Splinter of the Mind’s Eye


The success of Star Wars was never assured. Indeed, while George Lucas was shooting the original Star Wars film back in 1976 he was under the gun the whole time, under budget and under pressure from the studio to wrap his stupid space movie that they had absolutely no faith in. They even let the director keep the franchise and merchandise rights, which goes to show you, as the song says, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. So imagine if the studio was right. Imagine what a sequel to Star Wars might look like if it had to be made cheap and less ambitiously than The Empire Strikes Back. (more…)