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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Star Wars Begins Again

You don't see enough bare-footed bearded men in dapper hats on sets much anymore.

Star Wars. Perhaps it's because I've pretty much shunned anything Star Wars since...well, let's see...I think, "Anakin...you're breaking my heart," was the very last straw...but, one tends to shy away from a subject when it comes to the total obliteration of their childhood treasures.  Look, I'm not here to rehash the old, "George Lucas is a tasteless evil hack surrounded by 'yes men' and too much green (the money and screen kinds)" line.  I've been there before and it's fruitless and frustrating, not to mention boring.  I like to pretend nothing happened with the Star Wars movies after 1983 except careful preservation. The films just lived an honored and well-preserved existence for generations to come.  Ah, yes, but we all know that didn't happen.  But, wait, there is another. Sort of.