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5 ridiculous Star Wars sequel rumours from the 80s
Yahoo News ^ | 18th November 2012 | Ben Skipper

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.movies.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:40:20 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Still better than anything George Could come up with.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:14 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: the scotsman

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.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:53:48 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: the scotsman
I'm still waiting for the Rebels to encounter the most dreaded


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:11 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: the scotsman

I used to read Starlog. Probably still have a few copies in a box somewhere.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 8:07:39 AM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: KC_Lion
Steve Spielberg want the Toth character in Raiders of the Lost Ark to be a cyborg with a gun for an arm.
6 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: the scotsman

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.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: the scotsman
...vampire aliens...

Meh - vampire aliens are old school. Good thing they didn't go with that. Zombie aliens are all the rage these days.

8 posted on 11/18/2012 9:01:34 AM PST by MCH
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To: the scotsman

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 ...


9 posted on 11/18/2012 9:44:10 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: the scotsman
Star Wars is on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly. Looks like George Lucas has sold the franchise to Disney for a whopping $4 billion.

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...

10 posted on 11/18/2012 9:53:03 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I’d love to see Han as an older man. Ford still looks great...and he could still play the scoundrel very well.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 10:02:15 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: the scotsman

Now that Disney has bought the franchise, how long before Jar-Jar Binks gets his own tv series?


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:20:31 AM PST by Clioman
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To: the scotsman

Hardware Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ymFxkFfIhU

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss three bucks goodbye.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:25:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: the scotsman

Starring R2D2...as R2D2!
14 posted on 11/18/2012 11:41:46 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: the scotsman

I don't always watch Star Wars...

but when I do, I pray that Jar Jar dies a cruel slow death.
15 posted on 11/18/2012 11:45:50 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: the scotsman

So I guess now that Disney owns them, we’ll be treated to articles dripping out like this every couple of months.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 1:39:27 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: null and void

They are saving him for AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by HP Lovecraft.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 1:53:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Clioman

****how long before Jar-Jar Binks gets his own tv series?***

Jar-Jar Binks meats HOWARD THE DUCK!


18 posted on 11/18/2012 1:54:21 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: the scotsman

Mee-sah Jar Jar, Princess Jasmine!


19 posted on 11/18/2012 1:54:38 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: the scotsman; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Maybe they'll FINALLY adapt the Marvel comic books from the mid-1970s, the original sequel to the first film.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 12:35:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise; kb2614
OMG! We had those (kb - do you remember them?). I totally forgot about them...wonder what the folks did with them (probably tossed them). Thanks for the memory!
21 posted on 11/19/2012 12:41:22 PM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Tekeli-li tekeli-li!

Freegards


22 posted on 11/19/2012 12:52:41 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: the scotsman

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.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 12:55:50 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: meowmeow

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.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 6:03:07 AM PST by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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