So you are saying that only for the sake of not pursing some nostalgic undertones, George Lucas made the Lars scenes 5 minutes? That's the main reason? I wouldn't be surprised if it had "something" to do with it. In all honesty, however, it probably had more to do with running time. I think it might've been Rick McCullum who said that no one is more ruthless with editing his own movie than George Lucas. I think it's quite obvious that that's the case with AOTC. What would conjure up more nostalgic feelings for you...watching a video of you and a friend playing in front of your home as kids? Or watching some other kids similarly play in front of a house that sort of looks like your home? Does that analogy work at all? Are the kids related to me?...lol The answer is "no"...I don't think the analogy quite works. I think you're blowing things out of proportion. I'm not saying "construct every single scene in the movie so I can bask in nostalgia". I'm saying "as long as it's the same exact setting as in a previous movie why not try to give it some of that original Star Wars vibe." With the new movies Lucas looks like he's made a pretty succinct break with the past. I mean...he doesn't even have the stars streaking by right before hyperspace for cryin' out loud. Nostalgia is one thing but there also has to be a sense of continuity. He shouldn't make something more out of the Lars Homestead just for nostalgia's sake...he should do it to maintain continuity. The same goes for stars streaking by. Lucas, seems to be saying "to hell with the past...to hell with my old fans."