, erase their memory and brainwash them. Their Empire is composed by 1000 planets.
The Karistus Community: It’s a civilization that has an economic and political system similar to Soviet Communism. The point of origin of this Human civilization is the planet Kepler 442b, in the constellation Lyra. After a war with the Alcobata Empire, their civilization was almost completely destroyed, so they were forced to abandon their home planet and colonize the planets orbiting the stars of the Pleiades. Within the Pleiades they formed a sort of hyper-technological Communist Empire, and they try to remain neutral, even if they have good relations with the Terran Federation.
The Zeta Theocracy: It’s a civilization based on a theocratic system. They worship the Original Human Race as gods, and consider themselves superior to all other Human Races in the Milky Way Galaxy, as they claim to be direct descendents of the first colony ever established by the Original Humans in the Milky Way billions of years ago. Since they consider themselves superior, then they feel entitled to rule the entire Galaxy and conquer the other Human Races. Until a few decades earlier, they were at war with the Alcobata Empire, but now the two sides have reached an armistice. In addition, they’re into a Cold War with the Terran Federation. The origin point of this Human civilization is the double system of Zeta Reticuli, and their Empire is composed by 34.000 planets.
What do you think of my ideas? Do you find them interesting?
Just my personal opinion, I don’t expect you guys to share it:
Episode I: Attempt on Padmé’s life. Obi-Wan is tasked with finding out who the killer is, and Anakin is tasked with escorting Padmé to Naboo. The Jedi are free to have romantic relationships, so Anakin and Padmé are free to be in love. Obi-Wan’s investigative plot is the same as in Attack of the Clones, but with more clarity (the Syfo-Dias plot is explained better). The Clone Wars begin, and Anakin, though initially uncertain, is convinced that the war will end very soon. But before leaving to fight, he and Padmé get engaged officially (no marriage, just a normal engagement).
Episode II: Anakin has a traumatic experience during one of the battles, similar to what he experienced on Jabiim in the “Star Wars: Republic” comics. This traumatic experience leds him to become increasingly desperate and to want to stop the war at any cost. He also begins to think that the Jedi are not efficient enough and that their rules will never allow the Republic to win the war and the chaos to end.
Episode III: Padmé is pregnant. More war PTSD for Anakin. Padmé tries to comfort him as much as she can, but it doesn’t work. Palpatine seduces him and tells him that embracing the Dark Side is the solution to stop the war, to restore order and peace. So, Anakin falls to the Dark Side, then we have Order 66, the duel on Mustafar (Obi-Wan tries to bring Anakin back, though), and Padmé dies after giving birth because of the injuries Anakin gives her on Mustafar.
AND YES, YODA IS PRESENT.
Sometimes I feel the Star Wars universe is unnecessarily big and confused, and that it contains a disproportionate amount of material, although there’s no need to. If I were George Lucas, this is the way I would have organized the Star Wars universe from the beginning:
- A “Down of the Jedi” style long comic series to explore the birth of the Jedi and the Republic.
- A “Tales of the Jedi” style comic series to explore the birth of the Sith and the Great War between the Jedi and the Sith, which leed to the Sith “extinction” at Russan.
- A trilogy of comics to explore Darth Bane’s story.
- A “Star Wars: Republic” style long comic series to explore the whole Prequel Era, the Clone Wars and Anakin’s fall. No Prequel films, everything Is made in comics.
- A “Star Wars: Dark Times” style comic series to explore the Dark Times.
- The Original Trilogy.
- A “Tales of the Jedi” style long comic series to explore the post-ROTJ period, at least until the definitive defeat of the Empire.
That’s it. This way, there wouldn’t be too much material, the universe outside of the movies wouldn’t be so big, and perhaps people would be less confused.
I want to propose a thought experiment.
Let’s suppose for a moment that, instead of erasing all the old EU, Disney decided to delete only the books set after the Young Jedi Knights series, deciding to rewrite everything that come after it and to set the Sequel Trilogy after the YJK series.
Given this premise, how do you think an alternative post-YJK Sequel Trilogy could have been developed without the Yuuzhan Vong, Darth Caedus, Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith, etc? What ideas could they have used?
Let’s talk about it!
Since I don’t like the way the Jedi are portrayed in Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy, then I don’t accept the Old Republic Era the way it was made in the post-1999 EU either, because the Jedi from the modern Old Republic Era are nothing but a copy and paste of Lucas’ Prequel Jedi. So, I created my own head-canon for the Old Republic Era, which rewrites a lot of stuff.
These are the major events:
- The Tales of the Jedi comics happen. After the end of the comics, there are several millennia of peace and prosperity in the Republic, until 2000 BBY.
- In 2000 BBY the Mandalorian Wars take place. The reasons of why the Mandalorian Wars happen are the same reasons of why they happened in the original Knights of the Old Republic lore, before The Old Republic MMO retconned everything. The major events of the Mandalorian Wars are the same that are described in the Knights of the Old Republic comics. However, Cassus Fett is replaced with a new character, as my Old Republic head-canon (just like my Prequel rewrite) respects Boba Fett’s pre-Prequel backstory, and so the Fett family doesn’t exist as such.
