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#1402263
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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axlanian said:

Chase Adams said:

Just to pull an idea RogueLeader had in the TROS ideas thread for everyone’s consideration…

RogueLeader said:

Kind of building on the idea of the crackly Skywalker saber, I think it could be interesting if during Kylo and Rey’s duel on the Death Star, that Rey’s saber was almost becoming “overloaded” from the constant saber-clashing, and starts shorting out by the end of the duel. For example, in the shot where Rey sort of shakes her hand, you could have the saber fluttering in and out. Then finally, when Kylo keeps hammering away at Rey while she is on the ground, we could see the saber give out while Kylo is raising his to deliver the final blow. This would give a reason for why Rey grabs Kylo’s saber and stabs him with it, rather than just using her own.

I think it would add an interesting aspect to the duel that we haven’t really seen before, where our characters are dealing with a malfunctioning weapon. It also gives Rey a practical reason for why she inevitably builds her own.

This is something I really think would be great to fully realise. 😃
Hopefully it can find a place in this edit.

If this is something feasible that someone here is able to do, it would be one of the best changes possible. I’m still frustrated that JJ completely ignored Luke’s saber getting broken in half.

Are you kidding? The fact that it was fixed and even has a thing attaching the two broken pieces of the lightsaber serves as a visual reminder for Rey’s failure in TLJ, sort of like Kylo Ren’s scar which symbolizes how his actions of killing Han will always be there.

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#1401827
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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sade1212 said:

Maybe it’s the (in the British sense, mind you) republican in me but I don’t get the obsession with inherited power. Sure, Luke’s dad was a powerful force user, but we have no indication that Sheev Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Mace Windu, Ahsoka and so on came from any family background of using the Force.

Also in TPM Qui-Gon implies to Anakin’s mother that the Jedi screen for children in the Republic to see if they’re Force-sensitive or not, implying they look for children anywhere in the Republic, not bloodlines (“Had he been born in the Republic, we would have identified him early, and he would have become Jedi, no doubt…he has the way. But it’s too late for him now, he’s too old.”); and in AotC, it’s stated having personal attachments would get Anakin expelled if caught.

This creates the inference that most Force-users don’t come from powerful lineages.

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#1401801
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

TestingOutTheTest said:

Uh, what? In TFA, Rey accepts her family is never coming back to see or get her, and Finn learns to stop running away from the First Order and fight for someone: Rey.

She doesn’t really accept that, she just swaps out Luke as the one she’s searching for, it’s even spoken in dialogue. That’s not an arc.

The whole reason she wanted to stay on/return to Jakku is to wait for her family to come back, she feels that if she leaves Jakku then her family will not be able to find her there.

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#1401754
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

We don’t have footage of her tomb, so that would have to be created from scratch.

I proposed in Hal’s thread we come up with new scenes like Adywan did with the OT.

And it would also raise the question of how does Rey even know who Padmé is?

I mean, you can apply that same question to Rey and the whole Lars homestead situation…

Luke and Leia never knew Padmé, though Leia knew of her ostensibly…

I mean, they’d know specific things after death as Force ghosts; it’s why Obi-Wan knows about Vader being “more machine than man” in the OT and why he knows who Rey is in TFA, also why Luke (not Leia, but Luke) knew of her connection with Palps.

I guess you can imply them guiding Rey to Naboo or something…?

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#1401677
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(The Force Awakens) The Legacy of Captain Han Solo | A Legends Cut [Workprint Released]
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Acbagel said:

Oops, changelist should’ve said cut mention of the “trash compactor”, just fixed that in OP. I left the initial line about the garbage chute just so we know why Phasma is no longer in the film. There’s actually a comic that shows how she escapes in time.

No one should have to go outside of a film and rely on stuff such as comics, sequels, etc. in order for it to make sense.

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#1401666
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Is it possible to have Rey go to Naboo instead of Tatooine and set Anakin, Luke (yes, Luke’s green lightsaber) and Leia’s lightsabers beside or inside Padmé’s tomb? Setting the lightsabers beside or inside Padmé’s tomb would be symbolic of the Skywalker family finally getting to be together after death.

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#1401661
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(The Force Awakens) The Legacy of Captain Han Solo | A Legends Cut [Workprint Released]
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Cut the mention of a garbage chute

I love how you remove this, it avoids the plot hole in The Last Jedi of Phasma somehow being there after being thrown into a trash compactor on a planet that promptly exploded after.

Removed Finn saying, “Come get it!” and then charging at Kylo.

The point of that line is to show that Finn is no longer running away from the First Order, he is now willing to stand up to them.

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#1401387
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)
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There is an issue I feel needs to be addressed… it’s established in the actual film that the Falcon cannot jump to lightspeed because of the compressor (until Rey turns it off during the Rathar sequence so Han can jump to lightspeed), yet you had the Falcon jump to lightspeed after the chase on Jakku.

You also removed Rey saving Finn from the Rathar; the whole point of that scene was to show Rey now caring for Finn despite initially disliking him.