If it wasn't for that hack Jonathan Hales, the AOTC script would have been SO much better Why do some fans keep blaming Hales for any problems they might have with the AOTC script? From my understanding, Lucas wrote the majority of the script himself (isn't it obvious, too? the way most of the dialogue is worded reeks Lucasian), while Hales was on set writing impromptu dialogue whenever Lucas wasn't happy with something he wrote (e.g. the dinner scene dialogue - source: AOTC Mythmaking book). Not to mention, Lucas had the final say on any dialogue that made it into the film.