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JediMaster
11-27-2001, 08:51 AM
Did anyone but me notice the changes to bits of dialogue in the Sunday night airing of "Episode One" on Fox? I mean, I thought this was going to start a new wave of Fan-Boy chatter on the message boards come Monday morning, but until this post, I've seen/heard nothing! Did anyone else notice this?

The exact dialogue escapes me in most of these cases but I'll point out the changes I remember... (most changes are early in the film; most in dialogue delivered by the Neimoidians and Sidious)

1. The exchange between Nute, Rune and holo-Sidious on the TF ship bridge when they were discussing the invasion ("Begin landing your troops" - that very line was changed!)

2. When Nute is escorting the Queen, Sio Bibble and party down the stairs after their capture, some of Nutes lines are changed ("She and I will sign a treaty..." sticking out in my mind).

3. The balcony scene on Coruscant with Sidious and Maul. Sidious' spiel after "Tatooine is sparsely populated..." and prior to Maul's imfamous line is completely changed.

4. In Anakin's hovel, at the table, Anakin finishes a sentence saying "...I can fix anything!", to which Qui-Gon replies "I'll bet you can!" then goes on to dialogue that we're familiar with.

I also kinda remember changes in some of Obi-Wan's dialogue as well as new shots (!) intercut into the sandstorm sequences showing just the desert sands of Tatooine whilst the storm rages, then cutting to Obi and Panaka outside the ship, and another cutaway of the desert before the shot cuts back to the hovel for the afore-mentioned table scene. I know that I've forgotten others, but I'm sure someone else must've noticed them too, or was it just the acid I dropped in college coming back to haunt me? Anyone...?

JEDIpartner
11-27-2001, 12:04 PM
I only caught the end of the broadcast, but I did notice that Anakin's line, while in the N1, "Let's try going left" was cut- his mouth moved, but nothing came out. They kept the "Let's try spinning..." line, though.

Sorry I missed the other stuff, if indeed it did happen! ;)

stillakid
11-27-2001, 12:09 PM
episode one of what? :sur:

JEDIpartner
11-27-2001, 01:28 PM
episode one of what?

"Designing Women", Stillakid... :p

stillakid
11-27-2001, 02:07 PM
:crazed:

master jedi
11-27-2001, 02:49 PM
I only cought part of the broadcast on Sunday an I cought a line change where Panaka is showing Anakin the ships controls.

In the television broadcast Anakin says "And these can control the pitch." On the VHS and DVD versions he doesn't say the word 'can'.

El Chuxter
11-27-2001, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by master jedi
I only cought part of the broadcast on Sunday an I cought a line change where Panaka is showing Anakin the ships controls.

Panaka showing Anakin the controls? That's an entire scene change there, buddy! :crazed: :Pirate:

Mandalorian Candidat
11-27-2001, 04:09 PM
I was kind of disappointed that Lucasfilm didn't leave in the reinserted scenes that were on the DVD version (Coruscant Taxi and extended Podrace grid). However, I'm not surprised. I can see them saying "If you didn't shell out for the DVD, we're not going to give you anything new."

I also noticed that Fox took out the Eopie fart and instead made it do an extended snort to cover it up.

xboywonder
11-27-2001, 04:52 PM
Yeah... didn't you guys know... this is the <b>Special TV Special Edition of Ep1<b>...with all new dialoge that Lucas felt made the film more complete - look for it on DVD in time for the holidays.

GNT
11-28-2001, 07:07 AM
Are you sure you were even watching TPM people???

JEDIpartner
11-28-2001, 10:54 AM
Hey there GNT...

This was the "sooper-dooper US television delayed for months so we could win the ratings sweeps and change some of the dialogue to mess with the fan boys 'cos no one else would have caught it anyhow and by the way did you notice all the snazzy new wipes we inserted for the commercial breaks and took out anything that might be deemed offensive because after all it WAS broadcast during a true American family holiday" version.

Sorry you missed it! :rolleyes:

JediMaster
11-28-2001, 11:01 AM
Well said, JediPARTNR; Well said...

JediTricks
11-29-2001, 12:51 AM
Wow, now I kinda wish I had thrown my entire Sunday evening away to watch this... no wait, no I don't. ;) Seriously though, I would be interested to see those changes (both from and to).

GNT
11-29-2001, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
Hey there GNT...

This was the "sooper-dooper US television delayed for months so we could win the ratings sweeps and change some of the dialogue to mess with the fan boys 'cos no one else would have caught it anyhow and by the way did you notice all the snazzy new wipes we inserted for the commercial breaks and took out anything that might be deemed offensive because after all it WAS broadcast during a true American family holiday" version.

Sorry you missed it! :rolleyes:


It'll probably be on the 42nd release DVD of Episode 1 due out in 2002 :)

derek
11-29-2001, 11:01 AM
1. i saw it 23 times in the theatre
2. i own 2 vhs copies
3. i have the dvd
4. "alias" was on ABC

stillakid
11-29-2001, 11:03 AM
I watched it mainly to see the premiere commercials. Every year companies spend millions to...

Oh wait, that's the Superbowl. Sorry.:happy:

Mandalorian Candidat
12-03-2001, 04:58 PM
I guess I've been brainwashed because I just had to watch it on TV. However our family played this game which made it much more fun. Starwarskids.com had this bingo-like game you could download and play during the movie. You had a sheet covered with characters from the movie and instead of B-I-N-G-O it was F-O-R-C-E. When ever a character popped up and you had it on your sheet, you cover it up with a marker. When you get 5 in a row you yell whatever you want and everyone has to start over. I think my 6-year-old son won just about every game because he had a card with a maximum amount of main characters and the rest of us had like Watto, Yoda, Sidious who only show up at one time or sparingly in the movie.

Anyways, it was just fun. You can play it with the DVD.

GNT
12-04-2001, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
I guess I've been brainwashed because I just had to watch it on TV. However our family played this game which made it much more fun. Starwarskids.com had this bingo-like game you could download and play during the movie. You had a sheet covered with characters from the movie and instead of B-I-N-G-O it was F-O-R-C-E. When ever a character popped up and you had it on your sheet, you cover it up with a marker. When you get 5 in a row you yell whatever you want and everyone has to start over. I think my 6-year-old son won just about every game because he had a card with a maximum amount of main characters and the rest of us had like Watto, Yoda, Sidious who only show up at one time or sparingly in the movie.

Anyways, it was just fun. You can play it with the DVD.

Sounds like fun,I have to give it ago!

Billiam86
12-04-2001, 07:37 PM
hmmm...i watched it, but I must have missed those lines

ThomasLane
12-17-2001, 12:57 PM
Wow. I'm surprised anyone watched it.

Does anyone remember the first TV airing of Star Wars had the deleted Biggs & friends scene? I swear it was there, no matter what the "Dan the Fan Club Man" says (and I wasn't on drugs, though I suppose the comic book adaptations could have messed with my head).

Rollo Tomassi
12-17-2001, 05:38 PM
I don't remember that one (i DO remember the pictures in the storybook...) but I remember one of the rebel ships not pulling up in time during the DSII attack in ROJ and exploding, but you never see that scene anymore either...

JEDIpartner
12-18-2001, 10:54 AM
The first airing of STAR WARS did NOT have the "Biggs and friends" scene. I still have that broadcast on VHS from when it was aired on CBS.

Remember- those were the days when sell-through video pricing didn't really exist and the marked was primarily rental. This was the only way my early-teen hands could get a copy of the film on VHS. There was NO WAY that could have scraped together $99.99 for a single VHS copy of the film. For whatever reason, I kept the dub along with the two Ewok films.