Common Star Wars mistakes at AICN

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Obi-Ewan, May 26, 2003.

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  1. Obi-Ewan Force Ghost

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    Jan 24, 2000
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    Over at AICN, Moriarty has started posting discussions about Star Wars. But despite having more of an inside track than most people, he gets certain things just plain wrong. For example.

    "MORIARTY: Dude... he lies. All of his licensing lies and he sanctions it. There?s a piece in the new INSIDER where they?re talking about the development of JEDI and the steps it went through, and they say that the urban legend of Lando dying in the early drafts of the script was just that... an urban legend. We have the draft, though. We have a copy of the draft that Lawrence Kasdan wrote, and in it, they killed Lando. Y?know, I remember after we broke the story on AICN about Ewan McGregor being in EPISODE I, they issued a statement saying that they never met with Ewan McGregor, they certainly weren?t interested in him, and he wasn?t going to be in the movie. Then they announced him about a month later."

    LFL did deny Ewan McGregor, but Moriarty's claim about the Lando death has been debunked in at least three ways: the script he refers to predates the earliest draft of Return of the Jedi. It is also transcribed in certain respects from later drafts, thereby failing to reflect other revisions made during the writing process. The script that Moriarty refers too still has the Ewoks living in trees, even though the earliest drafts identify them as Ewaks (not a typo), and they live in underground caves.

    Don?t forget Leigh Brackett. She beat that thing into shape. A lot of the ideas are hers.

    Not the father revelation. She never even knew about that. It never found it's way into the script until after she had died. And on that note I should point out that she only completed one draft. And a lot of the ideas from that draft were scrapped, such as Luke's sister undergoing Jedi training on the opposite side of the galaxy.
  2. Durwood Jedi Grand Master

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    May 18, 2002
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    Ain't It Cool News isn't exactly known for its quality reporting.
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