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#1291838
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Looking for Complete Saga inside covers
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Tzaddie said:

oojason said:

Tzaddie said:

Looking for criterion style or concept art inside covers for 1-6. Leave suggestions down below

Hi & welcome Tzaddie,

You could, of course have a search for them yourself… there are a few featured ‘inside cover’ type threads (and posts / projects) - on here, and feature various artwork for what you are seeking.

Or perhaps find and select criterion style or concept art images (there are many to choose from) - and then resize them accordingly - depending upon whether you are looking for blu ray or dvd sized covers, for example?
 

Good luck with it 😃

 

PS - a ‘please’ and / or a ‘thank you’ can often go far when asking people for assistance.
 

Sorry I didn’t mean to sound rude! I’ve searched for hours on the thread and I’ve seen some amazing covers for OT I just can’t find a complete matching set. Thanks for the help!

If you’ve searched for hours going through the threads on here then it’s probably worth taking the time to state that in your opening post - rather than ask others to just ‘leave suggestions for you below’ for you without an introduction, please, or thanks etc.

Please, take the time to look around to see how this place functions 😃

 

And good luck with the search - the An Index Thread (and more) for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art… may be of some assistance - as may the Inside Covers & Inserts thread, and the various poster / art collection threads - and other DVD/blu ray cover sites linked too.

‘Google image’ searches are usually quite helpful too - ‘prequel trilogy concept cover art’ comes up with quality McQuarrie-style art that are likely a match for some of his more well known Original Trilogy art.
 

If and when you do find some you like - please be sure sure to post them up here - thanks.
 

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#1291818
Topic
Looking for Complete Saga inside covers
Time

Tzaddie said:

Looking for criterion style or concept art inside covers for 1-6. Leave suggestions down below

Hi & welcome Tzaddie,

You could, of course have a search for them yourself… there are a few featured ‘inside cover’ type threads (and posts / projects) - on here, and feature various artwork for what you are seeking.

Or perhaps find and select criterion style or concept art images (there are many to choose from) - and then resize them accordingly - depending upon whether you are looking for blu ray or dvd sized covers, for example?
 

Good luck with it 😃

 

PS - a ‘please’ and / or a ‘thank you’ can often go far when asking people for assistance.
 

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#1291319
Topic
Star Wars internet Rabbit holes
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The somewhat outdated The changes made to the Original Trilogy films down the years… thread has had the links to certain Star Wars websites in it updated - so that they are all now functional once more… via the Internet Archive’s Tardis ‘WayBack Machine’ 😃

Some of the longer-serving members on here may recall a few of the sites linked in it - ranging from the mid 1990’s to early/mid 2000’s. So definitely some retro rabbit-holes going on there.
 

And for the younger members here - that is indeed what the internet looked like back then…
 

(insert your own dial-up internet connection screeches here)
 

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#1291290
Topic
The Big List of Changes to the SW films
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Many of the websites that Gregatron linked to in his insightful and informative post unfortunately are no longer around.

In an attempt to not lose that information - and also the sterling efforts of Gregatron - the links in his OP have been updated to include working links from the Internet Archive’s WayBack machine.
 

^ There may be some familiar old sites linked to… 😉
 

Well in Gregatron 👍

 

 

Links have also been fixed/updated and added & compiled in the similarly older thread of ‘The changes made to the Original Trilogy films down the years…’ - with various sources of information available during that time.

Along with several (15-20) similar older and somewhat outdated OT•com ‘comparison & info’ type threads - though still worthy of archiving; with some gentle yet thorough reminiscing - added to the An Index Thread for Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases

 

The current and up-to-date Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes discussion thread - by doubleofive - features an array of links to various sources covering the many changes made to the Original Trilogy films - as well his own superb comprehensive projects…
 

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#1291172
Topic
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Game Series
Time

'Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode II - First Look
Friday, August 23, 2 p.m., Stage 28

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series lets you become the hero of your own personal adventure as you step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself. Director Ben Snow, Senior Experience Designer Jose Perez III, and Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive Matt Martin take the stage for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming second episode, including an exclusive sneak peek that will be available only to those at D23 Expo.’

