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#1396336
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My personal edit of A New Hope (with SC38 Reimagined) (Released)
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kpaciello said:

c0rpze said:

Buzz, for starters, you’ve done a really good job with this edit. This version of ANH will replace the original cut in my personal fan edit collection when viewing the entire saga. I watched both versions (FINAL NO JABBA & FINAL W/ JABBA). While I do enjoy the SE edits that aid the film, the Jabba scene does not work for me. So, I want to thank you for creating an alternate version without Jabba.

Now regarding SC38, overall I will say that it transitions very smoothly with the original cut of ANH and it holds up well as a reminder to the intense lightsaber fight we saw in ROTS. I can also tell and understand that much of SC38 was trimmed down to match the length of the original 1977 fight scene. However, I truly think that it would have been great to see the extended fight scene of SC38. First to mention is that we are missing Obi Wan placing his hood over his head. It’s a minor detail but in one scene, we get to see Kenobi readying his lightsaber with his hood down. Once he encounters Darth Vader, his hood is suddenly up. This could certainly be ignored but I think little details such as this help explain the sudden transition. Also towards the end of the fight, I really like that Obi Wan’s force push on Darth Vader, as well as Anakin’s “I hate you!”/Obi Wan’s “You were my brother, Anakin.” flashback lines, were left out. But I truly think that most of the initial lightsaber fight, including the “red” hallway scene, would have been great additions to the overall fight between the two. I think it helps to show how powerful Darth Vader continues to be as he feverishly works towards killing Obi Wan. Especially after seeing the Sith Lord’s actions in ROTS and Rogue One. I was definitely yearning for a little more of the lightsaber fight. It fell a bit short for me.
What are your thoughts on this?

Again, thank you so much for sharing your version of ANH. It’s a notable edit in my book!

Agreed! The edit is AWESOME! I think it could be even better with more of SC38, especially the scenes you mentioned. The red hallway scene is one of my favorite parts. Also the flashback lines.

We may get to see another edit next year if time allows.

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#1395343
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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smudger9 said:

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Thanks for the review.

For the logo, I wanted to move away from Fox because their association with Star Wars is now a distant memory, but keep the fanfare. The Star Wars faces worked better than the Disney Castle! You could always pretend that Kylo Ren is a Legends Sith from KOTOR.

I will be touching up Episode 1 once I have finalised my Episode 2 ideas. That version will have a STAR WARS crawl logo release, as will Episode 2.

The end Gideon scene has been much debated. I tried many ways of including it, but none of them worked for me, and ultimately I wanted a stand-alone film much in the vein of the original Star Wars. That scene just screamed to me… look what’s coming in season 2!

You’re welcome. I understand where you’re coming from. I saw the different opinions and ideas people had while you were working through this edit. No easy feat for sure. Good luck with Season 2. I can’t wait to see it.

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#1395203
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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Smudger9, thanks again for sharing your edit with the fans. I just finished watching your cut, and overall, I enjoyed it a lot. I felt like I was watching a classic Star Wars ride with a story that flowed very well. You did a great job adding in the opening crawl, creating seamless transitions between scenes/episodes, and narrowing the film down to a core storyline by making conscious decisions on what scenes to keep and what scenes to cut. In the first act, it took me a moment to understand where you were going with the earlier scenes because I was expecting to see specific moments/events that were actually cut. At first, it felt like there was something missing in Mando’s character build but your choice of progression quickly clicked with me once I made the connection between the opening crawl and Mando turning in his bounty. As someone else had already mentioned, the action does seem to feel a bit too constant at times. Though, here I try to imagine the life of a galactic Bounty Hunter that isn’t necessarily all beaches and cocktails. Mando ‘constantly’ has to stay on his feet with little to no rest. Especially now with Grogu in his possession. It’s a dangerous life for a hunter and I think it’s well portrayed in your edit.
There are some minor editor nitpicks I have:

  • The 20th Century Fox logo or the reimagined Walt Disney style Fox logo versus Disney’s Star Wars “faces”. The Mandalorian manages to make Star Wars “cool“ again and to be reminded of Kylo Ren isn’t something I look forward to. I may not be speaking for all but the Mandalorian replaces the Sequel Trilogy in my mind.
  • The ‘Star Wars The Mandalorian logo’ looks really, really cool but I was expecting the traditional Star Wars logo with a Mandalorian subtitle before the crawl (e.g. “The Mandalorian/Episode I/A Vergence in the Force”). I feel like this would’ve kept the fan edit consistent with any other Star Wars fan edit that has worked to remove these reimagined Disney logos and openings without the crawl. The classic Star Wars logo would hit it a little more home. It’s a Star Wars film but the subtitle would reveal what type of Star Wars film it is.
  • I don’t think the final scene should be a hidden scene à la Marvel. I think it should take place after Mando takes down Moff Gideon’s Tie and before preparing his ship to leave Nevarro.

