The Star Wars movie sequel we never got to see
The Empire Strikes Back is considered by many Star Wars fans to be the best film in the franchise. What most people don't know, though, is that The Empire Strikes Back wasn't the first Star Wars sequel planned. That honor goes to Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which was written by sci-fi author Alan Dean Foster and published as a novel in 1978 but never filmed. So why did George Lucas commission a sequel and then decide not to actually make it?