Maybe Vader’s psychosis rubbed off on George back when he thought including Jar Jar was a good idea, or now when he’s still trying to confuse us into believing that Han Solo didn’t fire first. One does have to wonder why this story came out now. The release of Ep 1 in 3D? Naw, that’s crazy talk!

Apparently Darth Vader’s real problem was that he lacked a good therapist, say French psychiatrists and psychologists who, instead of working with an actual patient, used their diagnostic super powers to divine that the Dark Lord may have had a borderline personality. If he was real that is.

What’s more, they think he was on drugs, er, The Force, which they think maybe represents drugs somehow, according to an article in LiveScience. Additionally, they think his mental health issues were exactly why teens were attracted to the “Star Wars” movies — they could relate because of their own borderline personality traits. Or maybe it was because of the cool special effects.

  1. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    The thing about the French is you can never tell if they are serious or just “pulling our leg”.

    Like the French considering Jerry Lewis to be a comic genius, or the whole French mime thing. I seriously wonder if they aren’t laughing at us behind closed doors.

  2. BigBoyBC says:

    Why should I care what a couple of Head-shrinking frogs think about a fictional character?

  3. President Amabo (& my wife Chewbacca) (threaded comment systems are for retards) says:

    Ummmmm, OK.

    But then again, we are talking about surrender monkeys.

  4. Animby says:

    “What’s more, they think he was on drugs”

    Well, I’m not a hard core Star Wars fan but I had the impression after Vader’s critical injuries, his costume fed him drugs to keep him alive. A lot of drugs we use to save lives can cause psychosis-like symptoms if chronically used.

    As for thinking The Force meant drug use, uhh, I want some of the drug that gives me the power to control other people’s minds, gives me psychokinetic powers and lets me strangle people at a distance…

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you sure you aren’t a little psychotic? I mean, wanting to stangle people and all.

      Wait! Ugggg…


  5. I hate to hear that people suffer from mental illness. I know for a fact that some enjoy it. Case in point – Pedro.

  6. orchidcup says:

    I always thought Darth Vader was a nice guy.

  7. orchidcup says:

    Hold on a minute…

    Didn’t Darth Vader’s mother claim he was immaculately conceived?

    (The Immaculate Conception should not be confused with the Virginity of Mary or the Virgin birth of Jesus; it refers to the conception of Mary by her mother, Saint Anne.

    Although the belief was widely-held since at least Late Antiquity, the doctrine was not formalized until December 8, 1854 by Pope Pius IX in his Papal bull Ineffabilis Deus, and it is not formal doctrine except in the Roman Catholic Church.)

    George Lucas has stated on several occasions that there is a Christian mythology to the film, and Vader takes on part of the Christ-like aspect in his immaculate conception and birth, then his self-sacrifice which restores order to the force. Luke takes on all the other roles, like the prophet side.

    • Cursor_ says:

      The origin of Star Wars is that Lucas after seeing how well the Magnificent Seven went over, a remake of Kurosawa, Lucas wanted to do the same to The Hidden Fortress. But he could not get the rights to do so, so screwed around with it to get Star Wars.

      He even morphed the word for period drama in Japanese, Jidaigeki, to become Jedi.

      A hack all the way around who got lucky with one film and then made it into a never ending group of remakes. And poor suckers with no sense of film or literature history just buy it up like crack.

      If they were exposed to the old silent film masters they would see 80% of what is films today. But most will not watch the silents because they think them to corny or hokey.

      Even early sound work had more plot, character development by what was on the screen not by the actor explaining to the audience who and what they are and real emotional power.

      Modern movies are now more given to special effects and jump cuts than real technique and proper acting. There are some that break that mode but they are panned by the public as then they must work more to enjoy the film. And we don’t want people to have to struggle with thought and reason.

      Like their politics and their choices in literature they are like young children. Easily entertained by shiny things and overly simple concepts.


      • orchidcup says:

        I subscribe to Netflix streaming and yet I can’t seem to find a good film that was produced in this century.

        I usually end up revisiting the classics that date back to the 1940’s.

      • deowll says:

        So he ripped off most of the plot line, get over it. Smart people do that with good plot lines that predate copyright.

        Dumb ones create original plot lines that nobody can stand.

        • Cursor_ says:

          Yet he jealously guards his foisted work from anyone else even remotely using it.

          A hypocrite of the first order.


  8. Anonymous says:

    Can you tell me where you got the picture with the article? I drew that that on a whiteboard in 2005 and it’s pretty cool to see it again.

  9. NewfornatSux says:

    Darth Vader was a liberal who joined the Dark Side in a quest for power and because they offered free health care.


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