Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Journal of the Whills 3:12

OK, so only the most die-hard Star Wars fans may know what means. I had no clue until I was watching Deleted Magic last night.

The Prophecy:
"And in time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as : THE SON OF THE SUN. And he shall bring Balance to the Force."
Journal of the Whills, 3:12

Delete Magic "is a non-profit film, which will be made available for free via the internet" about Star Wars that includes "deleted scenes, alternate footage, and a look behind the scenes at what didn't make it to the final cut of the Star Wars trilogy." It contains the 3rd draft of the original opening scroll for A New Hope. The preface to that text is the prophecy regarding the one to bring Balance to the Force. Remember from Episode I that Anakin didn't have a father and would have been "the son of the sun." Well, here is the opening scroll - interesting how different it is from the one from Episode IV as we know it today:


The REPUBLIC GALACTICA is dead. Ruthless
trader barons, driven by greed and the
lust for power, have replaced enlighten-
ment with oppression, and "rule by the
people" with the FIRST GALACTIC EMPIRE.

For over a thousand years, generations of
JEDI KNIGHTS were the guardians of peace
and justice in the galaxy. Now these
legendary warriors are all but extinct.
One by one they have been hunted down and
destroyed by the sinister agents of the

It is a period of civil wars. Rebel
Armies, striking from fortresses hidden
deep within the Great rift, have won a
crushing victory over the powerful Imper-
ial Starfleet. The Emperor knows that
one more such defeat will bring a thou-
sand more solar systems into the rebellion,
and Imperial control of the Outland systems
could be lost forever. To crush the
rebellion once and for all, the Emperor
has sent one of his most ferocious Dark
Lords to find the secret rebel strongholds
and destroy them...

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