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I've given this a lot of thought, and I've decided this makes no sense. (Qui-Gon and Anakin's ghosts.)
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6-Oct-2006, 1:23 AM
Yeah, that was transcribed straight from the screenplay. It's an interesting read. There's a lot of neat stuff in the illustrated screenplay. Storyboards, script form of a few of the deleted scenes that ended up on the dvd, and some extra snippets of dialogue and action.

Most people don't realize it, but I did a lot of slavish research on discarded ideas when I made "Balance of the Force".
I tried to use as much of George's original ideas as possible to make it sort of an alternate "what if?" version.
The racial tension between the Gungans and the Naboo, the line about Jar Jar stinking up the ship, the line about Jar Jar's sentence of being "pounded to death", the slave labor being the core of the story instead of taxation, even the dubbing of the aliens were all scrapped concepts from earlier screenplay drafts.
I also got the idea of naming the globe at the end of TPM the "Kyber Crystal", and making it a stolen Gungan treasure, as a throwback to the early drafts of the OT, which had a crystal by the same name.
Sometimes I think a lot of people think I pulled a lot of that stuff out of my ass with an attitude of "my ideas are better than George's", when it was really a case of "here are some of George's discarded ideas that I really liked".

Originally posted by: Go-Mer-Tonic
Originally posted by: MagnoliaFan
Originally posted by: Go-Mer-Tonic
I really don't think that scene was ever written let alone filmed.
Buy the illustrated screenplay and read it for yourself.
Was it really? I thought you made that up from scratch to be funny.
I'll have to pick that up.