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Three Mistakes Of RETURN OF THE JEDI


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1. The Ewoks are possibly the most ridiculous alien race of SW, even more than the Jar Jar Binks race;

2. Guerrilla warfare would never defeat the Empire. All that is needed to defeat forest guerrillas is a numerical advantage of at least ten to one, and conquering the entire territory from which the guerrillas operate;

3. Emperor Palpatine is a ludicrous scarecrow; much more effective would have been emperors based on the two great villains of the 1980s, Khomeini and Hussein. Jimmy the Crater was very stupid when he described Khomeini as some kind of saint; a look at the rabid hate filled eyes of K was more than enough proof that that bastard was the devil incarnate. As to Hussein, he wore a mustache to resemble his role model, Stalin, whom he imitated in everything from a nauseating cult of personality to keeping his inner circle in constant dread of him turning on them.

A TIME article about the imminent fall of the Shah and the imminent return of K concluded with a young Iranian saying that he hoped that his country would experience a welcome breath of PURITY. Purity? PURITY???!!! I was immediately reminded of the ideological purity demanded by Stalin and Mao, and the racial purity demanded by Hitler. Purity is obviously a dangerous concept in politics.

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WOW, Palmerin!

 

Gotta say how you got FROM that third and least successful flick of Lucas' original space trilogy and TO the topic of...now lemme recap here for a moment...Khomeini, Hussein, Stalin, Mao, and I think Hitler was thrown in there too wasn't he...well, gotta say that THAT was pretty darn impressive there, dude!

 

(...btw,...you and spence or maybe NipkowDisc haven't been sendin' PM's 'tween ya's lately and firin' each other up, now have ya?!!)   ;)

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1. The Ewoks are possibly the most ridiculous alien race of SW, even more than the Jar Jar Binks race;

2. Guerrilla warfare would never defeat the Empire. All that is needed to defeat forest guerrillas is a numerical advantage of at least ten to one, and conquering the entire territory from which the guerrillas operate;

3. Emperor Palpatine is a ludicrous scarecrow; much more effective would have been emperors based on the two great villains of the 1980s, Khomeini and Hussein. Jimmy the Crater was very stupid when he described Khomeini as some kind of saint; a look at the rabid hate filled eyes of K was more than enough proof that that bastard was the devil incarnate. As to Hussein, he wore a mustache to resemble his role model, Stalin, whom he imitated in everything from a nauseating cult of personality to keeping his inner circle in constant dread of him turning on them.

A TIME article about the imminent fall of the Shah and the imminent return of K concluded with a young Iranian saying that he hoped that his country would experience a welcome breath of PURITY. Purity? PURITY???!!! I was immediately reminded of the ideological purity demanded by Stalin and Mao, and the racial purity demanded by Hitler. Purity is obviously a dangerous concept in politics.

4. doan forget that not once in either star wars and the empire strikes back did darth vader ever realize that princess leia was his daughter...

 

he shouda sensed it in the first film but never did. so much for the clairvoyance of the dark side of the force. :lol: 

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4. doan forget that not once in either star wars and the empire strikes back did darth vader ever realize that princess leia was his daughter...

 

he shouda sensed it in the first film but never did. so much for the clairvoyance of the dark side of the force. :lol: 

Even in science fiction, a man is incapable of figuring out what is in a woman's mind.

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4. doan forget that not once in either star wars and the empire strikes back did darth vader ever realize that princess leia was his daughter...

 

he shouda sensed it in the first film but never did. so much for the clairvoyance of the dark side of the force. :lol: 

George Lucas originally intended Star Wars to just be a fun little space western. He didn't expect it to practically turn into a religion. He had to come up with a mythology after the fact  and trickily maneuver around not letting the primary hero of the saga lose the girl without there being a darned good reason. The princess being Luke's sister was a darned good reason.

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It's often been said that after the FIRST "Star Wars" movie Lucas was shocked at how rabid the fans got, and how lucrative the merchandising was.  I always thought the EWOKS, annoying in the movie for sure, were created so that TONS of little EWOK dolls and such could be sold in the merchandising arena.  And they WERE.

 

 

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It's often been said that after the FIRST "Star Wars" movie Lucas was shocked at how rabid the fans got, and how lucrative the merchandising was.  I always thought the EWOKS, annoying in the movie for sure, were created so that TONS of little EWOK dolls and such could be sold in the merchandising arena.  And they WERE.

 

At one point, Francis Ford Coppola wanted his protege' Lucas to direct Apocalypse Now for him, and Lucas said he tried to figure out the idea of local villager partisans fighting back, before he gave up on the project.

The Ewok battle was basically getting that out of his system, albeit in a slightly different form.  He originally wanted the Wookie planet to fight back, but that didn't happen until Episode III.

 

And Lucas had a whole nine-episode saga planned out (he says), but knew that he would only have the faintest prayer of even getting one movie past Fox, so he condensed as much of the saga mythology as he could into the one "essential" Luke Skywalker story.

After that, he got to do his sequels, but then had to start over and rewrite the whole saga he'd abandoned. 

 

(Today, nobody believes that Fox could barely get the first movie into theaters without "block-booking", ie. illegally blackmailing, distributors into showing it, if they wanted the rights to book the hit runaway bestseller "The Other Side of Midnight" later in June.)

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