Skip to comments.5 ridiculous Star Wars sequel rumours from the 80s
Posted on 11/18/2012 7:40:15 AM PST by the scotsman
'When 'Star Wars' came out in 1977, folks went nuts speculating about the sequel.
The rumour mill threw up all kinds of crazy story ideas for 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - from time travel to vampire aliens.
Without the internet, it fell to legendary sci-fi rag 'Starlog' to collate the fevered imaginings of bearded super-fans.
Here's a few of our favourites. We hope the rumours for 'Episode VII' are just as outlandish.'
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Oh, yeah, I remember some of those stupid rumors, but the best one is the one where Obi-Wan was responsible for Anakin’s death, and I think I would have preferred that over a prequel plot line than what we got. In fact, it makes more sense when you watch ol’ Ben’s reaction to Luke’s question of what happened to his father.
My thought on it is that Obi-Wan killed Anakin because he had turned to the dark side.
Personally, though, I’d rather go with the idea that that Ben was being truthful, that it was Vader who killed Anakin.
I used to read Starlog. Probably still have a few copies in a box somewhere.
Not all of them were crazy.
I remember hearing after Empire came out that Boba Fett was really a storm trooper, and Darth Vader got that way by falling into a volcano.
Both turned out to be more or less true.
Meh - vampire aliens are old school. Good thing they didn't go with that. Zombie aliens are all the rage these days.
Missed the one that I faintly remember ...
Luke uses the FORCE to rent the universe veil and the Enterprise (1701-A) comes through to take on the new Death Star. Captain Kirk seduces Leia while Spock adds Kolinahr to Luke’s knowledge and Chekhov disparages the Emperor’s regime as being greatly deficient to Russia ...
Now that would be a story but it was the end that was lacking. All of a sudden there appeared an army of Armani suits carrying briefcases and waving torts. Somewhere in a galaxy far away, a tidal wave of lawsuits, each exceeding “Bleak House”, like a Nova outshines the sun, moves glacially to a preliminary hearing ...
Lucas, who retains his status as consultant, also recently summoned Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher together to a private lunch meeting to discuss the future of this franchise. Harrison Ford has been put on notice as well. Apparently Lucas believed there were some loose ends that need tidying up in the future movies that Disney intends to produce. Hmm...
I’d love to see Han as an older man. Ford still looks great...and he could still play the scoundrel very well.
Now that Disney has bought the franchise, how long before Jar-Jar Binks gets his own tv series?
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss three bucks goodbye.
So I guess now that Disney owns them, we’ll be treated to articles dripping out like this every couple of months.
They are saving him for AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by HP Lovecraft.
****how long before Jar-Jar Binks gets his own tv series?***
Jar-Jar Binks meats HOWARD THE DUCK!
Mee-sah Jar Jar, Princess Jasmine!
The good old days of the Starlog rumor mill. I don’t think they ever got anything right, but a lot of their rumors would have been better than the movies that actually got made. Ghostbusters 2 with aliens would have been much cooler than what we got stuck with.
Why yes, I do remember that. Yes, they are probably long gone. Probably could have sold that to suckers.....er......fans for a mint! Those comics were better than that abortion Lucas put out a few years back.