Discussion Your Ideal First Line(s) of Opening Crawl

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth_Articulate, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Darth_Articulate Force Ghost

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    Of course. Otherwise you'd have:

    Victory! The Jedi have returned and peace reigns once more throughout the galaxy.

    (Iris out)

    Directed by JJ ABRAMS
  2. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    I would agree that there has to be some kind of statement denoting that the empire is defeated and peace reigns throughout the galaxy. There will be time in later episodes for chaos. that seems most effective to start off the new trilogy...maybe something like this:

    "A generation has passed. The empire has at last been defeated And a new Jedi order has been Restored. With the new Republic, Peace and equality now Reigns throughout the galaxy..."

    But.....
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  3. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!
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  4. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    BA-BA-BOOEY, BA-BA-BOOEY!
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  5. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Peace has rained over the galaxy for some time , however an old enemey..........
  6. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    3 decades have passed since the defeat of the Empire and since than the heroes of the Rebel Alliance have all moved on with their lives.
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  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    "YOU AIN'T HEARD NOTHIN' YET"
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  8. furcifer Force Ghost

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  9. furcifer Force Ghost

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    (With all due respect to the original)
    I would like the first word of the new crawl to not be "it".
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  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I would like the first word to be HOLLA!
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  11. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    It is a time of uncertainty. The New Republic is in disarray as the threat of war looms ahead.
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  12. aguywithabiggun Force Ghost

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  13. Jedsithor Force Ghost

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    Chaos in the Outer Rim.
    Despite a period of peace
    and prosperity, the Galactic
    Republic has come under
    threat from the Hutt Cartels.

    In a carefully orchestrated
    effort, the Hutts have seized
    control of dozens of worlds
    and bonded their inhabitants
    into slavery.

    In response, the Galactic Senate
    has sent a Jedi strike team to
    Nal Hutta to bring an end to the
    Hutts crime empire....

    --------

    I feel like this new Star Wars should begin somewhat like The Phantom Menace with a relatively confined threat that escalates into something much larger as the movie and the trilogy play out.
  14. Roary Force Ghost

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    Hi guys, well I'm pretty new here, though I used to frequent these boards years ago when the Star Wars prequels were hotting up. Such a shame some died a painful death, but this subject on opening crawls had me thinking. See, I've had a story for Episode VII buzzing around in my head for ages. Not going to post it til its ready of course, but as someone pointed out, the opening crawl is so important to the Star Wars Universe. So, if its ok with you guys I'd really like to forward mine, but I thought I should seek some advice first... like, should I or shouldn't I !! :)
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  15. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    "Gizka! The galaxy is crawling with them..."
  16. Slash78 Force Ghost

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  17. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    War! The (New) Republic is crumbling
    under attacks by the ruthless
    Sith Lord, Count Dooku (Jr.)
    There are heroes on both sides.
    Evil is everywhere.
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  18. d_arblay Force Ghost

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    What? Didn't this thing end already? No? More money to be made? Okay. Let me think of something...

    Seriously, I think "Victory!" would be a great way to open it.... Either that or "Peace".
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  19. ForeverSleep Force Ghost

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  20. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    None of that midiclorian crap was real, we were just pulling your legs
    I mean, force bacteria...........................Really???
  21. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    STAR WARS
    EPISODE VII:
    THE COMING STORM

    25 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE END OF THE EVIL EMPIRE
    LEIA SOLO HAS REBUILT THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE AND RESTRUCTURED THE GALAXY
    LUKE SKYWALKER HAS FORMED A NEW JEDI ACADEMY WITH A NEW VISION
    HAN SOLO IS GENERAL OF THE GALAXY'S ARMY TO HAULT ANY UREST
    BUT A NEW THREAT HAS APPEARED......
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  22. janstett Force Ghost

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    PEACE! The Republic is thriving...
  23. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    ESB and ANH "It is a" intros are pretty portentous:

    "It is a time of civil war"
    "It is a dark time for the Rebellion"

    So how about:

    "It is a time of fragile peace"
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  24. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    The first and only lines of the opening crawl should be "Stop that ship - blast them!" and we're plunged straight into the action and blasting of said ship.
    Last edited by The Hellhammer, Jun 12, 2013
  25. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Or...

    "Close the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"