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The Usual Sequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).

Star Wars has always been a leftist criticism of contemporary American Fascism. In the Original Trilogy, it was criticizing imperialism in Vietnam, in the Prequels it was criticizing liberals handing more and more power over to the extreme right.

The Sequels can be read as being a critique of liberal ineffectiveness to defeat the right. In canon, after the Galactic Civil War, the New Republic decides that disarmament is the best way to prevent the rise of a new empire. Of course, this doesn’t work and the New Republic is destroyed by people idolizing the Empire. You could read this as saying that legislation alone isn’t enough to defeat fascist sentiment. This could be seen as a criticism of general modern American liberal weariness to confront fascism directly.

I feel like the best angle to take this from is ‘The New Republic is responsible for this in some way’.

The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread

Here’s an idea of a change that I’m very proud of:

Anakin jumping through Padme’s window just makes sense from a character/narrative stand point. “That was some short cut” is now a funny quip from Obi-Wan instead of him being pissed.

This also sets up Obi-Wan’s “I hate it when he does that” line perfectly, as in the original version it’s kind of confusing.