Given a limitless budget, no concern for an actual marketing plan, no need to actually sell very many copies of a title or just basically without any limits at all -- what would be our wish list for Star Wars? Here ya go ...
A Permanent Star Wars Prop Display - I'd love to see the Lucasfilm Archives put on permanent display in San Francisco somewhere. What good are the props doing sitting on shelves in a barn at Skywalker Ranch? Make a place where the public can come and enjoy them! - Scott
The Complete Star Wars "Making of" Boxed Set - It would be great to compile all of the footage and behind the scenes pictures into one huge boxed set on the Making of Star Wars. Interviews with actors, writers, artists and more would round out a fantastic package on how the universe of Star Wars was created. It would have to include tons of footage (new and old), as well as interviews with major and minor players in the series. It would be great to have some of the people interviewed reflect back on the 'way things were' as well. - Josh
More Women Characters in Episode II - More women, not just the token lady in a position of command (so are we supposed to forgive the lack of women, simply because there's one (and only one) high up? If women are 50% of the population, they should be at least 50% of the casting, including the speaking parts! - Nicole
Stop the Midichlorian Madness - The midichlorians? Either downplay their role or if possible, eliminate them altogether. The midichlorians take away from the wonder of the Force, for me. As Nicole commented, bring back the spirituality. The midichlorians reduce the Force to science. The Force is about faith, not quantifiable properties. To have the Force explained in terms of the midichlorians, all the ideas of the Force being as strong as someone's will and belief, and the notion that the Force is an "energy" that permeates and binds us together (as evidenced in the original trilogy), is negated. - Helen
A Star Wars 3-D Imax Short - I'd love to see Lucasfilm create a short, 30 minute Star Wars film for the 3-D Imax screen. If you've never been to a 3-D Imax film, it feels like you're really in the film itself. All of the people and objects in front of you take up your whole field of vision and it feels like they're really in front of you with the 3-D effect. It would be great to see a SEQUEL to Return of the Jedi. Have a short adventure with Mark Hamill and the Solo kids. If we won't get a sequel trilogy, this is the next best thing! - Scott
Bring Back Super Empire Strikes Back (Playstation 2) - I loved the classic trilogy games on the old Super Nintendo System (SNES) days. Bring back the wild ride of the Mode 7 landspeeder, and the side-scrolling adventure series to the next generation systems! - Josh
A Dark Empire Novelization - One of the most frequently asked questions we have at TheForce.Net is, "When did the Emperor get cloned and resurrested?" Nobody seems to be aware of the Dark Empire comics by Dark Horse. If it was adapted into a novel, it would be a great way for the audience to get clued into the story (and also possibly become more aware of the comics). Other Dark Horse comics have been turned into novels (Aliens, Predator). Why not this one? - Scott
Better Dialogue in Episode II- Please someone, write some dialogue that will sound natural, and won't make me laugh when it's supposed to be serious. - Nicole (seconded by Helen)
Pre-Prequel Era Revamping - A complete, thought-out revamping of the ENTIRE Star Wars timeline prior to Episode I. Make it a multimedia venture like "Shadows Of The Empire". Have a series of novels, comics, games etc. that fill in the story: not a movie or tv show, but just a story like SOTE. Have Williams or McNeely do a soundtrack CD: can you imagine hearing "Darth Bane's Theme"? Have Lucasfilm settle, once and for all and from themselves as the source, this whole timeline canon issue instead of the mishmash it's become. If they did that it would be *the* definitive storyline, set in stone without question. It would also extend the SW merchandising *way* past the shelf-life of the films. - Chris
Classic Mystery/Mysticism - TPM was seriously lacking in mysticism, the Force was barely used, and barely taught. All we learned that was new was midichlorians, not quite what I expected. I don't want a scientific explanation, I want spirituality. Even as a kid, my favourite scenes of the first three movies were Luke's training with Yoda on Dagobah. So don't tell me a kid's movie cannot have spirituality and magic in it! - Nicole
Difinitive 2 Disk Set for John Williams' Score to TPM - For Lucasfilm and Sony Classical to allow Nick Redman, Michael Matessino and Dan Hersch to put together a definitive 2 disc set for John Williams score to Episode 1. Or maybe RCA Victor could do the release so the soundtrack would be identical in design to the previous 2 disk sets for episodes 4-6. - Steve
The Star Wars Holiday Special on DVD - Actually, at this point 22 years later, even an official release on video would be acceptable. It certainly isn't a fine example of filmmaking, but I don't think I've ever looked forward to the broadcast of a television program more than I did the 11/17/78 broadcast of Holiday Special. - Steve
May 13th, 2000
04/08/03 - Christopher Knight - Oscars Give Short Shrift to Fantasy
03/17/03 - Joshua Griffin - Put the REAL Classics on DVD
01/29/03 - Joshua Griffin - Imagine a Star Wars HALO Videogame
01/14/03 - Michael Potts - Clone Wars: Expanded Universe Editorial
09/03/02 - Joshua Griffin - Digital Pirates Sink Ships
05/17/02 - Chris Knight - Digital Projection: The Audience Is Watching... And Waiting
04/11/02 - TFN Staff - Thumbs Up, Tumbs Down for SW2 Marketing
03/08/02 - TFN Staff - Clone War Trailer Reaction
01/13/02 - TFN Staff - TFN Reaction to SNL N'Sync Skit
01/03/02 - TFN Staff - Boy Band Jedi Reactions
12/12/01 - Chris Knight - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
12/07/01 - Jeff Yankey - All I Want for Christmas
11/17/01 - Guest Editorial - Ritual and Romance of Episode II
10/04/01 - Guest Editorial - Why Episode I is Brilliant
10/02/01 - Guest Editorial - Episode I is Star Wars
09/30/01 - Guest Editorial - Why I Loved Episode I
09/25/01 - Joshua Griffin - Episode II: Make It or Break It Time
08/21/01 - Chris Knight - SW2: Attack On The Soul?