- After the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan and Malak fall to the Dark Side, revive the Sith cult and unleash the Jedi Civil War. The following events are similar to those described in the first Knights of the Old Republic game. However, the Jedi are more similar to the Jedi from the Tales of the Jedi comics, and look nothing like the Jedi from Lucas’ Prequels. Apart from this, Revan and Malak’s story is similar to what’s depicted in the first KOTOR. So, we still have Bastila and the other characters, Malak is still defeated, Revan is still redeemed, etc.
- After Revan’s redemption, the Republic continues to fight against the remnants of the New Sith Empire founded by Revan. The war goes on until 1000 BBY, when the Sith are definitively defeated in the Battle of Russan. However, a Sith survived the battle, and this Sith is Bane. So, after the defeat of the old Sith, Bane created the Rule of Two, established the use of the Darth title (which didn’t exist before him) and also established the red lightsaber rule for the Sith.
So, in my head-canon Palpatine and Vader are still Sith, but the Darth title and the red lightsaber rule were born with Bane. They didn’t exist before. Also, the Jedi Civil War and the New Sith Wars are merged into one single conflict.
My opinion about the subject of UFOs and aliens is complex and multifaceted. However, I still want to try to explain it in the most linear and understandable way possible.
I believe that UFOs exist.
I believe that some UFOs are alien spacecrafts. Yes, the majority of UFO sightings can be explained through conventional phenomena, but I think that at least 20% of the sightings are the result of alien activity.
I believe that multiple alien species are visiting Earth, at least since the 19th century.
I believe that some alien spacecrafs crashed on Earth and have been recovered by Humans, specifically by the US Army and the Soviet/Russian Army. Furthermore, I believe that the US Army and the Russian Army successfully applied retro-engineering to the crushed alien ships and created new alien-based technology, which they’re currently hiding to the public.
I don’t believe that there are shape-shifting Reptilians controlling the world. These theories are just bulshit with no evidence whatsoever, and were probably created by the governments and secret services of the Western countries with the purpose of intoxicating the UFO community, discrediting serious ufology and ridiculing those who believe in aliens and UFOs.
I don’t believe that aliens ever contacted anyone directly, neither telepathically or face to face. Therefore, I’m of the opinion that all information concerning alleged Nordic aliens who come from the Pleiades and contact people telepathically is just nonsense. All these stories have been debunked by serious ufologists decades ago, and - again - were probably created by the governments and secret services of the Western countries in order to discredit serious ufology.
Personally, I am of the opinion that, even though there are multiple alien species visiting and studying Earth, none of them have bad intentions towards the planet and towards Humanity as a whole. Otherwise, they would have enslaved us or exterminated us a long time ago, since they clearly possess technology that would allow them to do so in just a few days. I’m more persuaded to believe that their intentions are just scientific. They are just observing us, to learn everything about us and observe how we evolve as a civilization. Which, if you think about it, is the same thing that we do when we observe insects, for example.
I don’t think that aliens ever abducted anyone. An advanced civilization that is capable of interstellar traveling would not need to abduct people and make them suffer. If they really need biological material from Humans, there are a lot of ways in which they could extract it. If they are really capable of interstellar traveling, they probably also have the technology to extract biological material from a person, and without the person even realizing it in the first place. For example, they could use microscopic probes to extract biological material from every person on the planet, without anyone even realizing it. I mean, we are capable of creating microscopic probes with our current technology, so I think that an interstellar civilization would have them, too. Seriously, I don’t think that it makes any sense for an advanced alien civilization to abduct people.
For the same exact reasons, I also don’t believe that the phenomenon of the mutilation of cows has an alien origin. Again, if aliens have the technology to travel between the stars and really need biological material from cows, they probably have the technology to extract it without damaging the cows. Just like they could use microscopic probes to extract biological material from Humans, they could also use them to extract biological material from cows.
I don’t see any logical reason to connect aliens and UFOs with the aforementioned phenomena. In my opinion, it’s way more logical to assume that the military-industrial complex is actually the one responsible for both phenomena. It makes much more sense to believe that the military forces of different nations are the ones experimenting with humans and animals, and then cover their operations by using alien stories.
I don’t believe that the crop circles have an alien origin. Why the hell and advanced extraterrestrial civilization would need to paint cryptic messages in crop? It doesn’t make any sense in my opinion.
Finally, I don’t believe in the Ancient Astronaut Theory. From my point of view, although it is possible that some alien ships may have been sighted in ancient times, it makes much more sense to support the official, academic version of ancient history, without involving aliens who - for some unexplainable reason - come to Earth to disguise themselves as Gods, rule humans, and build megalithic monuments.
