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Before Star Wars was ripped from his wonderful creative grasp by that fascist mouse, Lucas was well on his way to making Star Wars better than anyone had ever dreamed possible. A long line of brilliant changes and directorial decision making had brought the series to new creative heights. The brilliant character design of Jar Jar Binks and intuitive dialogue had us excited for more of what Lucas had to offer. Decisions like retroactively making Greedo shoot first only added depth to existing characters. 

'Glum George Lucas' is a wonderful insight into what could have been had Disney not seized the reigns of Star Wars.

You ready? We're almost as excited as young Anakin over here.

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Content warning: this video features the language of a man who has nothing left to give.

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Kenny Baker was an essential part of the Star Wars saga. Baker truly brought R2-D2 to life, and we all find ourselves in mourning over his death at 81 years old. George Lucas shared the following in tribute to the late actor's passing:

“Kenny Baker was a real gentleman as well as an incredible trooper who always worked hard under difficult circumstances,” said Lucas. “A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him.”



LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy also added, “We’re all saddened to learn of Kenny’s passing,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “There is no Star Wars without R2-D2, and Kenny defined who R2-D2 was and is. He will be greatly missed.”

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