One of the ideas I originally had for content for this web site was a series of “Fix-It” entries. In each entry, I’d dissect an SF movie or TV series that didn’t work, and make recommendations on how it could have been improved to make a stronger show. I still plan to do this, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.
Sometimes somebody just beats you to the punch. Sigh.
At least with regard to the Star Wars prequels.
Michael Barryte has a YouTube channel called Belated Media, which features his unique movie reviews plus some of his musings on movies that could have been (but weren’t). Two of his most famous videos are his drastically revised narrative editions of Star Wars I and Star Wars II. He charmingly skewers the existing movies, while recommending exhaustive changes that focus character interactions, increase tension, promote conflict and foster deeper tie-ins with the emotional threads from the original trilogy. His recommendations are pretty astute.
Here’s his take on Star Wars I:
Here’s his edition of Star Wars II:
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for Star Wars III.