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RE: [vox] why i hate phantom menace

> -----Original Message-----
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > * was it _really_ necessary to have anakin be a virgin birth?
> Considering all the messianic references in the movies, I'd say it's not
> altogether odd.

Virgin births and bloodstream bugs are a lot easier to explain to the
kiddies in the audience (and the Mattell Toy Co. marketing execs who want to
squeeze money from them) than:

  a) Shmi had a fling with some random spacer in a Mos Espa bar (or two ...
or twelve ... )
  b) Shmi was a slave, owned by a Hutt -- and the Hutt using her as a party
favor as a reward to some human spice smuggler/bounty hunter/etc. was
probably the least of her worries.

As a writer, I nearly ralfed ... but it's not my sandbox to play in ... it's

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