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Episode III Opening Crawl

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by Emperor_Sebulba, May 31, 2002.

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  1. Emperor_Sebulba

    Emperor_Sebulba Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Here's your chance to be creative. What do you think the opening crawl will say?(Title included. Here's my guess.

    Lucasfilm Ltd.
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

    Star Wars
    Episode III
    The Rise of the Sith

    War has engulfed the galaxy. Death and destruction never before seen plague a future that once once promising. Emperor Palpatine, excercising newfound powers that he has been given to him, has unleashed terror against innocent civilians everywhere.

    Senator Amidala, along with Bail Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi, prepare to form a resistance movement against the new Empire. Anakin Skywalker is torn between his loyalty to the resistance and Emperor Palpatine.

    As the Jedi become more and more occupied with the clone war, Emperor Palpatine has begun plans to build the ultimate weapon, the Death Star. Once completed, the Death Star will bring certain end to any enemy that might attempt to oppose the new imperial order...

    Scroll down to Star Destroyer...
     
  2. flyingseal

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You're saying emperor Palpatine but that ain't right...he can't be a emperor yet in the beginning of episode III...
     
  3. Oakessteve

    Oakessteve Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, he pretty much is, what with the emergency powers he's voted because of the Clone Wars.
     
  4. flyingseal

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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    But still he ain't the emperor........yet :D
     
  5. KaaShamau

    KaaShamau Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=black]--------------------Star Wars--------------------
    -------------------Episode III--------------------
    --------------The Sith Conspiracy----------------
    --------------------------------------------------
    ---The Great Clone Wars now engulf hundreds of----
    ---systems as the Seperatists continue to gain------
    ---support within the beurocracy.------------------
    --------------------------------------------------
    ---With a peaceful solution to the conflict seemingly
    ---impossible, the forces of JEDI KNIGHTS are searching
    ---the galaxy in an attempt to locate the illusive dark
    ---lord, COUNT DOOKU, leader of the Seperatists.----
    --------------------------------------------------
    ---Jedi Master OBI-WAN KENOBI follows up his only lead
    ---from the watery world of KAMINO...-----------------
    ----------------------------------------------------[/hl]

    Can you blame me for wanting to see Kamino again?

    Taun We [face_love]

    :p



     
  6. EagleIFilms

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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    Not bad, but I had a problem with this line (along with the Emp thing)

    Anakin Skywalker is torn between his loyalty to the resistance and Emperor Palpatine.

    Opening scrolls never tell us what the charators are *feeling*, only the backstory of the events in the galaxy.
     
  7. SarlaccPitTongue

    SarlaccPitTongue Jedi Youngling

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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

    Star Wars: Episode 3
    A Light Eclipsed

    It is a time of Galactic turmoil. Fearing civil unrest stemming from the CLONE WAR, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine has imposed martial law apon all systems in the Republic.

    While the Confederacy, led by the maniacal Count Dooku, prepares to engage the Clone Army of the Republic near the pivotal world of Alderaan, General Obi-Wan Kenobi and the now Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker have arrived on Alderaan to serve Bail Organa during the crisis.

    Little do the two Jedi know, however, that Padme Amidala, Anakin's secret bride, has recently given birth to twins on her homeworld of Naboo....

     
  8. STWFan

    STWFan Jedi Youngling

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    I like te first one better anything could happen in the third epic so everybody hold on.
     
  9. Emperor_Sebulba

    Emperor_Sebulba Jedi Youngling star 1

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    up...all good ideas so far.
     
  10. Spaced

    Spaced Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Star Wars Episode III

    the rise of the Sith

    There was once a Jedi called Annie
    His knowledge of the force was uncanny
    his mum bought the farm
    and he lost his arm
    And he's just got some hot Padme fanny
     
  11. NyLonathatep

    NyLonathatep Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Padme will be pregnant most of thet time in Episode III, so the twins will not have been born in the beginning I think.
     
  12. DeltaJedi

    DeltaJedi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    FOX Fanfare

    Lucasfilm Ltd.

    "A Long Time Ago, In a galaxy far, far away..."

    Star Wars
    Episode III: "The Fall Into Darkness"

    It is a dark time for the Republic. The Seperatist movement,
    under the leadership of Count Dooku, continues to gain strength
    and push their armies further.

    Unable to locate Dooku or defeat his forces with their CLONE ARMY
    OF THE REPUBLIC, the Jedi Order is facing criticism from the Senate,
    which blames the Jedi for starting this clone war.

    Desperate to secure peace, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine has called
    the Loyalist committee to a secret meeting on Alderaan, where plans
    are being formed to build a new weapon that might end the destructive
    conflict and bring new order to the war-torn galaxy...

    (( Pan up :) ))
     
  13. hapless-sith

    hapless-sith Jedi Youngling star 1

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    here's one just for fun!


    STAR WARS

    EPISODE III
    ????????????????????

    The Republic is on the verge of collapse.
    The Clone Wars, that have engulfed the
    galaxy for three years, have polarized the
    galaxy.

    Once numbering in the thousands, the
    Jedi Knights are mired in a public crisis
    of scandal and have suffered tremendous
    casualties to the great conflict.

    Hoping to strike a fatal blow to the
    beleaguered Separatist's, General Obi-Wan
    Kenobi has been enlisted to lead a massive
    assualt on the stronghold world of ????????...


