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Old 02-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #106
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Default Re: The Star Wars Fanbase - How do they feel?

Originally Posted by TheDevilIsMe View Post
You're a whole saga fan so I'm sure you'd know if I was on the right track, - is my theory in the post above yours likely or true in any form?
First of all, is there anyone that likes the Prequels, but doesn't accept/like/love the Original Trilogy? Again, I don't think MOST Star Wars fans really draw the lines. They don't have separate rooms for us at conventions.

I mean they are all part of the same thing/story/etc. For me, it's not because it's factually a "better" Trilogy, it's because it's what made me a fan in the first place. Again, I urge you all to read Roger Ebert's review of the Phantom Menace. It's first few lines are brilliant and so on point.

Secondly, let me put it like this:

OT only fans often comes across exactly like-

-Your dad saying "Back in my day music was real music."

-Your Grandpa saying "Johnny Unitas, now there was a REAL athlete."

-Your hipster cousin saying "Dude, this underground indie band that no one has ever heard of is the only RELEVANT music, not that crap on the radio."

-Older Batman fans saying, "Adam West...the only TRUE Batman."

-90's Batman fans saying, "Michael"

-Nerdier Batman fans saying, "Kevin Conroy destroys all others as BATMAN."

-Anyone ever saying, "Oh, the book is soooo much better than the movie."

Basically, it comes off as smug and arrogant when it is completely subjective and boils down to preference.

In reality, we are still just arguing about spaceships, princesses, laser swords, muppets, cgi monsters, and fantasy BS that we own and buy all the merchandise for even though we claim to "love" or "hate" or "know about" it more than anyone else.

Originally Posted by Solidus View Post
Funny enough I think meh of the PT I own all of them, from DVD and Blu-Ray. So that may say something. I see more PT fans call us "non Star Wars fans" then the other way around. Many of the OT people attack George Lucas and not necessarily the fans.
You own all of the Prequels? What about not just buying because of a brand? :-) When you read your Star Wars Insider do you skip past anything dealing with Star Wars from 1999-2005?

See? You are an overall Star Wars fans who is VERY apt at picking apart the Prequels. The fact that you own them says a lot. Later, gator. :-)

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