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Why Don't Next Gen Fans Hate on 'The Phantom Menace?'


It's conventional wisdom among most old "Star Wars" fans that George Lucas should have quit while he was ahead.

"Star Wars," "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" were everything we needed, while the prequel trilogy was obviously a childhood-ruining space abomination.

Or was it?

Turns out, the younger generation of fans doesn't see it that way at all — last year's poll on the best "Star Wars" movie ever turned up surprising results.

We asked our resident Fanboy to explain Millennials' loyalty to "Phantom Menace," etc. So he wrote us a short one-act play.


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Filed Under: Planet Fanboy

CGI vs. Rubber: Which Yoda Is the Force With?


We've seen Yoda vs Dooku, Yoda vs. Palpatine, and Yoda vs. The English Language, but now Yoda vs. Yoda?

Mild Concern has the video, but let's back up a sec: In 1997 George Lucas unleashed the "Star Wars Special Editions," which added many new elements to his original, treasured sci-fi trilogy, including Greedo shooting first, a CGI Jabba the Hut berating Han Solo for dropping his cargo, a weird CGI alien doing a James Brown impression, and Luke Skywalker's severed hand replaced with a Ventriloquist's dummy. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Mild Concern

You've Got a 3-D Valentine in 'The Phantom Menace' Next Year

Ewan McGregor and Yoda in Star Wars Phantom Menace

When the "Star Wars" prequels first entered our galaxy in May of 1999, they rode in on a wave of residual goodwill, but die-hard fans rode them out of town on a rail.

Of course, being nerds, they expressed their distaste for George Lucas' reverse-engineering of his 1977 sci-fi fable in their own paradoxical way, by purchasing nearly $3 billion dollars worth of tickets for the new trilogy. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Los Angeles Times

The Force is with Blu-ray!

"This will be a day long remembered.  It has seen the end of waiting for an official Star Wars Blu-ray release date and will soon see the debut of a six-film saga box set."

I imagine that's what ol' Darth would be saying right now if he weren't busy at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Earlier today, Lord Vader joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn at CES to announce the new Blu-ray release, vowing "The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor." Get More »

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