Twin Peaks: The Missing Season

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Original Release Date:
1992
Original Running Time:
134 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
212 minutes
Time Added:
91 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This fan edit reimagines the Twin Peaks film and all of its deleted scenes by cutting it into a 3 episode mini series that mimics the style of the first two seasons of the show.

The most significant aspects of this edit are:

1) It combines Fire Walk With Me and The Missing Pieces deleted scenes into 3 episodes.
2) The storyline has been reordered, so that the Laura Palmer plotline appears first and the Chet Desmond/Deer Meadow plotline is intercut with it.
3) There is a custom intro for each episode like in the original show.

Episode titles:
Episode 1 - The Owl Ring
Episode 2 - The Path to The Pink Room
Episode 3 - Beyond Angels & Owls
Intention:
The simple intention behind this project is to give fans a new way to interact with this corner of the Twin Peaks universe. This edit doesn't want to imply that the official film is bad, but, on the contrary, it wants to highlight the parts of it that are a masterpiece.

There is a rumor that still goes around the internet or by word of mouth or through the ether-o-sphere that the Twin Peaks feature film was booed at Cannes. While this is false, the rumor persists because the *vibes* of the movie are remarkably different than the first two seasons of the TV show. There are 2 main hypotheses why this is the case based on the years of viewer feedback since its release. This fan edit attempts to highlight the strengths of the original film and bring a new appreciation to it by addressing its strongest points of criticism.

These 2 points are:
1) We don't get to Twin Peaks until 34 minutes into the film and,
2) That the film is emotionally demanding and different from the original series.

When this movie first came out, viewers wanted to immediately drive past that Twin Peaks sign and have some cherry pie. What they got for the first half hour was a place called Deer Meadow and a replacement Cooper in the form of Special Agent Chester Desmond. And when they finally got to Twin Peaks, it wasn’t all coffee and donuts and shenanigans at the Double R diner or the sheriff's station. It was a lot of wall to wall emotions with quite a bit of screaming.

In 2014, the deleted scenes from the film were released for the first time, called The Missing Pieces. There are 91 minutes of footage that includes a lot of the minor characters that fans love.

One of the most drastic changes for this project is that it rearranges the timeline so that the first thing on screen is Laura Palmer and the viewer begins the journey already in Twin Peaks. The scenes in Deer Meadow are intercut with the rest of the film, similar to how they might be in a standard television format. There’s even a new intro that was created for each episode that mimics the original opening of the show, complete with our favorite tune by Angelo Badalamenti.

The other highlight is the extended David Bowie sequence. His part is one of the show's most intriguing mysteries, especially in the context of what happens to his character in season 3, The Return. These scenes have been reconstructed in episode 2 to try to piece back together this puzzle.

The last episode is an hour and a half long and it includes contextual pieces from the last episode of season 2 as well as some of the most important Log Lady introductions. When the first two seasons of Twin Peaks were syndicated for the Bravo network in 1993, each episode was shown with a brief introduction from the Log Lady that were written and directed by David Lynch himself. They are the closest thing that Lynch will ever get to explaining anything, or even giving any kind of clue.

Another goal for the project is to play with intertextuality. How do the vibes change with the film arranged this way? What can it reveal about the relationship between the viewer and the film based on reactions to different edits? And, of course, what can it reveal about the film overall?
Additional Notes:
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=7oQjOmNponk Retro trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-sJwUJAtFAA
Special Thanks:
I want to thank @ArtisDead for his dedication to viewing my work and his guidance through the release of my first fan edit!
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-3 episodes - 1 hour long each (Episode 3 is 1h 28min)
-Includes Fire Walk with Me in its entirety and most scenes from The Missing Pieces
-Episode 3 includes scenes from season 2 episode 22 and the Log Lady introductions
-New custom intro credits sequence
-Music added to scenes from The Missing Pieces
-Audio and video transitions as well as volume adjustment
-Color correction of The Missing Pieces to match the official film
-1080p and stereo / 5.1 surround sound

Episode 1


Episode 2


Episode 3

Faneditor Name:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1992
Original Running Time:
134 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
212 minutes
Time Added:
91 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This fan edit reimagines the Twin Peaks film and all of its deleted scenes by cutting it into a 3 episode mini series that mimics the style of the first two seasons of the show.

The most significant aspects of this edit are:

1) It combines Fire Walk With Me and The Missing Pieces deleted scenes into 3 episodes.
2) The storyline has been reordered, so that the Laura Palmer plotline appears first and the Chet Desmond/Deer Meadow plotline is intercut with it.
3) There is a custom intro for each episode like in the original show.

Episode titles:
Episode 1 - The Owl Ring
Episode 2 - The Path to The Pink Room
Episode 3 - Beyond Angels & Owls
Intention:
The simple intention behind this project is to give fans a new way to interact with this corner of the Twin Peaks universe. This edit doesn't want to imply that the official film is bad, but, on the contrary, it wants to highlight the parts of it that are a masterpiece.

There is a rumor that still goes around the internet or by word of mouth or through the ether-o-sphere that the Twin Peaks feature film was booed at Cannes. While this is false, the rumor persists because the *vibes* of the movie are remarkably different than the first two seasons of the TV show. There are 2 main hypotheses why this is the case based on the years of viewer feedback since its release. This fan edit attempts to highlight the strengths of the original film and bring a new appreciation to it by addressing its strongest points of criticism.

