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Re: OT (was: Hopping Hadrosaurs)

T. Michael Keesey wrote:
> Apologetics notwithstanding, the original draft of the screenplay says:
>                       SOLO
>       It's the ship that made the Kessel
>       run in less than twelve parsecs!
>   Ben reacts to Solo's stupid attempt to impress them with obvious
> misinformation.
> (The final draft has "(obviously lying)" after "SOLO".)
> As anyone who has seen the prequels and the originals can attest,
> Lucas sometimes has trouble remembering plot points laid down
> earlier....

As paleontologists, we are interested in the origins of things and their
transformations over time, a bit of pre-filmed story transformations of
Star Wars:


(For those who buy the whole "the original nine-film series was planned
since before the first movie was filmed" idea, a little reality check...)

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA