It seems to me after doing some research that the " The Chronicles of Riddick " is heavily influenced by SW and it seems that it even being made is a direct result of SW fans wanting an adult Sci/Fi - Fantasy adventure as a companion piece to their beloved Saga. The movie seems to concentrate on all of what hardcore adult fans see as the great strengths of the SW Saga: A political sub-plot, stunning Gigeresque set-pieces, amazing FX and an anti-hero. Riddick, to me, is a rated R version of Han Solo - and ive made this argument with friends WELL BEFORE the sequel to " Pitch Black " was publicly announced. It even seems in the first movie that Twohy just comes to his senses all of a sudden towards the middle of the film and realizes that an amoral protagonist IS the strength of the film and thankfully went with it. So to all of you SW haters who thought that the PT was a death nail: HA! The inside buzz on TCOR is that it kicks ass. So if an adult sci/fi -fantasy can be well made and is obviously inspired by SW - specifically the PT - then it seems to me that thats' testament enough that GL did all the RIGHT things with the Saga.