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Neglect of Theatrical Edition = negelect of divine inspiration?

"The Force ... holds the galaxy together"

Familiar words spoken by nobody less than the renowned but deceased Sir Alec Guinness (tragic irony is that this wonderful, versatile and gifted British actor - a titan in his profession - bitterly regretted his participation in A NEW HOPE, because at the end people mostly remembered him for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi but not the many other and historic characters he portrayed throughout his film career so well).

On the other hand, he might have taken a more forgiving attitude, had he been aware that the honor was his, to possibly voice the solution to the question, that has been causing astrophysicists nightmares for the past 30 years!

I am certain many of you have heard of the scientific term "dark matter" which is by no means to be mistaken for "antimatter".

Our 'advanced' science is confronted with the major problem of providing a common sense explanation to the fact that the mass of stars and gases necessary "to hold the galaxy together" amount only to 10% - I repeat - 10% of the actual mass required for that.

Ever since, astrophysicists have come up with the 'cane' of "dark matter", invisible matter, to help explain this rather unpopular but very spectacular oddity.

One might argue, that George Lucas had heard about the problem in the early 1970's and provided an answer of his own.

And here is the catch: the problem of the galaxies' lacking mass came to awareness in the late Seventies in secluded astrophysical circles, after George Lucas had manifested his script and movie.

Even if you were the most stubborn and incorrigible coincidence believer (again, Sir Alec Guiness: "There is no such thing as luck"), you would have to ask yourself what the chances were that a young, idealistic filmmaker with little or no interest in astrophysics answered a question, that had not even been asked!

This is not an invitation to start some "foolish crusade" but merely an incentive to continue demanding the 'Theatrical Editions' on DVD.

If you cannot exclude the possibility that George Lucas was under a kind of yet undetermined divine influence, the categoric ignorance of the Theatrical Editions might constitute an act of true sacrilege.

What did the astrophysicist in black say to the galaxy sitting at the conference table? "I find your lack of mass disturbing."

Lucas on the colorization of the THREE STOOGES in 2004: "Maybe just the fact that they're in black and white makes it funny, because their humor is dated. But by putting it in black and white, it puts it in a context where you can appreciate it for what it was.Lucas on film preservation before Congress in 1988: "The public's interest is ultimately dominant over all other interests."