I posted this a couple months ago in the wrong forum so it'll sound like old news. But I think it's still worthy of discussion: In the 9/24/04 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Lucas addresses a lot of fans' main gripes: (I don't have a link to the full article) GL:..."If you really look at it, there's hardly any changes at all. The thing that really caused the trouble on Star Wars is the whole question of whether Han Solo or Greedo shoots first. The way it got cobbled together at the time, it came off as [Han] fired first. He didn't fire first. EW: So you consider this a correction? GL: It's a correction. [When I made Star Wars] I said, 'Well, I don't have that shot, so I'll just, you know, fudge it editorially.' In my mind [Greedo]shot first or at the same time. We like to think of [Han Solo] as a murderer because that's hip- I don't think that's a good thing for people. I mean, I don't see how you could redeem somebody who kills people in cold blood."... The rest of the article is a good read. I still disagree that Han shooting first is murder, Greedo had a blaster pointed at him. Any cowboy in the Old West would have done the same.