George Lucas Addresses Changes to STAR WARS; Maintains Greedo Shot First

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace opens yet again this Friday, and the film is destined to make even more money because all the marketing for the 3D re-release has been aimed directly at kids. Even the junket interviews were conducted by children (you can watch our interviews here, here, and here). George Lucas hasn’t given too many interviews regarding the 3D release, but one hit today that’s sure to grind fanboy gear. During the discussion, Lucas defends the edits he’s made to the Star Wars saga, and specifically addresses CGI Yoda and why Greedo shot first. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

george-lucas-star-wars-imageIn an interview with THR, Lucas began by saying that tinkering with Star Wars is no big deal:

“Changes are not unusual — I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world.”

Lucas goes on to specifically address the Han/Greedo controversy:

“Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.”

han-greedo-star-wars-imagePlease, continue to tell fans how wrong they are:

“It’s the same thing with Yoda. We tried to do Yoda in CGI in Episode I, but we just couldn’t get it done in time. We couldn’t get the technology to work, so we had to use the puppet, but the puppet really wasn’t as good as the CGI. So when we did the re-issue, we had to put the CGI back in, which was what it was meant to be.”

Lucas goes on to maintain that there’s “basically one version of Star Wars [that] keeps getting improved a little bit as we move forward.” Uh, what? Honestly, if Lucas would simply release the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI, the majority of fans’ uproar would be subsided.  Films are art captured in time, and to keep “updating” them to the most recent advances in technology removes a great deal of their charm. Alas, fan complaints are ultimately in vain. Lucas does what Lucas wants.

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  • Travman93

    I’m not sure how I feel about the 3D re-release. I saw The Phantom Menace in theatres twice when I was five, but by then, I’d seen the IV-VI multiple times each. I like the idea that they’re trying to branch out towards a wider audience, but that causes conflicted emotions. I’m not sure if the audience needs widening. Star Wars isn’t some cult film series that only you and your six buddies know about. It’s a series with millions of fans ranging from die-hard to casual. Just my two cents.

    • daisy

      Age and wealthy ain’t nothing but a number for these loved-up A-Listers. My BF and I both think so! He is almost 10 years older than I .We met via~~–B L A C K W H I T E p l a n e t .COM~~ a nice place for younger women and oldermen, or older women and younger men, to interact with each other! Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends ,but he seems to want black folks to stay home at let the Republicans win. Fox News, come get him quick!!

      • Miles Bennett Dyson

        yes, exactly my point.

  • Brett

    Pfffffffffttttttttttt!!!!! Trying to find the words for how much Lucas pisses me off sometimes.

  • TServo

    I seriously couldn’t give a crap what he changes in the prequels, the yoda puppet in Episode I look horrible, but now it seems like he’s trying to brainwash us by saying Greedo always shot first. No George, no.

  • Oman

    Let’s just pray the releases bomb.

    To be honest, with all of the over-saturation of publicity for the prequels, dvd and blu-ray releases and now the theatrical re-releases, I’m just tired of hearing about Star Wars.

    It’s time for someone from the next generation of filmmakers to step up and capture the imagination of the Star Wars’ fan demo with a new epic sci-fi film / film series.

    There are many of us out here, clamoring for something better to see.

    • WEV

      bang on!

  • GEEKMAN

    Hmm, I wish i coulda actually watched him say this rather than have the excerpts written, because either theyre false, or Lucas has backtracked on his previous interviews.

    ie,
    Are you saying that he says Greedo actually fired a shot at Han in the original but it didnt show up on screen because of a camera angle issue??

    And re Yoda..

    Theres interviews where he says He preffered the new PM Yoda puppet to the Empire one and he couldnt see why people hated it.

    Also, re the cgi Yoda.
    Watch the making of Attack of the Clones. It shows 2 CGI artists create a CG Yoda and show it Lucas who was actually against the idea, but the CG was real good and they convinced him to do it, partially for the Dooku fight, and that the puppet was hated.

    So, I smell bullshit from someone.

    Anyways, I thought this interview was people asking about the horrible Bluray sounds/voices added, and bad job on the image-mattes in ROTJ. Thats what I wanna see addressed! Dont think anyones mentioned them to him publicly, also, will they be removed for the 3D versions? Its his last one shot to get it right.

