the crimes of george lucas ('90s on)

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i thought this would be a fun poll so i thought i'd do a brainstorming thread first. what are you mad at george lucas for THE MOST?

stuff like:

- showing boba fett's face (and him as a whiny kid)
- greedo shooting first

...etc

i made it '90s onwards so none of you wiseacres can claim the OG star wars movies

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

jar jar binks of course

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

probably the biggest for me, fuckign with the original movies and then getting rid of the negatives (allegedly)

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki beat me to that one

any of the "romantic" scenes in the new trilogy

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

I would have nominated trying to make Brian Benben a movie star but I suppose that's small beer.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

impossible to make a coherent list of offenses

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Reducing the Clone Wars, which seemed like the coolest idea ever when they were hinted at in the original series, into a bunch of boring bullshit involving "trade federations" and such.

gayest flash mob pillow fight yet (Pillbox), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

looking like this

velko, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

midichlorians

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

tehse are all good

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Greedo shooting first - it totally messes up the impression that the first time audience has about Solo. Han shoots first = sketchy character who you're not sure about for the whole movie.

Gark M (snoball), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

mrs skywalker dies of heartbreak

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Indiana Jones vs. The Lame CGI & Goddam Aliens Ferfuckssake

gayest flash mob pillow fight yet (Pillbox), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucking up howard the duck (or is that pre-90s?)

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

the kid who played anakin skywalker

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Why is the thread question in plural? His biggest crime was making more movies.

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

when Anakin becomes Darth Vader and then looks up at the camera in the sky and goes NOOOOOOOOOO

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Why is the thread question in plural? His biggest crime was making more movies.

― My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:41 PM (48 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yes smart guy we know but it's more fun to pick at the insane little details

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

midichlorians

― goole, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:38 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

if i made a thread called "the crimes of hitler" i dont think anyone would complain that it shouldnt be in plural because his crime is "the holocaust"

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

not at least trying out a few alternate solutions to whatever is going on with that beard and his chin

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

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^^^this, far and away. its one thing to churn out crappy product, lots of aging directors do that (hell, young ones too!), but deliberately screwing up your past work - so that NO ONE can ever enjoy it again, that's a whole other level of unforgivable.

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

what a weird quote

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I still love the Patton Oswalt bit about how Lucas fucked up all these awesome characters by showing them as whiny kids, "you like Angelina Jolie, right? here's Jon Voight's testicle!".

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dont remember anyone saying THAT xp

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahahahah oh man

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

shoudve been this: probably the biggest for me, fuckign with the original movies and then getting rid of the negatives (allegedly)

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

fart jokes in episode 1

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahaha that is totally the highlight of my day so far

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

is that his pitch for a campus sex comedy?

velko, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

btw if anyone wants some campus utility data hit me up yo

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

what drove me NUTS is how he passive-aggressively included the real movie as a "special feature" on the dvd release but not the anamorphic version. SUCH a bitch move.

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

i am giggling like crazy at shakey's c&p gaffe

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

especially, "^^^this, far and away."

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't think we can accurately judge Lucas' output without individual building meter data!

Mariela Ure (jeff), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

the demuppetification of yoda.

For other uses, see Cornhole (disambiguation). (Oilyrags), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was some obscure nugget about lucasfilm's data output and how that proved the originals didn't exist any more or something

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Agreed. I was just "...wait, what?"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think the china-town sounding trade federation dudes said something like that in ep 1

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was like

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Co-incidentally, someone was here to read the meter this morning.

Gark M (snoball), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

does anyone have a cite to the real individual building meter data from Ep. 2? is that on the DVD?

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Begun this data scrub has."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

i am dying at my desk here

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

promising to make "small, personal" films only to immediately return to raping our childhoods with his big cgi dick

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

no matter how much i do like spielberg, i downgrade him for pulling a few of these lucas-style moves in his career, too.

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

totally... ET gun/walkie thing

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

also to answer the thread question

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

i've never forgiven george lucas for starting yourprops.com

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha; my ex-gf strongly recommended I visit there last time I got sent to Cleveland. Didn't get the chance to make it down, tho.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Monday, 18 August 2014 02:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

I had one of the cardboard UK death stars as a kid! It was so rad - it had a tunnel you could throw your figures down, into the trash compactor...

i was a downy lad, and twee (stevie), Monday, 18 August 2014 08:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

Switching gears a little but, I had one of these things. Cool because it had nothing to do with the movie.

how's life, Monday, 18 August 2014 09:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

little bit. Anyway, there were a few other similar one-man ships called mini-rigs.

how's life, Monday, 18 August 2014 09:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

should just re-name this thread "arrested development"

Οὖτις, Monday, 18 August 2014 15:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Shakey turned into Dr. Morbius so gradually, we hardly even noticed.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Monday, 18 August 2014 15:44 (2 months ago) Permalink

would he prefer it if we just sat around wishing Lucas were dead?

i was a downy lad, and twee (stevie), Monday, 18 August 2014 16:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

I wonder if previous generations got all "man when I was a kid I had this one stick I used to play with, it was the coolest thing" as they aged

Οὖτις, Monday, 18 August 2014 16:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

George Washington wouldn't shut up about his favorite ax from childhood

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Monday, 18 August 2014 16:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

Some people reminisced about the stick, some people prefered to walk around with the stick firmly planted up their wizened asses.

