John Scalzi has an interesting write-up on “Star Wars as entertainment”:http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/004532.html. He posits that the _Star Wars_ series cannot be classified as entertainment because George Lucas didn’t create it to _be_ entertainment. Rather, Lucas, by his own admission, created it to be a mythology. Scalzi further states that this does not negate the fact that many _have_ been entertained by _Star Wars_, merely that it cannot, in and of itself, be classified as such. It’s a very interesting read, both from a fan’s perspective and from a writer’s perspective. The ensuing discussion in the comments natters on a bit, I think, about trivialities ((John does an excellent job of fielding the important points leveled.)), but the essay itself is well worth the read.