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You can find SuperShadow's SWPrequels site here: SWPrequels: Myth, Prequels, Trilogy and More This site contains a copy of SuperShadow's Episode I script called, "The Jedi Knights," (in the Episode I section of the site). It is based on the rumors that have been posted on the internet over the past year. How close does it resemble the real plot to Episode I? Read SuperShadow's definitive version of Star Wars, Episode I: The Jedi Knights

What are the possible titles for the Prequel Trilogy, what characters are we going to see, what actors has George Lucas selected for the films, what about so-called "leaks" from the set, how much is Episode I going to make at the box office? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in our: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Frequently-Asked-Questions Section.

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Tuesday, September 8, 1998

SuperShadow: Click Here to read our exclusive from George Lucas.

Friday, August 14, 1998

Vespon: Here's an informative interview with George that touches on mythology, special effects and, of course, the prequels. CLICK HERE for the MrShowbiz.com interview with George Lucas

SpyLord: It's my first time doing the email thing . . . be kind! CLICK HERE to read the latest rumors and comments sent in by Star Wars fans from around the world for August 14! About 28 emails posted! Also, Vespon should post something later today . . .

Eon: Just received an ultra-cool email from one of our LFL contacts: CLICK HERE to read the latest Ep. 1 questions answered by one of our top Lucasfilm sources. Check it out! More updates to follow later in the day!

Thursday, August 13, 1998

SuperShadow: An alert reader (Henry Taylor) sent me an e-mail informing me that yesterday Ain't It Cool News posted the impromptu chat (CLICK HERE to read that chat if you haven't already) that I had with my friend who works as a regional manager for one of the large theater chains. Thanks, H.T. Go figure . . .

SuperShadow: More of your email has been posted! CLICK HERE to read the latest rumors and ideas sent in by Star Wars fans from around the world for August 13!

SuperShadow: Every now and then you come across a site that really peaks your interest and makes you go: "COOL!" CLICK HERE to visit a great prequel site called: The Whill Journal. The Whilljournalist (WJ) does a great job of synthesizing all the info about Ep 1 that is floating around out there.

Wednesday, August 12, 1998

Dark Ocean: Late last night, we received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have found the story line to the first hour of Episode 1. Before you burst out laughing, CLICK HERE and read it for yourself! It's pretty cool.

SuperShadow: CLICK HERE to find out why ticket prices for Episode 1 are going to be more expensive than for any film you have ever seen

SpyLord: Ever wonder what the possible origins of the Force might be. CLICK HERE to find out!

Tuesday, August 11, 1998

Vecton: CLICK HERE to view the Top Box-Office Films of All time and to see how much the Lucasfilm accounting department estimates that Ep. 1 will earn at the world wide cineplexes next year!

SuperShadow: More replies to your email! CLICK HERE to read the latest rumors and ideas sent in by Star Wars fans from around the world for August 11!

Monday, August 10, 1998

SuperShadow: Many of you write in asking why your email rumor or comment has not been posted. CLICK HERE to read how we decide which email rumors to post and which not to post.

SuperShadow: Finally, I've had a chance to dig through the old mail bag again. CLICK HERE to read some very interesting rumors and ideas sent in by Star Wars fans from around the globe!

Eon: CLICK HERE to read what one of our Lucasfilm sources has to say about Star Wars cannon (history) and the Prequel Trilogy

Sunday, August 9, 1998

FireForce: CLICK HERE to read the chronology of the Star Wars franchise since 1977

SuperShadow: starwars.com had a very important update. George has decided that Ep 1 will be both a quality and a limited film release on Friday, May 21, 1999. CLICK HERE to learn the positive and negative implications this will have for the fans and other comments.

Vespon: CLICK HERE to read why George is making the right decision by giving the prequel a modest release in high-quality theaters.

SuperShadow: I've added two new members to the Dark Side team: THX-Disciple is our new THX systems expert and SpyLord, who is an old friend that asked to join in the fun . . .

