27 July 2004

The Year of our (Sith) Lord

I'm sure most of you are privy to the following, but in case you've been stuck on Dagobah or even Hoth, creator George Lucas announced the title of the final? installment of the Star Wars saga,
Episode III:  The Revenge Of The Sith.

In case you're wondering what The Sith is, congratulations on not being a geek.
Here's how the AP sees the Sith:

The Sith is the evil sect that corrupts Anakin -- played by Hayden Christensen -- by drawing him into the dark side of the Force, which is the cosmic power that balances the universe in the series. The unveiling of the title was made in San Diego at a gathering of thousands of sci-fi and superhero fans by revealing a black T-shirt with the words, "Revenge of the Sith." The movie will be released in May.

More Star Wars trivia:  Did you know that the original title of Episode Six (Jedi) was "Revenge of the Jedi"?
The name change, according to this site:
The film was originally named Revenge of the Jedi until it was pointed out that revenge is contrary to the Jedi code, though many speculate that the change was always planned to throw fans off. But it has also been claimed that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was originally subtitled The Vengeance of Khan, and that the title was changed because of its similarity to Revenge of the Jedi.
They even had merchandise and T-Shirts that leaked to the public in 1983 with the defunct title.
Man, I would love to have one of those T-Shirts!
Well, I guess I could always make one from this copy of the original teaser poster.
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