Originally Posted by Nerdkiller1991
Well we needed a little light humour in this thread.
Yes we do. That, and we need more real information instead of this random opinion waffle. I have given you the spin-off that gave us the unforgettable 4-Q-2
All I ask in return is a link to the parody that changed R2D2's name to 'BarStool'. This is really important to me now for some strange reason.
If you are familiar with THX1138 you could be forgiven for thinking that Lucas tried serious si-fi and when it didn't work (ie went over the heads of the great unwashed movie going public) he decided to go with the flow (over to the dark side) and direct the sort of crap that people would actually watch. That is how we got Star Wars.
For all it's weaknesses Star Wars was a game changer in the movie business. There are doubtless many si-fi themed movies that would never have been made or seen if Lucas hadn't show the way.
Please correct me if you think I'm wrong.