Fang Zei said:
Ah, the threads that finally get noticed and bumped after a forum migration.
Ten million? Are you sure?
I remember hearing that 80,000 (or was it only 20,000?) signatures figure being tossed about, but maybe that was just over a certain amount of time after the petition’s creation in order to emphasize the response it got. I’d have to go back and watch Jay’s interview in The People vs George Lucas, if it’s still up on Netflix.
It may very well have gotten to ten million by May of 2006. Maybe it even kept growing after that. After all, we never actually got the unaltered trilogy on dvd in actual dvd quality. Although by that point the HD disc formats were out and that was the next frontier.
When was the petition created anyway? 2002?
The petition went live in March 2003. It received ~80,000 signatures if I remember correctly.
Wow I was way off, why was I thinking 10 million. Anyways, that petition did way better then the one that was from 2009 (recently taken down). ~80,000 is a very good number.