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ScottZill said:

John Saxon passed away at 83. R.I.P.

First time hearing about this. He’s one of my favourite actors, and one of the few masculine men I’ve been attracted to. I hope his passing was a peaceful one.

Try to take it easy with the Lucas bashing.

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.

<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread

ATMachine said:

It occurs to me that Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first name (added in the 1976 draft) suggests a “pale belt” or a white belt from karate (suitable for a wizardly advisory figure, in the vein of Gandalf the White).

Then I remembered that Edgar Allan Poe allegedly contrived to get himself thrown out of West Point by wearing “white belts and gloves, under arms” during a parade inspection, as per regulations… but nothing else.

Then I remembered that around the time of the 1975 third draft, Lucas drew on Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress for inspiration by consdiering casting Ben Kenobi as Japanese, and Leia as either Japanese or part-Asian, suggesting a familial relationship of some sort.

And then it came to mind that Ben Kenobi had a prosthetic left arm in that draft also.

And then I thought about how people in the desert climate of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom generally don’t wear clothing except for the leather straps of their “war harness”.

Now I’ve got a vision in my head of Leia Organa, Queen of the New Alderaan colony on Tatooine, going around wearing nothing but some strategically placed belts and long gloves to cover up a pair of droid arms.

I think I might have done a little too much LDS, as they say. 😉

I’d buy that movie ticket for a dollar!

'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')

JadedSkywalker said:

Iain McCaig and Doug Chiang should be working on new films, way too talented to be storyboarding or doing concept arts for novels and comic books.

I like the insinuation that novels/comics are inferior mediums to film.

Frankly, I’d love to read a comic drawn by McCaig/Chiang, and would prefer it over a movie. Wonder if either have considered delving into that artform.