    • Sean

      George Lucas has been re-writing the history of Star Wars for the last 30 years. He has made countless contradictory statements or statements which other objective evidence prove false.

      So it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he’s suddenly changing the story surrounding Guido shooting first and the puppet/cgi Yoda.

  • Ryan

    Even when I was 6 I didn’t think Han was a murderer. I just realized that if he didn’t shoot this guy, he’d be killed himself. If not there in the bar then by the Jabba guy being mentioned. So ‘cold blooded killer’ is rough. He just doesn’t what needs to be done, and protects himself at all costs. That’s different.

    I had an epiphany when the Blu-rays come out that will give us comfort. One day Lucas will die, and Rick McCallum and whoever else ends up running Lucasfilm will JUMP at releasing the original theatrical versions, or even the 1997 versions (which I liked. Just a nice bit of tweaking FX, but Jabba’s palace musical number, and of course ‘who shot first’, aside, not too much). They know we’ll buy them and that’s how they’ll move the company forward once George is gone.

    • kemo

      Wishing for Lucas’ Death over this? You really need therapy!

  • Frank

    CANT. STOP. STARING. AT. THAT. NECK. o_O

    • jayjay

      me either, that thng is more fascinating then the new trilogy. what is it? a goiter or a tumor. I think it grows everytime he makes a change to the movies.

    • jayjay

      me either, its more interesting to watch whats going on with that thing then to watch the new trilogy. Maybe its like Pinocchio’s nose, it grows everytime he makes a change to the movies.

  • Stygian Scribe

    Wow. More George Lucas hating. Some of the changes he made to the films were lame, but others were an improvement. Try watching the theatrical release on video some time and not be annoyed at the matte boxes that are very apparent around the models, for instance. No one gripes when the changes actually improve the movie. I actually think seeing Hayden Christensen as the Anakin ghost at the end of “Return of the Jedi” makes sense because we don’t really know who that old man is, but Hayden is instantly recognizable. I’m waiting for all the anti-3D backlash for Lucas releasing the movies (or at least Episode I so far) theatrically in 3D. Any chance to see Star Wars in the theater is great as far as I’m concerned.

    • WEV

      YOU………………IDIOT!

      • kemo

        Respect other people’s opinion. Your disrespectful and intolerant!

  • WEV

    “Changes are not unusual — I mean, most movies when they release them they make changes” ??????????????? WHAT ????????????????
    erm, well name a few then Mr Lucas, i think you’ll find you are WRONG! See, most directors have better things to do in there lives than to keep going back and meddling with their old movies, as they tend to move on to do other projects and films. Get a life you sad old man, really, he just comes across as arrogant and spiteful towards the fans now, he is such a fool he doesn’t know it bless him.
    What i would love to see is a Frost/Nixon style interview between a few real fans and Lucas, and see how he stands up against people who aren’t there to just say yes to everything he throws up out of his mouth.

    God, Lucas you are such a hatable human being, really!
    The day you retire from the film industry cant come soon enough, i will be celebrating that day :)

    • wolf

      Heard of a little thing call “Dierector’s cuT dvds??????
      “Superman 2″ just to name a few……

      HATE IS BLIND

      • WEV

        Looks like LOVE has blinded you then :p

        As i think you misinterpreted the point of my post, fool, but we can talk director cuts!
        Directors cuts tend to add extra scenes or extend existing ones to add to the story or add more depth to character or help fill gaps in story that were left out in the original cut due to time restraints or age rating. In Lucas’ case its to mess with the originals by making unnecessary changes just for the sake of doing them, the things his changed have never been on anyones mind before, no one was thinking oh god they really should put Hayden Christensensensens stupid face over the old ghost Anakin. I don’t think Richard Donner added cgi to Superman 2 did he?
        Your argument is kind of bollox really, seeing as Lucas doesn’t label these new versions as directors cuts, they are THE versions, big difference.
        At least when there are directors cuts of other films they are differentiated from the ORIGINAL CUT, meaning you can watch both versions as you choose, plus they don’t keep re-re-re-releasing the same films.

        Superman 2…hmm at least both versions available!

