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Re: [vox] why i hate phantom menace

begin Richard Burkhart <richard@khanfusion.net> 
> > -----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,

hot damn!  that much is obvious!  i love idea b!  it's like something
out of the magazine "heavy metal".

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