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#1304591
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

DavidMDaut said:

I can’t confirm this personally, but I’ve seen a couple people mention that on Pablo Hidalgo’s now private Twitter, he said the latest Greedo change did come from George Lucas himself when they started work on the 4K restoration.

Grain of salt, of course, but that makes more sense than LFL/Disney deciding to arbitrarily make one more weird change without his input.

This is Pablo Hidalgo’s comments on it…

(from https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1194284818290401280)

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#1304470
Topic
[Official] All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes
Time

There are indeed changes…

https://twitter.com/starwarsviscomp/status/1194160489825284097?s=21

^ links to doubleofive’s superb ‘Star Wars Visual Comparisons’ twitter page

 

Edit - a link to the changed Greedo scene on a larger sized screen:-

crissrudd4554 said:

Well we got a new contender! Greedo’s LAST WORD!

https://streamable.com/nit5m

 

Double Edit - a link to a couple of ‘frame comparison’ scenes highlighting the colour changes:-

Han Solo IRL said:

Quick comparison with what I have on my hdd:

http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/DYLWWNNX

edit:
http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/DYLWGNNX

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#1304394
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

^ Loved it.

C3PO: ‘Flash who?’ 😃

Interesting to see the hints re a love triangle for the then-coming Empire Strikes Back film - and the toy promos as well!

 


 

Star Wars At The BBC’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxd5dMHDJBw - at the Des Chelsea youtube channel. (A 2015 documentary - 17 mins long)
 

The blurb:-

“A long time ago in a TV studio not so far away, the stars of the original Star Wars film came to the BBC to promote their then-unknown movie” - with Peter Serafinowicz.
 

A short and lighthearted documentary with the voice of Darth Maul on some of the early promo work for Star Wars in the UK.

Feature a decent snippet of an interview with Mark Hamill where he talks about his car accident; which wasn’t as bad as was made out - just a broken nose that needed to be reset which nobody seemingly noticed, yet… “Over a period of years it has [the story] built up into having my face reconstructed with plastic surgery”.
 

IMDB Page

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#1304377
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - <em><strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong></em>
Time

Just a polite reminder that this is the thread to discuss episodes and events from season one of The Mandalorian in.
 

A lot of European countries and various other countries around the world will not have Disney+ until early 2020 - and so many members on here will not be able to watch The Mandalorian until then - and we don’t want to spoil events from the show for anyone not able to view it yet…

So please only use this thread to discuss episodes and events from the series.
 

Happy viewing…
 

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#1304272
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

Huh - I really enjoyed the Walter Cronkite doc; thanks man. Though it was a little strange to see George kind of happy / excited to talk about the models, laborious effects, cameras and the process… 😃

 


 

The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader, and Lightsabers’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJ7vXnyyRA - at the ‘Ceejay Julien’ youtube channel. (A 2017 documentary - 59 mins)
 

The blurb:-

"The Galaxy Britain Built celebrates the British contribution to the original Star Wars.

Presenter and Star Wars fan David Whiteley uncovers some never-before-heard stories from the geniuses who helped build the galaxy, from the costume designer and art director to the man who made the lightsaber. It was a time when science fiction films were not box office draws, and very few people in the industry believed in George Lucas’s vision. But his first Star Wars film ended up being a very British endeavour.

The programme documents the behind-the-scenes talent that helped bring the galaxy to life in the late 1970s. It also looks at how the British talent continues to be part of the Star Wars legacy to the present day."
 

IMDB Page
 

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#1304153
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>documentaries, making-ofs, promos</strong>, etc.
Time

^ A great idea for a thread 😃

 
 

BBC’s The Risk Business (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sdB4zedK4w - from the ‘Adywan revisited’ youtube channel. (With props to Babyhum)
 

A little bit of info on the documentary can be found at http://www.starwarsarchives.com/the-risk-business (1980 - 35 mins)

IMDB Page
 

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#1304082
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Mocata said:

Still looks like the Evil Dead II logo though…

Considering the state of the franchise, that’s rather fitting, no?

Just an alternative outlook…

The Mandalorian seems to be an intriguing and eagerly anticipated show airing soon - with both a new Cassian spy series & Obi-Wan mini-series on the horizon, with apparently some others in the pipelines (likely for Disney+).

The Main Saga coming to an end with IX (which will seemingly please some people) - and yet also plans for future Star Wars films outside of the events/timeline of the Main Saga so far.

Plus a new SW film by Kevin Feige to come - who seems to quite popular and successful with his efforts with the Marvel franchise…

A new season of The Clone Wars too.

Some decent comics out already - and more to come, more novels - as ever, and even some new promising looking games.

A fair bit of content for the kids of late - and the new theme-parks too; for those that like / can afford that sort of thing.
 

And if you don’t like any of that… you still have whatever you liked about Star Wars in the first place (though an official UHD OOT release would be most welcome 😉)
 

Obviously YMMV…

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#1304075
Topic
An <strong>Index Thread</strong> for <strong><em>General Star Wars Discussion</em></strong>...
Time

ZkinandBonez said:

I was looking through the list and found a lot of individual threads about various documentaries (like f.ex. Michel Parbot’s ESB making of), but I couldn’t find one about these kinds of videos in general. If that doesn’t already exist, I figured it might be a good idea to make a thread similar to the “YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds” thread but focused only on old TV documentaries, making ofs, BTS segments, etc.

I see what you mean - there are the Must-See Documentaries? & What are your favorite OT documentaries? which are somewhat generic discussion threads… yet a central Documentary thread in a similar vein to the “YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds” would probably be both a welcome and useful addition.

A quality idea 😃

You’re more than welcome to start one mate…

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#1304012
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
Time

‘.@DisneyPlus will be available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain (and more to be announced soon) starting on March 31. Please note: Titles may vary by territory.’:-

https://twitter.com/Disney/status/1192557043694964736?