This is a list of all the major changes I would make to the current Prequel Trilogy:
- The Clone War that is fought during the Trilogy should not be the only Clone War. Before the Prequels, there should be another Clone War, in which the Clone Masters created an Army of Clones and tried to take over the Galaxy, just like the Thrawn Trilogy says. Thus, the First Clone War is the one that was fought against the Clone Masters, while the Second Clone War is the one that was fought against the Separatists and it’s the one that was fought during the Prequel Trilogy, and in which Obi-Wan and Anakin participated. This way, the Clone Wars from the Thrawn Trilogy could be seen as true and there would be no significant contradiction with the pre-1999 EU, but at the same time we could also have a war against the Separatists.
- Anakin’s discovery, his taking by Obi-Wan and how he joined the Jedi Order should be themes that stay out of the movies, they should be themes for novels and comics set before the Prequel Trilogy, between the two Clone Wars. In the first movie, Anakin should be portrayed as Obi-Wan’s apprentice already. The first movie should be like Attack of the Clones, that is, a movie that serves to establish the beginning of the war (the Second Clone War) and the beginning of Anakin and Padmé’s relationship: the second movie should be like Labyrinth of Evil, that Is, an adventure that is set during the War itself; the third movie should be like the classical Revenge of the Sith, so it should show Anakin’s fall and the birth of the Empire.
- Anakin and Padmé should meet for the first time in the first movie. They doesn’t marry in the movie, nor for the rest of the Trilogy. Their relationship is not a marriage, but just a normal romantic relationship. Thus, Padmé is not Anakin’s wife, but simply his girlfriend. Furthermore, Padmé should still be the Senator of Naboo, but she should not be the former Queen. Jamilia should be the Queen all along. So, Anakin and Padmé meet each other when he’s 20 and she’s 25.
- There should be no rule forbidding the Jedi from having attachments, and the Jedi should be free to have romantic relationships. In general, the Jedi from the Prequel Trilogy should be more like the Jedi from the Tales of the Jedi comics. They should be heroes and should value positive feelings and positive relationships. Instead of teaching how to avoid relationships, the Jedi should teach how to have good relationships and should allow falling in love. Thus, Anakin and Padmé’s relationship should be public, and attachment management shouldn’t be the main storyline of the Trilogy, nor the reason of why Anakin falls to the Dark Side. I have nothing against the idea that the Jedi have their vision clouded by the Dark Side, and I’m also not against the idea that they have become a bureaucratized institution that puts itself at the service of corrupt politicians. I mean, I don’t want the Jedi to be portrayed as perfect through the Trilogy, but at the same time I’d like the audience to be able to share their basic philosophy, and I also don’t want them to forbid such a natural thing as falling in love.
- Anakin doesn’t fall to the Dark Side to try to save Padmé, but simply to try to end the War. Yes, he’s a slightly rebellious and a little stubborn person, but at the same time he’s very peaceful and would not hurt anyone. In spite of this, the War eventually transform and radicalize him. Such a radicalization leeds Anakin to embrace authoritarian ideals as time goes by (he never treats Padmé badly, though). In the end, Anakin ends up getting so sick of all the War and all the suffering that he sees through the Galaxy on a daily bases, that he becomes willing to do anything to put an end to all of it. So, Palpatine reveals himself as the Dark Lord of the Sith who was always behind everything and offers Anakin to join him, to bring order to the Galaxy and stop the War. Anakin eventually accepts, but at the same time he becomes corrupted by the Darkness, to the point that he ends up doing things he never thought he would do, such as killing all the Jedi inside the Temple after the activation of Order 66. Then, he ends up killing Padmé (she dies in childbirth due to the injuries he gave her), and the duel on Mustafar would be the same, so he ends up being burned in lava.
- I have nothing against the use of the Clones by the Republic, but I think the Separatists should use a Clone Army as well. So, Dooku and Palpatine would orchestrate the creation of the Grand Army of the Republic, but at the same time they would also create a Clone Army for the Confederacy, obviously using two different people to create the Clones. Also, Jango Fett should not exist. The Prequel Trilogy should respect the pre-1999 lore, therefore Boba Fett’s backstory shouldn’t change. So, the Clones used by the Republic are Clones of an important Mandalorian bounty hunter, which is not related to Boba Fett, though.
- I have nothing against the idea of Yoda using a lightsaber to fight, but I think he should only use the lightsaber once, that is, during the final duel against Darth Sidious in the third movie. That should be the first and last time we see Yoda using his lightsaber in all of the movies.
- Anakin is not the Chosen One. There should be no Chosen One in general. Anakin should have a biological father and mother like all normal humans, and he should be a normal human without any divine or special connotations. However, Anakin never knew his father, as he died before he was born. After Anakin left Tatooine to become a Jedi, Shmi married again. She married Cliegg Lars and lived with him, Owen and Beru for many years. However, she died before the Prequel Trilogy began, so we never see her. Sometimes Anakin mentions her during the course of the three movies, though, and throughout the trilogy Anakin should visit the Lars family at least once. This way, we have the opportunity to explore the frictions and differences between Owen and Anakin, of which Obi-Wan talks about in Star Wars (1977).
I’m currently planning to rewrite the Prequels by using this main concepts. My Trilogy will be based on the premise that most of the pre-1999 EU is Canon, and Rogue One will be considered Canon as well. If any of you are interested, maybe I could open a specific thread about it…