Saturday, August 8, 1998

FireForce: CLICK HERE to read some of the reasons why Star Wars is important to so many people around the world

Friday, August 7, 1998

Eon: Read what the well-known film critic, Pauline Kael of the New Yorker Magazine, may be writing about Episode 1 after she screens the film next year. CLICK HERE to read Pauline Kael's review of Star Wars Ep 1.

Vespon: Found something interesting the other day. I'm not sure if you're familiar with Wired Magazine. It has a small circulation, but George did an interview with them and it is very, very interesting to read. CLICK HERE here to read an excellent and in-depth interview with George Lucas!

Eon: More updates later today!

Thursday, August 6, 1998

Vespon: We're working on a large and exciting update for Friday! Check back in again tomorrow!

Dark Ocean: More replies to your email! CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from around the world for AUGUST 6!

Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Eon: When we claimed that George may have a Star Wars plot formula, we received tons of email claiming that our claims were mere coincidences or accidents on the part of George. To bolster our argument, we are giving you a summary of the plot formula that George used in some of his other prior films. As we all know, George is the creator of the Indiana Jones character and conceived the stories for each of the Indiana Jones films. CLICK HERE to read a summary of the Indiana Jones movie plot formula.

Tuesday, August 4, 1998

FireForce (9:10 pm pst): Here is the latest reports from our 20th Century Fox source called SithFox.

Vecton: In a recent email, we received some good and bad news from our source at Kenner toys. CLICK HERE to read the latest and, most likely, the final update from our source at Kenner.

Vespon: Finished reading some of your e-mail and posted some new rumors and comments. CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from around the world for AUGUST 4!

FireForce: We expect to have some prequel-related news from our 20th Century Fox source, SithFox, later today. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 3, 1998

Eon: Here it is . . . finally. The latest question-and-answer session with one of our exclusive Lucasfilm sources. CLICK HERE to read tons of information about the production of the Star Wars Prequel.

Dark Ocean: CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from around the world for AUGUST 3!

Sunday, August 2, 1998

Eon: We're preparing a large update for later today.

Saturday, August 1, 1998

Vespon: How much of Episode 1 has been revealed to the public by spies and what not? CLICK HERE to learn from one of our Lucasfilm sources that the claims that Episode 1 is being spoiled for you is really much ado about nothing.

Friday, July 31, 1998

Dark Ocean: CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from around the world for JULY 31!

More news from a Lucasfilm source to be posted later tonight or early Saturday morning!

Wednesday, July 29, 1998

Dark Ocean: Finished reading and adding some comments to your latest batch of email: CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from around the world for JULY 29!

We have received another intriguing 20th Century Fox update from our inside source, SithFox. Find out how other Hollywood studio execs really feel about George Lucas' Prequel. CLICK HERE to read SithFox' latest report.

SuperShadow: We gave a long list of questions to one of our top sources at Lucasfilm. CLICK HERE to read this exciting interview about the production and other aspects of Ep 1.

Tuesday, July 28, 1998

Eon: It has long been rumored that Ep 1 is going to be similar to Ep 4: SW A New Hope. CLICK HERE to read some of the striking similarities between Ep 1 and Star Wars: A New Hope!

SuperShadow: More e-mail has just been posted . . . CLICK HERE for the latest rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans !


Sun, July 26, 1998

Dark Ocean: SuperShadow has posted more fan rumors and comments. For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 26. CLICK HERE!

Sat, July 25, 1998

SuperShadow: Just posted a ton of your e-mails with my two-cents-worth attached!!! For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 25. CLICK HERE!

Fri, July 24, 1998

SuperShadow: I just posted another 30 or so of your e-mails with my comments of course. Enjoy! For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 24. CLICK HERE!

Thurs, July 23, 1998

Vecton: SuperShadow has posted and commented on a ton of your e-mail! For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 23. CLICK HERE!

Wed, July 22, 1998

SuperShadow: Our source at 20th Century Fox, SithFox, has a very long update about what's going on with the prequel distribution at Fox. The Fox also has some other interesting tidbits ready for your perusal. CLICK HERE to read the first of SithFox's inside reports from 20th Century Fox!

