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Nyghtfall
06-14-2001, 03:58 PM
I just finished reading a very informative article on Episode II, on IGN.com's web site. Here's the link:
http://filmforce.ign.com/starwars/articles/300539p1.html

Sherack Nhar
06-14-2001, 04:43 PM
Very informative indeed!

I like the idea of mature Jar Jar. I always thought that the character has potential.

Will we see a Senator Jar Jar? :eek:

Nyghtfall
06-14-2001, 05:25 PM
I dunno... whenever I think of a "mature" Jar Jar, I hear a cross between Yoda and the Priest from "The Princess Bride":

"Meesa feah leads to anguh. Meesa anguh leads to hate. Meesa hate leads to the Dawk Side. That's why meesa Light Jedi!"

Personally, I'm with millions of other SW fans, I hate Jar Jar. But, kids love 'im, and they're all Lucas really cares about - besides telling the story the way he wants it told.

Of course, if he were a Jedi, we could always get lucky and see him slice his own face off when he ignites his lightsaber while into the emitter.

"Wow... pwetty!"

::PSSHHVOO::

"ACK!"

::thud::

Jar Jar dead!

hehehe

[ June 14, 2001: Message edited by: Nyghtfall ]

Darth Simpson
06-15-2001, 02:01 AM
Interesting read.

Thanks for the heads-up!

As for Jar-Jar, he has no chance of redeeming ( sp? ) himself after Episode 1. ;)

Letalis
06-15-2001, 12:28 PM
Jar Jar MUST die!

I've heard all the arguments for his inclusion: "He's for the kiddies..." and so on, but really, if kids are gonna get stuck into SW, don't we want it for real reasons? Not just the attraction of a single, retarded, floppy-eard, Gungan?

I apologise for heading a bit OT. :)

Sherack Nhar
06-15-2001, 03:55 PM
I think Jar Jar can be a good mature character, just like Captain Tarpals.

Don't forget that Episode 2 is set 10 years after TPM (since Anakin is 19 years old) so I'm sure his clumsy accent won't be there in Episode 2.

ed_silvergun
06-15-2001, 04:03 PM
The fact of the matter is, however, that Lucas originally created Star Wars as a kids' fairytale in space. He never intended it to become a serious or semi-serious sci-fi, and certainly did not expect it to get the adult following it has. This unforseen success was incidental. It would therefore be a betrayal/contradiction of the basic Star Wars ethos to make it too esoteric.

Sherack Nhar
06-15-2001, 10:28 PM
I know that, but somehow you have to move on, especially when your original idea dates back 20+ years ago!

The majority of Star Wars fans are expecting something a little more mature. Besides, all this senatorial stuff, and the upcoming "tragedy"... this ain't for kids anymore...