Yeah, we've been having this discussion over at the CAH forum and I would say:
Stick to the movies and take some things from the expanded universe if you have too.
Keep it simple, there are many things in the expanded universe most of us have never heard of.
Which brings us back to Lowbacca... of whom Lucas isn't very fond, because he's against Wookiee Jedi.
Here are some links on the matter.http://www.darkhorse...t...asc&start=0http://www.comicscom...d...92&expand=1
Then again, if you are gonna stick to what Lucas wants, you'll have to fuse Luke and Leia and call the result Leia Starkiller and you've got to make Han solo black.
Because as long as 20th century fox was funding Lucas he was forbidden to create a story about a heroic woman and her black lover (as with Star Trek, Kirk was intended to be an Afro-American woman)
But then again would you believe a man who announces a fifth Indiana Jones, while there's no part four? (PUN!)
QUOTE (Rob38 @ May 26 2009, 11:13 PM) *
Gosh, you guys are really taking all this Star Wars stuff too seriously. tongue.gif I don't know what the hell you're talking about half the time. tongue.gif I personally do not think there is really anything that deep in Star Wars. It's just martial arts and kung fu masters (jedi) in space. tongue.gif
Yeah about that, I know Lucas said he intended on making a movie series about religion, but...
Fact is he wanted to make a Flash Gordon movie... but they wouldn't let him, but since he already had the sponsors he made STAR WARS.
Which on some points look like a clever copy paste version of Dune and Lord of the rings.
Just look at this:
In the first movie/book both Frodo and Luke leave their homes after receiving an object, that belonged to a relative, from an old man (belonging to an old order) who had know that relative very well.
Later on they both find themselves in a bar in which a rugged man with a secret past (Aragorn being the heir and Han being an imperial officer) helps them escape and on their way.
Just as they're well on there way they encounter trouble (snow fall/planetary debris) and because of that the old man ends up fighting his nemesis and dies at his hands, only to reappear in the next installment of the series.
And them that's only the first movie (in short), check this:
The return of the King
The return of the Jedi
But that ain't all, take the final battles for instance, the battle of the black gate, the battle of Endor:
While frodo/han's strike team struggle behind enemy lines, their friends launch an hopeless attack at the enemies doorstep to divert Saurons/Palpatines attention so that he can be destroyed eventually.
And get a load of this:
What's the difference between the following:
Bene Gesserit - Jedi
Mentats - Protocol droids
Butlerian Jihad - Clone wars
Not to forget I'm keeping my mouth shut about Battlestar Galactica
Starbuck - Starkiller
Apollo - Han Solo
(the concept for BSG is much older than star wars, it dates back to the sixties)
And the rest was done Jones style, and I quote: "I make these things up as I go!"
(I mean Witch-king - Vader!? Darth Vader wasn't intended to be Luke's father in the first place. just a corrupted king.... ehm sorry Jedi.)
Doesn't take away that the Star Wars series is very good and a must see (especially the way the old ones are made) and that they really helped to redefine the word movie.
And then there's always the case of Metroid, Halo.
In which Halo is a very successful game whose story is almost the same as an other really good (but older game) but that's a story for another time, kids.
Edited by Excuse_me_princess, 20 September 2009 - 12:49 AM.