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Midichlorians

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Vegeta Fett, Sep 16, 2014.

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Did you like midichlorian's being added to the story

  1. Yes it makes sense

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  2. No it is not the way I imagined it

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  3. I don't really care one way or the other

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  4. What's a Jedi

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  1. Rogues1138

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    For me as well, GL as a writer needs a good editor at times... I don't know if anyone is familiar with the tale of how GL came up with Indiana Jones? He originally wanted to call him Indiana Smith but Spielberg said that sounds awful let's call him Indiana Jones... it has a nice ring to it... anywho might not be a good analogy, but if it weren't for Alan Ladd Jr. we would have gotten a totally different Star Wars film back in '77... GL become the emperor when he filmed the prequels surrounded by yes men... films are a collaboration... let's keep the force mystical, please. (Star Wars isn't Star Trek... LOL).
     
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  2. Jayson

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    Here's where Lucas turns everything on its head and ton of people would have lost their marbles.

    I've seen it in here a few times that midi's (chlorinated digital audio files, as I jokingly call them) are primarily present to showcase Force strength potential, or how strong someone is in the Force, etc... some variation of this thought.

    Well...then there's what Lucas was going to do for the ST that Disney looked at and said ...
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    What Lucas had intended for midis was this:

    "[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force. Back in the day, I used to say ultimately what this means is we were just cars, vehicles, for the Whills to travel around in. We’re vessels for them. And the conduit is the midi-chlorians. The midi-chlorians are the ones that communicate with the Whills. The Whills, in a general sense, they are the Force." - George Lucas.

    And there you have it.

    High midi-chlorians doesn't mean a person is stronger in the Force.
    It means the Force is stronger in a person.

    Further, he doesn't just stop there, but spins it on its head entirely and points out that it's not just that midi-chlorians mean the Force is stronger in a person, but is actually an indicator of how well the Whills can take a person around for a joyride.

    So...that was the idea for midi-chlorians.
    Inicators of a good cosmic ride for the controllers of the universe.

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    In other words, The weaker in the force you are, the more free will you have.
     
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    Exactly the problem I have with it.

    If that had been the ST made, then the derivative reality of the saga would be one where Anakin and Luke didn't exactly make moral choices so much as get drone piloted through them like a weird marionette used to enact the play of the cosmos which has to occur to make the universe become a certain kind of universe as desired by the Whills. Meanwhile, Jabba and Watto are totally free to go about their way.

    I get where Lucas is going here, and in a hippy culture sort of vibe it makes sense to speak in this manner of thinking - hell, you could argue for it in an Ancient Hebrew kind of thinking as well, but in terms of what people have taken away into their personal lives and what Star Wars has meant psychologically to the growth of millions upon millions of minds, I cannot think of a more nuclear conclusion than to effectively point out that Luke and Vader weren't really making entirely radical choices of free will in the throne room.

    And the argument you would need to design to skid out from determinism would be so full of holes and pedantic that it would mean very, very little - especially since such would likely come after the films came out rather than in the films themselves.

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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