I imagine George Lucas taking a break from whatever the hell he does these days to look at this thread with his friend Ralph, who is secretly an OUT kind of guy.
Lucas: Hey Ralph, look at this.
Ralph: (reads in a kind of mumble to self) Hey wow, the nerve of that guy. (Ralph doesn't sound convincing, but Lucas doesn't notice)
Lucas: No, no, I think this guy has a point. And you know, I've been meaning to fix that whole "I know" line in Empire anyway -
Ralph: George, I don't think this guy means-
Lucas: (pontificating, oblivious to Ralph's sheepish objection) - See, Darth Vader is the greatest character ever invented in the long history of everything. In that scene, he is shrugging off his failure and reestablishing his ethos - it all relates very closely to Kurosawa and auto racing.
Ralph: (anxious to change the subject) Umm, what's the latest on Red Tails?
Lucas: Never heard of them. So clearly, in my last draft of Empire, I didn't spell out that Vader is again taking control of the situation. I mean, can you blame me, what with having to work with that that limp fish of a nothing film Kersh made? Jeez, the way he did it, it was like Interiors meets Star Trek.
Ralph: (at a loss for words) Hey...uh George...you in the mood for a burger or something?
Lucas: Ralph, can you wait here a while? I'm going to put on some Holst and write the pre-draft for my next draft of Empire.
(Lucas leaves via the swinging door and comes back through it as it swings shut with a sheaf of script in his left arm)
Lucas: Go ahead, buddy. Read it. You'll love it - big Star Wars fan like you. Go on! You're the lucky first to read it!
Ralph: (extremely reluctant) "Attention all Imperial milit-"
Lucas: You're doing it wrong! Read the direction, too. And Vader speaks in all caps! Don't forget that.
Ralph: "Vader enters an open area on Bespin. All eyes are on him. He commands the sort of attention usually reserved for Lady GaGa and the Pope."
Lucas: HAH! Topical! I am so funny!
Ralph: "Vader wordlessly sticks out his right hand while looking straight into the picture and someone out of frame hands him a megaphone." They have megaphones in Star Wars, George?
Lucas: I've got design working on the Star Wars equivalent now. Anyway, continue! Come ooooonn! I wanna heeeeeeeear it!
Ralph: "ATTENTION ALL IMPERIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL!"
Lucas: Faster, more intense!
Ralph: "ATTENTION ALL IMPERIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL! NOW HEAR THIS! THIS IS DARTH VADER, DARK LORD OF THE SITH, ONE OF ONLY TWO IN ALL THE GALAXY! I HAVE, AS EXPECTED, BESTED LUKE SKYWALKER IN A LIGHTSABER DUEL AND, RATHER THAN SURRENDER TO ME, SKYWALKER PLUNGED TO HIS APPARENT DEATH; HOWEVER, MY COMMAND OF THE FORCE HAS PRESERVED SKYWALKER FOR NOW - IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE CAPTURE HIM AT ONCE! TO BEST ACCOMPLISH THIS, I MUST BE RETURNED TO MY STAR DESTROYER, THE EXECUTOR, AT ONCE! FURTHERMORE, THERE SHOULD BE NO LACK OF PREPAREDNESS ONBOARD THE EXECUTOR WHEN I HAVE ARRIVED THERE." (ruffles through script) George, how long does this go on, anyway?
Lucas: (smiling, pleased with his latest effort) Here's a hint: Who is John Galt?
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