    (the last paragraph is completely made up....it could be anything that leads us specifically into the first scene of the movie)
     
  14. 5darth2maul1

    5darth2maul1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hey guys, I'm working on my opening crawl as we speak. It may take me a while to do though, I have to think really hard about what I want to happen and what is likely to happen near the beginning of Episode III. Expect my idea in a couple of days. :)

    5D2M1
     
  15. thenink

    thenink Jedi Youngling star 2

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    EPSIODE III
    Revenge of the Sith

    It is a time of war. Thousands of star systems are dragged into the destructive conflict between the Confederacy and the beleaguered Republic.

    Senator of Alderaan, now turned Force Commander, BAIL ORGANA, has been ordered by Coruscant to move his forces into the NABOO star system where the Confederacy threatens.

    BAIL?s forces, under the leadership of JEDI KNIGHT OBI-WAN KENOBI prepare to land on the once pristine planet, now a world under siege. . . .


    ...And then Naboo gets utterley destroyed and becomes DAGOBAH!!! :D
     
  16. LordSinshine

    LordSinshine Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Quick question OTT (but in response to thenink's last post).

    I heard someone say that according to the
    star chart seen in one of the documentaries
    on TPM, Naboo and Dagobah are on two different sides of the galaxy. What is your
    theory on Naboo = Dagobah and does it hold up to my previous comment?

    I think that would be pretty cool if Naboo was Dagobah...would explain why Luke says
    "...still, there's something familiar about this place" in ESB.


     
  17. thenink

    thenink Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Check this thread out:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=5592926&start=6745504] Is Naboo more familiar than we think? [/link]

    As far as the Star Maps go, I think that stuff would be changed by Lucas and Co.
     
  18. JBFett

    JBFett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    STAR WARS
    EPISODE III
    A DARKNESS RISES

    Destruction and degredation has engulfed the galaxy. THE GREAT CLONE WAR has eliminated the hope for stability in the dying Republic.

    Amid a galaxy of great conflict, Anakin Skywalker has been expelled from the Jedi Order for breaking the council's code and resides with his wife Padme Amidala on the moisture farms of Tatooine.

    General Obi-wan kenobi, commander of the Republic special forces, races to Tatooine in an attempt to recruit young Skywalker to aid the Republic's war effort....
     
  19. hapless-sith

    hapless-sith Jedi Youngling star 1

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    JB FETT...I like your ideas. I'm using some of your lines with my earlier post. How does this sound.....

    The Republic is on the verge of collapse.
    THE GREAT CLONE WAR has ravaged the
    galaxy and eliminated all hope for stability
    in the dying government.

    Once numbering in the thousands, the
    Jedi Knights are mired in a public crisis
    of scandal and have suffered tremendous
    casualties to the long conflict.

    Obi-wan Kenobi, now a general in the war
    effort, races to Tatooine in hope of recruiting
    Anakin Skywalker, expelled from the Jedi Order,
    to aid the Republic's war effort....
     
  20. thenink

    thenink Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I like both of your ideas! Very good thoughts! :D
     
  21. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

    Star Wars

    Episode III

    The Jedi Purge

    It is a time of darkness in the galaxy. The Confederacy, led by the evil COUNT DOOKU, have fought long and hard against the OLD REPUBLIC.

    During these events, Anakin Skywalker and his master General Obi-Wan Kenobi, have seen their friendship slowly diminish with each passing moment.

    Meanwhile, the new space station, the DEATH STAR is being constructed. Hopes are that it will be the key in settling the conflict...
     
  22. Art_Vandalay

    Art_Vandalay Jedi Youngling

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    Just a wee point: no opening crawl has ever had more than one phrase in capitals. Suppose there's a always chance it'll change, but i dont think so.
    I like the

    'Obi-wan Kenobi, now a general in the war
    effort, races to Tatooine in hope of recruiting Anakin Skywalker, expelled from the Jedi Order,to aid the Republic's war effort....'

    very good!

    Do you really think the death star construction will be in this film? I thought that would be going way to far for the republic, even the 'dictatorship' it became at the end of AoTC. And would it really take 18 years to build?
     
  23. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It probably won't be. It's just wishful thinking I guess.
     
  24. SarlaccPitTongue

    SarlaccPitTongue Jedi Youngling

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    Um...you people realize the Republic is going to win this war right? The Republic will not be getting their a$$ handed to them like some of your crawls suggest. And Anakin had a secret marriage, SECRET, so he will not be expelled from the Jedi Order. And even if he was, why oh why would he live on Tatooine, a place filled with only bad memories? Padme is still a senator, they would live on Naboo if anything. And one man does not change a war, so discount Obi-Wan asking Anakin to join them and expect the war to just turn around. I expect Obi-Wan to be a general leading troops and Anakin to be tearing up the skies and space in a starfigher in Episode 3, seems the likely thing too. I doubt the DS will be seen in any form at all, seeing as the senate would never allow a weapon of mass destruction to be made. I realize I had the twins described as being born before the movie in my crawl, seeing as I just can't see Padme pregnant through out the whole thing yet, but I'll be the first to say as soon as see it happen on film I'll get it and why it was done that way and realize I was a moron. But some of the weird ideas...are just weird and off the wall.
     
  25. Scruffy-looking

    Scruffy-looking Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sorry for reposting this in another thread.

    Star Wars: Episode III
    REVENGE OF THE SITH

    The Clone Wars have been going on for two years. Across the galaxy, the clone armies of the GALACTIC REPUBLIC battle the droid armies of the separatists.

    On Coruscant, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine struggles to hold the Republic together under the growing burdens of the war, while the Jedi lead the armies of the Republic.

    Anakin Skywalker is a starfighter pilot in the Republic Starfleet, while Obi-Wan Kenobi, now a Jedi Master, is a general fighting under Bail Organa of Alderaan.
     
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