|Boba Fett got me started on these projects|
|One of my Projects: Removing JarJar from Episodes I and II|
I felt good about my Boba Fett Project, however, I then realized "Why stop there?" I find myself frequently defending Episodes I & II and I realized JarJar Binks had to be removed. So, I created versions of Episodes I & II with as little JarJar Binks as possible and I also removed the horrible romance scenes in episode II and most of the podracing scene in episode I.
I was satisfied with those outputs. That is, until I read Nicholas Carlson's Business Insider posting, wherein he writes that people should not "watch the first prequel. It turns out you don't need to. That's good, because that movie is historically awful." I realized that, yes, most of episode I is useless in the overall scheme of things, but there are some redeeming features that are worth watching in it. So, I had to do something about that.
I realized that my removal of certain elements in Episodes I & II did not go far enough. I then removed most of episode I and a minority of Episode II: Episode I becomes entirely about the battle for Naboo and about the Jedi discovering the existence of Sith while Episode II largely remains intact, minus the romantic stuff between Anakin and Padme. This yields 2.5 hours of screentime, roughly the length of either of these movies.
Whoo! For the time, I am pretty satisfied about this last project :)
However, my next one will be to gather all of the Darth Maul material in the Star Wars: Clone Wars series....