Re: George Lucas: Star Wars stood on the shoulders of Star Trek
But see I view the change to digital filmmaking as progress. As such, he advanced the medium like no one else.
Lucas and his company's influence on how filmmaking technology has advanced is something to be recognized. But that doesn't necessarily mean movies are better. They might look better. A bad film is still going to be a bad film if it has a lousy script, regardless if it's film or digital.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For Duty and Humanity!
--Men in Black, 1934.