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So this is my Old Alternate Trilogy, a reworking of the real Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. I have worked on it for about half a year and put quite a bit of thought in it, so it would make me really happy if you could check it out!
I have not written the AT (Alternate Trilogy) because I think that the prequels suck or that I am a better writer than George Lucas. These story treatments are simply what I would have thought up had the writing responsibilities been placed on my shoulders.
Before we continue, I must give credit where it is due:
Thanks to JKenny at hubpages, author of another AT, who gave me the original idea for this project
Thanks to starwarz.com/starkiller, which helped me out with some of the plot details, and who I took the backstory from.
And thanks to George Lucas, who made Star Wars.
I have read some ideas for rewrites of the PT, and my main problem with them is that they bend too much to fan service, and come up with some of the most confusing plotlines I have ever read. I think that the average moviegoer should be able to understand Star Wars. That’s what I have tried to do here.
While writing this, I earned new respect for George Lucas. I discovered how hard it is to write a prequel! You have to try to come up with three entertaining stories, and a bunch of pre-determined stuff has to happen that is dictated by the events of the OT.
If you want to tell me what you thought about these, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, though be sure to put “Alternate Prequel Trilogy” in the subject line- otherwise I may not see your email. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
So here are my stories:
If you really, really don’t want to read these, here are very brief summaries (though I’d suggest reading the Treatments as well, they’re a lot better than this):
Episode I- The War Begins
As the clone wars begin, Obi-Wan and Anakin meet as his home planet is invaded. Anakin becomes a Jedi.
Episode II- Fall of the Republic
Protecting Alderaan in the last battle of the clone wars, Anakin falls in love. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan discovers a conspiracy in the government…
Episode III- Revenge of the Sith
As Palpatine tracks down the remnants of the old republic, Anakin is tempted by the dark side.
Here is the backstory, if you want to read it (Unless you’re really interested, don’t bother):
One hundred thousand years in the past, a holy man called The Skywalker became aware of a powerful energy field which he believed influenced the destiny of all living creatures…The “Force of Others”. After much study, he was able to know the force, and it communicated with him. He came to see things in a new way. His “aura” and powers grew very strong. The Skywalker brought a new life to the people of his system, and became one of the founders of the Republic Galactica. The Force has two halves, the Ashla (good) and the Bogan, or para-Force (evil). The Skywalker knew that weaker beings could be seduced by the Bogan. Therefore, he entrusted the secret of The Force only to his twelve children, and they in turn passed on the knowledge only to their children, who became known as the “Jedi Bendu of the Ashla”: “the servants of the force”. The respected Jedi were the most powerful warriors in the Universe. For a hundred thousand years, generations of Jedi Bendu knights learned the ways of the mysterious Force of Others, and acted as the guardians of peace and justice in the Republic. There were once several hundred Jedi families. The Republic spread throughout the galaxy, encompassing over a million worlds.
About a century in the past, a young Padawan-Jedi, a boy named Seig Darklighter, came to know the evil half of the force during one of his lessons, and fell victim to the spell of the dreaded Bogan. He ran away from his instructor and taught the evil ways of the Bogan Force to a clan of Sith pirates, who then spread untold misery throughout the systems.