Gary Kurtz Star Wars Interview from 1979

This is an excerpt from an interview in Starlog Magazine from way back in 1979.  Mr. Kurtz describes how the story was always larger than the first film, and how there were three films before Star Wars that they wanted to make.  He says they toyed with the idea of naming The Empire Strikes Back Episode Two, but decided not to because of those three unmade prequels.  He then talks about how confusing it would be to people if they used the Episode numbers in the title of the films, with it starting with Episode Four.  They obviously changed their mind at some point after this interview, and those prequels are now filmed, for better or worse.


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