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Jarring Discontinuity

As we watch the new trilogy, every so often Lucas jabs our sense of continuity in the side. Really, R2-D2 has jet-boosters?! Droid armies abound? Yoda is faster than a bat out of hell on crack? C3P-O gets a convenient memory wipe? Jedi can leap a 10-story building? Vader later forgets he has relatives on Tatooine? The entire galaxy takes a giant step back in technological advancement? All of it feels like dirt swept under a rug, undermining the beauty of the originals.