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Ambiguous Name (titles crowner 6/30/14): George Lucas Altered Version get usage counts

The primary difference is that we had a solid alternate name of Genre Throwback to fall back on, while all names we are coming up with here sound like "A Re Cut or Remaster but using more words." Using Lucas in the name made it fairly clear it is something different than just a recut or remaster. I don't think we'll find an absolutely perfect new name for the trope, but it has to evoke the fact it includes new footage and FX on top of the original.

Modernized Updated Version maybe? But that almost sounds like a Remake. I'll just throw out a bunch of ideas:

Digitally Added Aspect (or Digitally Altered Aspect) - make the trope about the changes, rather than the release.
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Honestly, the use of George Lucas in the name made me think (before I read the description) that this was a judgmental and negative trope (adding bad special effects or making controversial and/or unnecessary changes). The use of his name in such negative trope titles in the past has sort of poisoned it for me.

 29 Gaon, Sun, 18th May '14 9:22:46 PM from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Old Version New Effects seems the clearest choice for me. It succintly describes what the trope's about, it fits the trope's meaning, it sounds good.
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[up]I like that one.
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 31 lakingsif, Mon, 19th May '14 3:43:49 AM Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Still think that George Lucas Altered Version is pretty clear, IMO.

However, there's a specific technique used in works called "Repetition and Reparation", which is pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin except that the 'repair' part also refers to basic improvements and, in pretty much every instance, additions to the original.

Something like that? But Old Version New Effects is also pretty good [tup]
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 32 Willbyr, Mon, 19th May '14 6:02:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Single prop crowner's hooked for the rename.
There certainly seems to be disagreement about the name, but the names being suggested imply differing definitions. Digitally Added Aspect (or something like that) would certainly be narrower than the Cut-and-Paste Revised Edition idea I had in mind, though since it's more specific it might be more tropeworthy.

Old Version New Effects, on the other hand, doesn't entirely make sense to me in context of the current Trope Namer, implying that there also exists a "new version" of the trilogy that is not the Special Edition or any of its later updates.

I used 'Digitally' because it is the most common method of making the change. (The word itself is meaningless because everything is already digital0
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 35 Willbyr, Mon, 19th May '14 4:10:16 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up][up]No, not everything is digitally edited because not everything is that recent.

[up]That has the same exact problem. If there's a tweaked old version, what would be the new version?

^^^^ Well the point is that this isn't a remake, adaptation or a simple recut, but a modification to the original. I personally feel that Old Version New Effects or any similar name like Original Version New Effects may be accurate but is kind of clunky, which is what happens with any name that has a comma or an implied comma.

That's why I like Modernized Recut, as it feels accurate and an actual name of a trope rather than using Buffy Speak to describe a trope (ie "It's like... the original version but new effects").

edited 19th May '14 4:30:52 PM by KJMackley

[up][up] I'm sorry; I didn't type much because I was on my phone. "Digitally" is used as a Buzzword, it hasn't any semantic meaning in most cases:
  • Digitally Remastered
  • Digital Signage
No, this trope doesn't require computers to feature the effect. Added Aspect, however, is too generic. 'Digitally' is getting used as a Buzzword to make people mentally associate the trope to similar terms. There's very few examples of this trope (going forward from now) that won't be making use of some form of computerization in the process of altering the work.

Post Product Alterations.
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"Original version" would be better than "old version".
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[up] Old Version Digital Version?

Finished Work Upgrade, Finished Work Update, Upgraded Finished Work, Retouched Product
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Updated Re-release would be the obvious choice, if that wasn't videogames only.

Well, why not transplant that one to Updated Videogame Re Release?
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 43 Septimus Heap, Wed, 21st May '14 4:54:10 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Because it has 2000+ wicks. That, and that name sounds really The Same but More Specific.

But isn't it The Same but More Specific already? ???
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 45 Septimus Heap, Wed, 21st May '14 6:08:35 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I am not familiar enough with video games to make that judgment call. In that case, we ought to merge this into that page.

Updated Re-release is actually an extremely broad name and could apply to a lot of things, like a movie being released into the newest video format like Blu-ray. In addition to something like a Special Edition. We probably should expand that trope and make the video games just one category, but that doesn't solve the problem of the thread topic.

13:4 in favour of the rename
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 48 Willbyr, Tue, 27th May '14 12:36:02 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Looks like we've got consensus for the rename; calling it.
 49 lakingsif, Tue, 27th May '14 3:31:24 PM Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Now we just need a name crowner...
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 50 Gaon, Sat, 7th Jun '14 1:22:26 PM from Grim Up North Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities

Alternative Titles: George Lucas Altered Version
30th Jun '14 12:32:33 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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