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Empire producer didn't like that 2nd Star Wars trilogy either
Dec 15, 2012

As we all know, the Star Wars prequel trilogy was intensely disliked by many fans, who immediately became former fans or just plain embittered fans. They're in good company. It turns out that Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz officially dislikes it, too.

Gary Kurtz isn't sure Star Wars would even be possible today
Dec 14, 2012

A lot has changed since Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope ... including the fact that nobody used that long unwieldy title when the film first came out. But could its surprising success be repeated today? Producer Gary Kurtz isn't so sure.

Producer explains how toys ruined the Star Wars franchise
Dec 14, 2012

Filmmaker Gary Kurtz, who with George Lucas brought us Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back before the two of them parted ways in 1980, has opened up after 30 years of silence with a revelation that may not come as a shock to most of you: George Lucas' creative decisions on Star Wars were driven by the toy business!