Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy Star Wars again, George Lucas comes along with his special effects team and changes the whole movie. But this time, the flannel-wearing Lucas isn't altering the brilliant Empire Strikes Back or the monumental A New Hope; instead, the director is focusing on the 1999 cinematic abortion, The Phantom Menace, according to Slash Film.

While it would be nice if Lucas were to remove the ever-so-irritating Jar-Jar Binks from the movie altogether, the director is replacing the puppet version of Yoda with a CGI model of the character. Still voiced by Frank Oz, this version lines up better with the computer-generated Yoda that was featured in Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, but it still doesn't match the puppet versions from Empire or Return Of The Jedi. One has to wonder if that's next on Lucas' hit-list. 

Below is a video from the original release of The Phantom Menace, which features the puppet, and underneath that is the new CGI version. Judge for yourself which backwards talking alien is the best.

[Via Slash Film]