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#1510927
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Community Focus Thread 1: The Phantom Menace
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I like the idea, but I agree too many short scenes. I’d arrange it a little differently and cut a bit more:

  • Begin with the crawl, scroll down in space to the ship.
  • Cut the stuff with the captain/Nute Gunray/etc.
  • First interior shot should just be Qui-Gonn/Obi-Wan enter, what’s in the mock-up is good. They should be our first characters we see.
  • Move on to Gunray talking to Palpy as we saw in the mock-up, then go from that to a cut where they are told they have the transmission from Amidala.
  • Then to Amidala talking to the Jedi Council which gives us a nice flow. Which then ends with them discussing “that can only mean invasion” which leads to -->
  • Then the ship explosion, but no need to show the captain/co-captain, all we need is to see the exterior/explosion.
  • And then to the Jedi reaction/fight.

All of that flows and shouldn’t have the choppy feel to it. (I don’t think.)

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#1510863
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TCW: The Complete Movie Series
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I’ve come up with a list of necessary episodes too that also is 14 movies, but that is just with a list of eps before trying to edit or anything. When actually editing, it will probably be less. I also have a different list of eps than you do. I looked at what actually had any permanence, and honestly cheated a bit on some arcs that I know aren’t faves (like I know almost everyone hates the D-Squad arc, but I loved it, and the Mortis arc could be removed too). Also, I would cut a crap-ton of the Martez arc down and pretty much move that into the Siege of Mandalore/final "Episode. So taking those three out would get me down to 11 alone, before any other edits.

So here would be my list of eps that I consider important to the overall saga, feel of it. And while doing it, I’d probably cut other things as well. I moved some eps around, grouped them together and such. Obviously, again, this would be before editing, transitions, trims, etc.

S2E16 CAT AND MOUSE
S1E16 THE HIDDEN ENEMY
THE CLONE WARS Movie (98m) 2h22m

S3E01 CLONE CADETS
S1E02 AMBUSH
S1E9 CLOAK OF DARKNESS
S1E10 LAIR OF GRIEVOUS
S1E11 DOOKU CAPTURED
S1E12 THE GUNGAN GENERAL 2h12m

S1E22 HOSTAGE CRISIS
S2E01 HOLOCRON HEIST
S2E02 CARGO OF DOOM
S2E03 CHILDREN OF THE FORCE 1h28m

S2E04 SENATE SPY
S2E05 LANDING AT POINT RAIN
S2E06 WEAPONS FACTORY
S2E07 LEGACY OF TERROR
S2E08 BRAIN INVADERS 1h50m

S2E12 THE MANDALORE PLOT
S2E13 VOYAGE OF TEMPTATION
S2E14 DUCHESS OF MANDALORE
S3E05 CORRUPTION
S3E06 THE ACADEMY 1h50m

S3E12 NIGHTSISTERS
S3E13 MONSTER
S3E14 WITCHES OF THE MIST
S4E19 MASSACRE
S4E20 BOUNTY 1h50m

S3E15 OVERLORDS
S3E16 ALTAR OF MORTIS
S3E17 GHOSTS OF MORTIS
S4E21 BROTHERS
S4E22 REVENGE
S5E01 REVIVAL 2h12m

  • S5E10 SECRET WEAPONS
    S5E11 A SUNNY DAY IN THE VOID
    S5E12 MISSING IN ACTION
    S5E13 POINT OF NO RETURN 1h28m

  • Yes, I know most can’t stand this one.

S4E14 A FRIEND IN NEED
S5E14 EMINENCE
S5E15 SHADES OF REASON
S5E16 THE LAWLESS 1h28m

S5E17 SABOTAGE
S5E18 THE JEDI WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
S5E19 TO CATCH A JEDI
S5E20 THE WRONG JEDI 1h28m

S6E01 THE UNKNOWN
S6E02 CONSPIRACY
S6E03 FUGITIVE
S6E04 ORDERS 1h28m

THE SITH LORD {JUSTICE} (From ‘Tales of the Jedi’)
S6E10 THE LOST ONE
S6E11 VOICES
S6E12 DESTINY
S6E13 SACRIFICE 2h17m

S7E5-8 MARTEZ SISTERS - Major edits to get to Bo-Katan (Unknown time)

S7E09-12 THE SEIGE OF MANDALORE - Opens with the final scene with their ship landing and then seeing all of the graves to Ahsoka looking down at her lightsaber and then a white fade indicating a flashback into the rest of the arc play out. Then we have the ship landing, see the grave markings, and then do the white flashback fade cut to the lightsaber in Ahsoka’s hand to show the flashback is over. From that we have the end of the scene to Darth Vader. Cut to the beginning of Ahsoka’s “Tales of the Jedi” episode, “Resolve” up to Bail given her a way to reach out to him. END. (Unknown time)

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#1510845
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Tales of the Jedi (Dooku episodes) + TCW
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Fullmetaled said:

I wish we could have seen dooku meeting sidious for the first time finding out palpatine and sidious were One in the same turning on syfo dyas starting the clone army etc. those pieces shouldn’t have been excluded not even remotely.

I agree, but I like how this gives us more of a story on him, and fleshes him out in between AOTC and ROTS. I’m slowly building my ultimate epic SW Saga movie collection that will include my preferred movie edits, tv show edits into films, etc. And this will now be part of it.

