I'm a professional film and TV editor. In between jobs, I recut the Kenobi show from a weak 6-hour miniseries to a strong 2-hour movie (including full sound & score remixing via split-audio I managed to get).
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My goal for this redux was to create a tight, entertaining adventure story from the original assets.
Unlike the Patterson cut, or other fan-edits, I did not add any external assets (with one tiny exception that I’m sure you’ll all notice, ha). Adding external assets from other films and shows (or original VFX) tends to break visual unity, and in my opinion is a glaringly obvious addition. The work by other fan-edits is very impressive, but would not fit with the goal of this project.
The Boonta Eve Redux is comprised of the original show itself, but pared-down, shaped, and made strong.
That said, it's important to note that no amount of re-editing can fix fundamental story problems. In my opinion, the entire existence of Kenobi is a rather unfortunate misadventure, driven almost wholly by Disney wanting to push content for content's sake. I feel strongly that having Kenobi and Vader encounter each other between RotS and ANH is, for many reasons, a critical mistake; likewise, having Kenobi and Leia encounter each other is almost as bad.
However, this re-edit addresses some of the most glaring oversights and mistakes of the original show, while highlighting its few true successes. Ultimately, I feel that it's a major improvement.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cut. Feel free to share, create torrents, etc.
Thanks for watching!