Not true, Lucas lifted the word from the John Carter novels.
Still doesn't disprove the fact that he might have wanted to originally call them "The Dammed".
Except the rough draft of The Star Wars screenplay (first of four drafts) dated May of 1974 uses the term "the Knights of Sith" in the third paragraph.
..erm...February comes before May as stated in article, when The Damned hit the charts here.
And May 1974 came before February 1977... at least it did here.
Sith is better
Except that the word "sith" is not said in A New Hope
Finally... someone noticed!!!Why are we even bothering with a story that leads to a "Sith" mention in Ep4 THAT ISN'T THERE AT ALL???
But the phrase "Dark Lord of the Sith" DOES appear in the Episode IV novelization, published in December 1976. Vader was referred to by this title and its meaning was left obscure until later developed in other stories.
The word sith appears in the second trilogy so... bullshit
The Sith are not even mentioned in the original trilogy. So this is bullshit
Ummm.... Well, how about this Topps card from 1977, then?http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wKyoeyvzx7g/TkxKiWrKT4I/AAAAAAAAJgg/EaW9B7UfzEw/s1600/1977ToppsStarWars217.jpg
One thing I don't like about most Star Wars fans... They are a bunch of know-it-alls, believing that they know every tiny detail about the series and beyond. However, this thread clearly shows that you don't know what you think you know. Obviously, none of you so-called, "Fans," have read the script for the original movie, "Star Wars." Assuming that none of you have, here's a basic rundown; the word, "Sith," pops up five (5) times. Want proof? Here you go!http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-A-New-Hope.html(To speed up the search, press Ctrl+F then type in the word, "Sith")Yeah, it's in the stage notes, but still... It was there. You have all been served. Have a nice day, and may the force be with you!
and feel the burn flow through you!
Ummm. This script is obviously edited from around 1999. Proof is use of the terms "Episode IV" and "A New Hope." Those were added to align with the prequel trilogy. So all you served was a hot steaming cup of bullshit.
Uhmmm...it was always Episode IV...even when Ep I II III weren't even in the plan...
The subtitle wasn't added till the theatrical re-release in 1981, to make it consistent with ESB. They mention this in the DVD commentary on ANH.And Adam, quit being a douche. Even if it was only in the stage notes and not in the movie that still proves that the original post is still incorrect, because "Damned" never needed to be dubbed over in the Original Trilogy.
Originally I wrote that it doesn't actually prove either is correct, but I must have deleted it.
I actually own a first printing of the novelization of Star Wars from 1977. Before A New Hope was added. Sith is found in a number of places. I also remember the movie poster I had as a child - bought at the movie theater in 1977, describing Darth Vader as the Dark Lord of the Sith. It confused me as a kid, but I later learned what it meant. So Sith was truly present in 1977 - and changes predate that.
The word Sith does show in a new hope! It's in the background when Vader brings the interrogation droid in with Leia!
Not only are the "BS" calls spot on-also, do you really think the people who were willing to put ewoks on screen would have characters regularly saying "Damned"
At a convention I was at years ago before TPM, someone asked Dave Prowse what The Sith were. He said "no idea, but I know what its an anagram of". No useful info but made me laugh.