In honor of Star Wars Celebration and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series;
This is Star Wars as an episodic series on Disney+, consisting of four seasons (or volumes). Each volume is an era of Star Wars and titled accordingly.
Volume I, the prequels, titled “THE FALL OF THE JEDI”. 9 episodes
Volume II consists of Solo and Rogue One, titled “THE REIGN OF THE EMPIRE & THE DAWN OF THE REBELLION”. 7 episodes
Volume III, the original trilogy, titled “THE AGE OF THE REBELLION”. 11 episodes
Volume IV, the sequels, titled “THE RISE OF THE FIRST ORDER”. 11 episodes
This is something that I made for myself. But first, lets back up…
A little backstory; About a year and a half ago, not knowing that “fan-editing” was a thing, I had the thought “has anyone ever cut Star Wars up into a series?” That is where this journey began. TO THE GOOGLES! Well, no Star Wars series, but there was this thing that I found, this thing called the fan-edit. And down the rabbit hole I went. A new hobby was found. I now have downloaded probably hundreds of edits and even made a few myself. I’ve done a few movie edits, but what I really like to do is take movie franchises and cut them up into series. I’m a family man with a busy life at home, so I don’t always have the time to sit down and re-watch something I’ve seen a hundred times already. But I do have time for an episode or two a night. Some would say “why not just hit pause?” Well, to put it simply, that’s just not as fun.
Back to the Star Wars series;
I based most of this off of existing edits. Mostly HAL 9000, but not all, and YES, I did get his permission. I very much, highly recommend his edits, he does fantastic work. I also used edits from others, some with permission, some I asked and never got a response. But never a NO. All are credited in the end credits.
For the structure of this I took the idea from The Clone Wars animated series. The series is presented in “arcs” consisting of 3 or 4 episodes that tell one story. So some, not all, but some, are simply taking a movie and chopping it into 3 or 4 pieces and calling it a series. As I said before, some will say “why not just hit pause?” 1. Same as I said before, that’s no fun. And 2. This is more than that, I have made intros and outros, I have used what I think is the best version of each movie, I’ve done some editing myself, I have done some rearranging. I made this for myself and it has been through many updates and many changes. So many that I do not remember everything that has been done.
Volume I; the prequels. The Phantom Menace and the Attack of the Clones portions of the series are basically HAL’s Ep 1 and Ep 2 cut up. For the Revenge of the Sith portion I used some of Caleb Gammon’s version, with some of my own tweaks.
Volume II; Solo and Rogue One. The two movies are edited to run chronologically. For Solo, I used DigModiFicaTion’s “The Coaxium Heist” as the base (this is fantastic btw, I highly recommend). For Rogue One, I actually don’t remember. I think I used Dig’s to start, but I think I went back to the theatrical. It’s been so long.
Volume III; the OT. I used HAL’s “Custom Special Editions” with a couple small changes. A couple post credit scenes and I put Hayden Christensen back as the force ghost for continuity purposes.
Volume IV, the sequels. I used Dig’s “Heir to the Force” as the base for the Force Awakens portion, mainly for the hologram Snoke, but I made some changes, added back some things that they removed. Used poppasketti’s “Last Jedi: Rekindled” for the Last Jedi. Used Hal’s Ascendant for the Rise of Skywalker portion with some changes. Mainly, I added back the lightspeed skipping. It may not make sense, but I think it’s fun.
Each episode has a title and it’s own artwork. There are post credit scenes, so watch all the way through the credits.
Once the Kenobi series is finished, I plan to rework the seasons. I am probably going to put Rogue One into the OT trilogy season and Obi-Wan into the season with Solo. But I won’t know for sure until it is done.
Also, you will see that there are two versions of the final episode of season 1. SPOILER… In one, “The Padme Cut” I have Padme living and giving up the kids for their safety. This is different than Hal’s version of Padme living. I kept both versions of the ep, so depending on how the Kenobi series plays out, I will get rid of one of them.
Everything is currently uploading. Once it is complete (it is a lot), I will update this post and will start DMing to anyone interested. Stay tuned.