Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to Online Forum/Discussion Group:  Lussier, Germain and Syrnerson, (11/12/15 5:13pm), Defense of "The Phantom Menace", Retrieved on 2015-11-13
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    13 NOV 2015

     A Small Defense of the Star Wars Prequels

    ***Sigh*** There are lots of problems with TPM, but its failure to be mythic isn’t one of them because that’s, in fact, the point of the entire prequel trilogy — demythologizing what we thought we knew about the Old Republic, the Jedi, and the rise of the Empire. The Old Republic wasn’t a “more civilized age,” it was a corrupt and flawed entity riven with divisions. The Jedi weren’t “guardians of peace and justice,” they were guardians of the status quo to the extent that ...
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