As mentioned, you’ve done an outstanding job with this cut. Your edit will work as a continuation of selected fan edits to compile the best Star Wars saga possible. I am now highly anticipating episode 2. However you decide to patch the story, please do not cut Ahsoka (or Boba Fett). The Jedi episode was one of the best. Here we are shown to believe that Mando has finally found a Jedi that can help him but that of course turns out to not be the case. In other words, we are set to believe that Mando is close to completing his quest but there is more to it than what Mando is able to believe. He doesn’t understand the nature between the Light and the Dark side. Ahsoka attempts to explain this. Mando has to understand that he can’t just drop off Grogu with any force wielder. Ahsoka helps Mando (and the viewer) learn more about Grogu. Additionally, we don’t get to see many Jedis in action (unless we go back to the Prequels era). I don’t think Ahsoka would ruin or diminish the reveal in the final episode of season 2 (I initially thought it was Ahsoka boarding Moff’s cruiser until I saw the black glove and the green lightsaber light up). Ahsoka did not detract from the final reveal in my experience. I think it added to it, heightening the excitement because again, we don’t get to see a lot of Jedis in action these days.

That is all for the feedback I have. Thanks again for allowing me to view your edit.

smudger9 said:

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#1384355
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My personal edit of A New Hope (with SC38 Reimagined) (Released)
Time

You’re welcome, Buzz! I’m glad I was able to share my thoughts. I’ll be happy to check out the updated version if and when you do decide to work on it. I know how busy life gets. Either way, I will definitely enjoy your current efforts.

Buzz Lightyear said:

c0rpze said:

Buzz, for starters, you’ve done a really good job with this edit. This version of ANH will replace the original cut in my personal fan edit collection when viewing the entire saga. I watched both versions (FINAL NO JABBA & FINAL W/ JABBA). While I do enjoy the SE edits that aid the film, the Jabba scene does not work for me. So, I want to thank you for creating an alternate version without Jabba.

Now regarding SC38, overall I will say that it transitions very smoothly with the original cut of ANH and it holds up well as a reminder to the intense lightsaber fight we saw in ROTS. I can also tell and understand that much of SC38 was trimmed down to match the length of the original 1977 fight scene. However, I truly think that it would have been great to see the extended fight scene of SC38. First to mention is that we are missing Obi Wan placing his hood over his head. It’s a minor detail but in one scene, we get to see Kenobi readying his lightsaber with his hood down. Once he encounters Darth Vader, his hood is suddenly up. This could certainly be ignored but I think little details such as this help explain the sudden transition. Also towards the end of the fight, I really like that Obi Wan’s force push on Darth Vader, as well as Anakin’s “I hate you!”/Obi Wan’s “You were my brother, Anakin.” flashback lines, were left out. But I truly think that most of the initial lightsaber fight, including the “red” hallway scene, would have been great additions to the overall fight between the two. I think it helps to show how powerful Darth Vader continues to be as he feverishly works towards killing Obi Wan. Especially after seeing the Sith Lord’s actions in ROTS and Rogue One. I was definitely yearning for a little more of the lightsaber fight. It fell a bit short for me.
What are your thoughts on this?

Again, thank you so much for sharing your version of ANH. It’s a notable edit in my book!

Thanks so much for the feedback! I actually do think I’ll end up making an extended cut that incorporates more of the fight (which will be in a separate version, so the current links will remain active for the current version). However, I might not get around to it until next year. Depends on how busy I am.

Bridol123 said:

Could get a link, please?

PM sent.

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#1383597
Topic
My personal edit of A New Hope (with SC38 Reimagined) (Released)
Time

Buzz, for starters, you’ve done a really good job with this edit. This version of ANH will replace the original cut in my personal fan edit collection when viewing the entire saga. I watched both versions (FINAL NO JABBA & FINAL W/ JABBA). While I do enjoy the SE edits that aid the film, the Jabba scene does not work for me. So, I want to thank you for creating an alternate version without Jabba.