^ from https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019-additional-presentations/
 

Very much looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Episode II - and how they have progressed since Episode I…

 

 

A little more on the missions, new features and abilities for ‘Vader Immortal: Episode II’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/d23-expo-2019-vader-immortal-episode-ii

The article has the game being released… ‘later this year’.
 

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#1290963
Topic
The Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts thread
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screams in the void said:

Kylo Ren VS. Darth Vader …now THIS is how Vader fights , economy of motion and not fancy, flashy moves …also has some great production values …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owrmLeX20CY

Really enjoyed that; spot on with the production values - the cinematography, choreography, voice acting are all above standard - and had that all important vibe running through it from the OT - as well as the ST too 😉

Nice find, screams!
 

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#1290721
Topic
Haven't been here in a while
Time

LordZerome1080 said:

You have missed countless bannings and some very great fan edits and perseverations making headway.

Well, just to give a more accurate rounded account of events since Mate last posted here in December '18…

There have been hardly any bannings at all I can think of (bar the usual spammers, socks and trolls) - though indeed many intriguing projects have been announced and are evolving, with some decent quality discussions taking place around the site, and also some new faces around the place too 👍

 

There is now also an introductory thread in the Announcements Section - for new/newer members (or infrequent posters here) to pop in and say ‘Hi’, etc:-

Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post

 

And in mid-December, this:-

The future of OT.com - UPDATE: Please donate! - which resulted in the members here donating to help secure the financial future of the site; and later the current balance thread, here - Current solvency

 

As well as there now being a centralised thread on (some of) the conflicting claims, statements, retcons and attempts to re-write history by George Lucas and/or Lucasfilm over the years:-

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…

 

doubleofive’s insightful and comprehensive superb thread Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes is now pinned in the ‘Theatrical vs Subsequent Editions’ section of the site; including many additional sources of information on the changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…

 

In late June, there was a 70mm showing of Star Wars (1977) on the big screen - the unaltered original theatrical version - at The Samuel Goldwyn Theater, by The Academy:-

70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!

 

Oh, I found a fiver in my old coat pocket the other day - which was nice.

And am sure there’s some other stuff occurred too… 😉

 

Jedit: and now… a Members List! Thanks, Jay 😃
 

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#1290718
Topic
Bootlegs Yay
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Hi m_acrylic - a patient look around the site here and you’ll have found what you drove a long, long way to go buy - and possibly, somewhat likely, in better quality too…

There are also several quality covers for the Holiday Special (some even with correct spellings and a choice of artwork 😉) - along with host of many other Star Wars releases - in the Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art section of the site.
 

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#1290714
Topic
The War of the Stars Part II - The Future in Motion
Time

Mabsedol said:

Just saw this edit on YouTube, and it’s probably the best Star Wars edit I’ve ever seen. I wanted to download the DVD file at Fanedit.info but it’s not listed. Does anyone know where I could find it?

Hi Mabsedol, two posts above yours in here may be a good place to start mate - and if you haven’t already done so… it may be worth sending a PM to TMBTM to ask how you can acquire his Edit. Good luck with it.

The Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post may also be of some interest - and hopefully of some assistance too.
 

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#1290609
Topic
Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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^ I’ve seen that image a few times - and am still impressed upon every viewing 😃 Thanks, BAD.

 

 

‘French flyboarder (the marvelously named Franky Zapata) attempted to cross the English Channel’:-

more info here - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/07/25/french-inventor-tried-cross-english-channel-his-flyboard-he-failed/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49108632
 

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#1290517
Topic
Color management for phones
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Some smartphones run at a reduced resolution (as well as other settings affecting image quality) as a pre-set default to try and save the battery life - despite being capable of playing back images at higher quality.

