TDQ Investigates: Sale To Disney The Final Nail In The Star Wars/Lucasfilm Coffin

May the Force be with you at the Happiest Place on Earth

It was a good run, if you think about it. We just didn’t know the ending would come like this, by selling out to Disney. From the summer of 1977 to about the summer of 1999, we had a great ride. The battles, the light sabre duels, the pretending to use the Force to choke your friends, the jokes about who is your father.

But for one reason or another, the man behind those 20+ years of magic decided to destroy his own creation. Much like Arthur Conan Doyle choosing to kill off Sherlock Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, and Ian Fleming trying to find a way to kill off James Bond, George Lucas had tired of the Star Wars universe. He came to resent all the fanboys who lauded his life’s work and viewed Lucas as a geek god. Continue reading

New Sean Connery Biography Says The Actor Was Unaware There Were Any Other James Bond Films Besides His Own

James Bond Box Set

This picture of Sean Connery's James Bond Ultimate DVD Collector's Set speaks volumes.

New York—A new unauthorized biography of Scottish acting legend Sean Connery is scheduled for release next month, but leaks are flooding the internet, and not all of the tome portrays the Oscar winner in a positive light.

The book, by noted writer Martin Hazel, claims that Connery had absolutely no clue that any James Bond films were ever made that did not star him.

“I thought they ended the franchise when I left,” he is quoted as saying in the book. “When did this happen? Get me Ian Fleming on the phone. Now!” Fleming, who created the Bond character, died in 1964.
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George Lucas Purchases Rights To First Six James Bond Films; Will, Of Course Digitally Alter Them

Dr. No - Lucas Edition

In this modified scene there is no doubt that the bad guy shot first. Dr. No - Lucas Edition will surely have James Bond fans saying "No!"

San Francisco—Not content to anger the rabid fan base of one hugely successful film franchise, Star Wars creator George Lucas has now set his sights on the James Bond series, purchasing the rights to the first six films in the series so he can “polish them up and re-release them with the story improved so they portray original creator’s intention.”

And what, pray tell, was the original creator’s, in this case, Ian Fleming’s, intention? Apparently, according to Lucas, it was that Bond only kills in self-defense and as a last resort. We can hear the outcry now: “Bond shot first!”
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