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

Please note that utility data for the entire campus is also included. This was the only data made available with the application, and in order to accurately estimate and verify savings, individual building meter data will need to be obtained from the campus.

^^^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

I fell asleep trying to watch it straight, rifftrax helped immensely with that

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

here we go now
really slow
nearly limping
cause he's old old OLD

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have something like affection for this movie just because of how great the rifftrax is. I would never watch it straight, though. I think that's a good rule of thumb for any Shia Leboef movie.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i love how much mike clearly haaaates this movie. it makes me happy

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost otm re shia. I had never seen Transformers and my first viewing was Rifftrax. God bless them.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Not a crime, but he's now engaged to longtime gf Mellody Hobson.

Gollum: "Hot, Ready and Smeagol!" (Phil D.), Friday, 4 January 2013 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink


"those are no moons..."

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 January 2013 22:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

basically wtg george

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 January 2013 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Awesome! Maybe we are entering a post-crimes era of the GL story. Selling off Star Wars, getting married, etc. Let's see some of those abstract personal films now dood.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 5 January 2013 00:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

maybe he could work on the twin peaks reboot

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 5 January 2013 00:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

I misread that as 'the twin peaks robot'

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 January 2013 00:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's one of the new CGI characters

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 5 January 2013 00:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nah, I think he's at that point in his career now where, like Isaac Asimov or Stephen King, he has an urge to tie together his major brands.
Can hardly wait for Indiana Jones & The Laser Sabre of Myanmar!

Øystein, Saturday, 5 January 2013 11:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Here's your Disney Star Wars merch...

DavidM, Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

There was already a fair amount of crossover merch before the sale, believe me.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I can't believe people are freaking out about this. There's been crossover merch since Star Tours started in 1987, and since Star Wars Weekends became an annual thing in 2003 it's really stepped up.

ARE YOU HIRING A NANNY OR A SHAMAN (Phil D.), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

bib fortuna bearbrick is pretty next level

Look, Brian, about the afro wig... (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Amount of people freaking out over this vs. amount of people talking about people freaking out over this

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 28 March 2013 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

This actually seems like a neat bit of kit that you could use for drinking games, etc

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Monday, 1 April 2013 02:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also, the Star Wars Muppets connection has been around since the beginning

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Monday, 1 April 2013 02:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

just glad JJ Abrams not doing Pigs in Space feature

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 April 2013 03:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Who's your tailor? I LOVE that outfit..."

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Monday, 1 April 2013 07:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY

am0n, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 19:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

did depalma really write the opening crawl. i didnt know that

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah I googled that too, seems kinda crazy

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Disney promises 1 new 'Star Wars' film every summer starting in 2015

polyphonic, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

until the end of time

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

until they don't make money
and then four years after that with a complete reboot

H-E-double-s1ockisticks (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

i am impressed that patton knows all the infinity gauntlet gems off the top of his head

H-E-double-s1ockisticks (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

he mispronounces coruscant the same way i do in my head.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is the nerdiest rant ive seen in a while

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 23:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

DePalma and all those guys were friends if Peter Biskind's book is anything to go off of

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah he was the ladies' man of the bunch iirc

mackleless (latebloomer), Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

You can tell by the way I scroll, shorty
That I'm a ladies' man, a business man

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 18 April 2013 01:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

still not available in my country

Devendra Bumhat (sic), Thursday, 18 April 2013 02:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol Harrison Ford

ARE YOU HIRING A NANNY OR A SHAMAN (Phil D.), Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

and then four years after that with a complete reboot

a star wars reboot stamping on a human face forever

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.starwarsuncut.com/
they just finished empire

H-E-double-s1ockisticks (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Your sad devotion to that ancient religion ..... which ruled the galaxy like 20 years ago"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 18 April 2013 18:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

they just finished empire

woot woot

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 03:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://kotaku.com/how-lucasarts-fell-apart-1401731043

Kind of enlightening story about how LucasArts the game company fell apart and had multiple amazing-sounding projects fail, mainly due to GL constantly changing his mind.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 27 September 2013 15:11 (10 months ago) Permalink

Take the case of "Star Wars GTA," for example. During the early days of the 1313 project, some top staff at LucasArts wanted it to be an open-world, Grand Theft Auto-style Star Wars game set on Coruscant, according to two people familiar with that project. It was a fantasy for many on the team, and the thought is enticing—who wouldn’t want to explore and cause mayhem in a world full of seedy bounty hunters and Star Wars crime families?

Looking at their contemporaries at Rockstar and Ubisoft, LucasArts staffers plotted out how many people it would take to build a game like that—hundreds—and how much money it’d cost—millions. That was too much of a risk for the executives at LucasFilm, sources say.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 27 September 2013 15:13 (10 months ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

a star wars vii is really being made? that's ... horrifying.

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 6 April 2014 16:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

That's more the crimes of the current owners of the George Lucas intellectual property collection.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 6 April 2014 16:59 (3 months ago) Permalink

Star Wars 7 shit talk

Doctor Casino, Monday, 7 April 2014 02:09 (3 months ago) Permalink

Motormouth & Killpower),

a pretty interesting week for the common man living in limerick village (soref), Monday, 7 April 2014 02:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

um, didn't mean to post that, sorry

a pretty interesting week for the common man living in limerick village (soref), Monday, 7 April 2014 02:31 (3 months ago) Permalink

but during a meeting with Star Wars creator George Lucas, he presented a new vision for the Darth Maul title. According to Game Informer, Lucas wanted a "buddy cop-like experience" with Darth Maul and Darth Talon — a Sith Lady separated by more than 170 years of Star Wars fiction from Maul — teaming up as friends.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/8/5595156/report-lucasarts-canceled-darth-maul-game-star-wars-red-fly-studio

diamonddave85‌ (diamonddave85), Friday, 11 April 2014 04:03 (3 months ago) Permalink


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