07/13/01 - Joshua Griffin - Special Time for SW Fans
05/14/01 - Joshua Griffin - AlphaCon is Finished
05/09/01 - Chris Knight - In The Beginning... Star Wars Comes To A Wired World
04/17/01 - Joshua Griffin - Global TFN - International Outlook on Star Wars
03/14/01 - Chris Knight - Palpatine vs. Hitler: Prequel Speculation Runs Amok!
02/13/01 - Chris Knight - "The Force" of Love: A Valentine's Day Editorial
01/17/01 - Chris Knight - Star Wars Could Continue... As Television Anthology
01/11/01 - Guest Editorial - A Review of A New Hope After the Prequels
01/07/01 - Guest Editorial - No - We Want the DVDs Now!
01/04/01 - Chris Knight - New Digital Disciple Says "Lets Wait On Star Wars DVDs"
12/21/00 - Joshua Griffin - Is George Lucas Really a Genius?
11/18/00 - Joshua Griffin - To Spoil or Not to Spoil
11/06/00 - Joshua Griffin - The Power of the Election
11/01/00 - Chris Knight - Why Isn't There A Star Wars Postage Stamp?
08/17/00 - Jason McCabe Calacanis - The SW2 Fan Trailer (guest editorial)
07/14/00 - Joshua Griffin/Scott Chitwood - TFN's Spoiler Policy
06/20/00 - Chris Knight - Star Wars and the Saga of Life
05/13/00 - TFN Staff - TheForce.net Wish List
04/08/00 - Special Guest Editorial by Skybaugh - Worth the Wait
03/30/00 - Joshua Griffin - What Star Wars Has Won
03/19/00 - Joshua Griffin - The Next Denver Celebration
03/14/00 - Joshua Griffin - Fair Weather Fans
03/07/00 - Joshua Griffin - Predicting the Academy Award Winners
02/22/00 - Joshua Griffin - Who should profit from Star Wars?
02/16/00 - Joshua Griffin - Episode I and the Academy
01/27/00 - TFN Staff - Flaming TFN over DVD
01/25/00 - Chris Knight - Motivations of the Sith
01/20/00 - TFN Staff - Leonardo DiCaprio as Anakin?
01/10/00 - Joshua Griffin - World-Wide Star Wars
01/03/00 - Joshua Griffin - Mass Merchandising Menace
12/13/99 - Joshua Griffin - Questioning Star Wars
11/22/99 - Joshua Griffin - Trusting Internet Rumors
11/11/99 - Paul Davidson - Rise of the Empire: China and TPM
10/28/99 - Scott Chitwood - Signs There Probably Won't Be a Sequel Trilogy
10/18/99 - Joshua Griffin - Why not Episode I DVD?
10/15/99 - Joshua Griffin - What Makes SW Fans Special
10/01/99 - Joshua Griffin - The PG Rating of TPM
09/07/99 - Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens - Comic and Book Wishlist
08/18/99 - TF.N Team - Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down on Episode I Everything
07/11/99 - Joshua Griffin - Parody Site isn't that funny
07/10/99 - Brian Linder - The Jar Jar Factor
06/08/99 - Joshua Griffin & Chris Knight - Why is Jar Jar in Episode I?
05/06/99 - Darin Smith - Return of the Child
03/09/99 - Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens - A Chat with LFL
02/07/99 - Amy Pronovost - Convention Romances, Can they Work?
01/23/99 - Scott Chitwood - What's up with Prowse?
01/01/99 - Scott Chitwood - Uncle George and Episode 1
11/23/98 - Scott Chitwood - What Lucasfilm is doing right
11/05/98 - Scott Chitwood - Prequel Spoilers
09/28/98 - David Coates - First thoughts on the the Episode 1 Title
06/19/98 - Scott Chitwood - How Godzilla affected Episode I
04/09/98 - Scott Chitwood - The Art of the Space Battle
04/09/98 - Scott Chitwood - DIVX SUX
02/26/98 - Scott Chitwood - X-WING TV Series Should Fly
02/09/98 - Scott Chitwood - Xerox Sites
02/03/98 - Scott Chitwood - Canon Issue, Part 2
01/07/98 - Terrence Daniels - Canon = Personal Preference
12/17/97 - Darin Smith - Everything I need to know...
11/15/97 - Chris Kivlehan - Six Episodes or Nine Episodes?
11/07/97 - Scott Chitwood - How do you solve a problem like Ewan?
11/03/97 - Scott Chitwood - How we get our Prequel 'Spy' info
10/22/97 - Paul Davidson - Trek vs. Wars