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10-27-2009 @ 9:34PM
BWJ you are so ill informed that you have no clue what you are talking about.1: Giving Star Wars too much credit as a draw?Hmm yeah it's only the most profitable single entertainment franchise in human history. Neither World of Warcraft nor anything else even comes close to Star Wars in what it has accomplished in terms of popularity, merchandise sales or movie revenue.To make matters worse you assume you know "most people". The people that watched the first movie alone are in the tens of millions. The few people you know are not even a tiny portion of the amount familiar with the brand.You make things even worse for yourself by suggesting Star Wars fans are all composed of hardcore fans. Star Wars wasn't the first sci-fi movie it was the first commercial sci-fi movie. Most hardcore sci-fi fans won't mention Star Wars in the same breath as Dune or Star Trek. Star Wars fans are composed massively of average men, women and children going to watch the movies or watching the childrens programs or buying action figures.2: OK this is where you can tell you are talking out of your ass. What you have just said is categorically incorrect.Star Wars is over 25 years old but it has never been this popular at any point in its entire history.When the second trilogy came out Lucas said he wasn't sure if it was going to be successful. When it did come out it blew away the first trilogy in sales.After that the DVD's came out and sold millions. They re-released several versions of the DVD's and all of them sold exceedingly well.After the movie and DVD release Lucas was going to focus on other things but the overwhelming success of Star Wars prompted them to release light saber toys and action figures. The overwhelming success of the light sabers(which cost a fortune by the way) and action figures prompted them to release a cartoon on Cartoon Network. That show did so well they started making the second season of it only 3 or 4 episodes into the first.The success of the last trilogy prompted them to re-release the movies in 3D in cinemas, the success of the DVD's prompted them to release special edition Blu-ray editions of the movies and the success of the kids animated TV series prompted them to record one of the most expensive and lenghty TV shows in TV history.Their next move is going into comic books and expanding the universe throughout games.George Lucas thought the Star Wars franchise was done but when the second trilogy came to the theater and DVD he ditched his plan to move on from the franchise. Star Wars has simple never been this popular in its history. They have more revenue streams now than ever before.3: Again you are talking out of your ass. When a franchise releases a movie trilogy that comes one of the highest box office takes in history followed by DVD sets that break records and then a toy line that makes a fortune followed by an animated show that becomes a networks biggest draw you can tell a franchise is doing more than well.There is an insatiable demand for Star Wars. Everything Lucas has touched these last 8 or 9 years has been phenomenally successful beyond comprehension. Star Wars is literally in a world of its own right now in terms of revenue streams and money made.Stop making yourself look like an ass you can easily look up recent figures of how well the franchise is doing. It's beyond stupid to say it's offputting for people because of nerds of any of that BS when the franchises fanbase is incomprehinsibly big and growing yearly.
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