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Try to take it easy with the Lucas bashing. — Page 8

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We had a few really scary people posting around here 14 years ago. Delve into those musty old threads at your own risk!

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Where were you in '77?

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StarkillerAG said:

The bashing has kind of softened over the years, but it still feels like some people here don’t really appreciate George’s positive contributions to the Star Wars franchise.

Well, i would say it depends if his positive contributions outweigh his negative contributions. Unfortunately the latter ones made chronologically the stronger impact. That makes it harder to be forgiving i guess.

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What if George Lucas never made Star Wars at all?

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I like Lucas enough as a director that i want the original versions of his films with good modern releases in 4K, blu ray and streaming. I don’t understand his reluctance to make them available. The theatrical release and directors cut of American Graffiti that came out after Star Wars, the same for THX 1138 should be available. Not talking about the bad DVD reedits. or the Signature collection laserdisc which also was altered. Star Wars should be available in its 1977 and 1981 edit, and 70mm and 35mm Empire should be made available and 1983 Jedi.

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And Ron Howard never does Happy Days and Henry Winkler never becomes the Fonz? Yikes.

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Rodney-2187 said:

What if George Lucas never made Star Wars at all?

Taking the butterfly effect into account, a cumulative amount of individuals conceived in the wake of Star Wars’ release would never have been born, and their absence would’ve led to even more differences. I imagine the world post-'70s would’ve been radically different — culturally, politically, etc.

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