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Raiders112390 02-09-2018 02:09 PM

Is it known why Lucas made the decision to reedit the episodes into films?
One thing that has always bugged me (and obviously others) is that the original series doesn't truly exist in any form anymore and hasn't since 1996, when for some reason Lucas made the decision to tie two separate episodes together using newly shot linking footage to make feature length films.

My question is, does anyone know why Lucas made the decision to make them films rather than leave each story as a standalone episode?

Couldn't he have gotten rid of the Old Indy segments (if that was the main reason) and began and ended the episodes in some other way, perhaps with re-shot footage or with Young Indy himself providing narration?

Lambonius 02-10-2018 07:06 PM

Because in his old age, George Lucas couldn't help himself obsessively meddling with everything good that he ever created. ;)

Major West 02-23-2018 06:43 PM

It is known. He said in an interview once, it was always meant to be a series of feature length films. The TV station wanted hour long episodes so he had to invent the bookends which he never liked apart from the Harrison Ford one.

I much the feature length films with the appalling George Hall bits removed.

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