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Star Trek: Generations-Two Missions: ONE DESTINY
Brainstormed this while trying to help a fellow editor with ideas for a Generations edit.
With a “Kirkless” version of the movie already made by the CBB group way back in the 2000s, the next logical course of action would be to have a “Kirk Lives” version of the edit. My attempt sees Picard and Kirk embark on two separate missions upon leaving the nexus…Picard to stop Soran on the planet, and Kirk to save the Enterprise D from a warp core breach.
To this end, I repurposed Kirk’s task on the Enterprise-B, using all the footage of him involved in that fateful mission and using it to show him preventing the breach. It was pretty easy to restructure Picard vs Soran not to include Kirk, largely because they fight earlier on in the movie in parts that don’t involve him and I just brought them up to the climax.
Data does not piss off Doctor Crusher…although his emotion chip storyline is still in the movie, it has been considerably scaled back and all of his more manic and unfunny moments are completely cut (except for “yes” and “oooh shit”, which to me are funny)
Because the Enterprise-D survives the movie also, I used Worf’s promotion scene on the holodeck as one of the last acts. I cut to something else after Worf falls into the water…a widescreen version of the last few moments of “All Good Things”, just because the film didn’t feel ‘complete enough’ after Worf gets a dunking.
The movie now opens pretty much immediately with Picard and Troy discussing the death of his brother and nephew and the investigation by the crew on the research station.
Doctor Who-Hell Bent [Fanedit]
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The divisive Doctor Who Series Nine finale “Hell Bent” overhauled and repurposed as a tidy 24-minute instalment that does away with The Doctor breaking his no-kill code, man-baiting gender jokes and female general, the diner TARDIS etc, the focus is entirely on The Doctor’s quest for the truth regarding The Hybrid, and making the decision to determine Clara’s fate for her
Superman Returns: Always Around [Fanedit]
Cranked this one out over the course of the week. Superman Returns was one of the earliest edits I ever attempted in my cruder amateur days, and now with more experience and a burst of inspiration, I’ve come up with what I hope is a worthwhile edit that helps make the movie more of a highlight reel for the man of steel and what he stands for than some dreary deconstruction
-Lois’ bitchier moments trimmed and lessened so she comes off as more emotionally conflicted…she’s not mad at Superman, just dissapointed, and often wrestles with publishing a new piece about why the world needs him, it was important to place the scene where she can’t type up that piece before she meets Clark outside her home to demonstrate how conflicted she is on her opinion.
-Lois and Richard laughing at Clark cut
-Lex reading the paper skips over the Superman headline for reasons that’ll become clear as you read this cut list
-Clark and Lois’ rooftop meeting trimmed so the tension is lessened, at least until the moment they almost kiss. Lois is accepting of Clarks’ presence and they go for a flyby.
-Clark’s conversation with Martha moved along to just before he heads over to the Fortress to find the crystals missing
-Film proceeds as normal until Clark is hospitalised. Lois visiting him cut because…
-After Clark awakens, we cut to the new ending…the shuttle rescue
-Flyby over the earth trimmed significantly to properly synchronise with the music after Clark takes off from the stadium. Lois fainting cut.
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Doctor Who-Rosa [Fanedit]
The promised rebuilds of series 11 episodes continues with “ROSA”, now 30% less preachy than the original.
A few ideas I tried out in the original edit have been reinserted into the latest copy, such as James Blake being sent away to Mill Creek. Another idea I had was to try and remove Krasco entirely and make things a pure historical, but I ran into a couple of narrative and continuity issues with that.
So the simplest solution was to just minimise everything, remove as much of the social commentary as possible, while retaining all of the important story beats
-Rosa being denied passage on the bus serves as the pre-title sequence
-Yaz talking to Ryan about the various advances in history that is to come, scene now ends with Ryan reflecting on his nan’s teachings
-The conversation on the afternoon bus trip is omitted
-Ryan Sinclare meeting Rosa’s husband and Martin Luther King. The aftermath is the only thing retained.
-The song played when Rosa is arrested has been removed, and the reprise for the end credits is also gone, replaced by the Doctor Who theme.
Doctor Who-Listen [Fanedit]
Another fresh reconstruction of an episode followers of this blog may remember I tackled before, only now I’m approaching it from a different angle.
