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#1276475
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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KurganX said:

So has Adywan decided that both the blu-ray prequel trilogy and Disney Star Wars are “canon” and his versions of OT will be brought more in line with them?

If so, then we don’t need to explain training, the Force just “gives” skills, abilities, etc. to whoever needs them (light or dark) when the time is right. Touching a lightsaber is enough to make you proficient with it against a master who has trained for decades. People can cut themselves off from the force and not use it for ages and then whip out a deus ex machina. And the Jedi knowledge fits on a small shelf of a few leather bound books, all those holocrons in the EU and “books” in the Jedi Archives were mostly technical manuals and poetry, I guess. Plot contrivances, characters acting inconsistently (even droids), and absurd coincidences, are all just “the will of the Force,” now. Even poor memories and incessant lying can be hand-waved away in this manner, at least that’s what we were told when TFA came out.

-.- the jump from proficient with a bow staff to okay with a lightsaber is more believable than the jump from a t-16 bush plane and the equivalent of a fighter jet. Against trained for decades tie pilots I might add…

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#1275961
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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A funny thing happened at work today that I thought could be good for discussing TLJ.
I work at a Maths Tutoring facility and was tutoring two ten year olds through their course work and we got on the topic of Star Wars for whatever reason, during that we were talking about the Prequels and the Originals, going over how the Wampa scene is freaking awesome and Darth Maul looks so scary.

They just kept telling me all of their favorite things about all of the movies, and in that same breathe of excitement for the orignals and the prequels one of the kids started describing the scene where Kylo kills Snoke as this amazing thing and how it was “so cool.” I know that us older fans are looking into the “Metaness” of all of the implications and the fact that were invested in where the story threads are going, but it really hit me how this kid didn’t think of any of that. All he saw was an amazing scene that he thought was so cool and showed Kylo’s genius.

I’m not trying to say that this in any way discounts the faults of TLJ or the perceived faults of Disney Star Wars, but it was so great to actually see it through a child’s eyes again.

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#1275311
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

I will say re: the lightsaber, TLJ implies that Rey will rebuild it along with the Jedi and the rebellion. Her thing is taking the past and moving forward with it and making it her own. So rebuilding it serves the story of the character, though if the new design is basically just the old lightsaber again with minimal difference it’d be a less effective way of making that point than a more significant change to the saber (but you don’t want to go too far and make it look completely different).

Kylo is about killing the past. Which is why the mask being back is a headscracher. There’s probably a few ways you could logically explain it (good intimidation that was working before he broke it), but it’d muddle the symbol it holds for his character. Then again, we don’t know for sure where his character is at in IX yet.

Hmmm with the lightsaber explanation I don’t mind it so much, that’s a good take on it. Still can’t think of a story reason for Kylo that would be regressive. But still, I was hoping for a double bladed lightsaber for Rey using the two halves of Analins crystal. But hey, I’m not a creative director

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#1275306
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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The only things that I’m not a huge fan of are the apparent repairs of Luke’s lightsaber and Kylo’s helmet. The idea of taking stuff that was destroyed in TLJ and the just fixing them for 9 seems to me to just be discounting the forward progression of the story.

I mean, I didn’t even like it when Poe repaired his jacket for Finn to use between 7 and 8. Or the fact that Obi-Wan apparently just recreated his lightsaber from TPM when it was lost and then lost it again in AOTC. Man these things annoy me.

On the opposite side, I love the fact that the Falcon had a new dish array in TFA or that Anakin had a different lightsaber in AOTC that got destroyed so that he could make his iconic one for ROTS.

Thus ends my rant

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#1263951
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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I personally like to think that although there isn’t a time jump between the end of TFA and the beginning of TLJ, the is a time jump of who knows how long between when Rey and Chewie leave to find Luke and when they actually find him.

Like, that journey following the map should at least take a month in my mind, with some adventures through unknown space. I still think TFA should have ended as soon as they went to lightspeed.

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#1261405
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The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition ❖ FIRST TEASER NOW ONLINE ❖
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I personally think the narration is a great idea for this film. Having attempted to make an edit of the films myself moving so quickly through it given the footage we have is really difficult. Having the narration (which I had never thought of before) seems to be a great avenue to move the plot along without it feeling like chunks of the film are missing.

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#1260934
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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The sheer amount of people who have hate for TLJ baffle me sometimes. And the fact that I want to be accepted makes me question my opinion of TLJ.

Also I don’t like people who take Star Wars quotes and change them to try and be relevant. For example, “You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the force. You believe it’s this…editor?” - Jeremy Jahns from the trailer for Ivan Ortega’s edit of TLJ. It’s just annoying and I don’t like it, dang it.

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#1258333
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2018/12/episode-ix-rumors-timeline.html

I hope this isn’t true. Specifically the idea that Rey would just put the Skywalker lightsaber back together… it just seems like a cop out to the toxic side of the fandom.

Also Kylo just reconstructing his helmet. It’s just moving the story backwards instead of forwards…

Thoughts?

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#1255925
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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I recall in one of the Star Wars books that there is an untouched portion of Coruscant. Endor could be repurposed as the untouched small part on Endor, where the shield generator would be hidden.

It makes sense for the Empire to hide their super important shield generator in a forested part of the planet where people don’t live or go to. I know the untouched part of coruscant was actually deforested before the OT but you would only know that if you read Catalyst.

So, perhaps the Death Star 2 is being built and they discovered this and decide the only way to survive is to freaking zerg rush the capital in a last ditch effort to win because if they finish the Death Star 2 then they believe that the war would essentially be over. I like the idea of putting the Luke-Vader fight being put on the same planet as the Rebels heading for the shield generator. And then instead of Luke pulling Vader out of the DS2 he’s trying to get out of the capital before the DS2 pieces fall onto the capital.

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#1254776
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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As far as the V1 vs V2 debate, I for one am more inclined to the V1 version since it felt like the Resistance absolutely failed and that their destruction of SKB was out of revenge. Almost like a “Remember the Alamo” type of situation.

Having SKB just immediately start targeting the Resistance base almost makes out the First Order to be too good at what they do. I like the idea of them being almost like children trying to take each others toys away. SKB destroys the Republic, and then the Resistance destroys SKB out of spite and revenge.

Just my 2 cents

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#1248355
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I just had this thought when I was watching ANH:R last night. I understand that you are going to be changing some things between the current form of ANH:R and what will become ANH:R HD. Now what follows isn’t supposed to be inflammatory it was just a thought that I found interesting.

Would you consider the fact that you are tweaking with your version of ANH:R to be almost akin to the way Lucas tweaked with the standard ANH. We’re coming upon the same dilemma where the original ANH:R will not be available in an HD format, just like the OUT is not available in HD formats. You changed your mind about some decisions that were made and want this new HD version to be the definitive version of the films, yet there are people (like me) that would just like to see the current ANH:R but in HD.

I’m not sure this equates completely, but I feel like you could understand Lucas’s mindset on why the Special Editions exist in the first place. I also recall a popular argument for why the Special Editions are bad is because they supersede the Original Versions. That same thing is now going to happen with ANH:R. I’m not trying to be accusatory, I just thought this was something as a community that we could discuss.