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My godson ran across an early ad in a cereal box for Return of the Jedi,
only it read "Revenge of the Jedi".  I can understand why they changed
this title.  Jedi's were not supposed to be aggressors, right?
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 >  My godson ran across an early ad in a cereal box for Return of the Jedi,
 >  only it read "Revenge of the Jedi".  I can understand why they changed
 >  this title.  Jedi's were not supposed to be aggressors, right?

  Actually, I thought it was because Lucas got some flack from the
Bank-rollers and distributers.  Hey, if you can't say toilet on T.V.,
you can't have Luke being revengful, now can you? Especially against
his Dad; could you imagine the chaos this would cause in the great
All-American suburban family(not to mention the Outdoorsy, ski year
round, lumberjack hockey player families up here, eh?)? Why kids
would beat their Dad's to death with their plastic light-sabers!!!!!

HORRORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerly yours,

		DAVE BROWN

****************Ewok's make good appetizers for: (insert monster)*********
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 >  
 >  My godson ran across an early ad in a cereal box for Return of the Jedi,
 >  only it read "Revenge of the Jedi".  I can understand why they changed
 >  this title.  Jedi's were not supposed to be aggressors, right?

***     AC  T              YOUR     AGE ***

"Revenge of the Jedi" was what the film was supposed to have been
titled early on.  The name was changed before the film's release
because Lucasfilm and Fox had decided that Jedis were not vengeful.
Apparently, the cereal box was printed well in advance of the film,
as part of the Star Wars Ultramegahype that was the only bad thing
the saga had going for it.
/_\_

				Bob Fishell
				ihnp4!ihlpg!fish
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 >"Revenge of the Jedi" was what the film was supposed to have
 >been titled early on.  The name was changed before the
 >film's release because Lucasfilm and Fox had decided that
 >Jedis were not vengeful.

And while it was call "Revenge" ST-II was to be titled "The Vengence of
Khan."  Lucas, fresh from the success of the Paramount film "Raiders of
the Lost Ark" whispered in Paramount's ear that the names "Revenge of
the Jedi" and "Vengence of Khan" might clash.  The Star Trek people
gave in, changing "Vengence" to "Wrath" and then Lucas didn't use his
title anyway.

				Mark Leeper
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