First he ruined Indiana Jones by inserting aliens from outer space into historical fiction.
Now, George Lucas has done his best to wreck the legacy of Star Wars by selling it to Disney. This is what happens when you hand something so awesome over to Disney:
Disney doesn’t even technically own LucasFilm yet. But already ABC and Kennedy ensnared Star Wars characters into last night’s treacly Christmas-themed special episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. “I just saw the opening two minutes and they had Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers helping build a new house!” one eagle-eyed emailer complained to me.
Ok, ok. To be fair, the absurd imagery of Yoda helping to install a toilet goes to help a good cause:
According to my intel, host Ty Pennington visited the Zdroj Family after the female firefighter volunteer’s own home was destroyed by the largest wildfire in Texas history. The episode featured an appearance by BMX biker Matt Hoffman, Oprah-famed chef Art Smith and “some special guests from Star Wars“. Turns out a handful of Star Wars re-enactors “including an Imperial Officer, Storm, Sand, Snow, and Clone Troopers” showed up for the taping. They were from the Central Texas 501st Legion, also known as Vader’s Fist, which is a Lucas Films-approved organization that coordinates do-good visits and events.
Well when you put it that way, it’s hard for me to get upset about it…