I'm scared to death. VCR tapes deteriorate after about 15-20 years, no matter how few times they are viewed. GL has indicated about zero interest in making sure that the original versions of the OT are available in perpetuity. This is, quite simply, intolerable. Instead of merely gripe, I'm going to do what I can to change GL's attitude. Monday morning I'm going to mail a letter to GL that goes something like this: Dear George Lucas: Thank you for your wonderful Star Wars saga. I understand that sometime after 2005 you are going to release the entire saga on DVD. I hope that, along with the Special Editions, you also make available the original versions on DVD. While the Special Editions are indeed closer to your original vision, the old versions of the films are a part of moviemaking history; and as such deserve to be forever available to film students and movie aficionados. What do you think? Any suggestions on changes of wording? Lastly, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I strongly encourage fellow fans to write similar letters to GL. I intend to write these letters periodically, and I hope that with the help of fellow Star Wars fans, we can keep the original editions forever available.