Now regarding SC38, overall I will say that it transitions very smoothly with the original cut of ANH and it holds up well as a reminder to the intense lightsaber fight we saw in ROTS. I can also tell and understand that much of SC38 was trimmed down to match the length of the original 1977 fight scene. However, I truly think that it would have been great to see the extended fight scene of SC38. First to mention is that we are missing Obi Wan placing his hood over his head. It’s a minor detail but in one scene, we get to see Kenobi readying his lightsaber with his hood down. Once he encounters Darth Vader, his hood is suddenly up. This could certainly be ignored but I think little details such as this help explain the sudden transition. Also towards the end of the fight, I really like that Obi Wan’s force push on Darth Vader, as well as Anakin’s “I hate you!”/Obi Wan’s “You were my brother, Anakin.” flashback lines, were left out. But I truly think that most of the initial lightsaber fight, including the “red” hallway scene, would have been great additions to the overall fight between the two. I think it helps to show how powerful Darth Vader continues to be as he feverishly works towards killing Obi Wan. Especially after seeing the Sith Lord’s actions in ROTS and Rogue One. I was definitely yearning for a little more of the lightsaber fight. It fell a bit short for me.
What are your thoughts on this?

Again, thank you so much for sharing your version of ANH. It’s a notable edit in my book!

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#1383484
Topic
My personal edit of A New Hope (with SC38 Reimagined) (Released)
Time

Thanks Buzz! I’ll be able to watch this later on today (if not tomorrow) and provide you with my thoughts after. I’ll probably prefer the version without the Jabba scene. It was a bit jarring to watch the first time I saw it but we’ll see how this scene feels today. Thanks again!

Buzz Lightyear said:

Okay so I just got done finishing up a few more changes to my edit. This time I restored the original “If you strike me down” clip, since the SC38 Reimagined version looked pretty dodgy (and had bad lip synching). I also adjusted the aspect ratio (which required replacing scenes that came from the original movie) so that it would be consistent throughout the whole movie.

Here’s the scene in its current state:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFhHyVOGfbE

And again, I made both a version that includes the Jabba scene and a version that excludes it. I’m thinking of eventually making a third version that adds some more of the SC38 Reimagined fight back in…but that would be awhile off, and would be separate from the two current versions. Hopefully this will be their final state…but, well, you know how it goes.

c0rpze said:

Hi Buzz Lightyear. I just stumbled across your post. I very much enjoyed SC38 when it came out and i think it makes ANH a stronger film. I had thought about someone actually tackling an edit by adding SC38 into ANH at the time and wondered if I could try editing the film myself (but it would’ve been my first attempt at something like this). I own collections of the Star Wars films on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, and digital. I also enjoy collecting fan edits. If you don’t mind, I would be interested in watching your edit. I would love to provide feedback as well if that’s okay.

PM sent.

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#1382885
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Discussion: a thread for <strong>fan-made</strong> Star Wars projects, trinkets, gizmos, and endeavours
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Thanks for your reply! Sounds good to me then! I wouldn’t have an issue with modifying these kits to my liking, whether having to apply glue, paint and/or sanding. This might the start of a new collection.

canofhumdingers said:

c0rpze said:

I’m looking to purchase a Death Trooper kit soon. Could you share what the quality is like for these kits? Did you have to do any glueing to keep pieces together or keep them stable? Great job by the way! If these are decent, I’d like to start my own collection.

canofhumdingers said:

Posted more about it in the collectibles sub forum a few weeks ago, but I built a Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper model recently.





Bandai kits are wonderful. The engineering, detail, quality, everything is top notch. They are made to be snap-fit kits but sometimes you’ll find a piece that would be better off glued. They are molded in generally the correct colors so they advertise as not needing paint. But they are true model kits and, in my opinion, still need to be painted. They also benefit from some minor seam filling and sanding where necessary.

But they are tons of fun. If you have any interest at all I say go for it!

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#1382232
Topic
When have you quoted Star Wars lines in the right situation?
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I had the opportunity of utilizing a Star Wars quote in a job interview which took place about 2 years ago. It brought out big smiles from the interviewers and it helped break the ice for the remainder of the interview. I don’t exactly recall word for word what the question was but they purposely included the word “Darkside” and what I would do to counteract it. I quickly caught on to the reference, then simply waved my hand and said “These are not the Droids you are looking for.”, indicating my awareness of the Force as a Star Wars fan. I am more than thankful to still have this job today with all that we have going on and also thinking that I can always rely on Star Wars to escape to a galaxy far, far away.

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#1382222
Topic
Discussion: a thread for <strong>fan-made</strong> Star Wars projects, trinkets, gizmos, and endeavours
Time

I’m looking to purchase a Death Trooper kit soon. Could you share what the quality is like for these kits? Did you have to do any glueing to keep pieces together or keep them stable? Great job by the way! If these are decent, I’d like to start my own collection.

canofhumdingers said:

Posted more about it in the collectibles sub forum a few weeks ago, but I built a Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper model recently.





