Friday, January 26, 2007

A new look at Episode 4.

It's a re-evaluation of the classic first movie based on events in the prequels. This guy is not really a Lucas apologist, he's just making some observations.

If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. As we now know, the rebel Alliance was founded by Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa. What can readily be deduced is that their first recruit, who soon became their top field agent, was R2-D2.
I love the idea of Artoo recruiting rebels while Threepio bumbles alongside as always. After all, Threepio got his mind wiped... but not Artoo. He was too important to the war effort.


Kathy said...

Beat me to it. :)

Shocho said...

I sat on this for a couple of days, where were you?