You really do have to hand it to George Lucas, the man knows how to create buzz. In 1977, he caused mass hysteria with the release of his visionary masterpiece, Star Wars (at that point still sans A New Hope). Lucas had managed to capture the imagination of movie-goers around the world with his ground breaking space opera - never before had people seen nor experienced anything like Star Wars. Space battles, distant and unique planets, unforgettable aliens, appealing heroes and reviled villains. In his followup effort, The Empire Strikes Back, he even managed to up the ante, striking at the very hearts and minds of his audience with an even greater spectacle, complete with a much darker theme, more incredible characters and of course, that shocking twist. What it really boiled down to for many people though, was the characters. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and of course, the peerless Darth Vader are some of the most iconic and easily recognisable movie characters to ever touch social consciousness. But somewhere along the way, dents began to appear in his creative armour and the buzz turned sour. As early as 1983's Return Of The Jedi, people started to gripe, just a little. The Ewoks, some claimed, were a marketing ploy, to bring in the younger audience and sell toys. By the time Lucas released Anakin Skywalker's biography, it seemed to many that not only had his creative locomotive slowed down a touch, but had careened wildly off of the tracks. To be fair, when you create a universe as diverse and layered as Lucas did, you're bound to have a few swings and misses - characters that don't connect with the audience, or that fans just plain hate. Here then are the worst characters to appear in the Star Wars film saga.
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A self professed Stephen King/Star Wars geek and pop culture neophyte, Scott tends to spend much of his time alone pondering life's greatest mysteries.....he also depends heavily on his son Liam, a great sounding board, to set him straight on Star Wars issues and gives him advice on what EXACTLY he's doing wrong.