I choose to live in an alternate reality in which George Lucas sadly passed away in 1989, shortly after the release of The Last Crusade, and everything since then has just been part of someone else's bad dream.
In mine, George is alive and well, and learned from fan response to his original trilogy that while coming up with a broad outline is all well and good, he should repeat what succeeded in the most popular SW movie, The Empire Strikes Back, and hire other people to write the script and direct. As a result, the prequel trilogy involved more interesting ideas than proving that Luke's father was every bit as whiny as he was, and no one ever heard the name "Jar-Jar Binks".
"Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!" - David Brin, "Those Eyes"
I live in the reality where in 1997 George Lucas watched the 5th Element and was so blown away he decided it was the new star wars (Chris Tucker was the first Jar Jar Binks). Later on Disney bought Lucas film due to some advice from mel Brooks: http://vimeo.com/33518305
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