 

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/disney-plus-uk-and-more-international-release-date/1100-6471280

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/disney-plus-uk-release-date
 

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#1303874
Topic
Box Set
Time

Hi and welcome - loving the avatar!

The Any interest in professionally made box sets for Despecialized? thread may be of interest mate.

As well as the An Index Thread (and more) for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art… thread - which is likely worth a read through… as it has a fair few differing box sets to suit many tastes, with downloads, ideas, templates, guides, and also some offers of making box sets too, IIRC.
 

Good luck with it 😃
 

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#1303813
Topic
An <strong>Index Thread</strong> for <strong><em>General Star Wars Discussion</em></strong>...
Time

The Index has been spruced up a little - as well as a bit of a re-organisation splitting it into four sections (Original Trilogy : Beyond the Original Trilogy : the EU : FAQs, Useful Links & Info) to hopefully try and make it a little easier to find content anyone may be looking for…

Also added are some categories to the Original Trilogy sections; characters, creatures, droids & aliens : gadgets & gizmos : ships & vehicles : places & settings : The Force etc.

Plus some threads re the home release formats of the OOT - videotapes and laserdiscs etc.
 

As ever, please post any ideas or suggestions for additional topics or threads for inclusion here - thank you.
 

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#1303664
Topic
Games you want to see remade
Time

^ that’s a good list 😃

 

Coming soon (in August 2022, hopefully)…

GoldenEye 25 - Silo trailer’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55y17rXdt4 (5 minute video)

https://twitter.com/007GoldenEye25 : https://www.facebook.com/GoldenEye25/
 

‘The GoldenEye N64 fan remake is coming along nicely’ article, from September:-

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-09-28-the-goldeneye-fan-remake-is-coming-along-nicely

& https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/the-goldeneye-64-campaign-is-getting-a-fan-remake-and-it-looks-great

 

 

and a documentary on the game coming out next year…

GoldenEra: The Story Of The Best Game Ever made’ - goldenerafilm.com : https://twitter.com/GoldenEraDoco
 

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#1303658
Topic
The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
Time

a new 1-minute Mandalorian trailer:-

‘I’ve never met a Mandalorian, I’ve only read the stories.’

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1192109389047447553

 

and…

‘Here’s the first in a collection of custom art inspired by #TheMandalorian’:-

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1191830083486400512

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#1303636
Topic
Hi all, new to this forum of fan edits and would love to join the production of improving various films and trilogies!
Time

Well, you’ve already taken your first steps by joining up and posting on here - welcome mate 😃
 

Take the time to look around and get a feel for the place - the Welcome to the OT.com and ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com threads may be of some interest - and contain links to other useful info too.

In relation to your Star Wars edit idea… there are a few similar / game-based projects which may be worth a look at for insight, inspiration and how-to’s etc - and can be found reading through the An Index Thread for Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects… thread (under the ‘Miscellaneous’ section).
 

Good luck with it 😃

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#1303632
Topic
Star Wars The Lost Cut: Everything We Know About It
Time

These Fan Edit project threads may be of some interest / contain some useful info mate?:-

TM2YC’s The Star Wars: The Lost Workprint (Version 4 in Production) (2013 thread)

Obi Benuubi’s Star Wars: The Lost Cut Reconstruction Project (2014 thread)

darth_ender’s Star Wars: The Lost Cut (2018 thread)

RIJIR’s Virtual Lost Cut - Fan Edit (2012 thread) : Is anyone doing a “Virtual” Lost Cut? (2007 thread)

Kennerado’s The “Lost Cut” Of ANH Discussion of ‘The Lost Cut’ thread (2004 thread)
 

and for some further info…

Heilemann’s Star Wars Insider #41 as PDF? (2009 thread)

Ronster’s Star Wars - The Lost Cut is not exactly what you think it is… (2018 thread)
 

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#1303478
Topic
Aalenfae's Star Wars Video Essays
Time

I was looking through threads to include in the Index for a ‘Ships & Vehicles’ category (more OT-based threads have recently been added), and came across this quality thread…

… it is truly an amazing and insightful youtube channel you have, Aalenfae 😃

 

Am a big fan of everything B-Wing; so this was an engrossing watch… (I hope we see newer and original versions in IX)

B-wing Mark 2: Fan-made Resistance B-Wing’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSZQSJwMH9o

 

And loved watching your recent…

Fan Design in The Rise of Skywalker? Hard to say’:-

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

 

The forthcoming (12th November)Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop ManualHaynes style book looks decent too; with info on the new Y-Wing…

See the new Y-Wing from TROS and more - Preview - article at the official Star Wars site.
 

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#1303445
Topic
The Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts thread
Time

Just saw a trailer quite an intriguing Fan Film - Star Wars mixed in with an Indiana Jones style setting…

Star Wars: Origins’ - at the erm… Star Wars Origins Film youtube channel

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

The blurb:-

'The saga you know… the origins you don’t…

STAR WARS: ORIGINS will take a unique look at where the saga began. A thrilling action adventure film drawing inspiration from both STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES to tell an epic story based on Earth during WWII.’
 

The project website is https://www.starwarsoriginsfanfilm.com : https://www.instagram.com/starwarsoriginsfilm

The release date for the full Fan Film is Thursday 12th December…
 

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#1303241
Topic
<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
Time

^ Good call - waiting a couple of weeks or so for reviewers to really get into the game; How varied is it? Is it too repetitive? Is there a lot of replay value? Any bugs or errors? As the difficulty / Force abilities increase… does the control system hold up? Is it fun to play overall? Etc, etc.

(such things are an important to an old 8-bit gamer with poor eyesight and reflexes 😉)

It may also be available a little cheaper too?