When I was young discovering SW for the first time believed, I everything about some of the things that GL had said about SW. That the SE were always how he intended the OT film’s to be, that he had written the PT back in the 70s etc.
Then on the TPM making of feature on the DVD, I saw the poor decisions he was making as a director as if he needed to take a step back and let someone else do it and when he said “Jar Jar’s the key to all this” was when I realized that he was making this all up as he was going along.
As I got older, I started to see how ridiculous some of the irrational SE changes were and from reading information from other fans learned that they were a marketing ploy because ILM was not doing that well at the time and the SE (or was it the PT?) were made to generate revenue for the company.
I also never bought into the claim that he planned Vader being Luke’s father from the beginning of writing ANH because my take on it was “then why would Obi-Wan say something different?”".
What about you guys? Old and young fans, newbie and veterans; at point in your life did you realize that GL was just full of it?
Analog Releases of Films That Contain Deleted, Extended, & Alternate Footage That’ve Never Been Released on DVD/BluRay