Daily Archives: October 9th, 2011

Disappointment with Star Wars

With the new series, that is; it’s not really possible for someone of my generation and temperament to be disappointed with the original. I’m far too blinkered.

Anyway, this is something that I have been thinking about for years – oh, ever since I originally saw the new trilogy, really. Now there are lots – lots – of things that annoyed me, and most of them have been discussed at length and with more elegance than I could manage. But the one thing that irks me every time (aside from Padme’s clothing…) is this:

Lucas introduces Owen and Boru.

He introduces Chewbacca.

He introduces the Hutts, and Bobba Fett.

But there is no Han Solo.

Seriously? No mention? No “oh look there’s a smuggler, he’s got his nephew Han with him learning the ropes”?

Bugs me a lot. Just saying.