You’d likely have a better chance of learning to how to reduce the blacks appearing washed out on your phone checking on the phone manufacturers forum - or a similar tech-orientated forum (maybe check youtube etc?) for that specific model or range of smartphone.

Good luck with it.
 

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#1290474
Topic
Which VHS Trilogy
Time

screams in the void said:

and though I live in the U.S.and it is not compatible , this is my dream vhs set…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_OcvxOUbLs

If you’re still after the Executor VHS tin box set there is one available in the US for $35 on ‘Buy It Now’ (plus whatever p&p there is; described as ‘like new’ - with the tapes themselves seemingly still sealed):-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Definitive-Collection-VHS-Superclass-ISD-Executor-Tin-Box-Set/273936344178
 

^ It is indeed a beautiful set.
 

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#1290393
Topic
Video8 release of ROTJ
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It may be worth asking this guy to see if he knows anything about it…

Nathan Butler does some pretty insightful youtube videos on Star Wars; From the Star Wars Home Video Library Timeline 3.2: Star Wars Films & TV Series on Home Video - among them.

^ Though he seems to mainly focus on US and Japan… he may well have some knowledge on European / UK releases too?
 

He also does some fairly thorough reviews on all things Star Wars too - https://www.youtube.com/user/ChronoRadio/videos
 


 

The Shining with an official release on Video 2000? I’ve seen that somewhere, mate…
 
Edit: http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK10670 - and an advert for it also appeared on a V2000 ‘trailer tape’, here - http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK13403

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#1290387
Topic
Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post
Time

 

Hi and welcome to the OriginalTrilogy•com. In a bid to help welcome new members on the site this thread has been created for people to drop in, say ‘Hi’, and maybe introduce themselves…

This thread is not just for new members… but also for those who have recently joined, or some who post infrequently here. For those of you who would like to share a little about yourself - maybe your story of how and why you came to this place, what the Original Trilogy films (or Star Wars) - means to you… or, as mentioned above, just somewhere to say ‘Hi’.
 

Many people on here just like to chat Star Wars… whether that’s mainly the Original Trilogy (and also the copious continuing changes made to it over the years), or the Prequel & Sequel Trilogies, the Standalone Stories, various animated tv series, The Holiday Special (shudders), the Ewok films, literature, comics, art, soundtracks & audio, collecting, gaming, and the future of the ‘Galaxy Far Far Away’ - or members who just talk about life in general in the Off Topic sections.
 

A fair few people join here for a particular the Preservation Project, Fan Edit, documentary, blu ray or dvd cover etc. We ask that those who do… also have a look around; see if there are other Projects, Edits or works of interest to your liking. To give the Star Wars discussion threads a read through, or those in the Off Topic sections. To have a think about becoming a part of the community here; and consider not becoming a one-time poster… asking for a link to a project and to never be seen again…

Joining up here and then creating a new thread along the lines ‘Give me the link to X’, or going straight into a project thread and posting ‘How do I get these?’ doesn’t really fly on here - & will likely be ignored. Take the time to learn about a project - as well as how to acquire them; simply making an effort to be part of the community here, and how this place works, can go a long way.
 

The OT•com is a place for respect & civility on all of Star Wars - especially so for the Original Trilogy films (obviously) - yet also for everything else from the ‘Galaxy Far Far Away’ too. Yes, even The Holiday Special, maybe…

We’re a diverse and welcoming community - the upshot is ‘Be Civil - Be Cool’; passionate - yet cordial discussion & wide-ranging views are welcome - toxicity, repeated negativity, trolls & WUMs are not.

We hope you enjoy your time on here - as thousands of others already have, currently do, and will - in the future to come 😃
 

 

To assist navigating your way around this Rebel Base place - and learn how this place all works (and doesn’t) - the following may be of some help and interest…

If you are new to the OriginalTrilogy•com then the following info may be of some assistance…

 
Firstly, the About and Help sections may be of interest to you regarding this site and what the OriginalTrilogy•com is about.

Secondly, the ’How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries thread should also hopefully be of some help as to many of the functions of the site, along with other related info as well.

