Hey, OL readers.
In case you missed it, Caffeine Powered posted yesterday (and today) about how George Lucas is, once again, messing with the glory of the original Star Wars trilogy. Understandably, we all found it horrendous. Then Seth, one of our finest commenters, came up with a pretty great idea: It would be cool if all Star Wars fans could pool money together in order buy the movies/franchise. I heartily agreed with him and now I offer it up for debate: Should Omega-Level back this enterprise and create a kickstarter campaign dedicated to raising the insane amount of money needed to buy the Star Wars franchise? And if we were to do such a ridiculous thing (that is, make a kickstarter, not actually raise the necessary billions), what would we stand for? Caffeine Powered and I agree that preserving the original Star Wars trilogy and offering a pure blu-ray set of them would be priority number one. But is there anything else we could do? What would be our Omega-Level Rebel Alliance credo, our mission statement?
I offer it up to you readers because I echo the same sentiments expressed in the Brothers Omega’s two-year anniversary post: I believe the best thing about this site is the dedicated community we have here. It may not be the largest, but it sure as hell is passionate. We like what we like, and we make it known in this corner of the internet. And I like to think that we here at Omega-Level genuinely care for this property. I grew up on it, and I am sure most of you have, as well. I am not one to scream about raped childhoods and other hyperbolic statements regarding what Lucas is doing to the series, but I do think it would be a good idea to make some kind of statement, to put together some kind of unified opposing voice. I realize that raising the necessary amount of money is patently absurd and totally unrealistic, but I think that is part of the charm of the idea. Sometimes being a little absurd and unrealistic is the best way to make a point, right?
So what think you, omega-levelers? What the hell do you believe in? Moreover, what do we believe in?