Thanks for your support! Without you, I never would have gotten the opportunity to write a paid column for one of the premiere on-line mags! Again thanks, I'm eternally indebted to you all!!

Sun, July 12, 1998

SuperShadow: I've answered some more of your e-mail for all the world to see. Check out the latest and coolest fan rumors and comments! For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 12. CLICK HERE!

Sat, July 11, 1998

SuperShadow: With the holidays plus work, I have fallen waaaay behind with the old mail bag. I've posted about 30 or so of your latest rumors and comments. So go check it out! For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 11. CLICK HERE!

Fri, July 10, 1998

FireForce: The technical improvements made to the tripod.com server seem to be working very well. Hopefully, they can now handle the volume of visitors we've been getting.

Vecton: We know that George Lucas borrowed from many source materials (i.e., American westerns, Japanese films, mythology, J.R.R. Tolkien) for inspiration when writing the Star Wars films. But did you know that when George created Willow (1988-- directed by Ron Howard), it became a film that is almost a carbon copy of Star Wars. CLICK HERE to read a comparison of how extremely similar Willow is to Star Wars.

Dark Ocean: CLICK HERE to read about the history of Lucasfilm

Thurs, July 9, 1998

FireForce: We apologize for the site being down for about 20 hrs yesterday (Wednesday). The tripod.com server was down for the count for a while. Wednesday is one of our busiest days so we lost about 3,800 hits :( If you were a first time visitor during the down time, we hope you made it back today!

Vecton: Remember the early 1980's? It was a time of New Wave British Bands, Indiana Jones, E.T., Reagan and other memorable events and people. One of our LucasArts sources relives the early '80's with an article about the ColecoVision game system. Never heard of it? Well, it was one of the most popular game systems of the early '80's until the great video game "crash" of 1984. CLICK HERE to read about how the early ColecoVision (which featured Donkey Kong as the pack-in game that came with the system) influenced the life of one person who currently works at LucasArts!

Dark Ocean: Here's an interview with George Lucas, from the ultra-cool laser disc versions, that reveals a bit about the prequels. It's very hard to find this info., but if you're lucky enough you will. CLICK HERE to read what George has to say about the Star Wars Prequels

Fire Force: What are the top box-office films of 1998 so far? CLICK HERE to find out.

Tues, July 7, 1998

Does George Lucas utilize a "formula" when writing the stories for his Star Wars movies? One of our Lucasfilm sources states that the key to unlocking the framework of Episode 1's plot is in studying the similar plot devices used by George in ANH, ESB and ROTJ. CLICK HERE to learn more about what the plot to Episode 1 is going to focus on!

What are the origins and what sources did George Lucas draw inspiration upon when creating the names to many of the characters that appear in the Star Wars Trilogy and Prequels? CLICK HERE to find out how Anakin, Fett and the beloved Ewoks got their names

Mon, July 6, 1998

Many of you have written in to us wanting us to directly comment on the prequel rumors posted on other sites. Well, to a large degree, we have resisted this temptation. However, recently FireForce, Vecton and Eon reviewed one of the better known sites that has an Episode 1 page and commented on each of the posted rumors. CLICK HERE to read our comments on one of the most "well-known" Episode 1 rumors sites on the Web!

Ever heard of Joseph Campbell? Campbell was one of the most important influences on George Lucas when he was writing the plot line to the Star Wars movies in the 1970's. CLICK HERE to read a little about Joseph Campbell and his influence on Star Wars

Believe it or not, but not everyone on earth upholds the Trilogy in reverence or refers to these films as the Holy Trilogy. CLICK HERE to read a humorous review of the Star Wars Trilogy as seen through the eyes of someone who just didn't get it

Sun, July 5, 1998

CLICK HERE to read a very interesting article discussing Star Wars as a modern fairy tale!

George Lucas' primary source for his "vision" of the Jedi Knights and the Jedi Council is King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table. CLICK HERE to read about the legendary Arthur and the Brave Knights of Camelot and the bearing they may have on the shaping of the Prequel Trilogy plot!

Sat, July 4, 1998

For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from Star Wars fans from all over the World for JULY 4th. CLICK HERE!

