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Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Xmaveric, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 25, 2000

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

    May 23, 2002
    I'm starting to come around on the whole idea of "Lucas bashing". I do think that the prequels went in a different direction compared to the OT, but it sure seems like all the bashing comes from the Gen Xers who grew up on the OT. I used to fall into that camp to some extent, but I guess I've come to terms with my own issues with the PT (e.g., battle droid humor, Jar Jar, bad writing, and bad acting) and have just accepted that as part of post-OT Star Wars.

    I read recently that "[link=]Star Wars: The Clone Wars was the single most popular licensed toy property in 2008, according to data from The NPD Group[/link]", so apparently kids are digging the recent addition to the Star Wars legacy, which is good news for the franchise and will help ensure it continues to be popular into the foreseeable future. Of course some of those toys are bought as collectibles by the same Gen Xers who complain about how George Lucas raped their childhoods, but that is just sweet irony.

  3. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 22, 2005

    Artist, wants to change what they created.

    Well, this thought is common through out all time.

    Stories of singers and bands saying, oh no , not that one
    again are common.

    Often any art form seems to be about changing what you did
    into something that always reflects your current thinking.

    Often, what becomes popular, and used for purposes not
    envisioned by the artist cause the artist/creator grief.

    as they are given credit for or are blamed for,
    something/anything related to them
    and are then driven nuts by being asked to
    do it over and over or more of the same thing until
    they can not stand it.

    Some artists have no problem with this, others break up
    (The Beatles comes to mind).

    and so for Clone Wars, the current version of Star Wars is,

    what will sell!

    Keep in mind that LFL, is a coporation and that
    creators/presidents/CEOs/etc., rarely have as much control
    as one might think.

    Darth Vader, is a character that is (and in my opinion) and always
    will be asked for.....and not Anikin....

    and so, eventually, the current STAR WARS lastest most popular
    stuff may seemed to have replaced or conflict with the old
    I think the original will always out-live it and/or survive it
    in ways that we can not imagine.

    Great find tho X, and I am hopeful to check this out as well.

    You're :cool:
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