George Lucas Supports LOST’s Lunacy
With ABC’s Lost coming to a merciful end this Sunday night, everyone seems to be chiming in about the show. Last week an ABC network executive read a letter of praise sent from bearded billionaire George Lucas to Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Here’s an excerpt (via ZAP 2 it):
Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.
By “pretend” Lucas means lie your ass off until you’ve bilked gobs of cash from millions of dedicated fans while masquerading as a filmmaking genius.
At least the Lost scribes haven’t subjected viewers to the inane ramblings of Jar Jar Binks or the wooden acting of Hayden Christensen. Then again, it’s Lost, where anything is possible, so it wouldn’t shock me if either Binks or Anakin pops up on the island during the final episode, only to be torn to pieces by the Smoke Monster.
Take warning Star Wars geeks. When Lucas releases another shitty trilogy in ten years be sure to remember he has no plan and doesn’t care what you think. In fact, right now, as I write this, Lucas is sitting on his golden throne laughing maniacally while tossing stacks of hundred dollar bills into a pit of fire. Ya know, ’cause he’s an evil rich guy.