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Alyssa Rosenberg (ThinkProgress) and Jamelle Bouie (The American Prospect)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Jamelle discuss the news that Disney is buying Lucasfilm and planning new Star Wars films. Will they respect the canon established by the Expanded Universe novels? They both hope to see women and minorities have more prominent roles in the series. Alyssa thinks the new films could reflect current events, while Jamelle says the focus needs to be on storytelling. Would Star Wars work better as a TV show? They regret how the prequels condescended to children and recall how they enjoyed the original films as kids. Who should direct the new movies? Finally, Alyssa hopes Disney will respect the franchise’s continuity, and Jamelle hopes for a rerelease of the pre-Special Edition original trilogy.

Recorded: Nov 1   Posted: Nov 1, 2012
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Critic Proof | Nov 1, 2012 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Jamelle Bouie

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