Because in 1996 there was nothing sexier than super strength, southern accents, and an oddly tragic back story, sugar.
"What are we, the Dorkus Alliance?"
Movies love progress, but only so long as that progress doesn’t involve a computer outperforming or outthinking a human. … At the end of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker and Garven Dreis both take shots at the Death Star’s exhaust port. Garven uses the targeting computer, but it misses, making him look like an incompetent asshole. Luke is going to use the computer until he realizes that it won’t work, it can’t work, and that he has to rely on the ancient mystical energy of the Force in order to achieve the goals he needs. In the extended cut, Luke actually radios back to the rebel base to say, “Fuck your technology, Tito. I’m about to proton-fuck this death sphere with love magic.”
Viejos tiempos :D