        Actually to correct you on Superman 2, that is a different kettle of fish i am afraid. Richard Donner was making the Supes films 1 & 2 back to back but was sacked from the project after 1 was released, they brought on a new director to do reshoots and make his version using only bits of what Donner had shot. Now, after years of demands from fans Warners let Donner go back and do a RE-EDIT to get the film as close to what he originally intended it to be.
        Very different from what Lucas is doing here……so jog on Lucas lover!

    • Kevin

      I think he’s referring to after a premiere, directors have been known to tweak their films – Kubrick removed over 10 minutes from “2001″ after its premiere, for example. However, Kubrick made the changes after a first screening – NOT years later. The problem I have with Lucas is that he’s not truly a director… he’s more like a special effects technician. Directors tell the story and make the actors connect to the audience – and while the original films are fun and feel like a family, the new films are cold, distant, and DRY. Lucas needs to learn that CGI does not make things better, it gets rid of the limitations and struggles that made the old films innovative and original. Also- when you shoot actors in a huge empty green screen room, they most likely will act as though they are in a big empty room – unless there’s a good director to guide them.

    • Mr.Rich316

      I think you are making a false argument comparing Lucas to other directors. The reason most directors don’t keep tweaking the movies they make is that they don’t own the property. They negotiate for a certain amount of creative control,but once the film is done its the property of the studio. Lucas owns Star Wars lock, stock, and barrel. It is the pinnacle of his career and he knocked it out of the park early in his life. Should anyone be shocked that he keeps it alive and in the forefront of entertainment? Not to say he hasn’t messed things up by screwing around with Star Wars,but its his to mess up.

  • Kevin

    I will say this though– Red Tails was fucking sweet. Scrooge McDuck is the mack daddy.

  • Sam D.

    He’s right. They are just movies. I don’t understand why everybody gets so upset about little changes in the movies he made. I grew up on the original Star Wars trilogy but when the special editions were re-released, I was thrilled to get to see them in theaters and I actually LOVED seeing the changes. I thought it was pretty neat that he tidied things up and added some new shots. When the prequels came out, I thought those were great too.

    I think the problem is that people get so obsessed with Star Wars that they forget that they really are just fun, visually intense adventure movies geared primarily at kids. I like them as much as anyone, but I recognize them for what they are and I think George is justified in making any changes he wants to HIS films. And to call ANY of the Star Wars films “art” is kind of silly. Sure they impacted film dramatically, but they are still special-effects films.

    I think George Lucas is a good guy who has been unfairly demonized and called horrible things just because he likes to tinker with his films. Does that really justify all the hateful things said about him?

  • alan

    george still cant see the forest through the trees and doesnt seem to recognize the original trilogy isnt loved for the visual effects, its loved for its story, secular humanism and warm hearted quirky characters. its the story not the visuals that make a movie (and well maybe music as well lol).

  • Rhizomeman

    George Lucas is a fat business man trying steal as much money as he can – he lost the title of “artist” long ago…

  • Pragmator

    Oh, George. You rascal, you.

    Han Solo firing first doesn’t make him a cold-blooded killer. It was obvious from the conversation that Greedo was going to kill Han and drop him at Jabba’s feet. I mean, he puts a gun in his chest and sits him down.

    Han was defending himself. You don’t have to let your opponent (who instigates the confrontation) make the first move in order for it to be self-defense.

    But, he is correct about one thing. Its just a movie. So why fuck with beloved aspects of it, George? Is it bothering you? It’s just a movie.

    • JLC

      Exactly. “Cold-blooded” implies that the other guy isn’t armed. Not only is Greedo armed, he’s aiming the gun at Han’s chest at point blank range. In an old western (upon which Star Wars is partially based), it would be called “getting the drop on him.”

      I hope if George is ever in that position, he doesn’t wait for the mugger to shoot first.

  • jbshortz

    I really do not understand all the unbelievable hate for George Lucas. He as done more for the film industry then most people could ever do. He pretty much revolutionized modern day film-making. Without him and the success of the first Star Wars film we wouldn’t have Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound or Pixar. Plus the prequels which everyone claims were terrible and hated, all the reviews are generally positive. And saying that CGI and motion capture are all terrible is hypocritical. Need I remind everyone of a little Best Picture Nominee called AVATAR!

