An End to Midi-chlorians

Story news so important it motivated me to create a new section to blog about it:

J. J. Abrams says no to midi-chlorians:

Many Star Wars fans have taken issue with the idea of midi-chlorians and how it gives the mystical Force an (unnecessary) biological component. The Force has traditionally been spiritual in nature and required one to be more aware of their surrounding in order to use its power. That Abrams is taking the concept back to its roots is an encouraging sign for those hopeful that Force Awakens will take the franchise back to its glory days.

Sounds like a return to competent and thoughtful storytelling. Can't wait.