Taken from my local paper on Friday, April 26.
Written by David Germain
AP Movie Writer
Fans have heaped scorn on the B-movie title of "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," a film expected to follow its four predecessors as Hollywood's blockbuster hit of the summer.
Rick McCallum, producing partner of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, said fans initially derided most of the series' chapter tags - including "The Phantom Menace" and the original films' "A New Hope". They eventually embrace the titles as befitting the story lines, he said.
"That's part of the fun of it," McCallum said. "There is a group of people who are seriously deranged, and who we love dearly. That's what makes 'Star Wars' work, in a strange way."
Did Rick just call us "deranged" AND says he "loves" us all in the same sentance?!?!?!?!?! Ewwww, creepy