Hope no one's addressed this yet... [link=http://www.davidbrin.com/starwarsarticle3.html]link[/link] So, what does that reveal? Giant plotholes... Lucas' utter lack of skill... The fraud that is SW... No, it reveals simple petty jealousy. Doesn't the between the lines cry of "My stories should be that popular, not SW!" just jump off the page? Not to mention "I'm smarter than Lucas, really I am!" This childish behavior is very sad from a supposed artist. Its one thing to see a hateful movie critic bash SW but a fellow creator? That's unprofessional, tacky and very unbecoming of an artist. Now to the actual criticism... 1) There's no Campbellian hero in TPM! -TPM is chapter one of a 6 part hero's journey. Anakin is the hero but his journey is just beginning. 2) The dark siders never give in to anger -Vader choking one guy to death by hand and another through the force. The Emperor's palpable anger as he retorts to Luke in ROTJ (especially "So be it, Jedi"), followed by his frying Luke with lightning. Darth Maul... anger in a bottle. 3) "So, all the men who got mad at Adolph Hitler ran right out and joined the Nazi Party, right?" -and if they didn't, that proves that anger leads to the dark side is wrong? How about this... Hitler played on the people's fear of and anger towards the Jews to turn them to the dark side (genocide is pretty dark)! So David, go back and gnash your teeth over why The Postman wasn't as popular as Star Blazers, much less Star Wars and keep your brilliant thoughts to yourself.