Star Wars is probably one of my favorite set of movies, just below the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. The reason why Star Wars has always held such weight for me is that the core story, the idea of redemption and self-forgiveness, is timeless. That, and the spaceships and the Lightsabers and all that other cool stuff. The problem with Star Wars is that the person who owns the rights to them, George Lucas, is a bit of an idiot. Seriously. He has absolutely no clue what he’s doing. He use to. The Original trilogy and the brilliance of the first two Indiana Jones moves is proof of this. However, no one can watch the “Prequels” and say, with a straight face, that they are good movies. They aren’t. They are horrible. And so is the idea of making the Star Wars movies 3D. And so is the idea of making more Star Wars Movies.
George Lucas is plotting to create new Star Wars movies at the ultra top-secret Skywalker Ranch. This is deja vu of the mid ’90s when Uncle George start[ed] tweaking the Holy Trilogy to gear up for the Special Editions. […] These new film will have nothing to do with the live action television series currently in development. That show already has over 50 scripts ready to go and plenty of pre-production time and money has been spent on artwork and storyboards. Once that show goes into production, Lucasfilm hopes to be able to produce at least 100 episodes since that is the threshold for syndication in the United States […Fans] can expect the new trilogy after the entire saga is released in 3D which is expected to be complete around 2015 or 2016.
The bad thing about all this is that people will go see the 3D versions of the Star Wars movies and they will go see any new Star Wars movie that is created. They will watch the television shows and they will buy all the crap involved. But, isn’t a creator’s responsibility to be true to the creation? We think that the more we make, the better the world. That isn’t true, especially with creative properties. Leave it alone. Allow it to be come a classic. Allow fans to enjoy these old flicks and allow them to enjoy them the way they want to enjoy them. I know we live in a world where the New goes away after the first news cycle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Eh. Whatever. I get a bit serious on Sunday Mornings.