George Lucas finally admits to the political undertones in Star Wars:
Asked whether Star Wars Episode III openly alluded to the Iraq war, he said: “When I wrote it Iraq didn’t exist. We were funding Saddam Hussein and giving him weapons of mass destruction. We were going after Iran. But the parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we are doing in Iraq are unbelievable.”
Maybe he’s just being anti-imperialist because he’s currently in France promoting his new film, but it is a big step to put the entire Star Wars mythos into a current political context. Good stuff.
Being a geek, I will hope to see the film sometime Friday, but until then, you can test your mad Jedi skillz here.
Oh, and in completely unrelated news, I’ve turned in three essays so far, leaving only the one on time and technology which is due on Thursday. Summer is beckoning.