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Our open letter to Disney and Lucasfilm

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http://originaltrilogy.com/Dear-Disney

Repost, retweet, and whatever else the cool kids on social media do these days. Spread the word, my OT brothers and sisters! 😉

And should you require a graphical version to post somewhere:

On behalf of the forum, I would like thank oojason for contributing the original Kenner graphics, and SwissArmtyTin for refining them into their final form.

I would also like to thank everyone who contributed ideas and revisions to the text in the 4K thread. This was an intimidating beast to hammer out at times, and the “committee” helped a lot. As the deadline loomed, I just had to turn off my targeting computer and let go.

And last but not least, thanks to our Emperor, Jay, for giving us this forum. Whatever happens with the powers that be, as long at OT.com stands, we won’t let the original films ever be forgotten!

May the Force be with us all.

SilverWook

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Where were you in '77?

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I posted it to reddit. It might not do any good there, but who knows. We should post it to all postings on the official Star Wars Facebook page today.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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robertelee said:

I posted on Reddit, if you have an account please upvote and comment

I did something similar about a week ago in /r/movies and it pretty much went down in a ball of flames. I can imagine /r/starwars will be even less welcoming. Nevertheless, I upvoted you and all the others. I hope it gains traction.

EDIT: Links removed. Apparently it constitutes brigading. Whatever the hell that means. If you want, you can go to reddit and look around for the link in /r/starwars.

Luke threw twice…maybe.

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Thank you. I know it’s hopeless, but rebellions are built on hope.

I decided to add a signature

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Reading the comments on your guys’ reddit posts made me lose a few brain cells I think. Sadly stuff like this never gets much love on reddit.

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Okay, how does one confuse an open letter with a petition anyway? 😉

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SilverWook said:

Okay, how does one confuse an open letter with a petition anyway? 😉

Its late and I’m tired but have insomnia.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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lovelikewinter said:

SilverWook said:

Okay, how does one confuse an open letter with a petition anyway? 😉

Its late and I’m tired but have insomnia.

I meant elsewhere, sorry!

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Where were you in '77?

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Has that been printed and physically mailed to LucasFilm also?

Is that worth it?

OT

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What happened to the short and clean version we were all talking about a few weeks ago?

This looks like a tl;dr manifesto.

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I see you went with the “giant wall of text” and didn’t bother to check it for grammatical errors.

That can only help our cause. sigh

Alderaan said:

What happened to the short and clean version we were all talking about a few weeks ago?

This looks like a tl;dr manifesto.

Agreed. Quite the embarrassment.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Agreed. Quite the embarrassment.

See I can’t agree with this. I don’t think it’s an embarrassment. I’m sure a lot of thought and love and care went into the letter, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I just don’t think it’s the most effective.

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Thank you Silverwook - for all your efforts and being the lead on this.

I hope we receive a reply…

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Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?
And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I copied and pasted it into a comment on the Star Wars Facebook page, but it appears to have been deleted in seconds.

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I tried it again. I still see the comment in my activity log, but I don’t see it when I scroll through the list of comments. The first attempt doesn’t even show up in my activity log anymore.

However, I also posted it in the comments of an article about the Star Wars 40th on the Nerdist Facebook Page (Chris Hardwick) and that one is still there and has a few likes.

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You’ve got the wrong “its” in the eighth paragraph.

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joefavs said:

You’ve got the wrong “its” in the eighth paragraph.

“…Star Wars, and its two sequels…” is correct.

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Right, but in the image it has “Star wars and it’s two sequels”.

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Still can’t get it to show up on the Star Wars Facebook page, but the Nerdist one is still there, and I posted it on this io9.gizmodo article, Newsweek, and another at Variety too:

https://www.facebook.com/Nerdist/

http://io9.gizmodo.com/happy-40th-anniversary-star-wars-1795521253

http://www.newsweek.com/star-wars-george-lucas-40-years-carrie-fisher-anniversary-614373

http://variety.com/2017/film/features/star-wars-anniversary-40-1202421546/

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joefavs said:

Right, but in the image it has “Star wars and it’s two sequels”.

Uh oh. If Disney/Lucasfilm have obtained this message, it is possible, however unlikely, they might find this weakness, and exploit it!

Let’s not go making special edition alterations to it now.

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Official hashtag seems to be

#StarWars40th

Shared it on facebook and twitter.

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The other one is still there. I think they thought we were trying to spam the sub because several people posted the letter within a few hours by accident without realizing the other had already posted it.

EDIT: Link removed. Apparently linking constitutes brigading. Whatever the hell that means. If you are interested, the link can be found in /r/starwars.

Luke threw twice…maybe.