But anyway, yesterday we went to Mom's house for dinner, and we had a pretty fun time with the brothers-in-law (or, more accurately, brother-in-law and soon-to-be-brother-in-law) talking about our imaginary remake of Star Wars. I don't even remember why it got brought up, except that Star Wars was on TV, and brother-in-law was like, "Who would ever be willing to do a Star Wars remake?" (maybe he was thinking about Star Trek) and soon-to-be-brother-in-law was like, "No one. Nobody'll touch it." And Athena was like, "I would. If I was a billionaire." Not that we'd want to prove that we can somehow make a better trilogy. It would be for the same reason we suspect all (or most, anyway) remakes are made--because somebody decided they liked the idea and wanted to see what they could do with it. (Although of course there are probably a bunch of remakes that are done with the "Hey, that made us a bunch of money. Let's see if it'll do it again" mentality.)
So whenever we were free from the main schedule, we would talk about casting choices and stuff. Brother-in-law kept trying to ask us how we'd design droids and spacecrafts and stuff, and we were like, "I don't know; I don't do that. I'd hire a guy." It wasn't until late last night that I realized almost all of our casting ideas came from the Avengers. Just goes to show how few movies we really watch. We also threw out the idea (as in "threw it into the mix") of making Luke into a girl, and brother-in-law said he wouldn't watch it. Aww. Brother-in-law and soon-to-be-brother-in-law couldn't agree about Obi-Wan, because brother-in-law insisted on Sean Connery, and soon-to-be-brother-in-law just couldn't see it. I think anything could work, as long as you can get everything else to work with it. I suggested Chris Pine as Luke, but the boys couldn't see Captain Kirk as Luke Skywalker. We were like, "Hey! The idea of an actor is that he has the ability to act!" But on the other hand, it kind of seems like we might break the universe if Kirk and Skywalker became the same person. I also like the idea of not trying so hard to make everything the same. I mean hello, if people want to watch the original, they should watch the original. It's pretty good.
But we kept getting interrupted by the main schedule--first dinner, then someone insisted on playing a game, and got somewhat irate when we kept trying to talk over the game. It kind of put a damper on things that had us a little grumpy when we got home last night. Oh well.
In much happier news, lyschan mentioned that people on the KHInsider forums had commented that they like the new translation for the Kingdom Hearts manga, which makes us very happy.
Today I'm thankful for people liking our Kingdom Hearts translations, managing to get our emergency work done, fun with hypothetical movie casting, Page being super adorable again today, and stopwatches.