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SPECULATION TFA: Write the Opening Crawl

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Snazel, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Snazel

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    Given all your power and all your skills as a Star Wars fan, given what spoilers you think are right and which ones are wrong, given what you think the film opens with....I challenge you to write the opening crawl of the The Force Awakens.

    A week after Force Friday, I'll pick which ever one I think is closest and you will win the thread.

    Also after the film closes, any submission after the film's release, I'll go back and then award the thread to whoever was actually closest (without, you know cheating by stealth editing your post). :)

    That's right an entire internet thread for yours to win...and all it takes is your skills, your spoilers and being bored enough to write it.

    You have nothing to lose. And an entire thread on the internet to win.

    Good luck...

    I am ineligible to win the thread since I was dumb enough to start it. But I include an entry...

    Star Wars
    Episode VII:
    The Force Awakens

    Decades after the first death star
    over Yavin IV was destroyed
    the scattered remains of Empire have
    coalesced into the First Order.

    Led by the mysterious Kylo Ren,
    the First Order have taken control
    over most of the planet and
    could soon threaten other star systems
    in the fragile NEW REPUBLIC.

    In a bold move, GENERAL ORGANA leader of
    the RESISTANCE on Yavin IV
    sends her best pilot, Poe Dameron
    to the strage planet of Jakku
    with a desperate plan
    to turn the tide of the war...
     
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    I like this idea, and your crawl is pretty good; the syntax certainly feels "Star Wars-y." I'll toss up an entry later, after I get some sleep.

    However, you might want to edit this:
    Just sayin', there's a glaring error there. :p
     
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    STAR WARS

    EPISODE VII:
    THE FORCE AWAKENS

    After the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader
    Admiral Snoke declared himself Supreme leader and executed
    the Emperor's First Order in an attempt to maintain control over
    many of the star systems in the former Galactic Empire

    Through decades of war the Resistance is gaining support
    as more and more star systems join their crusade
    attempting to turn the tide sinister agent of the First Order
    Kylo Ren searches the galaxy for force sensitive relics

    Hoping to stop him, General Leia Organa sends pilot
    Poe Dameron on a mission to recover one of the lost relics which
    could lead the Resistance to the whereabouts of her brother
    who has lived in exile many years, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker....
     
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    Well your crawl certainly looks the best so far @Wookiemonster .To make it look even better you can align it to the centre .

    upload_2015-8-1_11-8-39.png
     
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    Done \m/ \m/ THANX
     
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    A \m/inner IMO.
     
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    I'll give it a go

    Star Wars

    Episode VII: The Force Awakens


    The deaths of the Emperor and Darth Vader did not bring the victory the rebellion had hoped for. A fractured and beaten remnants of the empire continued to fight in sectors of the galaxy. The conflict continued in even deadlier and larger conflicts. Gradually the new republic gained support.

    Recently a new force, born out of the remnants of Palpatineā€™s reign of terror has started to take control of more and more systems. Their leaders are mysterious force users Snoke and Kylo Ren who have swept through the galaxy amid the absence of the rebel hero Luke Skywalker

    General Organa, former leader of the new republic has been enlisted to help fight this new threat to Galactic stability. She sends a trusted soldier Poe Dameron deep into First order space to find new allies and develop a new resistance to this growing threat.​
     
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    STAR WARS
    Episode VII
    The Force Awakens

    It is a time of relative peace. The galaxy,
    under the guidance of a NEW REPUBLIC
    is recovering after years of civil war. From the
    remnants of this war comes a new threat.

    Led by the mysterious KYLO REN, the tyrannical
    FIRST ORDER is on the rise. System and system
    falls to their might, but a group of fighters know as
    THE RESISTANCE has formed and operates
    behind their lines, hoping to stop the threat
    before war once again engulfs the galaxy.

    On a mission from General Organa,
    POE DAMERON heads to the world of JAKKU.
    It is here that he hopes to find support for fight;
    an artifact that may lead to the missing LUKE
    SKYWALKER has surfaced on the planet below...

     
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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way...

