Thank you for the correction Pakka - it is very much appreciated. I’ve amended my mistake (and also gave you a mention for providing the correct info) 👍
It has been a long while since I’ve read those - will have to try and make some time and do so again.
Regarding #7, of course back when the original trilogy was being made it was about Luke and he was the main character. George has never denied that. He even admitted in one of the ROTS featurettes that Vader was originally just going to be a pathetic henchmen, but because he became so iconic he eventually grew to be the amazing complex character we have today that is now the most well-developed in all of Star Wars. After George made the prequels it become the story of Anakin/Vader as the prequels focused on him and he was a prominent figure in the original trilogy, his character journey being concluded in those three movies (which by the way, just shows how good the original trilogy is; it satisfyingly concludes a character journey created 20 years later). You can’t say the entire saga is about Luke when he’s only present in 4/6 movies, and he’s a very very very minor part at the very end of one of those four, so really only half of the saga.
^ “but because he became so iconic he eventually grew to be the amazing complex character” - indeed, with the focus on ‘became’…
The quote in Category 7, from George Lucas himself, states:-
“It’s really a story about Darth Vader. Luke and Leia became central figures and had a strong impact. But I knew if I gave Darth Vader his due, you would understand what a tragic story the whole thing was and it would change the way you look at the other movies. So that’s why I did it.”
^ More retcons from George there (amongst others from that same interview). Luke didn’t ‘become’ a central figure - he already was the central figure. To say nothing of George’s attempt at also downplaying the importance of Luke as he ‘had a strong impact’ in that quote. There is also an inference from George words that Vader’s story and prominence to Star Wars was planned all along - which we know is not the case.
Some examples of the above are given in Category 7 - where various Star Wars releases from the saga (or franchise) were subtitled ‘From The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker’ to give them a SW identity / link that they were part of the ‘Star Wars’ saga or universe - even when having little-to-nothing to do with erm… Luke Skywalker himself.
Edit: Category 49 - ‘The removal of official Star Wars releases from ‘Canon’ - no longer widely acknowledged / referenced - or available on a modern digital format…’ has now been completed.
I’ll try and motivate myself to start work on Categories 24, 25, & 26 soon too… though any ideas, suggestions, or contributions are most welcome (as ever 😃).