StarWars.com has a user survey running right now: Your chance to let Lucas Online know what you want to see (or not) on the site. There are items that they’re asking input on that we may or may not see on the site. My comments under the cut.
- Classic Star Wars Movie Scenes. Seriously? I’ve seen the movies enough times that I really don’t need straight scenes on the internet, and I suspect you guys have too. Now, if they had some exclusive commentary or something, maybe.
- User-Generated Star Wars videos. Ehh. Leave it to the Youtubes of the world.
- Videos highlighting ILM visual effects work on other non-Star Wars movies. I might watch them, but overall I feel this kind of thing is better suited to ILM.com, though that would probably just mean more work for them.
- Interactive video that features ILM Star Wars visual effects. Sure.
- Star Wars graphic novels or comics. Actual comics? Only if they get a better viewer. The Clone Wars one is downright painful. More comics coverage? Sure.
- Deleted scenes and animatics from the movies, Deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes footage from the original trilogy. Certainly. Need I remind you?
- New original short fiction. Yes! Alas, not many of the recent ones have been all that interesting to me, but I do support the concept in general.
- New original flash-based mini-games. Ugh. No.
- Trivia games, where you compete head-to-head with other fans and keep score. I’m not a huge trivia fan outside of Celebrations, but this could be interesting… And probably very popular.
- Panoramic “VR-style” photography of Star Wars and Lucasfilm environments. Haven’t seen those since… ROTS? But sure.
- Podcasts of news and interviews. I’m not really a huge fan of podcasts – I don’t have the time or inclination to listen without a serious reason. But I’d be okay with it as long as transcripts (or at least a time stamp guide) provided.
- Original Online Star Wars Mini Series’ Documentaries and behind-the-scenes things, yes. Fiction or mini-movies… Not so much. I don’t even watch fan films unless they’re funny, and as much as I loved BSG I had no interest in their webisodes.
I also voted heavily for social networking, though mostly because none of the other options for those questions really intrigued me. What are your thoughts? (Play nice! Remember that running a website is not all fun and games, and we’re lucky that StarWars.com is as extensive as it is.)