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To be precise, Mace Windy was the Jedi Master who mentored the narrator of the unfinished 1973 Journal of the Whills fragment, the apprentice Chuiee Two (CJ) Thorpe.
In his 1983 book Skywalking, Dale Pollock (who got a lot of things in the early SW drafts extremely confused overall) mis-typed the character's name as "Mace Windu," and GL adopted this latter spelling for TPM.
"This is the story of Mace Windy, a reviered Jedi-bendu of Ophuchi, as related to us by CJ Thorpe, padawaan learner to the famed Jedi."
The opening of Lucas' handwritten "idea fragment" that became SW.
It's weird to think about the fact that the OT could have been about a man called Mace Windy and his padawaan (two a's) CJ Thorpe. I can't help but appreciate how much work went into revising this first movie idea. He apparently re-wrote it for three whole years. Not to mention that it kind of gives us some insight into what went wrong with Lucas' writing in the PT. I think it's safe to assume that a lot less work went into it. Not to mention that ANH did have other writers polish some of Lucas' writing in the end.
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Amazon link to my novel; Dawn of the Karabu.