This week's Illustration Friday word is FAT, so I chose my two fave fatties.
Speaking of Jabba, Lucas is, "for a limited time" (the 3 months from September to December) releasing the original versions of the Star Wars movies on DVD. Yes, you can finally see Star Wars without Greedo shooting first, the Empire Strikes back without the new Darth Vader / Emperor dialog (which was changed horribly so it would coincide with the prequels) and Return of the Jedi without the abysmal inserting of Hayden Christian's ghost in place of Sebastian Shaw's. (This was changed on the DVD to fit in more with Lucas's light switch morality: He WAS Vader, NOW he's Anakin again.)
I'm calling in all the bets I made when the special-weshial edition DVDs came out, and Lucas swore on a stack of Ewoks that he would never ever put the originals out. I, and anyone else who understands the way DVDs are released, knew that as soon as it was economically feasible (as soon as all the Star Wars fans bought all the $60 box sets of the specail editions) that he would release the originals. What's more, they're ONLY being released for 3 months leading up to Christmas. (I guess someone's been paying attention to Disney's marketing schemes.) So save up your money and put more cash in George Lucas's pocket this Christmas- we all know he needs it. How greedy can you get?