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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2011-09-19 04:47:25

Star Tours

My wife recently asked me, "Why does George Lucas hate us?"

The irony is that before he fell to the Dark Side, he eloquently warned us of his future Sith evils.

We've been so down on Star Wars what with the Special Edition alterations, the wretched prequels, and the heretical Blu-Ray release. I thought a GOOD Star Wars memory was in order for the comic strip. This was the reaction of my then five-year-old son upon hurtling through the Death Star trench on "Star Tours" at Disneyland. Just this unashamed child's voice ringing out, "It's away!" I've enacted strict quarantine protocols to ensure that he is only aware of the original versions of the three real Star Wars films.

Of course, they've just completely re-engineered "Star Tours" to include prequel material such as pod racing. /sigh

In case you didn't read that linked article...

"These current defacements are just the beginning. Today, engineers with their computers can add color to black-and-white movies, change the soundtrack, speed up the pace, and add or subtract material to the philosophical tastes of the copyright holder. Tomorrow, more advanced technology will be able to replace actors with 'fresher faces,' or alter dialogue and change the movement of the actor's lips to match. It will soon be possible to create a new 'original' negative with whatever changes or alterations the copyright holder of the moment desires...

In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be 'replaced' by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten... Attention should be paid to the interest of those who are yet unborn, who should be able to see this generation as it saw itself, and the past generation as it saw itself."

--George Lucas

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2011-09-17 20:34:11

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