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Re: [vox] why i hate phantom menace
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Re: [vox] why i hate phantom menace

i wasn't going to mention this, but how can anyone believe that darth
vader was a throw away character?

he was the main antagonist!

how can anyone call the main antagonisst a throw-away character?


begin Richard S. Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> 
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 02:58:04PM -0700, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote (quoting Bill):
> > > Except the fact that the first movie says "Episode IV" at the beginning,
> > > it really could just stand on its own as a single movie, making the
> > > following two look more like afterthoughts.  "Oooh - how can we add more
> > > backstory to this?  I know!  Make Vader his father!"  :)
> > 
> > It's funny but he originally indended Darth Vader as just sort of a 
> > throw-away character. The fans loved him so much that he expanded his role 
> > out and went nuts with his character.
> You know, that explains Kenobi's lousy back-pedaling in RotJ.  I never really bought the whole "Well, his evil side murdered his good side, kind of a metaphor you see" story.  It just never sat well with me.
> On the other hand, Darth as Luke's father *always* made sense to me.  When I first saw _Star Wars_ (now known as _A New Hope_), I thought to myself -- and I remember this -- "Well, who else could Luke's father be but Darth Vader?  Of course!  It makes perfect sense!"
> Perhaps I just had issues as a child.
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