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My favorite Sci Fi book author rips into Star Wars (B5 mention_)

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  • #16

    I think what frustrates a lot of people about the prequels is that they had a great movie within them. And all we got was a good movie. Slice a lot of the politics out (they aren't suited to the crude narrative of Star Wars); slice out the distracting family reunions; have the conflicts more direct and self-contained within each film so you can focus more on Annakin's progression to the dark side -- his inability to control his phenomenal powers slowly corrupting him until all he can see is power. Make him into a Michael Corleone type figure, who is slowly but thoroughly corrupted by power until he cares for nothing else -- even to the point of killing those he should love. A character like that is still be sympathetic in some ways. By trying to force our sympathy, Lucas overplayed his hand.


    • #17
      I think Catherine Tramel said it best in Basic Instinct when she was explaining writing/lieing to Nick. She said something about suspension of disbelief. It has to be believable or the readers won't believe it either.
      Ranger Code

      We walk in the places no others will enter.
      We do not break away from combat.
      We stand on the bridge and no one may pass.
      We do not retreat whatever the reason.
      We live for The One, we die for The One.


      • #18
        Africa is full of heads of state who come to power as (apparently) good people and then turn evil - death squads, stealing all the countries money and other immoral behaviour. Just tell the story of a couple of them set in the future.
        Andrew Swallow