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Discussion Your Ideal Opening Crawl (First lines or entire thing)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Darth_Articulate, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Darth_Articulate Jedi Master

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    ...besides EPISODE VII and title.

    The first few lines of the opening crawl usually set the tone of the film and current state of the galaxy.

    Who can forget seeing "it is a period of Civil War. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE" and feeling ready to plunged into a great adventure? Who can forget seeing "turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute" and feeling ready to leave the theatre and sneak into a showing of Notting Hill?

    What is your ideal intro to Episode 7? I'd like to see something like this:

    It is a time of chaos. In the decades since the fallen Empire, divided loyalties have plunged the galaxy into constant warfare.

    Mav Edit: Editing the title to encompass any part of the opening crawl, not just the first lines.
    Last edited by mavjade, Oct 26, 2014
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  2. Poor Greedo Jedi Knight

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  3. ezekiel22x Force Ghost

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    It is a time of galactic peace. The clone Emperor, Trioculus, Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Yevetha, Warlord Zsinj, Pete Fett, Waru, Kueller, the Yuuzhan Vong, Darth Caedus, and Abeloth have been thwarted by the forces of good. But a new dark darkness lurks in the dark side of the galaxy...
  4. fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master

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    First Line?

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  5. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films - On Vacation

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    "It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Once united in democracy, the galaxy has been split in two by war."
  6. Revenge of the Dak Jedi Knight

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  7. Graphic Jedi Knight

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    Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin,
    Naal ok zin, los vahriin,
    Wah dien vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
    Ahrk fin norok paal graan,
    Fod nust hon zindro zaan,
    Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!
  8. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Space, the final frontier.
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  9. mattman8907 Jedi Master

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    It has been thirty years since the fall of the galactic empire.
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  10. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum

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    You all have too much time on your hands...

    That can also be the first line of the opening crawl...
  11. Master Aizakku Rorensu Jedi Padawan

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    I'd like to see a nice "It's been a time of peace in the galaxy... " type thing in the opening lines.

    And then go to a "But something is amiss... " and so on.

    And now we're up to speed and haven't missed a thing in 30 years. Pan down, follow a ship landing on Yavin 4, a new Jedi Academy. Luke Skywalker steps off the ship... and we're off.
  12. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    "It was a dark and stormy night....in space."
  13. Darth_Articulate Jedi Master

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    "Sssshhh. The movie started."
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  14. stellarmagic01 Jedi Master

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    It is a time of rebirth, renewal, and reconstruction.
  15. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    "And there came a day. A day unlike any other. Where the galaxy's mightiest heroes were united against a common threat. On that day.....the Jedi were born"
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  16. TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master

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    It is a time of civil war,
    and renegade paragraphs
    floating through space.

    There's cool space battles,
    and the bad guy is the
    good guy's dad, but you
    don't find that out 'til the
    next episode.

    And the hot chick is really
    the sister of the good
    guy, but they don't know it,
    and they kiss. Which is
    kind of messed up. I mean,
    what if they had done it
    instead of just kissed?

    Angelina Jolie kissed her
    brother. Yeah, she did. You
    know it, I know it, and
    her dad knows it. That's
    why they hardly ever talk
    anymore. You can run away
    to Africa, but you can't run
    away from the truth.

    Oh, by the way, here's
    a tip for you: when this
    is over, go out and rent
    the movie "Gia." She's way
    naked in it, and makes out
    with another chick and
    everything. It's awesome.
    I stumbled across it late at
    night on HBO after I
    had just got back from
    hockey and I almost
    fainted. But I digest...

    Princess Leia was coming
    back from buying space
    groceries when this
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  17. Obi-Wan21 Jedi Master

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    It is a time of repose.
  18. Ridley Solo Jedi Master

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    Beats me. Whatever they come up with I'm sure I'll like it.
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  19. Episode Swag Jedi Knight

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    "If you can't read this then why are you here and not at the eye doctor?"

    But in all honesty, it should be something like this:

    "30 years of peace have followed since the fall of Palpatine's Empire. A new order of Jedi Knights led by Luke Skywalker ensure that this peace is kept."

    Something like that.
  20. Motterman Jedi Master

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    Episode VII


    But seriously, I like how A New Hope just drops you in the middle of it all. I mean Episode III left off with the Empire building the Death Star, but you didn't now what that was in 1977...
  21. The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus

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  22. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    "The EU is DEAD. Long LIVE the EU."
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  23. Pearlsaber Jedi Master

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    Skywalker is Dead....



    Wouldn't put it past them though. :p
  24. Palpatine2016 Jedi Master

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    War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothin'!
  25. Spork111 Jedi Master

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    Hey, I like it - reminds me of the opening of ROTS.

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

    I realize galactic peace isn't terribly dramatic, but if you're watching this right after ROTJ you need to at least acknowledge how awesome everything is at the end of that movie. However, you can tell a "but" is coming in the next sentence of the crawl. You know, something about how the dark side never really goes away. Or something.
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