Fri, July 3, 1998

Most of us know that much of the post-production work for Episode 1 is being done at a place called Skywalker Ranch (the hub of the Lucasfilm empire). What is Skywalker Ranch? One of our readers, Aaron 4, sent us an e-mail with cool pics and a quick explanation of what Skywalker Ranch is all about. CLICK HERE to read a little about Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, U.S.A.!

Thurs, July 2, 1998

We all know that George Lucas is the creator of the greatly beloved Star Wars Trilogy, but now FireForce provides us with a brief summary of Lucas' life story and his many accomplishments thus far. CLICK HERE to read a brief summary of the life and times of George "Creative Impulse" Lucas!

Vespon is ever curious about the actual plot line to Episode 1. And V has spent many hours (make that many frustrating hours) trying to formulate and synthesize what George has planned for us in Episode 1. CLICK HERE to read Vespon's latest thoughts on a possible basis for the storyline to Episode 1!

SuperShadow: Again, I apologize for falling behind in the e-mail department lately. My alibi and excuse: Things at work are really starting to heat up, but hopefully Eon and Vecton (who have apparently decided to live at the _____ this week) will return from A.W.O.L. status and help me out in the near future! I should have a response to your comments and rumors and have them all (well, almost all of them) posted within 10 days . . . (collective groan) . . . I know ten days is a long lag time, but it's the best we can do right now . . .

Wed, July 1, 1998

CLICK HERE to read one of the first rough drafts of Star Wars 4: A New Hope, which was written in 1973! It is drastically different from the final version of the screen play that appears in the 1977-version of Star Wars. Will some of the events, characters and planets depicted in this early story idea appear in the Prequel Trilogy?

For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JULY 1. CLICK HERE!

Tues, June 30, 1998

New Prequel pics from U.K. magazine:

Mon, June 29, 1998

For the latest Episode 1 rumors and comments sent in from fans from all over the World for JUNE 29. CLICK HERE!

Sun, June 28, 1998

"I'm sure most of you are familiar with the live-video download of Lynne Hale's Episode I diary that is now available on starwars.com. Lucasfilm is planning to include a "best of" video cassette of Lynn's diary with the eventual video release of Episode I. This video diary will run nearly three hours. And will reveal some very interesting footage that Lucasfilm is not willing to show the public until after Episode I finishes its run in the world's cineplexes . . . Other portions of this diary will be seen on a making of Episode I special that will air on Fox television shortly after the theatrical release of Episode I next May . . . A warning to Star Wars fans living outside of North America: Avoid the internet from May 25 until the movie reaches your country. Many territories outside of North America won't be exhibiting Episode I until late June-early July. Resist the temptation . . . After May 25 of next year, most every Star Wars and entertainment/news website in the galaxy will have all the secrets of Episode posted for you to read." (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)


Sat, June 27, 1998

CLICK HERE To Read the Latest Rumors and Comments from Star Wars fans from all over the World for JUNE 27!

Fri, June 26, 1998

FireForce: When it comes to Episode 1 rumors, we should take a page from Mulder and Scully's book and truly Trust No One. The truth is out there when it comes to certain rumors like the release date of the trailer. Our Lucasfilm sources are completely befuddled as to why so many fans wanted to believe that the trailer would be with the X-Files movie. Everyone at Lucasfilm has known for months that the trailer won't be coming out until Nov-Dec 1998. So where do such rumors come from? Who starts these things? Who knows . . . I wonder how much more the X-Files movie would have made last weeked IF the prequel teaser had actually been attached to it. $ 40 or $ 50 million instead of $ 31 million. I guess we will never know. Would you pay $ 6 bucks or more to see the prequel trailer with a film you wouldn't go see otherwise? Fox is hoping that you will. That is probably going to be what happens. The prequel trailer probably will be attached to some film that we don't want to go see, but will have to go see in order to catch the first glimpse of the prequel . . . Sometimes we all feel like Mulder and Scully trying to make sense out of the paranormal events they encounter each week, except instead of little green men and poltergeists, we have to deal with boat loads of ridiculous Episode I rumors. Like Mulder and Scully: "We want to believe." And before you flood us with a gazillion e-mails, we'll remove the X-Files theme with the next update ;)