  • Jason

    When I watched the Avatar Blu Ray Special Edition that came out, there were options to watch the Theatrical, Rerelease and the longer version with the edits and some of them were uncut (I think). How hard is it to do this with the Star Wars Trilogy? Just release the original in Blu Ray and then have options if the person watching wants to see the new edits to click on a different Version. It is not like they have to have three different versions of one movies on one Blu Ray…just add the edits and we can choose to watch that version or the original. Does anybody else agree?

  • wolf

    This movie inspired Nolan to hire Liam for the mentor role in Dark Knight.
    Suckers!!!!!

    • Sccitylhh

      What are you talking about? So the one good thing to come out of this film has nothing to do with the film?

  • 97point6

    Every time George lies his neck grows fatter.

    • M&M

      HA!

  • SaschaD

    Sorry to say but he is so so so detached from any reality, its almost sad.

    If the changes he makes wouldn’t be so badly done, I might forgive him. But the new Greedo scene looks like a USC Film student took the skipped a frame with throwing a green rubber across the screen. His excuses are really a pathetic attempt to spit on his own fans, us who made him so rich.

    CGI yoda? Did he see the ESB puppet? Evidently not. The cgi is crap so was the Ep1 puppet. Face it. Don’t hate on the one people that made you who you are.

    Yeah its not a Religion you moron, but people simply fell in love with those old movies and your edits don’t ADD anything to the story. They DISTRACT from it.

  • tarek

    Go to Hell Luca$

  • oaktreeradar

    If he was the curator of an art museum he would order someone to paint a mustache on the mona lisa. And what’s he going to claim next, that uncle owen and aunt beru were going to blow away the stormtroopers and the imperials only acted in self defence. That being said, I just spent my last silver dollar on a phantom menace 3d ticket.

  • Strong Enough

    “Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie.

    ^ EXACTLY! hardcore star wars fans are a bunch of weirdos man

  • DamnBASTERD

    Don’t care. I’ll take satisfaction in knowing that Lucas won’t get any B.O. support from me.

  • SATAN

    i think we can all now say he is mentally ill

  • Thomas

    Check this beast out http://crawlcreator.net/itunes

  • Michael Horne

    Several points here, I feel:
    1. George Lucas has nothing else going on in his professional career, so he toys with Star

    Wars to keep from being bored. (Until the new Indy comes along, then it’ll be 18 months

    off before he tinkers again, perhaps to make the AT-ATs pink.)

    2. The whole idea that the confusion over who shot first comes from some kind of editing

    problem or camera angle is ridiculous. It’s a special effect – you can put the lasers

    where you like when you like. So, why get it wrong originally?

    3. There’s so many pointers in the scene for Han shooting first.
    a) Greedo _is_ obviously going to kill him.
    b) Therefore, it’s self-defence regardless of who shot first.
    c) Timing-wise, “Yes, I bet you have… BANG” makes complete sense. “Yes, I bet you

    have… wait… bang… BANG” does NOT.
    d) Han’s reaction “Sorry about the mess” is casual, not dripping with “He almost got me,

    that was close.” No remorse there, regardless of who shot first, no reaction shot of

    regret. _That’s_ what makes Han ruthless, at best, callous at worst.
    e) I know blasters aren’t that accurate, but Greedo is a bounty hunter. He can shoot

    straight. He wouldn’t have missed unless hit first.

    4. Lucas is a contradiction. Apparently, it’s not a ‘religious event’ (which is just

    patronising, George, way to go) and yet he continues to tinker with what must, therefore,

    be something that isn’t that important. So why do it? Ah. Money. So, the Han Shoots First

    stuff – why clarify something if it isn’t important? Weird.

    5. I actually like a lot of the changes and improvements. Mos Eisley’s comic intro does

    fit in with the tone of the rest of the movie. It’s only our knowledge of the serious

    stuff that happens in the town that colours our opinion. It’s a nice piece of effects work

    and strengthens the feel of it being a real place. The work in Empire to fill in the

    cockpits during the Battle for Hoth is brilliant. The Bespin work is beautiful. The Jabba

    stuff in episode IV is awful and unnecessary, but still great as it completes a circle

    with VI but shows that Lucas isn’t always right to tinker.

    The first 3 movies were excellent pieces of cinema. Pure popcorn. By revisiting them,

    isn’t Lucas at risk of highlighting the imperfections?

