Believe it or not, after 1981, George Lucas hasn't had an original though in his head. Every film after that has been a spin off, prequel or sequel, built around one of his earlier films. To prove this I submit: AMERICAN GRAFFITI Followed by: MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI Follows the main characters, minus Richard Dreyfuss (whose sister is still a main character) years after the original. RADIOLAND MURDERS The parents of Richard Dreyfuss's characters are the main character in this one. STAR WARS Followed by THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK RETURN OF THE JEDI THE PHANTOM MENACE ATTACK OF THE CLONES REVENGE OF THE SITH CLONE WARS DROIDS EWOKS and WILLOW and its associated novel have now been folded into the Star Wars universe. So even that can't be counted as original anymore. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Yes, that's the real title) Followed by INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES THX-1138 is now the only film Lucas made that hasn't had a sequel or prequel. Lucas must act quickly! Donald Pleasance is dead, but fortunately Robert Duvall isn't. If this film isn't followed by sequels and spin-offs it will be forgotten! If this is a thread about "hay guys George Lucas sure does like making sequels", um, we already knew. I don't foresee a lot of actual THX discussion going on though. If you have something to sustantative to say in that department feel free to post accordingly.