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Old 12-30-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Where is Star Wars Headed?

In 20-25 years, where do u think Star Wars will be as a cultural phenomenon?

Will it get bigger and bigger, or do u think it will diminish over time now that all 6 movies are over.

Also what types of games do u think will be released?


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Old 12-30-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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I'm gonna go with diminish. Personally, as soon as episode 3 was over and done with I pretty much just moved on. It was fun while it lasted. They might come out with the tv show(s) and a few good games and stuff, and that might take it somewhere. But in 25 years? It'll be old and gone, remembered as a landmark series and a cultural phenomenon, but pretty much dead.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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...yeah, I'd have to agree with that. There's gonna be a few die hard fans out there, but for the most part with no new movies coming out it's going to fade away eventually.

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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I'd have to agree with IG-64.

There's no way to go but down. Star Wars will never die to the hardcore fans though.

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #5
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Well, if no more intergalactic and crazy dictators rise up to try to control the universe (already done) then the SW universe might really start to go down, until it turns into a legend which future storytellers will pass on to future generations....

Or they couls just buy the DVD movies


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Old 12-30-2007, 06:21 PM   #6
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...yeah, I'd have to agree with that. There's gonna be a few die hard fans out there, but for the most part with no new movies coming out it's going to fade away eventually.
that's why they'll keep releasing Special Editions of the new trilogies, and extra super special editions, and bonus editions with enhanced effects and new scenes! XD


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Old 12-30-2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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True...
Do u think that some wacked director might try to retell the Star Wars saga in his own way and thus screwing it up completely?


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Old 12-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #8
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:06 PM   #9
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Do u think that some wacked director might try to retell the Star Wars saga in his own way and thus screwing it up completely?
They'd never get permission. The only way it could happen is as a spoof (see: Spaceballs). I agree that it'll diminish; it already has. Many teenagers today don't care much for Star Wars.


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Old 12-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #10
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I think we might see the rise of more and more games similar to Knights of the Old Republic - Set in the Star Wars universe but not a direct continuation of the series.



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Old 12-30-2007, 07:37 PM   #11
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The only way it could happen is as a spoof (see: Spaceballs).
Yea, that's what I meant.

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Many teenagers today don't care much for Star Wars.
How unfortunately true.
Mostly because they are afraid of getting labeled as *nerds*.
Simply shameful.



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Old 12-30-2007, 07:42 PM   #12
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I think we might see the rise of more and more games similar to Knights of the Old Republic - Set in the Star Wars universe but not a direct continuation of the series.
I'd certainly be happy with that (as long as the writing was up to par)!


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Old 12-30-2007, 07:58 PM   #13
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Are you kidding? Return of the Jedi was released in 1983 and Phantom Menace in 1999, that's 16 years that people were still totally obsessed with Star Wars with no new films to keep the influence there, only games and merchandise etc. The TV series will boost it once again, then another God knows how many years obsessing over that, then more games, then something else. Star Wars will never die imo.


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Old 12-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #14
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i doubt it will die. there are many good star wars games out and the tv show is gonna be out as well, plus there are the books and comics as well.


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Old 12-31-2007, 12:55 AM   #15
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:02 AM   #16
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your ears look painful, anyway i was hoping they would continue with another trilogy but only time will tell.
look at the star trek franchise, just when all series and movies ended its taken over by a totally new party and a new movie is on the horizon with all new actors, it looks promising.


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Old 12-31-2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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Yea, that's what I meant.



How unfortunately true.
Mostly because they are afraid of getting labeled as *nerds*.
Simply shameful.

That and us youngin's didn't get to see the experience of the original instead we got Jar-Jar which probably didn't help to bring in new fans but I think that star wars as george lucas knows it will die, instead we'll get stuck with parodies, probably never as good as space balls and there will always be Star wars jokes in tv or something.


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Old 12-31-2007, 11:38 AM   #18
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I think that motion-captured CGI technology, like in The Polar Express and Beowulf will be big one day, and so a remake of the saga with this technology (which will be extremely advanced in 20-25 years) is plausible, provided Lucas doesn't jump the twig till then.

Still, I think the peak of Star Wars' popularity has passed. What is interesting, is that perhaps one day it will be adapted to a medium we don't know yet, and its popularity will be boosted once more. Beowulf's sales increased with the release of the movie, as did Lord of the Rings, and well, you get the idea.

Perhaps total-live-immersion thingies will remake the Star Wars Saga, and things will become popular once again for a time being. I'm using Lord of the Rings as an analogy here.


