Et tu, Lucas?

“Attention: All nerds who are already in line for ‘The Revenge of the Sith’.”

George Lucas has said that the third Star Wars film, which is really the sixth, will be filled with “tears and darkness.” The “tears” is bad news, because it means that Jar Jar Binks won’t be killed off.

Word is that the movie will be sort of like Titanic– Except the boat can shoot lasers and Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will be wearing funny looking helmets while screwing in an X-Wing Starfighter with fogged up windows instead of a Model T.

Remember when the Star Wars movies were good fun? They were light, but not without a lesson and some good, often campy action. Now, the filmmaking technology is far superior, but not at the expense of the “fun” of the films.

“The Revenge of the Sith”, the upcoming installment, supposedly leads into “Episode IV”, which came out in 1977. Watch all six in order and you’ll see what the future holds– A sudden noticiable decline in technology followed by an increase in enjoyment.

On a side note, most people don’t know that a couple of years ago, Congress ruled that quoting Yoda is a federal crime, punishable by $10,000 fine and three years in geek rehab.

Author: Doug Powers

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