I was looking forward to spending a weekend at my parents cottage yesterday, but due to the four consecutive jobs I work, I was unable. Burnt out from work, I became extremely frustrated. I was reading a thread on the Baltimore I.B. Screening and BaronlandoCalrissian remarked how frustrating it is that whenever there's a fucking Star Wars stickerbook released, websites like TFN will report on it, while ignoring what is probably the most important issue facing the franchise today: the suppression of the theatrical films.
In my anger, and with the help of a few beers, I decided: You know what, originaltrilogy.com is nice, but we need more than this. It's a forum and a petition, and of limited use. We need something more visible, accessible and comprehensive, and we need a brighter beacon of protest against all this bullshit.
So I made http://savestarwars.com
Now, it is under construction. I literally just started last night, working from a website template since I have virtually no html skills. Many of the texts and graphics are temporary. Many pages don't exist. But you can view the home page, the editorials page and the resources page and see what is there (the individual articles aren't up, except for How the Grinch Stole Star Wars).
But you can see what I am going for. I don't want to pull any punches, but I don't want it to be just fanboy bitching. And I want it to be well researched and informative, to actually educate people.
I'm posting the work in progress here for some input and suggestions. I might also want to bring in a guest editorial from some people here.
What I know I need right now: 1977 screen photographs. I know the X0 people had a bunch. I've seen them posted from time to time in threads. But they are floating around in a million threads. Does anyone have this complete collection? I'd like to preserve it. Moth3r, I'm looking at you. :p
Also, mods: I realize this should be in the "support" thread. I'll move it there once it's up and running but for now I want to keep it here for visibility while I build it.
The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!
"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."
--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010