Wed, June 24, 1998

SuperShadow: I've added a sixth member to our team. This individual is our source, who is deep within the bowels of 20th Century Fox. He/she hasn't given us an inside update in months and has agreed to start giving us regular insider Fox news again (concerning Episode I of course) if I would add him/her to the team and give 'em a cool code name. Well, being the "king of all code names," I have given him/her the moniker of SithFox. SithFox promises to give us some interesting Fox news within a week . . . Our various Lucasfilm sources are trying to get someone from LucasLicensing (the people who decide which companies get to make prequel collectibles) to give us some inside info., but so far they have been unsuccessful . . . Keep your fingers crossed . . . In case you're wondering why the inside scoops from Kenner/Hasbro have dried up in the last few months, it's because our informant at ______@hasbro.com is no longer replying to my e-mail. I keep sending him/her e-mail about three or four times a month, but still haven't gotten a reply. Either they've left Kenner/Hasbro or they have a new e-mail address and haven't bothered to give me the new one yet. Hopefully, SithFox will have some cool news for us next week! Stay tuned!

CLICK HERE To Read the Latest Rumors and Comments from Star Wars fans from all over the World for JUNE 24!

Tues, June 23, 1998

"Hollywood has given I.L.M. tens of millions of dollars to provide special effects for many of their movies like Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Forrest Gump and many other blockbuster films . . . I.L.M. has wisely used this money to develop special-effects techniques for the Prequel Trilogy, which have never been used for any other film. Hollywood has unwittingly financed the research and development budget for the Prequel Trilogy over the past 15 years. Without the tens of millions of dollars that Hollywood has given to I.L.M. for their services, I.L.M. would be years behind where they are now. George is one of the most foresighted individuals in the entertainment industry and has saved many of I.L.M.'s most recent innovations to be used exclusively in the Prequel Trilogy. Some in Hollywood may not like this, but there is nothing they can do about it. Episode I will have an even greater impact on Hollywood than George's landmark film, Star Wars: A New Hope. Once again, George is going to change the way Hollywood makes motion pictures . . . When the public finally gets to see the ground-breaking theatrical trailer that Lucasfilm is meticulously working on: The entire movie going public will be in complete awe of the brief, spectacular glimpse of Episode I that will finally be revealed by George. The trailer will be considered to be the ultimate teaser and the anticipation for Episode I will be at a level that truly cannot be measured . . . The greatest film of all time is almost here. Prepare yourself . . . " (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

"Each morning before we begin work on Episode I, we have a round table discussion for a few minutes . . . yesterday, the hot topic was when should the videotape/laser disc version of Episode I be released . . . As someone at the table noted, Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition was released about seven months after the theatrical release of the special edition. However, the top guys here have given the thumbs down to such an 'early' release for Episode I. Why? Well, to the people who have slaved for years on Episode I, they consider this film to be an experience to be savored in the cineplexes. Their tremendous hard work cannot be truly appreciated unless you see the prequel multiple times at the theater . . . There are so many intricate details in Episode I that it will take many, many viewings to catch them all . . . You guys and gals really have no idea of what an incredibly special film that George is making for you. I envy those of you who will enter the theaters having absolutely no idea what Episode I is really about . . . The Force truly must be with you!! I'm jealous! Savor every second of the prequel because you've earned it!" (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

Mon, June 22, 1998

"Right now, Lucasfilm is trying to decide just exactly how wide to let Fox distribute Episode I on opening day, Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Fox has told Lucasfilm that theater owners would prefer to begin showing Episode I as early as possible on May 25 in as many theater screens as possible. If Fox has their way, Episode I will begin showing in theaters at 12:01 AM (Midnight) on the 25th on over 7,500 screens . . . The only concern that Lucasfilm has is that by opening the film so wide and so early is that the film will open huge in the first week and then drop like a rock if everyone gets to see the film in the first few days of release . . . Fox is trying to convince Lucasfilm that that fear won't occur because Episode I should have the largest repeat business in film history in the weeks to follow. It will be interesting to see if Lucas can be convinced to give Episode I the largest release in film history on the 25th. I'm sure the fans hope that he will." (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

CLICK HERE To Read the Latest Rumors and Comments from Star Wars fans from all over the World for JUNE 22!

