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#1441173
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Peter Pan said:

I wonder if you could add Sifo Dyas to TPM by tweaking sidious’ holograms and keep only his scene with Maul on coruscant as a cameo.

The tricky thing might be to write and record Sifo Dyas new dialogue so that it is evident that he is merely the messenger and not the real mastermind.
Other than that there could be some opportunities to hint at his real identity, for example it could be him that warns Gunray that the ambassadors are Jedi knights or he could propose to buy a better army.
Cough, cough, clones or something, cough, cough.

I always thought “Sifo Dyas” was Dooku, considering Obi-Wan confirms that the real Sifo Dyas died before the clone army was ordered.

Not that that necessarily impacts on your idea - just cut those lines from AOTC and it’s fine.

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#1441170
Topic
No-Palpatine Rise of Skywalker Radical Brainstorming Thread
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I really like all of these ideas. It would be tricky to turn the Palpatine footage into holograms since he looks so different in TROS than in ROTJ, but maybe even filming a new actor in costume with an obscured face could be used to dub the dialogue over.

I agree that the ending with the Force lightning needs something else. I think it needs to connect with the fleet literally and Rey stops it, otherwise you run into that same issue of Rey’s journey being disconnected from saving the Resistance and the Galaxy. Plus, incidental falling debris knocking Ben into a pit would be similarly unsatisfying, I think.

It’s all worth pursuing though. I really like the idea of obscuring Palpatine’s face and dubbing him over with a very different voice; in my head I read your dialogue as sounding something like Vaneé from Rogue One.

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#1441157
Topic
Pokémon: The Last Jedi (pre-production)
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Chase Adams said:

Exquisite.

Hal 9000 said:

Snorlax blocking the path is a better use for him.

Idk what fever dream brought this idea on. And I don’t know much beyond gen 2, personally. Pikachu doesn’t just use a thunderstone anymore, eh?

Gen 2 is always going to be my favourite and I could probably write a hundred page essay explaining why I think it’s the best one. I haven’t played Gen 8 yet, but I’ve been watching the show with my son recently and it’s sold me on Gen 8 as a whole.

TestingOutTheTest said:

Where can I find the dewbacks only version?

There’s a thread for it probably half a dozen pages back, but it’s still a WIP at this stage.

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#1441124
Topic
The Last Jedi: Stoic Edition (WIP)
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Update:

  • GMatias sent me a 4k version of the shot of Snoke I needed; I’ve integrated it into the edit and the shot transition looks great now.
  • I’m working on Rose’s line using clips from Cobalt Squadron. It’s slow going because there’s so many different options for words and phonemes - it’s nearly a five hour audio file of KMT talking! - and there’s a few different ways the sentence can be worded depending on the available inflections of different words. I’ve got something I’m about 75% happy with right now, and I’ll post a WIP audio file when I’ve got it to, say, 80% happy with it.
  • SparkySywer has kindly offered to render the opening crawl for me, but I’m going to make sure I’m completely happy with every word first. Here’s what I have currently, which I’m happy with right now as a final draft:

The FIRST ORDER reigns. The New Republic has been decimated, and in this state of galactic confusion, Supreme Leader Snoke’s armies have seized key territories and taken military control of the galaxy.

Only General Leia Organa’s band of RESISTANCE fighters stand against the rising tyranny, certain that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore a spark of hope to the fight.

But the Resistance has been tracked down and exposed. As the First Order speeds toward the rebel base, the brave heroes mount a desperate escape…

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#1441115
Topic
Pokémon: The Last Jedi (pre-production)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Will the First Order be Team Rocket? Would be funny to see some "R"s superimposed over all First Order banners.

I was going to leave the Star Wars narrative basically as it is but that’s pretty funny, so, yes.

Hal 9000 said:

Perhaps the world’s largest Snorlax could be in the background (or foreground) of a particular location, perhaps Snoke’s throne room.