The Ape In The Outhouse (Old Lunch), Monday, 18 August 2014 16:51 (2 months ago) Permalink

oh HELLO

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41928

piscesx, Monday, 18 August 2014 16:55 (2 months ago) Permalink

xxp yeah no baby boomers definitely were never a target market for having their own childhoods sold back to them, that is a thing that never happened.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Monday, 18 August 2014 18:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

As io9.com pointed out the other day, all this talk of unaltered Original Trilogy Blu-Rays is just talk, since Fox owns the worldwide distribution rights to Star Wars in perpetuity, and to the other five movies through 2020.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Monday, 18 August 2014 18:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, but as also pointed out elsewhere, Fox could stand to strike a deal that would make them bucketloads of money. I think it'll still happen sooner rather than later, there is way too much money to be made for it not to.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 August 2014 21:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

yeah with Lucas' petty ego out of the way the $$$ will win out

Οὖτις, Monday, 18 August 2014 21:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

i really hope osmeone writes a good article or oral history or wahtever about g-luc's decision to sell off star wars

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

that would def be good reading, but surely it all comes down to '$$$$ + tired of being yelled at by nerds'

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

afaik he'd said that if his black WWII fighter squadron movie failed he was done w movies. (It failed).

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

TBF, he did not try to make it good, so he was clearly looking for a way out the whole time.

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

yeah there could v well have been some subconscious self-sabotage there, it is kind of his overall m.o.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

such a massively insecure dude

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

all of his terrible ideas were just cries for help

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

darth booger or whatever from the cartoons et al

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

i wanna know the moment he went from i am the mastermind and god of this complex universe and i will be overseeing it and all its technical innovatiosn for decades to come to "ah fuck it"

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

I mean, $4 billion

heck (silby), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

Bob Iger probably gave him a call and was like "our stock is up ever since we started this Marvel thing and we're looking for more bankable franchises, how's $4 billion for the whole kit and caboodle sound to you"

heck (silby), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

s1ocki otm

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

i know it was a lot of money but dude was already loaded, there had to be some sort of large shift in his consciousness

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:50 (2 months ago) Permalink

"Those ILX guys sure are mean to me. I'm getting off this boat."

(PS frogbs is George Lucas)

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:52 (2 months ago) Permalink

maybe he realized this stuff was just kinda fucking stupid?

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:53 (2 months ago) Permalink

you guys know i wasnt specifically asking YOU for your insights on this matter

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

Well Lucas should be along any minute

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:55 (2 months ago) Permalink

it was four billion dollars s1ocki, how can you not comprehend that

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

he really wanted that ivory backscratcher

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

maybe he was like hey kids, when i die, do you want four billion dollars or responsibility for star wars

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

think he's gonna philanthropize so they won't get all 4 bil

heck (silby), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:31 (2 months ago) Permalink

I, George Lucas, being of sound mind and body, do hereby bequeath all of my worldly belongs to the Sarlacc, where they will learn a new definition of pain as they are slowly digested over a thousand years.

Welcome to my spooooooky carnival! Hope I don't... blow your mind! (Phil D.), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

so boba fett probably died of old age, i just realized

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:52 (2 months ago) Permalink

Not partic relevant but the talk upthread about ridiculously huge toys, do you think it wd be interesting to do a thread about that - consumer products so extremely expensive that (I assume) almost no-one ever owned them?

cardamon, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

xp iirc from when i was 12 or so the expanded universe take is that boba fett somehow managed to crawl out

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:44 (2 months ago) Permalink

"this will be your last chance to own the original masterpiece"

hillarious how they flogged them on video before the 97 special versions.

piscesx, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

"this will be your last chance to own the original masterpiece"

So far has held true I believe.
I remember getting those for Christmas around that time.

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

Not partic relevant but the talk upthread about ridiculously huge toys, do you think it wd be interesting to do a thread about that - consumer products so extremely expensive that (I assume) almost no-one ever owned them?

would def read this thread

i was a downy lad, and twee (stevie), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

i wanna know the moment he went from i am the mastermind and god of this complex universe and i will be overseeing it and all its technical innovatiosn for decades to come to "ah fuck it"

― socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:42 AM (Yesterday)

george lucas alone at 3:00 am in his vast and darkened imax chamber, peaking on 4 hits of good acid, watching attack of the clones and sobbing uncontrollably

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:29 (2 months ago) Permalink

There's a pleasant 'toys your parents wouldn't buy you' thread, don't recall specificslly, but more of a list / pics thing than a look into the economics and curious product development lives of toys designed for the Gekko tots but hyped indiscriminately to all.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

This looks pretty rad:

schwantz, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 19:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

I remember when I saw him without the beard in photos for Captain Eo and I was all 'whuh?'

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

Back when he had a neck.

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

Galaxy far far away

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 23 August 2014 21:03 (2 months ago) Permalink


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