i was perusing the S.H.O.S.W. site and found this article about the history of the sw sequels. i thought the evolution of the sequels was pretty interesting and couldn't find a thread. check it out here... The Secret History of Star Wars it also links to gary kurtz's sequel info... TheForce.Net - Latest News - Gary Kurtz Reveals Original Plans for Episodes 1-9 interesting bits.. In 1977, he was envisioning the series as not constrained by any concrete number of "episodes" but continuing indefinitely, with spin-offs and movies following new characters and time periods. In the 1977 television specialThe Making of Star Wars As Told by R2D2 And C3P0, producer Gary Kurtz remarks on the sequels being developed, "I like to consider them different adventures rather than direct sequels."