I was thinking Snorlax would replace the pile of rocks that blocks the Resistance’s escape on Crait, and Rey plays the Pokeflute to move it.

I feel like Luke should have a raggedy old Pikachu. And maybe, idk, when Luke dies maybe it evolves into Raichu.

  • Cape blows off into the breeze
  • Pause
  • “Doodle-oodle! What’s this? Pikachu is evolving!”

Maybe Pikachu is dynamaxing during the Force projection, and Luke is absorbing the Galar Particles. Or maybe the Force projection is something to do with Ultra Wormholes?

Rey should see a Ditto in the Force mirror.

YES

Artan42 said:

Ray needs to start with an Aron or Larvitar. The former has the metal connection (a scrapper) and the latter is a desert dweller (Jakku). They both have dark connotations, and they’re final stages are awesome dinosaurs who deserve plenty of screen time. They can both even mega evolve suitable for facing off against grandpa who clearly uses a Genesect / Mewtwo / or Deoxys.

Those are both really good suggestions for Rey to have. I personally really like Tyranitar, so it would have my vote. What would Kylo have? Maybe Sneasel, and it evolves to Weaville when he declares himself Supreme Leader?

Artan42 said:

CamSMurph said:

Fucking Pokémon, dude?!? 😱

No. That would not be family friendly.

VaporeonCopypasta.txt

Hal 9000 said:

Snoke could be Mewtwo.

Idea: Snoke has Mewtwo in the armour from the First Movie. Instead of showing Rey the Resistance fleet, he shows her Mewtwo defeating powerful Pokémon. Mewtwo has his revelation from the First Movie, and uses Telekinesis to cut Snoke in half instead of Kylo.

There’s also a Persian on Snoke’s lap.

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#1441023
Topic
Pokémon: The Last Jedi (pre-production)
Time

I’ve still got the rest of my TLJ: Stoic Edition and TROS novelisation edits to finish first, but I wanted to make a post for this because it keeps bouncing around in my brain and I want other people’s ideas.

Based on these posts in the Worst Edit Ideas thread, Pokémon: The Last Jedi is an (obviously) not-too-serious edit of TLJ, replacing the John Williams soundtrack with appropriate music from the Pokémon games, replacing all of the fight scenes with Pokémon battles, and adding a few Pokémon into the regular TLJ footage. I can’t stop thinking about it.

This is the kind of edit that I figure is probably more fun to let everyone have a say in, rather than just me running the show. Right now, I wanna figure out:

  • Which Pokémon do different characters have? I’d like to give each of the main cast a “walking Pokémon” that follows them around, which I’ll add to the actual TLJ footage.
  • Which music tracks from Pokémon fit each scene?

Maybe Rose has an Aipom riding on her shoulder all the time. Maybe BB-8 is replaced with an Electrode that rolls around, and his beeps and whistles are replaced with “ELECTRODE!” from the cartoon. Maybe BB-9E is a Gastly. I have no idea what Pokémon Rey would have - Trapinch?

I know Luke at the start has got to have the “…” text at the bottom of the screen, and have Red’s team from the top of Mount Silver. And when Rey smashes the Ahch-To fish nun’s wheelbarrow it initiates a battle where the fish nun has six Magikarp.

Right now the only boring technical thing worth thinking about is how I’ll remove the music from TLJ; the only 5.1 channel version I have is Hal’s edit, and I’d prefer to use the theatrical cut for this.

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#1440917
Topic
The Last Jedi: Stoic Edition (WIP)
Time

GMatias said:

CaptainFaraday said:

I’ve updated the top post to reflect what’s currently being worked on and what I currently need help with.

Should I export a workprint of the edit in its current state, with some placeholders for the things that still have to be done? I don’t know if there’d be any demand for that, but at least that way I figure people could see the majority of the completed project and decide if it’s something they want to lend a hand to or not.

I say sure!

And let me know what Throne Room shot you need in 4K and I’ll send it your way.