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Old 01-22-2008, 02:02 AM   #19
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actually there is a LIVE action SW plus a CGI clone wars adaptation due out this year or early nxt so the hope isnt dead yet... plus lucas is in talks passing down eps 7-9 to someone else but that is mere speculation as of this point.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:41 PM   #20
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While I don't think Star Wars as a cultural phenomenon will ever be as big or bigger than we've seen it, I also don't think it will simply decline or deteriorate. It's influence is too widespread, it's importance to my generation as well as the generations that have followed is almost immeasurable. There are a near limitless number of stories within the context of Star Wars, and more are coming all the time. I believe the move into television by George Lucas is a wise one, it allows him to expand on the films without diluting anything about them. Once these two new shows have run their course, there are always more television shows to be made. There are also more books to be written and video games to produce. Twenty years from now Star Wars will be on the minds of our children. Who knows, by then we could have a whole host of Star Wars films that have been made. About what? Who knows? But we've all had some sort of conversation about what Star Wars films you'd like to see made. Personally, I'd like to see a movie based on "I, Jedi", but that's just me.


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Old 02-22-2008, 02:42 AM   #21
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My kids like Star Wars. They've watched all the movies, and play some of the games, and sometimes dabble with my SW book collection. I'm sure as they grow older they will look back with fondness at the Star Wars years they experienced, much as I did when I grew up. So in those terms, it will remain in the psyche of the current generation, and possibly get handed down to the next generation after them.

I must admit though that I'm not as much of a fan as I used to be, and it doesn't really bother me whether there will be a TV series or not.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:33 PM   #22
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I'm with the "neither" crowd. I think SW already hit its peak during the time of the Original Trilogy, but it's kept going for a long time. I don't think anything will change for a while.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:50 AM   #23
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Star Wars will never die as long as there's money to be made from it. New show coming out, merchandising's never been more lucrative than ROTS, it's still got decent legs as a salable product. And while the slavering masses will eventually forget about it and move on, its cult following will continue as long as there are sci-fi fans.


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Old 02-25-2008, 11:31 AM   #24
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i like to be a die hard fan :P








As long as this happens, Star Wars will never be just a cult following.


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Old 02-25-2008, 11:48 AM   #25
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:12 PM   #26
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #27
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heh, i think the movies are done.
as for games.... well they seem to be going downhill in my opinion.

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Old 03-01-2008, 03:53 PM   #28
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I believe either Lucas will make another movie or hire someone else to do them. The games are going to get more popular once the Force Unleashed comes out

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Old 03-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #29
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Tbh, I think SW has been losing its magic since they released the Phantom Menace.

If they made TPM, AOTC and ROTS before the original trilogy, SW would never be as big as it is because LA tried to make it all special efects and computer animation.

So it's gonna slowly fade and die. Unfortunate, but true.




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Old 03-10-2008, 09:20 PM   #30
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"I think SW has been losing its magic since they released the Phantom Menace."

Actually it was quite the opposite. Before TPM, it was like "Star Wars was a cool movie". After TPM, Star Wars became more of a lifestyle. You can't go an entire month without hearing someone talk about Star Wars.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #31
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I agree, though the prequels probably aren't as good as the originals they really got lots of people back into Star Wars that had been out of the loop.


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Old 03-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #32
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The fact that Force Unleashed got delayed YET again, is making things horrible. The release date on this game changed every 3 months or so. Maybe it's just a crappy game. As a devoted fan, I will be the first to admit that not ALL of the Star Wars games I have played over the years are always good...
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:38 PM   #34
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The Force Unleashed only got delayed twice. November 2007 to Spring 2008 and Spring 2008 to Summer 2008. LucasArts never gave the exact date. Retailers are just pulling your leg to get more preorders.


Let's see:

Gamestop says 09/09/08
Amazon says 7/26/08
Buy.com says 7/30/08
Walmart says 9/26/08
Target says 7/3/08

Just B.S. my friend. Summer 08, as said by LucasArts.

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The fact that Force Unleashed got delayed YET again, is making things horrible. The release date on this game changed every 3 months or so. Maybe it's just a crappy game. As a devoted fan, I will be the first to admit that not ALL of the Star Wars games I have played over the years are always good...
*cough lego star wars *cough*


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Old 03-12-2008, 03:14 AM   #36
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Lego Star Wars is actually a good game. Every incarnation I have played. Problem with Force Unleashed is that it is riding on a gimmick, and serving as the platform for LucasArts to release the infamous Euphoria engine covered so well in recent magazines. If this game does not pan out, neither will the engine, and everything will crumble to dust. I understand delays, but it pisses me off because I don't get to give MY boss delays on anything.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #38
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IMO it peaked in the '90s. The prequels are not appreciated by most I know so I doubt they enhanced SW's status for anyone other than kids of the time.

Uhg... those prequels... I don't even want to read prequel-based novels, and the NJO books weren't all that to say the least.

After a visit to the local Barnes & Noble yesterday, I'd say SW is at an all-time low right now and unless something like a really well-done TV show arrives, SW is going to slip away. By that I mean that you won't really get new fans. Old fans will always be around. SW has been a part of my life forever and I can't exactly just forget about it or would even want to.
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