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#1400194
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The NumeralJoker/MechaSalesman 4K HDR Edits Megathread, Clips Previews, and Release Info
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That’s a good point. I think the quality of a individual edit would be more important than adding everything that could fit. Will you be revisiting Rebels beyond the finale supercut? Does seem like that one is a lot harder than Clone Wars to work with. I’ve thought about how different arcs could be combined, but a straight edit seems incredibly difficult considering the episodic style

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#1400099
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The Third Age (Season One): A Hobbit Movie-to-TV edit (Released)
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EddieDean said:

Thanks for your feedback! I will look at those ending transitions!

What did you mean about the placement of the Smaug intro? What do you think it needs in order to work?

In the original film, it felt like the Smaug intro was a good way to reacquaint viewers about the main conflict after the break between films. It also serves as a good segway into the rest of the movie. The Original Two Film Structure also used this intro the same way. It’s almost like a filmed intermission. In a TV edit, it feels a bit superfluous imo. We’re in a immediate conflict at the end of one episode and suddenly there’s a random introduction where there doesn’t need to be one. I think it’ll be challenging to place this appropriately in a TV edit. Maybe the start of the last episode could be another place? We have a short pre-credits sequence showing how this journey started before transitioning to how it ended. I don’t know. These are just my thoughts. Maybe other folks won’t have any problems with the flashback. It’s a small thing anyway.

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The Third Age (Season One): A Hobbit Movie-to-TV edit (Released)
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I really enjoyed these. The trims to the Original Two Film Structure edit were creative. My only problem was that many of the episode endings felt very abrupt. I know this would be difficult, since they weren’t meant as episode endings. Maybe a slower fade to black would make it work. Right now, it feels like I’m pausing the movie rather than watching a complete TV episode. The placement of the Desolation of Smaug intro also seems a bit off in this edit.

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#1398527
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)
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The restructuring really does have a great impact. It’s so seamless too. My first viewing of Force Awakens in years was with this edit and I honestly thought most edits were present in the original version. Taking a glance at the changelist afterwards was incredibly surprising.

And yeah, I also wouldn’t mind more TROS references/foreshadowing in a future edit. I think anything that makes this trilogy feel like one consistent story would be beneficial.

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#1398526
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure (Released)
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The restructuring really does have a great impact. It’s so seamless too. My first viewing of Force Awakens in years was with this edit and I honestly thought most edits were present in the original version. Taking a glance at the changelist afterwards was incredibly surprising.

And yeah, I also wouldn’t mind more TROS references/foreshadowing in a future edit. I think anything that makes this trilogy feel like one consistent story would be beneficial.

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Fan edits of Star Wars novels : 'Labyrinth of Evil' edit released
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Hal 9000 said:

I imagine people editing the Thrawn trilogy to fit in with the ST. Or things like the Han Solo Trilogy to fit in with how the Clone Wars ended up being portrayed.

Yeah I thought about approaching the Thrawn trilogy since it would be fairly simple to fit it into canon without adding anything new. The problem for me is that I’m pretty confident that the new shows and story direction will soon make it impossible to fit those books into canon. Mando S2 takes place just an year before Heir to the Empire does in Legends and the Thrawn plotline already seems to be going in a different direction.

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Fan edits of Star Wars novels : 'Labyrinth of Evil' edit released
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Links sent.

Actually I just realized that my response to a similar question from JKMaxx above was incorrect. I am actually planning to work on a edit of the ROTS novelization. Labyrinth of Evil and the ROTS novel are so similar thematically and stylistically that I just started to think of them as one long novel. And yeah, there will have to be some additional content to fit in canon/Filoni stuff. Like with the Labyrinth of Evil edit, I’ll try to keep the additional stuff to a minimum, but when it’s there, I’ll do my best to make it seem seamless.

As the Labyrinth edit was for my personal headcanon (which includes the Battle of Nelvaan, a Legends event), the Nelvaan subplot may seem a bit forced. It follows the official explanation on how to reconcile Nelvaan and the events of this novel, but if people find that portion distracting, I’ll remove it from future versions. All of the other additions (CW references and general references to canon content like Dark Disciple) are fairly seamless and “at home” with the rest of the novel, imo. I’ll have to reread it though and I welcome feedback.

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#1398455
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Fan edits of Star Wars novels : 'Labyrinth of Evil' edit released
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Links sent.

Nope, I edited the original EPUB using Calibre. So it just looks like the normal ebook version.
And I don’t have any plans at present to edit the other Legends books, but you never know. I think the general idea of novel fanedits is something that has a lot of potential in the SW community.

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Fan edits of Star Wars novels : 'Labyrinth of Evil' edit released
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I don’t know if anyone has tried this before, but would any of you be interested in edited versions of existing Star Wars novels? I’d edited my copy of Labyrinth of Evil to fit in with the new season of Clone Wars. This included restructuring some scenes, adding some new lines, extending some scenes, and a new ending. The most important change is renaming Tythe (a planet which is incredibly important in this novel) to Yerbana, the planet that is seen at the start of the Siege of Mandalore arc. This minor change necessitates the other larger changes in the novel to make it fit with the TV show. It is still James Luceno’s novel. I’ve tried to keep additional content to a minimum and use clever editing to make sure that this doesn’t become glorified fanfiction. Consequently, it serves as a direct prequel to the Siege of Mandalore arc with references to the Filoniverse (Ahsoka). I’ve also included a gap where you can throw in the Battle of Nelvaan (see NumeralJoker’s standalone Nelvaan episode). The cool thing is that events in this novel that are technically not canon to the Disney timeline are still referenced in the actual story arc. The novel ends with Mace Windu and Yoda witnessing the initial attack on Coruscant and deciding to contact Anakin and Obi Wan. The TV arc starts with Mace Windu requesting Anakin and Obi Wan to return to Coruscant. Some minimal editing and dialogue tweaks have strengthened the connection further.

I basically did this just to include the novel in my general CW marathons, but then I thought that some might be interested in it. Or at least the general idea of fanedits of novels. If you’d like a copy, just let me know. As a note, this can be considered version 1.0. This is the same copy that I made for my own purposes. I’ll definitely make changes and new versions if people want changes.

 

Mod Edit: Just a reminder of the Fan Edit & Preservation Rules on here, including… ‘Before obtaining any fan edits, you must be in ownership of the official retail release’.

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#1394249
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The NumeralJoker/MechaSalesman 4K HDR Edits Megathread, Clips Previews, and Release Info
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Also enjoyed your ROTS immensely. Honestly could’ve sworn that it was a professional cut if it weren’t for the 2003 scenes. Imo, those stand out too much in tone and style to fit in properly with the Lucas/Filoni stuff. The two jumps to Coruscant also feel weird.

Your New Hope supercut was great too. Liked how natural the deleted scenes felt.