    Heigh-ho.

  • Michael Horne

    Several points here, I feel:
    1. George Lucas has nothing else going on in his professional career, so he toys with Star

    Wars to keep from being bored. (Until the new Indy comes along, then it’ll be 18 months

    off before he tinkers again, perhaps to make the AT-ATs pink.)

    2. The whole idea that the confusion over who shot first comes from some kind of editing

    problem or camera angle is ridiculous. It’s a special effect – you can put the lasers

    where you like when you like. So, why get it wrong originally?

    3. There’s so many pointers in the scene for Han shooting first.
    a) Greedo _is_ obviously going to kill him.
    b) Therefore, it’s self-defence regardless of who shot first.
    c) Timing-wise, “Yes, I bet you have… BANG” makes complete sense. “Yes, I bet you

    have… wait… bang… BANG” does NOT.
    d) Han’s reaction “Sorry about the mess” is casual, not dripping with “He almost got me,

    that was close.” No remorse there, regardless of who shot first, no reaction shot of

    regret. _That’s_ what makes Han ruthless, at best, callous at worst.
    e) I know blasters aren’t that accurate, but Greedo is a bounty hunter. He can shoot

    straight. He wouldn’t have missed unless hit first.

  • Michael Horne

    4. Lucas is a contradiction. Apparently, it’s not a ‘religious event’ (which is just

    patronising, George, way to go) and yet he continues to tinker with what must, therefore,

    be something that isn’t that important. So why do it? Ah. Money. So, the Han Shoots First

    stuff – why clarify something if it isn’t important? Weird.

    5. I actually like a lot of the changes and improvements. Mos Eisley’s comic intro does

    fit in with the tone of the rest of the movie. It’s only our knowledge of the serious

    stuff that happens in the town that colours our opinion. It’s a nice piece of effects work

    and strengthens the feel of it being a real place. The work in Empire to fill in the

    cockpits during the Battle for Hoth is brilliant. The Bespin work is beautiful. The Jabba

    stuff in episode IV is awful and unnecessary, but still great as it completes a circle

    with VI but shows that Lucas isn’t always right to tinker.

    The first 3 movies were excellent pieces of cinema. Pure popcorn. By revisiting them,

    isn’t Lucas at risk of highlighting the imperfections?

    Heigh-ho.

  • Michael Horne

    4. Lucas is a contradiction. Apparently, it’s not a ‘religious event’ (which is just patronising, George, way to go) and yet he continues to tinker with what must, therefore, be something that isn’t that important. So why do it? Ah. Money. So, the Han Shoots First stuff – why clarify something if it isn’t important? Weird.

    5. I actually like a lot of the changes and improvements. Mos Eisley’s comic intro does fit in with the tone of the rest of the movie. It’s only our knowledge of the serious stuff that happens in the town that colours our opinion. It’s a nice piece of effects work and strengthens the feel of it being a real place. The work in Empire to fill in the cockpits during the Battle for Hoth is brilliant. The Bespin work is beautiful. The Jabba stuff in episode IV is awful and unnecessary, but still great as it completes a circle with VI but shows that Lucas isn’t always right to tinker.

  • Michael Horne

    The first 3 movies were excellent pieces of cinema. Pure popcorn. By revisiting them, isn’t Lucas at risk of highlighting the imperfections?

    Heigh-ho.

  • WTFis3D

    At least he’s admitting the fans exist. When did that start, with the new NYT article about him, or his last appearance on The Daily Show maybe? I don’t remember him acknowledging fan outrage much before recently. The only reason he hasn’t addressed our concerns before now is, I must be honest, because of Hollywood racism and I’m not just saying that to try to leave this thread on a socially relevant note.

    • Medium

      Fight imaginary monsters. Feel important. Win.

  • elikias

    I don’t care if he wants to make changes to the movies. I mean, I don’t get why he would want to, other than to give him another excuse to put them in theaters and make more money, but whatever.

    What I don’t get is why he would re-release a movie that was pretty much universally hated. The best thing I’ve ever heard anyone say about The Phantom Menace is that it didn’t suck quite as bad as Attack of the Clones. I don’t happen to agree with that, but still… Lucas, why are you polishing up a turd?

