Saga Change to the original trilogy

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Ahsoka_Tano_11, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. Ahsoka_Tano_11 Jedi Master

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    Is there any part of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back or Return Of The Jedi you would change if you could? I am just wondering how much you liked the story line of each movie. Are there any characters you would add in or take out? Would you change the planet or ship? Or would you just leave the original movies as they are?
  2. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    Change all the puppets, stopmotion, & claymation to realistic CGI.
    Add the deleted scenes of Luke with Biggs in Mos Eisley, and Luke making his green lightsaber.
  3. Ahsoka_Tano_11 Jedi Master

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    Agreed about Luke making his green lightsaber. That should definitely be added.
  4. Wookiee_Vader Force Ghost

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    Lucas made the changes I would make, and he also made some changes I definitely would not make in a million parsecs.
  5. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    I'd add in about 3-5 mins of extra CGI based footage to the cantina in ANH, maybe a song and dance sequence, because everyone loved the one in RotJ so much!!

    Seriously tho, ESB needs a bit of music/light relief, ANH has the cantina, RotJ has the Jabba's palace stuff, ESB needs some social scene possibly on Bespin, to make the whole Vader in the dinning hall a bit more dramatic.
  6. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    Remove R5-D4 from the shot of R2-D2 after R5-D4 has moved away and shown up his bad motivator. R5-D4 cannot be in 2 places at once :oops:
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  7. CrashTheHedgehog100 Jedi Knight

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    I would leave the films as they are but if I had to make changes then the only minor change I would make would be visually. However, when George Lucas made visual upgrades he did a bit more than that. I think that Yoda could maybe be upgraded to CGI using the Episode 1-3 model and making it look older.
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  8. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I generally don't like the tinkering that goes on in Star Wars as a rule.

    But in the spirit of the thread, I really would have liked a different kind of battle on Endor. The space battle is good, but the Empire getting beat up by teddy bears isn't so great
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  9. Minez01 Force Ghost

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    In ESB, when the Falcon is running from the three Star Destroyers, the scene where they lead them into each other and go into a vertical dive and the admiral says "Take evasive action!", everyone on the Star Destroyer then basically falls over to the side, however it can clearly be seen that the Star Destroyer has hardly even banked off their current trajectory at this point. Make the screen shake, change it so the Star Destroyer banks more sharply, do something. When I saw this I was like "They should put hand holds on the star destroyer like they have on buses."
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  10. Ahsoka_Tano_11 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, you have a point there.
  11. Ambervikings91 Jedi Master

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    Redo the cantina scene, the costumes and stuff are just way to dated, they could make that look much better i think
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  12. Ahsoka_Tano_11 Jedi Master

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    I really like the cantina scene, I think that it is well done.....
  13. OldSchoolFan Jedi Master

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    One thing that always bugged me was everyone running about in a panic after Lando calls for an evac of Cloud City yet on every scene showing outside the city walls, there are no escaping ships in the sky, so I'd add a heap of new starships fleeing Cloud City. Oh and I would have loved to haved seen a good, vicious ground battle with rebel soldiers against snowtroopers in the ruins of Echo Base.
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  14. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    BLASPHEMY! :p
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  15. Ahsoka_Tano_11 Jedi Master

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    You have a really good point there....
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  16. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    ROTJ's space battle: have a lot more Rebel ships and a lot fewer Imperial ones. There were like what, ten times more Star Destroyers than Calamari cruisers there? And there was the Death Star superlaser? There was no way the Empire could have lost the battle unless all the Imperial crews and captains were infected with a stupid virus that made them power down their weapons, lower their shields, and let their enemy turn them into space debris. So yeah, the two sides should've at least been somewhat evenly matched.
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  17. Lord Revan Jedi Master

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    don't have Boba Fett go out the way he did.
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  18. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Re-do all the laser blasts and lightsabers.

    Re-do Salacious Crumb as CGI. Puppet Yoda, I can handle. Animantronic Jabba, sure, fine. But that little doll thingy that's Salacious Crumb... just ugh. Terrible.
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  19. BarkingFrog Force Ghost

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    I agree with this. The lightsaber scene is incredible, I really wish they had left it in or at least restored it for the Blu-Ray.

    Luke looks so much like TPM Palpatine there it's kind of chilling.
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  20. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I do love the lightsaber construction scene, but I think there's just a little more charm in seeing the green lightsaber for the first time when Luke snags it out of the air on the barge.
  21. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I like that to, you don't even know if he has a lightsaber until you see it seeing as how he lost his fathers on Cloud City.
  22. Garrett Atkins Jedi Grand Master

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    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  23. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    The Imperial military was relying on Palpatine's Force powers to function. Once Palps died, the Imperial military basically shut down.
  24. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    You don't need battle meditation or Force-coordination or whatever to win when you outnumber your opponent to that degree...
  25. jaqen Force Ghost

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    Not much. Maybe clean up a few wonky effects, like the Tauntaun running across the tundra at the top of Empire. Clean up the light sabers, matte lines, etc. Animate Palpatine's stiff, dummy body during the shaft toss. Just superficial stuff. I think the model, and puppet, work for most of the OT needs to stand because much of it still looks amazing.

    The incredible saber battles of the PT create a conundrum with Hope. As much as I hate to admit it, the original Obi-Wan vs Vader fight just does not stand up well anymore, compared both to what followed in it's sequels and the prequels. Now that we know age shouldn't be a major hinderance to giving an impressive saber battle, I think Hope's final showdown between padawan and master needs some serious sprucing up.

    I'd completely remove Jabba's appearance from ANH. His reveal, and appearance, in Jedi is perfect. There is absolutely zero need to see him in Hope (or Menace before that).

    I have absolutely no problem with the Ewoks. Having said that, in light of them completely missing the chance to do a massive Wookie ground battle in ROTS, I'd love to see the original plans for Jedi to conclude with that instead of the Ewoks.

    It would be nice to see a couple more Han/Leia scenes. After their love story peaks in Empire, a stronger payoff in Jedi would have been very welcome.
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