As I mentioned Friday, it’s the week of Star Wars’ 30th birthday, so I’m trying to put aside my resentment over the prequels’ failures and remember what made Star Wars great.

You know, I might just get excited about Star Wars again if I’m not distracted by bad acting, bad directing, or bad scripts. We’ll see what Clone Wars looks like when we actually get to experience the stories, but the animation in this promotional preview grabbed and held my attention.

Oh, and here’s something interesting…

What do The Muppets and Star Wars have in common? Frank Oz, for one thing. And an episode of the Muppets’ “Pigs in Space” once featured a guest appearance by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and C3PO and R2D2 as themselves.

But now, there’s a stranger connection: Muppet Star Wars action figures.

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