Scalzi imagines a world without Star Wars

In his Film Critic column, sci-fi author John Scalzi imagines what would have happened if George Lucas had never made Star Wars. No Jar-Jar, sure, but what about Indiana Jones? Harrison Ford’s career? Pixar? Battlestar Galactica?

6 Replies to “Scalzi imagines a world without Star Wars

  1. No ILM, no fun special effect movies like Ghostbusters, no Lord of the Rings, no Potter, no Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman or Batman movies, no comfortable (though soulless) movie theatres/megadromes, no crystal clear sound, no crystal clear picture, no video games industry on a modern day level, no comic book industry on a modern day level, no Photoshop, and it’s even a little doubtful whether or not the computer industry would have taken off the way it did. Word processing wouldn’t have taken high speed computers, after all.
    All in all a high price to pay for a world without Jar Jar. Especially since Jar Jar isn’t so bad. Watching TPM I found three or four moments that were too much, but all in all he was and still is cute. Plus Ahmed Best is a great guy and would be a highly entertaining host for any convention if only some people could get over the Jar Jar situation. :o

  2. Ahmed was an awesome host at the Celebration party. But I don’t know how he’d ever feel about wading back into fandom, at this point.

    I also have to admit to a soft spot for TPM, if for nothing but the fond memories of the anticipation. Oh. And Young Obi-Wan. And handsome Qui Gon. And where was I again?

  3. I agree, very fond memories of the whole TPM build up, I was in the States when it arrived and went back every three years to the same cinema to see the next one. Will always be hugely fond of the prequels.

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