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As previously noted, people were pretty resigned to Star Wars remaining a trilogy of parts four through six.  Then it was announced, Lucas had decided episodes one through three could finally be made.  He stated that the technology had reached a point that he could truly make the stories he desired to tell. The geek net was still in it’s infancy in a lot of ways, but it was set ablaze with… Read More

It took three agonizing years for the audience to get the answers to our questions.  Excitement built with the initial announcement of Revenge of the Jedi.  A bold and powerful title, it had fans eager. Before long, the title shifted to  Return of the Jedi.  Lucas noted that the Jedi do not deal in revenge. And this seems a fair assessment for what little we really knew about the Jedi at this… Read More

Star Wars became a world wide phenomenon.  This meant that Lucas would get to build on his adventure.  Already there were comics from Marvel, novels inspired by the first film and toys galore.  How could they deny giving the audience more?! And so, Lucas set forth to continue the story of intrepid rebels trying to take down the galactic Empire. This time he stepped back a bit from both writing and directing…. Read More

In the 70’s a young filmmaker convince a movie company called 20th Century Fox to let him make a film by pretty much forgoing massive creative fees and keeping the licensing, which he turned into a massive empire.  George Lucas had an idea for an epic space film.  Now, if you follow the “Official Story”, Lucas had a bible he stuck to.  He Cut the original film into parts and made the… Read More