Greetings, Kotaku readers. I thought I recognized your foul stench. Wait, I didn't mean it like that. Sorry, I might be a touch grumpy in tonight's open thread—where you're free to talk about whatevs—because my Star Wars stubbornness is flaring up again.

What can I say? I'm a little bummed out that it appears that George Lucas is once again futzing with the original Star Wars trilogy for the upcoming Blu-ray releases. It's the still-unconfirmed changes to Return of the Jedi that's rubbing me the wrong way, a change that tarnishes one of my favorite moments from Episode VI. io9 has the details, if you're interested.


I'm not going to jump off any bridges or burn an effigy of George or anything. It's just a bummer and has already (further) affected my positive attitude about those Star Wars Blu-ray discs.

Enough whining! Let's start with the conversation! (But if you want to bitch about Star Wars, go nuts! You've got an ally in me. (And if you have any interesting off-topic links, please share.))

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