"One of the most interesting aspects of Episode I is to watch the Sith Lords operating in the background and in the shadows of the noble Jedi Knights. The Sith Lords have patiently bided their time for thousands of years waiting for the day when they would be able to destroy the Jedi Knights and become the ultimate Force wielders in the galaxy. However, while the Jedi swore to protect justice, honor and freedom in the Old Republic, the Sith Lords swore to uphold the evil 'New Order' as established by the nefarious Emperor and the minions of the Galactic Empire. However, when the Emperor foresaw the Sith Lords as a threat to his own power, the Emperor ordered Vader (with help from others) to destroy the Sith Lords. By the time of S.W.: A New Hope, Vader is the last remaining Sith Lord in the known galaxy . . . " (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

Sun, June 21, 1998

"Some fans are curious whether Lucasfilm will permit any spin-off series from the Prequel Trilogy. Currently, George is mulling over the idea of a half-hour Saturday-morning cartoon show based on some of the characters that appear in Episode I. The series is being tentatively titled, Star Wars: The Jedi Republic. This project is in development and could possibly see the light of day on Fox TV during the fourth quarter of 1999. Thirteen episodes for the first season would be produced if George gives the green light for the series . . . There are no plans for any live-action TV shows (for prime-time broadcasting) relating to the prequels at this time . . ." (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

SuperShadow: Remember all those other websites promising that you might or would see an Episode I trailer with the X-Files movie? Well, their rumors turned out to be 100% false . . . again. There is no Episode I trailer with the X-Files (big surprise, huh?). Like we have been telling you all along, 90% of their rumors always turn out to be false. Our sources have been telling use for countless months that there will be no Episode I trailer until Nov.-Dec. 1998. Relax and stay patient. Don't let other websites jerk you around anymore with false rumors. Keep your eyes peeled to us or the official website for TRUE inside scoops from real Lucasfilm sources . . . Hope you enjoyed the X-Files movie, if you saw it . . .

Fri, June 19, 1998

SuperShadow is back answering the mail and commenting on the rumors that you have sent in:

CLICK HERE To Read the Latest Rumors and Comments from Star Wars fans from all over the World for JUNE 19!

Thurs, June 18, 1998

"As most everyone knows, George Lucas is a very frugal man and likes to run a tight ship when it comes to Lucasfilm productions. George had hoped to produce the entire Prequel Trilogy for $ 200 million, but the reality of using extremely expensive and pioneering digital-animation techniques is sending the FX budget for Episode I throught the roof. The budget for Episode I has jumped from $ 70 million to a projected $ 115 million. Some think that this $ 45 million increase in budget signals some kind of internal problems with the production. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. The film will be completed slightly ahead of schedule, but it's going to end up costing George well over $ 100 million . . . The computer-generated effects that George is utilizing for Episode I are turning out to be much more expensive than I.L.M had originally projected . . . George has told his people that he is not going to let cost be a factor and he is going to spend what ever it takes to capture his remarkable and complete 'vision' on the silver screen . . . George resented the penny-pinching measures that 20th Century Fox used when funding Star Wars: A New Hope.

Fox' refusal to give George the funds he needed left him unable to complete the film to his satisfaction. George still considers the cantina sequence from Star Wars to be visually embarrasing (even after Fox gave him $ 10 million for the special edition of Star Wars). George hopes to one day completely revise the Mos Eisley cantina sequence with the digital animation techniques that are being developed for use in the Prequel Trilogy. Anyway, no one should worry about the production of Episode I. The film will be released next May regardless of how high the final budget ends up being. Episode I has been floating around in George's head for over 25 years. No matter how high your expectations are for this film. It isn't high enough. George is going to surpass anything that has ever been done on film before. And we will all be amazed . . . again. " (Source: Anonymous Lucasfilm Informant)

Wed, June 17, 1998

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