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What If George Lucas Never Created Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by TheBlogAwakens, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Knight star 3

    Jun 27, 2016
    Well Star Trek is very good too
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  2. DarkEnforcer

    DarkEnforcer Jedi Youngling

    Jul 11, 2017
    Great answer, VadersLaMent! Hahaha! I know most Star Wars fans can relate to this. [face_laugh]
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  3. Jo Lucas

    Jo Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

    Aug 28, 2015
    I see a world full of degeneracy (even more than ours) where people don't like to go to the movies and don't like to create stories.

    I wouldn't be here though.
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  4. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Knight star 4

    Apr 10, 2017
    Well, we'd all have a lot more free time.
  5. QuiWanKenJin

    QuiWanKenJin Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 14, 2005

    I would have to create it myself. :cool:
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  6. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    Provided the rest of the entertainment landscape remained unchanged, I would just maintain a heightened level of interest and nostalgia in another direction. Since the PT is the core of my SW interest, probably a work from around that time. The Matrix films, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Hero.
  7. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 22, 2002
    Actually Star Trek might be dead. The Star Trek Phase II tv series which was the anchor the new Paramount Network in the mid 70s fell apart and only evolved into Star Trek: The Motion Picture after the success of Star Wars. No Star Wars no Star trek relaunch. No movies. No Next Gen.

    It would be a cult fan base no where near the size it is currently.
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  8. DJT

    DJT Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 2, 2017
    My life would suck without Star Wars.
  9. DarthKreVass

    DarthKreVass Jedi Master star 2

    Dec 27, 2008
    I just thank the Maker that he did create SW :)

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    AND a lot more money!!!!

    Agreed. This was what I was going to say. So many of my favorite memories involving anything in the entertainment industry (music, movies, even books) revolved around Star Wars in one way or another! As a great example: Star Wars (once the '04 versions came out) was one of my sole reasons for getting a surround sound system-just so I could hear all the SW movies in 5.1 surround! It also helped me get more into reading; I started with the Thrawn Trilogy, and to this day I've read somewhere around 70 books in the last 12-14 years-only about 60% of which were SW books!

    There's also NOTHING else in my life where I spend up to three years before the fact speculating with anticipation for some upcoming franchise entry...

    Yes, there are many wonderful memories I have that would never have been, had SW not been created...
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  11. TripleZero

    TripleZero Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 13, 2017
    We wouldn't really know what we'd be missing, but film making at large would not be what it is today.without Lucas's contributions.

    As for me personally, I'd probably have dived deeper into something like Tolkien's work or something like that.
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  12. JediMasterSven

    JediMasterSven Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 21, 2014
    Well, the Big Tent Pole movies, if they existed, would have less merchandise for one.
  13. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Apr 7, 2000
    Jurassic Park would be my all time favourite movie instead of my second.
  14. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 5, 2006
    Could it be argued that this would be untrue? Would Spielberg have maintained the relationship (film wise) with GL only off the success of American Graffiti?

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003

    That's a good point. I doubt it. It seems that the only reason Harrison Ford was chosen for IJ was due to GL's experience w/him, and Spielberg's trust in GL's choice. It seems clear that Star Wars is what solidified Ford as a convincing action star who could carry the Indiana Jones films successfully. Imagine Indiana Jones with Tom Selleck!! ;)

    (For the record, I actually...wouldn't hate that.)
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998
    One of the later episodes of Magnum PI was titled, Raiders of the Lost Art. It featured Tom running around with a bullwhip and fedora.
  17. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 8

    Feb 18, 2014
    well then this website would not exist and many film makers would not be in film.
  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 16, 2012
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  19. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 5, 2006
    Great point as well. Scott, Cameron just to name two.
  20. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Knight star 2

    Oct 12, 2017
    A different sci-fi franchise might have come along also called Star Wars but with a different creator. The name Star Wars is one another person would likely use for a futuristic saga. The name Star Wars would still likely be part of science fiction, just attached to a different saga. There would probably be no Luke Skywalker since George used his own name and his dog Indiana's name as inspiration for major characters.

    It could have originated in a different entertainment medium and then moved to film. I would expect less craftsmanship and attention to detail. Such a series might have naturally concluded without the hope of endless sequels. I would also expect total space military action, less fantasy, less mythology, fewer toys and books, fewer child elements.

    The modern blockbuster film may have never been born or born a decade later. The name Star Wars could have been used for an epic tv series lasting for only a single first season like Battlestar Galactica.

    Star Trek would be big still. Battlestar Galactica would be big but without the influence of Star Wars and GL.

    No Lucasfilm, ILM, Pixar, and no Skywalker Sound.

    George and Marcia Lucas are happily married with careers as film editing personnel.

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