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#1510524
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Tales of the Jedi (Dooku episodes) + TCW
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EddieDean said:

I considered this- they add up to 45 minutes so aren’t a movie on their own, but I think the main concern trying to make a movie from it is that Dooku doesn’t have much character in TCW beyond cartoon villainy. The most interesting Dooku stuff is probably the Nightsisters arc, though that’s not really a Dooku story, and perhaps Scipio, where he’s involved in fairly “Imperial” stuff but again he’s not a major focus. But probably best, you do have the Yoda arc going into Sifo-Dyas, which gives some good Dooku/Sidious stuff too, that could work.

Ah, I was thinking of the Sifo-Dyas arc myself! I think that might be it after all!

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#1510513
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Tales of the Jedi (Dooku episodes) + TCW
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I really loved the Dooku episodes in TotJ, and was wondering, but I don’t know TCW well enough to know the answer to this. Has anyone thought of a way of creating a movie or multiple movies with the Dooku eps from TotJ with some of his Clone Wars episodes?

ETA:

Eddie Dean had a great idea to use Yoda’s Sifo-Diyas quest and I think that would really work. I looked at them all and I think it could totally work like this, cutting "Choices, and slipping “Justice” in as a flashback right after Dooku chooses to not attend Qui-Gon Jinn’s funeral.

  • “The Sith Lord” (“Justice” contained within this episode)
  • “The Lost One”
  • “Voices”
  • “Destiny”
  • “Sacrifice”

The total running time would be 137 minutes before any cuts, transitions that might be necessary. Not sure what I would call it yet. But I like how it shows why Dooku was turned, how they tried to turn Yoda, but yet he did not. There’s a nice symmetry there. And it would fit nicely between AOTC/ROTS/TCW at some point because it contains key characters (Anakin, OBW, QGJ, Palpy, Dooku, Ahsoka, etc.)

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#1509158
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Community Focus Thread 1: The Phantom Menace
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Peter Pan said:

I spend the last week finishing my attempt at an fast paced Opening for TPM.
Key plot points are:

-new status quo at the beginning of the movie: The Trade Federation isn’t even in the picture yet, the main conflict is the tension between the Gungan (Warriors) and the Naboo (Pacifist)*

-the Jedi are send to diffuse the situation

-The Trade Federation exploit the instability and invades the planet

-The Jedi save the queen and speed away

But see for yourself:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CiqeDqziCzEtLhAEtYz6QHoP6qq3Z_Ex/view?usp=sharing

I really like this EXCEPT I would move the Palpatine/Trade Federation scene to before the invasion starts so that we go from them saying the invasion is on track to the invasion and then from that to QGJ and OWK coming from the Gungan place. That would flow better.

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#1505551
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Star Wars: Ashes of the Republic - Andor Edit (V1 Released!)
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WitchDR said:

arabian said:

Vladius said:

Wouldn’t you want to wait for the season to finish first?

Editors here did the same thing with Obi-Wan. I will never understand editing a project before it’s even done. You simply don’t know what is going to happen with a show until the season is over and “fixing” something before it’s even done? It just personally saddens me that people are so quick to correct the hard work that people have put into these shows, assume this or that doesn’t matter that they can’t even wait until the show is over. But that’s just me, I suppose.

I don’t really see any problem getting a head start or discussing with other people edit ideas for an ongoing show. If it saddens you to see people edit away peoples hard work on shows, maybe the fan editing section of the forums isn’t something for you?

The fan editing forum isn’t for me because I said that editing ONGOING series saddens me? The vast majority of fan-edits in this forum is for finished projects. My comment was based on the fact that editing while a show is in progress discounts the hard work that the showrunners have done because (I personally feel–this is just my opinion) there are elements that could come into play that won’t be revealed until the project is finished. By editing before the project is finished and editing out this or that, there is an assumption that this or that isn’t important. But they could be important, but the fan-editor doesn’t know that because the project is not finished. And that I feel is a disservice to the hard work put in by the showrunners and all involved because the finished product hasn’t been seen. But that’s just my personal opinion on the matter.

As I said, to each their own. (And I would have left it at my first comment had you not made yours.) Still, as Eddie Dean said: You do you.

EddieDean said:

arabian said:

Vladius said:

Wouldn’t you want to wait for the season to finish first?

Editors here did the same thing with Obi-Wan. I will never understand editing a project before it’s even done.

I’m totally with you on this, buddy. What some people think of as padding, I just think of as fabric and texture. I’ve never had a problem with downtime spent in the Star Wars universe without necessarily pushing the plot forward. And I do wish we’d see more ideas/collaborative threads producing a small number of community edits rather than a lot of individual edits (as we saw with Kenobi).

I so agree with you. I ADORE the community threads for the PT that (I believe) you started. I have just had an absolute blast reading those. One day – probably when I’m retired, LOL – I plan on going through those threads and cherry-pick my favorite ideas.

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#1505482
Topic
Star Wars: Ashes of the Republic - Andor Edit (V1 Released!)
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Vladius said:

Wouldn’t you want to wait for the season to finish first?

Editors here did the same thing with Obi-Wan. I will never understand editing a project before it’s even done. You simply don’t know what is going to happen with a show until the season is over and “fixing” something before it’s even done? It just personally saddens me that people are so quick to correct the hard work that people have put into these shows, assume this or that doesn’t matter that they can’t even wait until the show is over. But that’s just me, I suppose.

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#1490986
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut) [REVIVAL SOON]
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I am in the minority in that I simply am not a big fan of ROTS much at all and all of your changes pretty much articulate why, so even if this is unpolished, I’d love to see what you’ve done. And, yes, if you ever do go back to it – hey Kenobi seems to have inspired you a bit, it could be cool to revisit it.

So, pretty please hit me up with a link!