Bal wrote:I think I just hate Star Wars now. The prequels were bad, the newquels are mediocre at best, and everything is now stuck in this maddening obsession with the Imperial era. Star Wars does have a pretty rich library and internal history to plumb but FUCK THAT did you want to know in excruciating detail how the rebels got the Death Star plans? Well fuck you here it is anyway. Here's a movie about Han Solo, the character least in need of background exploration. Would you like 300 more hours of animation set in the Clone Wars era or the Imperial era? Here's a fucking dumptruck full of it.
What's that? You'd like something set in the Old Republic? Never heard of it, get out of here nerd. Have another X-Wing v Tie-Fighter dog fight.
I now feel the way about Star Wars that I do about Star Trek.
When I was young, I was not into Star Wars at all. I was a massive Trek Nerdly McNerd. But I remember getting much more into Star Wars around the time Voyager hit (probably a little before - I never was and probably never will be as big a fan of DS9 as some of you, though it certainly had many good episodes). I drifted away and now I just don't care and can't be bothered about anything Trek anymore.
Occasionally I see information about a new release, and even engage a bit on those rare occasions I have some hope that what's coming out might be decent (I watched a few episodes of Enterprise when it first came out, for example), but each failure in this regard makes me cut the franchise holders less and less slack, such that I just don't give a damn.
I still love the classics, and don't think the abysmal failures of the current management tarnish Classic Trek, or Next Generation in any way but there's not much reason to go watch something you have so thoroughly memorized when you could go do something new instead.
That's the way I feel about Star Wars now. Nothing's going to make the OT bad, but I just give less and less of a fuck about anything outside it.