Thanks for the tip. Bought the book and am reading David Brin's accusation now - that Star Wars is more backward-looking medieval fantasy, rather than science fiction. He doesn't go for all this Princess, Queen, chosen one, destiny, prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the force, stuff. He likes meritocratic storylines where common people collaborate and solve their own problems without the legitimacy of birthright, aristocracies, predestination messiahs, etc.
Usurper; blood right
On a serious note though, I thought aside from those odd few, confused commie comments that are immediately followed up with other interviewees supporting artistic freedom, I thought this documentary was pretty swell and the opinions voiced pretty reasonable I think.
Sure it had a tendency towards fluff, and yes the "we still love you George" ending was indeed milquetoast, but overall it was quite decent - even all the Jar Jar comments, they weren't really bitching and whining as much as kind of analyzing and explaining what they didn't like about that sort of humor, and some other aspects of these movies.
I don't think Lucas could really point towards this documentary as a demonstration of how irrational his critics are, unless he cherrypicked those few stupid remarks - he'd have a much easier time with RLM or Confused Matthew if he wanted to do something like that;
with that said, Lucas is a highly unreasonable party himself and lacks credibility, so it probably doesn't matter too much either way.