Thank you! It’s the shot of Snoke saying “Look here now,” before he Force-pushes Rey over to the magnifying window.

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#1440891
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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sherlockpotter said:

The trouble is, every line that Kylo says here is something to the effect of “you’ve just repressed your memory of them,” which, as Burbin so beautifully articulated, is unbelievably stupid. You’d have to change the whole conversation to undo the implications of that; and at that point, we might as well wait until Rey Nobody.

Which…actually begs a question… RogueLeader said that he had started working on this scene for Rey Nobody a while back. Depending on his vision for this scene - what it actually says for the story - could we just “Rey Nobody” this one scene, and maintain the Palpatine connection for the rest of it?

When you think about it, there are two separate, big (subjective) flaws with how they did Rey Palpatine - the first is that it means she has super blood that makes her special, rather than being special due to her own strength; but the second is that they decided to make Rey’s parents lovely, self-sacrificial folks. The two don’t necessarily have to be related. You could say that Rey’s grandpappy was Palps, without changing the fact that her parents were awful people who abandoned her. (Maybe the audience would assume the Sith like to abandon their children. Because they’re EVIL.)

So maybe we could replace this scene to avoid referencing her parents. Keep the hangar reveal “You…are a Palpatine.” And then cut Rey’s one line in the end that “My parents were strong.” It keeps the Palpatine ancestry, and it doesn’t explicitly negate either TLJ canon or TROS canon as far as her parents are concerned. For Rey Nobody then, you’d just have to also redub the Hangar scene and some of Palpy’s dialogue on Exegol, but we’d already be halfway there.

+1 to this. I couldn’t quite congeal the thought into words but you nailed it.

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#1440736
Topic
Godzilla Versus Megalon: Less Talking! More Fighting! More Monsters! (Released)
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It’s a movie intended for children about giant monsters blasting each other with energy beams and thumping each other like pro wrestlers; I left everything like that intact, and just removed things like humans shooting each other and the hero bashing a guy’s head repeatedly against the ground after he’s already stopped fighting back. Things that wouldn’t fly in a kids’ movie today for good reason.

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#1440643
Topic
The Last Jedi: Stoic Edition (WIP)
Time

I’ve updated the top post to reflect what’s currently being worked on and what I currently need help with.

Should I export a workprint of the edit in its current state, with some placeholders for the things that still have to be done? I don’t know if there’d be any demand for that, but at least that way I figure people could see the majority of the completed project and decide if it’s something they want to lend a hand to or not.

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#1440611
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

poppasketti said:

NeverarGreat said:

poppasketti said:

Man, it would be nice to have a whole day to revisit that “You were right” line!

Jar Jar, glad you’re stepping in and trying to make improvements!

Hal, maybe the existing line could use some EQ? I remember thinking it might be a little aggressive in the low end, and also a bit loud in the mix. Maybe turning it down would fit better. I agree the delivery is a bit flat!

I’m also not sure if this helps, but I remember back when I was doing it I found a helmeted Kylo line from the very beginning of TFA where he actually says “You are so right” to Max Von Sydow. However, they seem to have changed the filtering so much since TFA (or maybe just that one line) that I couldn’t use it for anything. But I thought I’d mention it since the line is soooo close.

Maybe Kylo changed it based on the helpful feedback of Poe. 😉

I’m just imagining Kylo pacing in his quarters: “They made fun of my mask again. That was so not wizard. I’ll show them!”

Get the Adam Driver voice AI to record it and add it to the start of TLJ or TROS, whenever the voice changed.

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#1440573
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

Cinefy said:

Theres a removed line featured in the TROS D23 Special Look, where Palpatine tells Rey “You’re journey, nears It’s end”. Any ideas where it could have possibly fit in the film. Was initially thinking it could be implemented during Rey’s vision while training in the jungle as a subtle echo of his voice calling out to her.

timestamp [1:31]
Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n1T3HxHd7Y

If the music can be removed from the first part, it could be good general “threatening dialogue” to fill a gap somewhere.