Leave it to George Lucas to want to change up his Star Wars movies yet again. The release of the classic film on blu-ray just gave Lucas the opportunity to screw with things all over again. I figured he would want clean things up a little bit for the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray set, such as giving it a better presentation, better sound and better visuals. I hoped he wouldn't touch anything else, but unfortunately it looks like he did. According to The Digital Bits Lucas has made a big mistake, and given Yoda a CGI makeover in Episode 1,
Once again, George has apparently added a few new “surprises” into these films. I don’t know what they are and didn’t get to see any of them on Friday, but I was assured that there will be “new things to notice” when we watch the films. I think we can safely assume that one of them will be the new all-digital Yoda in Episode I. Way back when Episode III was released on DVD, ILM digital effects supervisor Pablo Helman confirmed to me that the puppet Yoda in Episode I was replaced with a digital version to better match his appearance in Episodes II and III. In fact, the Episode III DVD extras includes a clip of the Episode I digital Yoda. However, this Blu-ray set is really the first opportunity we’ll have to see it in full. What the other changes to these films may be, I have no idea, but I suspect there will be no lack of blog posts on this very subject within hours of the first discs becoming available to fans.
To read more about all the technical changes have been made on the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray release, click here. What do you all think about Lucas giving Yoda a CGI makeover in Episode 1?
I have to admit I made a huge mistake with this article. When I originally read the full post for some reason I just completely missed the the fact that the CGI Yoda was only meant for episode 1 and not the orignal trilogy as I previously thought. I apologize for that mistake. As a hardcore fanboy I just got overly excited about Lucas making another change to the Star Wars series. Again, I'm sorry for the confusion.