These 2 points are:
1) We don't get to Twin Peaks until 34 minutes into the film and,
2) That the film is emotionally demanding and different from the original series.

When this movie first came out, viewers wanted to immediately drive past that Twin Peaks sign and have some cherry pie. What they got for the first half hour was a place called Deer Meadow and a replacement Cooper in the form of Special Agent Chester Desmond. And when they finally got to Twin Peaks, it wasn’t all coffee and donuts and shenanigans at the Double R diner or the sheriff's station. It was a lot of wall to wall emotions with quite a bit of screaming.

In 2014, the deleted scenes from the film were released for the first time, called The Missing Pieces. There are 91 minutes of footage that includes a lot of the minor characters that fans love.

One of the most drastic changes for this project is that it rearranges the timeline so that the first thing on screen is Laura Palmer and the viewer begins the journey already in Twin Peaks. The scenes in Deer Meadow are intercut with the rest of the film, similar to how they might be in a standard television format. There’s even a new intro that was created for each episode that mimics the original opening of the show, complete with our favorite tune by Angelo Badalamenti.

The other highlight is the extended David Bowie sequence. His part is one of the show's most intriguing mysteries, especially in the context of what happens to his character in season 3, The Return. These scenes have been reconstructed in episode 2 to try to piece back together this puzzle.

The last episode is an hour and a half long and it includes contextual pieces from the last episode of season 2 as well as some of the most important Log Lady introductions. When the first two seasons of Twin Peaks were syndicated for the Bravo network in 1993, each episode was shown with a brief introduction from the Log Lady that were written and directed by David Lynch himself. They are the closest thing that Lynch will ever get to explaining anything, or even giving any kind of clue.

Another goal for the project is to play with intertextuality. How do the vibes change with the film arranged this way? What can it reveal about the relationship between the viewer and the film based on reactions to different edits? And, of course, what can it reveal about the film overall?
Additional Notes:
Trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=7oQjOmNponk Retro trailer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-sJwUJAtFAA
Special Thanks:
I want to thank @ArtisDead for his dedication to viewing my work and his guidance through the release of my first fan edit!
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-3 episodes - 1 hour long each (Episode 3 is 1h 28min)
-Includes Fire Walk with Me in its entirety and most scenes from The Missing Pieces
-Episode 3 includes scenes from season 2 episode 22 and the Log Lady introductions
-New custom intro credits sequence
-Music added to scenes from The Missing Pieces
-Audio and video transitions as well as volume adjustment
-Color correction of The Missing Pieces to match the official film
-1080p and stereo / 5.1 surround sound

Episode 1


Episode 2


Episode 3

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(Updated: July 04, 2024)
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It really feels like the first 3 episodes of a prequel season and it makes you wish for an actual full season of Twin Peaks! The pacing really captures the feel of David Lynch's original Season 1 and 2 (I've not watched Season 3 yet so can't compare).

The Missing Pieces and Log Lady intros are seamlessly integrated into this edit, although people unfamiliar with the characters might find the Log Lady intros a bit too out of place as she speaks toward the audience breaking the fourth wall, but it works for me and probably for fans of the series who would know her to be quite the peculiar character anyways.

I remember hearing two instances of audio defects however, at 33:13 of ep.2 on the Full Quality version and I can't remember where I heard the other one but they only last for a few seconds and the audio is back to top notch quality.

Definitely was a fun watch, I recommend this edit if you're planning on watching Fire Walk With Me again for a different experience. And especially if you're planning to rewatch the entire series and have already watched the theatrical cut of Fire Walk With Me, the change in pacing leads up nicely to the third season:)

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Great way to watch it with someone for a first time viewing.
And some of the Log Lady bits feel relevant leading into Season 3.
With three episodes the Donna recast starts feeling like a cast member instead of a movie version.

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I have watched FWWM in many forms. The FanCuts we can get are Special in so many ways, using the Missing Pieces to show the full view and the Madness therein.

This Version opened up a while different view.
Three Episodes of real Twin Peaks feel. Right from the beginning with a TV Intro and the first cut to Laura.

When TP Hit the TV back than, it was a blast like nothing before, but you had to work for it.
And when FWWM came out, i remember that people hated it.
It was mit enough Soap and far to much Gore.

I always loved it. The raunchy Sounds of Lauras Voice, the brutal end of her long lost live.....

The idea to Take FWWM and the Missing Pieces and cut it into a Mini show IS very good.
It might be the best way to see it for the first time even.
Imagine you just left Twin Peaks after Season 2 and you can Re-enter again with Episode one of this cut.

The cuts are excellent done and flawless.
I know that Blue Owl loves the original Material.

First Episode ends with the big reveal for Laura. A dramatic Scene that builds the perfect cliffhanger.

In Episode 2 we have the brilliant and spooky David Bowie Part, that still buffles me to this day.

EP3 is about 90 Minuten and folds it all up.
Great way to see the Movie this way and i will recommend it.

From a technical kind of view, i neither saw or heard anything wrong. All is in brilliant Qualitäty and the intensity is not lost in this cut.
I allows you to breathe between the Madness i would say.

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