“Listen” is a good episode, but it contains two stories that could easily be their own thing, initially I concentrated on the first story, but now, with more editing experience (and the fact Whoflix made a better version of the episode using the first half), I’ve decided to tackle the Orson Pink portion of the story, making sure to keep the continuity concise throughout.
-Doctor on top of the TARDIS whispering “Listen” cut
-Original establishing shot of Clara’s apartment after titles cut
-Clara returning to the cafe from later in the episode repurposed as her arriving at the cafe after the titles
-Clara and Danny’s petty squabbling cut to avoid footage of Clara putting on her coat. While she still has it on when she see her in the apartment, you can assume she put it on after she left the cafe.
-All references to the toy soldier Clara found in Danny’s orphanage cut
-Exchange with Orson about the family heirloom cut
-Clara and Danny’s reconciliation cut
Doctor Who-Silver Nemesis [Fanedit]
Another old score to settle, not just for the Seventh Doctor, Lady Pentforte and the Cybermen, but for me and this particular serial. This time there will be a reckoning.
I first attempted to tackle this serial in 2015 and naively thought I could cut out any and all mention of Pentforte and get through the whole thing in 15 minutes, but after some kind pointers given to me by a few friends, I realised that wasn’t going to fly. The goal of fanediting I now feel is you have to take the good with the bad and enhance it’s strengths a lot more. So here in this edit all the elements are present.
I have looked at other stabs at this edit (I would recommend Whoflix’s version), they all basically fuze all three parts of the serial into one cohesive half hour or 45 minute whole, and I thought to myself that if I were to tackle this story again, I ought to do things differently than them just to stand out a bit, so I decided to retain the traditional serialised format for the story, only it would be two instalments as opposed to three.
The jazz session and Sylvester and Sophie under attack serves as our pre-titles teaser for Episode One, I removed a lot of The Doctor and Ace talking about the Nemesis in the museum, removed them going to see the Queen, removed the method by which Pentforte and Richard travel back through time to make them more mysterious, removed the police guards entirely, and omitted the Doctor explaining villidium to Ace (that comes much later in the story), so by the time we get to part two, we’re only eleven minutes in tops. More changes to part two, now a part of the newly constructed episode one, removes the appearance of the skinheads
The cliffhanger of part one is the cliffhanger of the official part two, and forms the beginning of the pre-titles of my version of part two, and it’s at this point that the mix-up of footage goes back to part one, with the Doctor finally turning his full attention to Pentforte and the battle of wits with Fenric in the chess game. There is but one continuity glitch, in that one of Pentforte’s arrows is embedded in the front of the TARDIS doorway which disappears when The Doctor and Ace arrive at Pentforte’s study, but you can let that quickly slip from your mind, it’s not there long.
Pentforte and Richard hitch hiking is in there, but there is none of the comedy involved, nor an appearance from the american tourist.
To avoid crediting the skinheads and the tourist, I used the end credits of part one for both instalments
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel-Dimensions In Danger (FIGHT!) (Fanedit)
The highly anticipated 25th anniversary episode of Power Rangers, “Dimensions In Danger” had an extra bit of footage cut from the original transmission. This footage was ultimately uploaded to Nickelodeon’s official Youtube page.
I have taken the segment (Tommy as Dino Thunder Black against his doppelganger) and inserted it into the full episode, making it as complete as it can be.
Doctor Who-Cold Blood [Fanedit]
Another quick alternative cut of the second half of a two-parter, this time for one of Chibnall’s big offenders from series five. I personally don’t mind this one, though I thought it would be interesting to see how it is judged without the more interesting aspects of it missing…meaning Rory’s first of many, many, many deaths and the crack in time.
Doctor Who: Battlefield-Alternative Part Four [Fanedit]
Due to ghosting issues with the footage, I don’t think I can write up an IFDB article for it, so I’m just leaving it here until I can somehow fix it and in case anyone is curious about seeing it.
Brig was supposed to die in this story but Arranovitch bottled it. And the conclusion pretty much suffers for it. I did a quick edit of part 4 specifically to honour the author’s original intentions, cutting out approx. 4 minutes of the story. I think it works (although there is no real explanation for why Arthur’s ship explodes in the cut, but if you’ve seen the story and you know Ace’s history with explosives you can put two and two together), I might do a longer edit using the special edition as well, just for people who are completists, and I might toggle with the ending some more just to give it more of a complete ending (my part 4 edit just ends with Sylv telling Bambera to lock Morgane and Mordread up)
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