What if George Lucas had handed the reins of The Return of the Jedi to David Lynch? What kind of twisted magic would the director, famous for Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and, of course, Twin Peaks, have conjured given the chance to work with Ewoks? The mind reels. But, strange as it sounds, this almost happened. And the story of the meeting between the filmmaking legends is almost as funny and strange as the hypothetical Lynch-directed iteration of Star Wars you’re conjuring in your mind at this very moment.

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