  • Jelperman

    “Honestly, if Lucas would simply release the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI, the majority of fans’ uproar would be subsided.”

    That’s funny, because they WERE released as free discs with the SE versions. Has that stopped any of the internet permavirgins from flinging crap at him?

    Too many Star Wars “fans” are starting to remind me of Mark David Chapman, another “fan” whose obsession about art that he liked turned into deranged hatred for the creator of that art.

    • Northern Star

      He released them as unremastered and non-anamorphic widescreen cheap knock-offs from the 1993 Laserdisc release, tell the whole story Jelperman dude, how much would it have cost Luca$ to remaster those original theatrical cuts – maybe $1million, but not much more – and how much would he have made on them – about $100million-plus – hmmm, let me think about that a moment… Luca$ treated the people who made him a billionaire with utter contempt and disdain, so don’t expect me to kiss the ring of Lucasfilm when he flips the faithful the almighty bird and then moans about being criticised online, give me a break…

  • Scott

    hey everyone…when you make your own Star Wars you can never change it.

    In the meantime…get over it.

  • Matthew M

    “Films are art captured in time…”
    If anyone believes this you are idiots! Film, TV, stage, acting – it’s all entertainment craft, not art. Get over it. It’s not your property anyway.

    • Drool

      What about Craft Cheese? I mean that’s pretty good.

  • Yahzee

    … quite whining! It’s not like he went to your houses and destroyed your old VHS and DVDs and replaced them with the Blu-ray versions!

    “if Lucas would simply release the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI, the majority of fans’ uproar would be subsided”, hello? He released the original versions on DVD years ago.

    And here we have FIVE versions of Blade Runner and no one is complaining about that.

  • kemo

    The bottom line is Lucas is the winner judging by the blue ray sales. The intolerance and personal attacks on the man are astounding. If you are that upset by it all– move on, grow up, and get the help you obviously need. It’s rather pathetic. Good for you Mr. Lucas do whatever you want, if only to spite these hateful Vogons! And please never release the original trilogy in its original theatrical form. Stand by your vision. There is support out there for it!

  • map7711

    Lucas
    First of all – Comparing Blade Runner to what George is doing or directors cut of movies is crazy! Blade runner had studio interference that made the director change the movie.
    Second-Han shooting first is the way the movie should be done. It shows Han going from not caring about anyone else but himself to joining the rebellion and saving Luke at the end. It is a progression of his character.

  • Lance

    The CGI Yoda is better than the puppet, I’ll give Lucas that much. But my question is, why was the puppet in Phantom Menace so bad?

    Guess what Henson accomplished in Empire really was magical. Imagine if the Phantom puppet had gotten used in that movie. Then instead of being the best movie of the entire series, Empire would have gone down as crappy as everything that followed.

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  • sense 11

    Not one more cent from me for those prequels, that’s for sure.

  • Guns Of Navarone

    “Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie.”

    Just goes to prove how much Lucas cares about Star Wars these days.

  • govna

    I just cannot believe that Lucas is trying to convince us that Greedo shot first all along. That’s simply not true.

    So either A) He has somehow honestly convince himself that Greedo actually shot first or
    B) He is blatantly lying through his teeth.

  • David

    It’s his film, not ours. We’re lucky enough to take part in it. He’s simply doing things how he wanted all along.

    __

    Comments like “Please, continue to tell fans how wrong they are:” aren’t necessary. People love Star Wars, you yourself must love Star Wars. Stop biting the hand that feeds.

  • Sean

    An open letter to George.

    Dear George,

    I happen to own an old original VHS copy of Star Wars. In it, Han clearly shoots first.
    Obviously, you cannot let this information get out to the public. Simply make me a suitable offer and I will hand over this tape to you.
    I would hate for this to get out to the public.

    p.s. please, at least 6 zeros.

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  • Meadyaon

    I will not watch any watch version of Star Wars IV where Greedo shots first. I would even change the change if I find out that Star Wars Episode IV has Greedo shooting. Han was defending himself is why he shot first. Changing that scene changes in my mind the character ofr Han Solo.

    I hate how I have heard if I am correct that Lucas will not release the original version of Star Episode IV is because is not a complete movie and you are only getting half a movie.

    I wonder what Star Wars would be like if Lucas had his way back when Episode IV came out. I figure Star Wars would have been worst off.

