George Lucas

The Star Wars, Concluded

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Well, Dark Horse Comics has released the concluding issue in its adaptation of the very earliest draft of George Lucas' The Star Wars, and the best thing I can say about it is, "Well, it was...interesting."

In one of the letters to the editors in the back of the magazine, it is observed that this script was adapted from a very rough draft, and that the story went through several massive rewrites before it made it to the screen.  Thank God for whoever George had helping him edit this, because this version would have gone down in a blaze of obscurity.

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Review: The Star Wars, by Dark Horse Comics

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When I heard that Dark Horse was coming out with a comic book adaptation of George Lucas' original draft of what became Star Wars, I was really excited.  I had been speculating about what was Lucas' original intent for years, and now we were about to find out.


It was with a sense of reverence that I obtained the first installment and read it.  The art was breathtaking.  But the story...well, I told myself, they're just setting things up.  Surely it will get better.


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Review: Issue # 1 of The Star Wars, by Dark Horse Comics

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I hold in my hot little hands (okay, my cotton gloved little hands) a shiny new comic book--the first issue of Dark Horse Comics' adaptation of George Lucas' orginal script treatment "The Star Wars." This would be re-written to become the movie that launched a thousand ships. It takes place longer ago, in a galaxy even further away...

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The Original Star Wars Script Treatment

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A long time ago...yeah, you know the rest...a hot new director fresh out of film school, with one moderate hit under his belt, tried to get the rights to do a version of Flash Gordon, but was turned down by the copyright holders for that franchise.

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BREAKING NEWS: Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars 7 Scheduled for 2015

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I just received word that the Walt Disney Corporation has just bought out Lucasfilm for $4.05B, almost the same price they paid for Marvel Comics. The link to the article sent to me is: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/30/disney-buying-tar-wars-m...

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Movie Review (**1/2)

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Before I begin my review, in the interest of full disclosure, I feel it important to say that even though I am of that generation that grew up with the original Star Wars movies, they were never formational films for me. Actually, Seven Blows of the Dragon was a much more important film in my youth than all three original Star Wars films put together. Granted, I have gone to every movie opening day (with the exception of Episode IV – A New Hope), but that has been more to maintain whatever geek cred I may or may not have had at the time of the various releases than any fanatical need to be the first in line.

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NEWS: Star Wars Live Action series still on track...

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In a burst of non-news about this project, Steve Sansweet revealed nothing of any import or solidity at DragonCon. In fact this non-news was so uninspiring that it immediately made me long for the long rumored TV revival of Lucan.

Is it just me, or does ANYBODY care about this? The animated projects have been good and enjoyable, but doesn't this just smack of 26 hours of the Star Wars Life Day Special?

Do we have to cover this, or can we sweep it under the "Fantasy" rug? Star Wars really is more sword and sorcery than Science Fiction....

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Process: Raiders of the Lost Ark Story Meeting Transcript

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This interesting bit of history fell into our laps today. As you have probably figured out, we are very interested in the process of how movies get made... whether it's fan films or bazillion dollar blockbusters, the craft of putting ideas on screen is a good chunk of what Republibot is about, philosophically.

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