Thanks for all of the comments/feedback. I'll try and answer your questions -
For the background stuff, I think that's so important to add into these, so we think alike. It just adds a sense of realism, which is hard to do with toys! Also sometimes I add in a digital prop too, like some of the vegetation on the planet.
Those boxes actually game from one of those SAGA accessory sets (the Hoth set I think) and I actually resized a few of them on the screen to add variety.
The Dooku head, I didn't think it was that big of a distraction or I would have changed the pic. It turned out to be a frustration because the pic I took, his face kept getting washed out by the glare. So I had to do something, but it didn't turn out too well I guess. I'm surprised I guess that so many people have commented on it here and at a couple other places too! Guess though if that many people think so, then I did that pic wrong and it didn't do the story justice. I was afraid I'd get blasted by my crappy hologram effects actually but that didn't happen.
For the fire scene, yeah I thought it worked out nicely having Rykrof poke around the fire with the stick. I always do that a lot when I go camping, so I guess he does too.
The small crane is a combination of one of those turrets on Hoth, and a Droideka arm like you said. I made that about 4 or 5 years ago actually, and just now it shows up in a scene. Good eye!
Blood on the witch, a little painted, but mostly digital effect. The next story will be absolutely GORY so no little kids should see it. Rated PG13 maybe?
Yeah again, sorry about the Dooku pic. I screwed that up badly.
The plot, like you said is what keeps me interested in the story. It makes myself wonder, how would I handle the situations he is in? How can I keep the story interesting, but not go overboard with it? And the main events in Star Wars, how can I tie them into the series without interfering with them?
Story #16 has officially begun though! The next two days I should have all the photography taken. Then I'll need about a week for the effects and changes to the script. Maybe by Halloween... in fact, that's when I think it should debut.