    Anything to do with the prequel trilogy I my mind does count as part of the Star War universe. That shows you how much I hate the prequel trilogy.

    I am one for having a reboot of the prequel trilogy when Lucas dies so people can get the prequel trilogy they should have gotten.

  • Meadyaon

    The other reason I might be happy when the diabolical Lucas dies when might get the original version of the the Original trilogy of Star Wars. Though I have thought that the diabolical Lucas might have it his will that after he is gone that the change to the Original Trilogy of Star Wars that Lucas has done over the years will be permanent which means that there will be no way to see the was that where shown in the theater.s Also i think that in the diabolical George Lucas’s will it say that the prequel trilogy can never ever be remade. That means people are stuck with the nightmare that is the prequel trilogy. If the thing I have said about the diabolical George Lucas’s will are actually true then it will be said day for Star Wars fans the world over. If it does happen that people will be unable every to see the Original trilogy as was shown in the theater when thay first came out I will never ever have anything to with Star Wars every again. I will also keep my niece and nephew away from everything that has to do with Star Wars. The diabolical George Lucas as ruined the Originally Trilogy because he says that you see only half a movie. To me Han always shots first, Vader never says the dreaded no when the Emperor is using force lightning on Luke. The diabolical George Lucas does not know when quit raping (editing) the Original Trilogy. I am thinking about not ever renting or playing Star Wars 1313 the new Star Wars game that the diabolical Lucas is having made to protest my hatred for what the diabolical Lucas has done to the Original trilogy and for the abomination that is the Prequel Trilogy. As some people have said about the diabolical George Lucas is that George Lucas has raped my childhood I agree with them. I also think that the diabolical George Lucas should be tried for movies crimes relating Star Wars and putting out the nightmare known as Howard the Duck.

  • Meadyaon

    The other reason I might be happy when the diabolical Lucas dies when might get the original version of the the Original trilogy of Star Wars. Though I have thought that the diabolical Lucas might have it his will that after he is gone that the change to the Original Trilogy of Star Wars that Lucas has done over the years will be permanent which means that there will be no way to see the was that where shown in the theater.s Also i think that in the diabolical George Lucas\’s will it say that the prequel trilogy can never ever be remade. That means people are stuck with the nightmare that is the prequel trilogy. If the thing I have said about the diabolical George Lucas\’s will are actually true then it will be said day for Star Wars fans the world over. If it does happen that people will be unable every to see the Original trilogy as was shown in the theater when thay first came out I will never ever have anything to with Star Wars every again. I will also keep my niece and nephew away from everything that has to do with Star Wars. The diabolical George Lucas as ruined the Originally Trilogy because he says that you see only half a movie. To me Han always shots first, Vader never says the dreaded no when the Emperor is using force lightning on Luke. The diabolical George Lucas does not know when quit raping (editing) the Original Trilogy. I am thinking about not ever renting or playing Star Wars 1313 the new Star Wars game that the diabolical Lucas is having made to protest my hatred for what the diabolical Lucas has done to the Original trilogy and for the abomination that is the Prequel Trilogy. As some people have said about the diabolical George Lucas is that George Lucas has raped my childhood I agree with them. I also think that the diabolical George Lucas should be tried for movies crimes relating Star Wars and putting out the nightmare known as Howard the Duck.

  • Meadyaon

    The other reason I might be happy when the diabolical Lucas dies when might get the original version of the the Original trilogy of Star Wars. Though I have thought that the diabolical Lucas might have it his will that after he is gone that the change to the Original Trilogy of Star Wars that Lucas has done over the years will be permanent which means that there will be no way to see the was that where shown in the theater.s Also i think that in the diabolical George Lucas\\\’s will it say that the prequel trilogy can never ever be remade. That means people are stuck with the nightmare that is the prequel trilogy. If the thing I have said about the diabolical George Lucas\\\’s will are actually true then it will be said day for Star Wars fans the world over. If it does happen that people will be unable every to see the Original trilogy as was shown in the theater when thay first came out I will never ever have anything to with Star Wars every again. I will also keep my niece and nephew away from everything that has to do with Star Wars. The diabolical George Lucas as ruined the Originally Trilogy because he says that you see only half a movie. To me Han always shots first, Vader never says the dreaded no when the Emperor is using force lightning on Luke. The diabolical George Lucas does not know when quit raping (editing) the Original Trilogy. I am thinking about not ever renting or playing Star Wars 1313 the new Star Wars game that the diabolical Lucas is having made to protest my hatred for what the diabolical Lucas has done to the Original trilogy and for the abomination that is the Prequel Trilogy. As some people have said about the diabolical George Lucas is that George Lucas has raped my childhood I agree with them. I also think that the diabolical George Lucas should be tried for movies crimes relating Star Wars and putting out the nightmare known as Howard the Duck.

