Greg Cox wrote:
The Wormhole wrote:
You realize what this means: Star Wars Episode 7 won't have an opening crawl since Abrams will fear it gives away too much about the film. Yep, the same draconian anti-spoiler tactics currently plaguing Trek will be applied to SW. In fact, you can give up finding out anything about Episode 7.
So? Since when is squashing spoilers a bad thing? Especially where STAR WARS is concerned.
I still wish I hadn't been spoiled about the twists in EMPIRE . . . .
I have always had prior knowledge of Star Wars movies. I saw the original trilogy for the first time when I was 10 years old in 1995 so thanks to hearing about them (primarily from Simpsons episodes, interestingly enough) I knew all the basics. In fact, I remember the first time I saw ANH being confused when Obi-Wan told Luke "A young pupil of mine, Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father." I sat there thinking "But I thought Darth Vader was his father?"
Let's face facts, the prequels didn't include anything particularly surprising, and fishing for spoilers online was an obvious necessity. And even if one didn't read spoilers, well, it was pretty obvious what had to happen. To quote a conversation about Episode 3 before its release "Is Mace Windu going to die?" "He kind of has to, doesn't he?"
Spoilers and Star Wars go hand in hand. The very idea of seeing a Star Wars movie where I have no idea of what is going to happen is not only frightening, it's obscene.