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#1382219
Topic
My personal edit of A New Hope (with SC38 Reimagined) (Released)
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Hi Buzz Lightyear. I just stumbled across your post. I very much enjoyed SC38 when it came out and i think it makes ANH a stronger film. I had thought about someone actually tackling an edit by adding SC38 into ANH at the time and wondered if I could try editing the film myself (but it would’ve been my first attempt at something like this). I own collections of the Star Wars films on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, and digital. I also enjoy collecting fan edits. If you don’t mind, I would be interested in watching your edit. I would love to provide feedback as well if that’s okay.

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#1382217
Topic
<strong>Star Wars: Squadrons</strong> - video game
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That sounds exciting! I’m highly interested in playing this in VR. I can only imagine how close to a “real” Star Wars experience this can be for a fan. I’ll definitely have to pick up a joystick as mentioned earlier in thread to complete the package. Christmas is coming up so, would be a great gift to put on the list. I’ll have to say that I’m still waiting for the ultimate Star Wars experience that was originally to be Battlefront 3. Being able to participate in ground battles but hop into a fighter and take off into space to take out Destroyers or land on one to continue the fight on board seamlessly would be amazing!

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#1380708
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I just attended a screening of The Empire Strikes Back SE at my local theater
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I miss going to the movies. I had planned to see several movies this year but most, if not all, have been rescheduled for next year. I’m also curious about the next Star Wars adventure we get to see on the big screen (that’s worth seeing). The last time I saw the OT at the movies is when George released the Special Editions back in ‘97. I’d like to see the 4K versions as long as I’m not cringing over the changes that were made to the original cut, hah. But then again, I was okay with the SE since I didn’t become aware of Star Wars until ROTJ came out on VHS and I didn’t get to see the OT at the theatre until the SE anniversary.

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#1380701
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<strong>Star Wars: Squadrons</strong> - video game
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doubleofive said:

c0rpze said:

Hey everyone, what’s the learning curve for this type of game if you haven’t played a lot of flight sims? I have played X-Wing Alliance and Tie Fighter on PC a long, long time ago (no pun intended) and own the Battlefront games. Though, I’m average at best at these type of games. I’ve been intrigued by being able to play Squadrons in VR especially after playing the Battlefront X-Wing experience (and that is something else!). I also read up on some reviews and have heard negatives. Any positives you may be able to share?

I was afraid I would not be good at this game, and I’m not, but I’m having fun with it. I have the same experience as you, so I imagine you would be as mediocre as I! I think the key is finding your class and sticking with it. Get good at Bombers or Interceptors, something like that.

Yeah, as long as it’s fun, that’s all that really matters. Do you play this game in VR by chance? I can imagine it being quite exhilarating if the gameplay isn’t too challenging. I played Battlefront’s X-Wing VR experience and had a blast with it.

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#1380169
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<strong>Star Wars: Squadrons</strong> - video game
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Hey everyone, what’s the learning curve for this type of game if you haven’t played a lot of flight sims? I have played X-Wing Alliance and Tie Fighter on PC a long, long time ago (no pun intended) and own the Battlefront games. Though, I’m average at best at these type of games. I’ve been intrigued by being able to play Squadrons in VR especially after playing the Battlefront X-Wing experience (and that is something else!). I also read up on some reviews and have heard negatives. Any positives you may be able to share?

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#1380059
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💡 <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡
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Hi OT!

I have been a Star Wars fan since the 80’s (I was born in 1981) and have not been able to shake it as much as I had wanted to in recent times. My introduction to OT Star Wars was over wearing out the VHS tapes, when I was a kid, as i could not get enough of its world. It was my dad’s fault but I honestly don’t blame him for it. Today, as a collector, I own versions of the films on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital. I also collect the comic books, books, posters, action figures, video games, and miniature games. It has always been a pretty big deal in my life. And while I try to keep myself involved as much as possible, I always come across new stories and information regarding its universe. Sadly, Disney had done a pretty good job in keeping me disinterested for a bit in the the past recent years with its adaptation of the sequel trilogy. However, I can say that Rogue One managed to bring me back to the reasons why I love Star Wars so much (though, there is a only 1 specific version I can watch that makes it a true Star Wars movie 😉). I also cannot forget to mention the Mandalorian. I am highly excited for its upcoming 2nd season!
By joining OT.com, I hope to discuss all things Star Wars with other fans and possibly learn about characters/stories I have yet discovered or just hash out thoughts and opinions. Of course I will need to learn how this site works as a newbie. See you around and MTFBWY!