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#1449173
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The Random YouTube, Vimeo etc. video finds thread for Beyond the OT
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screams in the void said:

It would not surprise me if Luke at the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian was actually a clone , sent by Thrawn to kidnap Grogu . It would be a perfect Thrawn thing to do . Would also go a long way for me in explaining why something looked " off’ about Luke’s appearance . Maybe the wonky CGI was intentional and the hiring of that fan vfx artist is a smoke screen ?

Oh why not. Do you also think that in Rogue One we saw Taarkin and Leeia 😄

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#1448353
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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BrotherOfSasquatch said:

CaptainFaraday said:

The dialogue in my clip has been altered from the version Sherlock posted; I mixed together the phrase “am a Jedi” from a few different sources, but in blending the phonemes to get the word “am”, there’s a slight hum from the crossfade which is unavoidable (it’s simply a side-effect of how blending separate pieces of audio works). I hoped the lightsaber hum would be enough to render it unnoticeable.

Here it is without the lightsaber.

This is perfect to my ears.

To me as well; impressive work. Seems the project is near to completion now, according to what is left to be needed 😃

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#1447765
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Why Rogue One doesn't work well as a prequel to Star Wars
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Rodney-2187 said:
Vader - “Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.”

Yeah and these lines feel so out of place when you see the end of RO…

I would also add all the Empire guys chatting about te Rebels being harmless or dangerous, whereas they basically forced Tarkin to destroy Hawai planet with all imperial archives on it just a few days ago… (while taking down star destroyers).

(so much for “spys” right)

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#1447593
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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I was being a bit ironic, however I feel like too much rebranding to make things shine gets out of topic at some point, and I don’t trust Robriguez and its digital and lazy filmmaking to pull anything interesting out of this material (not a fan as well of the possible “wokism” spreading everywhere and especially on the Star Wars universe…). I wish Joe Johnston had been involved 😕

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#1447592
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Why Rogue One doesn't work well as a prequel to Star Wars
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I totally agree here about how poorly RO does set up ANH events. I like the idea that sustains RO to get a deeper look into the Empire, I’m less a fan of seeing grey areas into the Rebels (because in the fantasy context of the OT, this doesn’t cope with very well).

So, I would say about RO:

  • on a storytelling perspective, it’s a very bad prequel, like AOTC bad (yeah, that bad);
  • on a vibe perspective, it gets it right most of the time, especially on the Empire side;
  • on the visual perspective, it elegandly connects the PT to the OT, using modern filmmaking and a sense of grandeur that mesh very well with ANH.

I can enjoy RO as a fun ride (not all of it, 'cause the first half is very boring and even the action packed second half has many issues, but still there are a few very good moments), but definitely not as a good prequel. The PT are very imperfect prequels as well, however they are set far enough before ANH to let my brain connect thibgs in a clearner way. Something that RO with its “five minutes before ANH” ending doesn’t allow to do, unfortunately…

That’s being said, among the 5 Disney Star Wars, I would rank it second (TLJ > RO > Solo > TROS > TFA).

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#1446643
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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No really hyped by Robert Rodriguez, who is not by my book (!) a good filmamaker, even though I like a few of his flicks (mostly due to the people he was working with, being Tarantino or Cameron). So on this side I know it won’t be very convincing; however, I certainly hope this is gonna be a mean and badass Boba, not the sort of reedemed version of Mando. Let’s it be fun !

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#1441219
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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jarbear said:

This movie bro. (Or trilogy to be honest, for me personally.)

Me too, however the work achieved by the OT.com community does improve every layer of the ST quite a bit, around the TLJ pivot point. I will never watch TROS theatrical cut again, but Ascendant v2 is an edit I will definitely watch and most probably enjoy.

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#1437301
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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TestingOutTheTest said:

Speaking of Palpatine clones, I suggest changing them so they all look different from each other but in their own unique, mutilated ways

Alien 4 vibe 😄

I don’t mind the Palpy clones, I just don’t really get why he would be in such a bad shape and I don’t read that much from a 3 seconds shot. I would have been in favor to keep Snoke to be a clone, while TROS’s Palpy would (still) be a fucked up resurrected ROTJ’s Palpy.

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#1433820
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I can always use Google Translate, but can anyone translate the following into French, Spanish, Portugues, Spanish, Italian, and/or Dutch?

“Who are you?”

“I am a highly trained Resistance spy.”

“Then why are you… What?”

“Qui es-tu ?”

“Je suis un espion hautement qualifié de la Résistance.”

“Alors pourquoi es-tu… Quoi ?”

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#1432073
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

Here’s the Kylo Deleted Scene integrated into my edit in what I’m hoping is a final form:

https://vimeo.com/554594484

Password: fanedit

I still dislike the meta humor about the trash compactor, but this scene inclusion does provide an ambiance which is quite beautiful. Very well done, really. Isn’t it the music also used on TLJ Luke’s moment deleted scene?

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#1431683
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Released)
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While you’re at it, I remember this was pointed out as a slight audio improvement to be made during the battle, and the work is already done:

hinventon said:

Made a small audio change with duel of the fates, right when the Droidekas appear there was a weird transition due to the lack of Anakin scenes that stuck out to me, just spliced in the actual track and it sounds a lot nicer. It’s pretty amazing that you cut so much and only like 3 audio cuts were noticeable.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AkUVqxDRueZs82XKBKxAl4S4IMoOOC-A/view?usp=sharing

It really does improve the audio editing here (a slight improvement but a very nice one).

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#1431442
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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RogueLeader said:

Here is the puppet show! It’s very short, but hopefully people will think it’s worth all of the effort. I’m sure I’ll need to tweak it some more, so I’m just gonna share a streamable link until it’s finalized.

https://streamable.com/h1f3ot

Also wanted to note who all contributed to this very small edit.
I may be wrong, but I believe DZ-330, Cinefy and DominicCobb all had this idea at one point or another.
Proof of Concept by Cinefy
Clean Stage Plates by poppasketti and MoviesRemastered
Puppet Designs by Captain Faraday
Alien Dub by ThisIsCreation
Produced by RogueLeader

This is so damn cute, guys. Bravo!

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#1431441
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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jedi_bendu said:

I think it was more a publicity thing they deemed necessary because Carano was controversial.

Yeah: when you don’t think like Disney and all mainstream corporations tell you to, you become controversial. That’s also what Star Wars was about back in the 70s.

When Star Wars becomes the all powerful Empire, fans should stop defending it… (imho, of course)

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#1429657
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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JakeRyan17 said:

Well, firstly, Clone Wars is closer to 5yrs than 3.

Also, it is a kids show, so I wouldn’t expect it to go further away from family-oriented than Mandalorian.

That wasn’t my point at all.

Lastly, there will be major lore elements explored, as we’ve had two of the three episodes deal with the clones being replaced, and why.

And I found this extremely weak and lazy, adding nothing of value to the lore.

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#1429557
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Still not convinced with S01E02: it serioulsy lacks something in this show to interest me. Getting another “Mando & Grogu” kind of storytelling with Solid Snake & Omega feels quite tired already (besides, imho it was the weak spot of Mando). This show doesn’t seem to add anything to the mythology that couldn’t be find anywhere else (Rebels, TCW, Mando). Also, the timelines don’t quite fit, but this already was my issue with the main series TCW (I don’t buy that so many stuff and character evolutions happened in 3 years between AOTC and ROTS).

I won’t follow the show any further, unless I read somewhere that it’s really getting good.