    STAR WARS

    Episode VII
    The Force Awakens

    It has been thirty years since the fall of the Empire. Civil war has been a constant throughout the galaxy. The Resistance now struggles to defend their peaceful sector as the brutal First Order threatens to regain control.

    Rumored to be testing a new super weapon, the STARKILLER, the First Order is about to gain the ability to strike and destroy any city in the galaxy in a moment's notice. Time is running out for The Resistance.

    Desparate to gain the upper hand, General Leia Organa has dispatched her most trusted pilot to the dessert planet Jakku, where a local tribal leader claims to have discovered a relic that belonged to her missing brother, Jedi master Luke Skywalker...
     
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    Man I like how u used the Starkiller in your crawl \m/

    When I was reading your crawl and read it. I was transported back to when I was a kid and read about the Death Star in the crawl of ANH.
    Cool \m/

    (epic fail)
     
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    STAR
    WARS

    EPISODE VII: The Force Awakens

    Jedi Master LUKE SKYWALKER, hero of the rebellion which struck a titanic blow against the GALACTIC EMPIRE over 30 years ago, is missing.

    In the wake of his accomplishment, a new tyranny rises in the form of the FIRST ORDER, led by the mysterious SUPREME LEADER SNOKE and his ruthless disciple, KYLO REN.

    Ace pilot of the fledgling RESISTANCE, POE DAMERON is sent on a dangerous mission by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA to intercept what might be the key to ending the war.
    It took me an absurd amount of time and concentration to make this, so be gentle. :p
     
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    I digit \m/ I really like the way you start your crawl \m/
     
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    The thing that bothers me is that I think the importance surrounding the lightsaber is going to be explained in the opening crawl. I feel like that's the gaping hole in all of our crawls.
     
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    Yeah I mention that everyone is in search of Force sensitive relics, but I didn't go with that in my crawl. Mainly because we don't know why. That and I'm hoping they touch on it in the film. But now that you mention it, I can see it being explained to us via the crawl \m/
     
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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way...

    STAR WARS
    Episode VII
    Force For Change


    Bla blah blah galaxy
    blah bla First Order blah blah

    Yada yada yada a new threat


    Luke blah blah blah missing
    Resistance yada yada yada Leia

    Blah blah blah Poe blah mission

    Yada yada practical effects
    Yada yada yada Thermal detonator
    blah blah Ass yada yada Jar Jar Binks......














    Did i win ?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    If you haven't written it in yellow on black background I am not reading :p

    No seriously I love these endings..

    Something along the lines of ... looking for her brother the exiled Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker...

    ...Would be awesome... and then at the end of the film of course in the last scene, the mysterious (to the new fans and younger generation) yet fondly familiar (for us old school peeps) hooded Luke Skywalker appears. The crowd goes wild!
     
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    I love the idea that the "First Order" is something Palpatine wrote should he die and that in many ways the First Order is an attempt to stick to Palpatine's play book. Cool idea. Excellent submissions.

    You have until a week after Force Friday, before I pick the winner of the thread. So if you want to edit your posts should new spoilers emerge after D23 etc. etc. Feel free, at some point on September 12, I'll pick a winner based on positive feedback from those who read it.

    I cannot win the thread, but you still can...help me hard core SW7 fan, you're our only hope....
     
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    Of course, I'm still hoping for more Luke than that :p. But that's a topic for several other threads ;)
     
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    EDIT: Put back to due to my ability to sense sarcasm failed.

    STAR WARS
    Episode X: The Force Awakens

    Ooooohhh yeah, you thought this was gonna be 'Episode VII', didn't you? Well, psych! Don't worry, we'll do the 'Prequel Sequel Trilogy'
    in like, ten years! Course, you'll have to wait to see the badass battles with the Kaiju, Luke's fight with Darth Plagevan, and the barbershop musical number with the Force Ghosts.

    Oh yeah, I wasn't supposed to spoil that, but who cares! Only nerds read these crawls and- Oh crap, they caught me! Sorry about this
    Mr. Abrams, Ms. Kennedy, I was just havin- OH GOD NOT THERE! I SWEAR I WAS JUS- OOOWWW!!!

    The person who wrote this 'crawl' has been sacked. And now for what you actually paid to see.
     
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