In the famous words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” He’s right. And since Alderaan has already been destroyed, we are safe in assuming that George Lucas is messing with Star Wars yet again.
In our last podcast, we discussed some of the changes that Lucas is making to Episode I, specifically, replacing the horrible Yoda puppet with CGI. I have no problem with that because that puppet looked horrible. Absolutely horrible… I also don’t have the same feelings towards the prequel trilogy that I do for the original trilogy so it’s easier for me to let changes that actually improve the films slide. The original trilogy however has been messed with quite enough thank you. Unfortunately not all of those changes have made the movies better.
When it was announced that all six Star Wars films would be available on Blu-Ray, everyone knew that changes would be made. I think that everyone assumed that these changes would be mostly technical and not-so-secretly hoped that we’d get to see wampas in Echo Base or the sandstorm on Tatooine. Instead we get Obi-Wan Kenobi performing his rendition of the Wilhelm scream and blinking ewoks. If that’s not enough, we also get Darth Vader being further pussified.