The planet's really bad now, because of the Dark Side.
Watchmen came in the mail last week, I finished that a few days ago. Everything about it was absolutely amazing: characters, plot, everything.
Also, some girl who's only seen bits and pieces of the original Star Wars trilogy retells it with deadly accuracy:
Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.
I absolutely love that she didn't mention "LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER."