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Speculation Opening Scene of Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darth EL Pollo Loco, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Post your prediction of the opening scene

    Luke, Leia and another Jedi (alien in nature) in a small ship approach a remote location in the outer rim.
    The ship lands in a desolate area where he finds several force sensitive beings. He informs them why they he is there and brings them up to speed on current events. Luke invites them back to Yavin and begin jedi training.
     
  2. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A space ship of some sort (hopefully the Falcon) will fly from lower left corner of the screen, directly thru to the upper right, before docking onto a larger ship. The question is, will we see the top of the ship, or the bottom?
     
  3. Bosskkkk

    Bosskkkk Jedi Knight star 1

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    A light shower of meteorites rain down through the vastness of space, roaring past the camera, and falling down towards the serene planet of New-Alderaan below....
     
  4. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    We will see a Star Destroyer being pursued by a new enemy ship. The SD will be destroyed and we will pan out to an Imperial Shipyard being destroyed.
     
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  5. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    maybe flying into the Tantive IV?

    is it big enough?
     
  6. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    New Alderaan?

    Why would it be called new alderaan? All the inhabitance of the planet were destroyed.
    Is this a planet named for Leia???
     
  7. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    A New Hope: Consular ship persued by Imperial Star Destroyer
    Empire Strikes Back: Imperial Star Destroyer
    Return of the Jedi: Imperial Star Destroyer
    Phantom Menace: Republic consular ship
    Attack of the Clones: Senatorial ship (i.e., Republic consular ship)
    Revenge of the Sith: Republic snubfigthers

    Therefore, if the pattern holds, the opening shot will involve a ship officially affiliated with the GFFA's dominant organization.
     
  8. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    My second opening scene would go somethnig like this...

    We see the vastness of space. From the far lower left corner, we see the Tantive V
    The ship decends into a beautiful earth like planet. Its Naboo.

    We see two jedis exiting the ship walking to town center greeted by the Queen and her subjects.

    They lead them off to a beautiful garden. We see the two jedis kneel, placing several objects on a tomb. The two jedi remove their hoods. We see a somber Luke and Leia.

    pan out
     
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  9. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    The camera pans somewhere.
    Spacecraft are visible.
    Then, something happens.
     
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  10. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Luke gets another shot

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  11. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Shame on you all! You know how it SHOULD start!

    Vast, empty space - then slowly, the BIG YELLOW WORDS OF EXPOSITION starting with "Episode VII" start crawling up from the bottom of the screen, then the nerdgasm starts... 10 minutes later, there are either cries of jubilation or gasps of horror from the audience...
     
  12. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    we're talking about after the opening scroll, fool
    ;)
     
  13. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    Camera pans down to reveal a funeral pyre in the woods with a young man in black standing before it. Then, there is a wipe to reveal a familiar sleeping farm boy.
    It was all a dream. He gets up and says, "it just isn't fair." He then grabs his sun hat and goes outside to start his chores and gazes at the sky with his macrobinoculars. He sees what looks like a space battle, and then a man's voice is heard calling his name, "Luke, stop stargazing and come help me with these condensers." He turns to see an older man with a woman, who then says to him, "oh Anakin, don't be so hard on the boy. He hasn't even had breakfast yet. Now son, go downstairs and have one of your sister's biscuits before your uncle wakes up and eats them all." Luke hands the macrobinoculars to her and explains he thinks he was watching a battle before going back into the homestead. Anakin asks, "what do you see, Padme?" and she lowers the macrobinoculars to say, "Our lives catching up with us."
     
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  14. hawkeye forever

    hawkeye forever Jedi Knight

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    EU has established that New Alderaan is a planet where thousands of former residents of Alderaan moved to after the destruction of Alderaan by the first Death Star.
     
  15. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    How is your girlfriend doing, Mickey?
     
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  16. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    As what? As bags of the grit to throw around the sidewalk when it snows?

    I can see it now -

    Honey, pass me a handful of the Organa family, there's a patch of ice here...
     
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  17. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    The dead hulk of a drifting Star Destroyer.
     
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  18. DV75

    DV75 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Lame.

    Sounds too PT.
     
  19. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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  20. Episode Swag

    Episode Swag Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think it will start with a Republic painted Star Destroyer. Luke and other Jedi will be going to quell an uprising of some sort on a planet.
     
  21. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I'd like to see the next generation of Star Destroyer.
     
  22. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    For a slight variation... while holding to the grand tradition... I wouldn't mind at all if the opening crawl gives way to the traditional black landscape of space littered with stars... only to have the entire spacescape get distorted as we see that it was a relfection of space on the surface of some body of water and whatever ships enter screen are of the nautical variety breaking waves over the reflection. Nice way to jump into a completely different sort of action without losing the traditional opening shot of space.
     
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  23. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

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    how about yellow space and black letters?
     
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  24. stellarmagic01

    stellarmagic01 Jedi Master star 4

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    The Camera pans up and we catch a lens flare from a distant blue-white star. An angular ship that looks to be like a mix of Imperial and Mon Calamari design slowly rumbles overhead, the Millenium Falcon roars from it's hangar bay flanked by starfighters..
     
  25. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    I've long imagined an opening where the camera pulls back to reveal the window of a ship and someone looking out of it.
    Oddly enough, after being inspired by STAR WARS to do Star Trek, Abrams is challenged to open the film in a way that doesn't look similar, so we might not get a ship encountering another ship/disturbance followed by a battle.
    Jeez I'm so eager for this.