Thirdly, the Announcements Section - including Site Rules & Guidelines, Fan Edit & Preservation Rules & FAQ, as well info for Signatures, Linking Policy for Downloads, and Plot Spoiler Policy (and much more) that may be of use too.

If you are having any issues with the site, have a question, an idea to improve the site, or would like to give some feedback - then these can be done in the Feedback Forum and General Assistance sections.

To Join the OT.com Discord server! click on the link. There is also the OriginalTrilogy.com Twitter too.

There are also several Index Threads pinned at the top of many respective sections of the OT•com - which may help members find various topics of discussion, fan edits, preservations and other projects etc.

’An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…’ chronicles both the history of this site & also it’s continuing evolution.

The ’Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread by doubleofive contains many sources of information as to the numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over time - as well as serving as an insightful and comprehensive discussion thread and reference point on the subject.

Finally, the ’George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…' thread attempts to highlight and catalogue some of the revisionism, altering of history and contradictory claims by George Lucas / Lucasfilm as to the formation, planning and history of the Star Wars films and universe therein.

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#1290271
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George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator &amp; Time Travelling Revisionist...
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Mocata said:

doubleofive said:

Mocata said:

I was trying to find an interview with George that was in Empire magazine somewhere in the early 2000s. THX had just been released on DVD so it was a tie-in piece. So like, let’s say 2004. The interviewer asked him about the new changes to the film and the quote I want to say was something like…

“Oh it’s like Star Wars. There is no original version”.

Of course I could be mistaken and this is probably paraphrasing without remembering the actual question the journalist posed but the answer he gave stuck in my brain. I don’t own any copies of this magazine any more and I don’t think there’s a transcript online.

If you do find, this, let me know.

Edit: Possibly this one https://www.magazinecollectors.co.uk/empire-magazine-185-2004-johnny-depp-cover-p-6973.html

On Page 65 of the November 2004 edition of Empire magazine (UK), in an exclusive interview with George Lucas; titled ‘THX 2004’…

 

Interviewer: First the Star Wars Special Editions, now this… why keep fiddling?

George Lucas: All artists go back and change things, and with film it’s even more so, because you have more constraints. Any of the films I’ve re-worked later on are films that were never really finished. Either due to financial constraints, or time constraints, or technological constraints. I just wasn’t able to get my story out there complete. I always had to settle for less. So what I’ve done is I’ve gone back and said “Now I’m going to make this the way it was supposed to be”.

Interviewer: So only the Special Edition Star Wars films will ever be available?

George Lucas: Yeah, it’s the same thing with THX1138 - there is no original version now.
 

(also in the interview pages is a blown-up quote, in large red lettering, from George - “There is no ‘original version’ of Star Wars or THX 1338 now.”)

later in the interview…
 

Interviewer: Can you finally lay to rest rumours about Episodes VII, VIII & IX?

George Lucas: There is no VII, VIII, IX. There never has been. The story was originally intended to be IV, V & VI. But I had a back story which I found fascinating, and I decided to do the back story, [which] had already been written. So now you’ve got the full story from beginning to end. There really isn’t any more, [so] I’m gonna go and do other kinds of movies, which I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.

 

There is more to the interview. I’ll give it a more thorough read through in the next day or so - and will hopefully fire up the old scanner too - and will post it up on here…
 

Edit:-

Page 64…

Page 65…

Page 66…

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#1290264
Topic
George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator &amp; Time Travelling Revisionist...
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A superb recent find by doubleofive… (living up to his well-earned ‘00’ status 😉)

https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/1151316503314227205

(taken from a 1999 interview with George Lucas, in Issue 78 of Cinefex)

^ which has been added to Category 15 of this thread; ‘The 1997 Special Editions - George Lucas’ ‘vision’ - was a paid-for experiment and practice for the coming CGI-heavy Prequel Trilogy; as stated by the man himself.
 

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp
 

Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes thread in the ‘Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases’ section.