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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 11 August 2017 at 7:45pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Keeping STAR WARS an ongoing concern is a goal for Disney, that's for darn sure.

Personally, I would have been happy to see the film(s) go back to being a product of their time and a fond memory. I'd rather not see the brand run into the ground via oversaturation and whatnot.

I mean, yeah, the original film(s) will always be there, but it still has an effect on me to see the series dragged out and milked dry.

And, and with STAR TREK, I'm more okay with them trying new things of varying quality, rather than strip-mining the original characters and concepts. I have no beef with the TREK spin-off shows (except ENTERPRISE), because they take place long after the original series, and mostly do their own thing.

Unfortunately, TREK has become trapped in a rut of counterfeit prequels and cash-grabs which exploit and distort the characters and concepts of the original series.

And so it is with STAR WARS. Drag the original characters/actors back in to get people re-invested in the films. Nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia. I still can't believe I live in a world where Han Solo fell out with Leia and was killed by his own son, and Luke Skywalker is a failure living in exile. Kinda hard to watch the original film(s) the same way, with that in mind.

Heck, it already took me long enough to mentally divorce the original STAR WARS from its first two sequels, and view it as a stand-alone film!

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John Popa
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I still can't believe I live in a world where Han Solo fell out with Leia and was killed by his own son, and Luke Skywalker is a failure living in exile.

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This is my biggest issue with the new series of movies. It's the lazy 'erase the 'happily' part of 'happily ever after' when doing a new segment.

I'm hardly the world's biggest 'Star Wars' fan but I don't buy Luke quitting and running away. Who wants to see their hero do THAT?

No reason they couldn't have been STRONG at the beginning of TFA, faced a threat bigger than they'd ever faced before, and gone from there.
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