05/17/2005: Obligatory Star Wars post....
Pete Vonder Haar has his last (oh no!) "Star Wars Report" up at Film Threat:
I don’t find it odd or depressing that there aren’t going to be any more films. We went from 1983 to 1999 without one, after all, and somehow we managed to live our lives in a more or less normal fashion. When the end credits for “Return of the Jedi” rolled, I think many of us weren’t even sure if Lucas was planning on going back to the well at all (bear in mind, this was all pre-“Howard the Duck”). Books were written, and games – both role-playing and video – were developed, but the sense of finality we came away with at the end of “Jedi” meant there wasn’t much need for anticipation.Go give it a read.
Even now, having seen “Revenge of the Sith” and having been exposed to some of the least shocking plot developments since that big-ass ship sank in “Titanic,” I find it hard to mourn the franchise’s passing. The "Star Wars” legacy will live on: in the TV shows Lucas is developing, in more “Knights of the Old Republic” games, in comics and novels, and in the wonderful world of Han and Chewie slash fiction that I have no personal knowledge of but I’m sure is a mere Google search away, should you be so inclined.
Len on 05.17.05 @ 09:26 AM CST