Lucas who has lied in the past. Oh, so now Lucas is the liar. By the way, I can't help but notice that you only seem to trust Kurtz's word over Lucas simply because you want what Kurtz says to be true. And how exactly was The Dark Crystal a disaster? It has good Cinemascores, an okay IMDB rating of 6.9 (which happens to be higher than TPM's), and a good 77% on Rotten Tomatoes (which happens to be higher than both films in the PT). Oh, so that means the prequel films are every bit as good as the Kurtz produced THE DARK CRYSTAL. I think you've just argued yourself into a corner, slick. Don't ya just hate it when that happens?