Wow, now that went through my post again, I was Amazed how many typos I was able to put in it. Well, I'm quite sure that there is going to some more in the next one. Vanthorne_OX, I know that there is going to be little more of Qui-Gon in EP3, but the biggest problem is that I'm quite sure that this was not the orginal idea. It was just something invented for his character afterwards, because GL thought that he needs to use Qui-Gon's character more. But if he had written EP2 and EP3 before he made EP1 he might have noticed the similarities between Jinn and Dooku and made a decicion to combine them. If I can see this option, it is quite reasonably to assume that he could have seen it. But GL hadn't established "the new Sith apprentice" well enough too see this connection. thefore he now has Doku in the story and he is trying to finf ways to get Jinn back into the story. But on the otherhand, this character resurrection has worked quite well before, in OT. Originally in the OT, the character of Yoda was not there. Obi-wan was going to survive ANH and train Luke. But when they filmed ANH, it was going to "stand alone" -movie, and not a first (or ultimately fourth) part of a bigger picture. So they had problems when with the character if Obi-wan end end battle of ANH. GL thought that it was not a good decicion to hane Obi-wan just to stand there with the generals and watch the battle from the screen. And he thought that it was equally unfitting solution to have Obi-wan to fly an X-wing in the end battle. Eventuall GL made his decicion: Obi-wan dies earlier in the movie. The worked very well in the ANH. But when he was doing the sequels he faced a problem. Now that I have killed Obi-wan, who will train Luke? Threfore, he came up with Yoda. Buit how does Luke find Yoda? GL had many ideas for this one, but at the and he came up with the Obi-wan ghost to do the job. This was just an example how one character can be resurrected from the dead to serve the plotline and new charcters that have not been previously established can be added to the story with positive effects. It actually served to story very well to kill Luke's first mentor and them replace him with another one. So this time it actually served GL that he had not written ESB when he shot ANH, but i think that it didn't work well in TPM and AOTC.