  • Meadyaon

    The other reason I might be happy when the diabolical Lucas dies when might get the original version of the the Original trilogy of Star Wars. Though I have thought that the diabolical Lucas might have it his will that after he is gone that the change to the Original Trilogy of Star Wars that Lucas has done over the years will be permanent which means that there will be no way to see the was that where shown in the theater.s Also i think that in the diabolical George Lucas\\\\\\\’s will it say that the prequel trilogy can never ever be remade. That means people are stuck with the nightmare that is the prequel trilogy. If the thing I have said about the diabolical George Lucas\\\\\\\’s will are actually true then it will be said day for Star Wars fans the world over. If it does happen that people will be unable every to see the Original trilogy as was shown in the theater when thay first came out I will never ever have anything to with Star Wars every again. I will also keep my niece and nephew away from everything that has to do with Star Wars. The diabolical George Lucas as ruined the Originally Trilogy because he says that you see only half a movie. To me Han always shots first, Vader never says the dreaded no when the Emperor is using force lightning on Luke. The diabolical George Lucas does not know when quit raping (editing) the Original Trilogy. I am thinking about not ever renting or playing Star Wars 1313 the new Star Wars game that the diabolical Lucas is having made to protest my hatred for what the diabolical Lucas has done to the Original trilogy and for the abomination that is the Prequel Trilogy. As some people have said about the diabolical George Lucas is that George Lucas has raped my childhood I agree with them. I also think that the diabolical George Lucas should be tried for movies crimes relating Star Wars and putting out the nightmare known as Howard the Duck.

  • Meadyaon

    The other reason I might be happy when the diabolical Lucas dies when might get the original version of the the Original trilogy of Star Wars. Though I have thought that the diabolical Lucas might have it his will that after he is gone that the change to the Original Trilogy of Star Wars that Lucas has done over the years will be permanent which means that there will be no way to see the was that where shown in the theater.s Also i think that in the diabolical George Lucas\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s will it say that the prequel trilogy can never ever be remade. That means people are stuck with the nightmare that is the prequel trilogy. If the thing I have said about the diabolical George Lucas\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s will are actually true then it will be said day for Star Wars fans the world over. If it does happen that people will be unable every to see the Original trilogy as was shown in the theater when thay first came out I will never ever have anything to with Star Wars every again. I will also keep my niece and nephew away from everything that has to do with Star Wars. The diabolical George Lucas as ruined the Originally Trilogy because he says that you see only half a movie. To me Han always shots first, Vader never says the dreaded no when the Emperor is using force lightning on Luke. The diabolical George Lucas does not know when quit raping (editing) the Original Trilogy. I am thinking about not ever renting or playing Star Wars 1313 the new Star Wars game that the diabolical Lucas is having made to protest my hatred for what the diabolical Lucas has done to the Original trilogy and for the abomination that is the Prequel Trilogy. As some people have said about the diabolical George Lucas is that George Lucas has raped my childhood I agree with them. I also think that the diabolical George Lucas should be tried for movies crimes relating Star Wars and putting out the nightmare known as Howard the Duck.

  • El Hombre

    What an arrogant and ignorant article. No; film is NOT art captured in time and adverse to any alterations. Cinema is a dynamic creation, subject to change just as the musical composition and the mural is subject to the creator’s artistic intuition. Sadly, fools like you misunderstand two vital art attributes: ONE: The artist falls in love with his work and will do whatsoever he can to maintain its relevance. And Two: Lucas made STAR WARS for KIDS aged 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. And it is never, NEVER them pissing and moaning about George’s dedication and work — it is always YOU and your sad ilk, blaming an artist for trashing your faux lives. Move on, losers.

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