Entertainment Weekly says that George Lucas initially considered handing over Episodes I and II to Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard, but both declined. D’ahhhhhhhh!!! Damn you, Spielberg! Damn you, Opie! Look what you have wrought! Only you had the power to prevent Jar Jar Binks and The Sand Speech. Only you could have prevented lame dialogue and wooden performances. The thoughts of what could have been…they will torment my waking hours and at night I will still hear the screaming.