screams in the void said:
Yeah , maybe an amendment to the start of that thread along the lines , Thank you George , for giving us the original Movies we fell in love with and then go into the rest of it . It’s also worth mentioning , that in the initial petitions , George is shown appreciation for his efforts to evolve the saga , “While many of us appreciate and enjoy George Lucas’ creative evolution of the classic Star Wars films via the various releases of the ever-changing ‘Special Editions’, we respectfully state that there is tremendous importance in the original theatrical prints of the Star Wars Trilogy.” This info can be found at the top of the home page to this site and I highly recommend it to new members as well as those who may have misinformed ideas as to this sites purpose …https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy-OriginalTrilogy-coms-enduring-goal-How-you-can-help/id/90534
I think the “While many of us appreciate and enjoy George Lucas’ creative evolution of the classic Star Wars films via the various releases of the ever-changing ‘Special Editions’, we respectfully state that there is tremendous importance in the original theatrical prints of the Star Wars Trilogy.” is also in the OT Timeline thread too, among other places.
The “Help” section also has:
I heard you people all hate George Lucas, the Prequels, the Sequels - and Disney too, etc
Not at all - whilst some members may not like or enjoy The Prequels (or other Star Wars releases)… there are many that do - in fact there are several continuing projects on here to preserve them, as well as the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy - and numerous Fan Edits of the various releases. Disney-era Sequel Trilogy Fan Edits - and other modern Star Wars content are also available, with more projects in the works…
You’ll also find Preservations and projects for The Holiday Special, the two Ewok features, the many animated Star Wars series, radio dramas, documentaries, adverts, promos & trailers, gaming projects, curiosities, and other Star Wars content - as well as non-Star Wars projects too.
As mentioned elsewhere, we are a diverse & welcoming community - and passionate (yet civil) debate & wide-ranging views are welcome - though toxicity, personal attacks, aggressive or vitriolic attitudes, internet trolls and WUMs are not.
To paraphrase Irvin Kershner, quoted whilst directing Empire Strikes Back… ‘fight for what you love - not because you hate’.
Regarding George Lucas… whilst many of us are somewhat disappointed and frustrated he wishes not to release a high quality format of the theatrical versions of the Original Trilogy - we appreciate that without his vision, character and determination there would be no Star Wars at all - so it’d be very much incorrect to say we’re a bunch of Lucas-haters on here.
As far as I can tell there is something praising George in nearly every main thread or “Help Index” thing on here. But many people unfortunately don’t read them. Pro-George zealots seemingly don’t, for sure.