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SciFi Disappointments for $200

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 28, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 28, 2009 |

Last week a completely unsubstantiated rumor started (presumably by Dustin, it’s well established at this point that all Hollywood rumors and scripts begin life in the primordial soup of his most cynical rants) hinting that George Lucas was planning another Star Wars trilogy. This time it would be in 3D! Look Hollywood, if I wanted to wear ugly glasses in order to watch a movie I wouldn’t have gotten laser eye surgery from that hobo with a laser pointer. Although 3D does sound just gimmicky enough to be a real George Lucas idea.

Lucas Films Head of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet demonstrated a refreshingly atypical attitude for an industry muckety-muck by genially explaining in a convention interview that the rumors were “ignorant and stupid” and that someone probably just made them up for a blog. Heh. He concluded by saying “you shouldn’t believe what you read on the internet.” You know, except for what he just said. Also: this sentence is in Spanish when you’re not looking at it.

“V” is not scheduled to come back on the air until March after it runs its first four episodes in November. That’s like scheduling the foreplay a week and a half before business time. Of course, the pilot introduces Alan Tudyk as a recurring character, so that might be enough to tide you over for the long cold months of winter, “American Idol,” and the Olympics.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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