I’m a fan of all things Star Wars (addicted to choreographed light-saber fights on YT:D).
But gotta ask, does the world really need more Star Wars IP. What’s left or still missing…
Are there new places or new ways you can still see Star Wars going, even with games?
Don’t get me wrong, I think ‘Star-Trek’ IP is even more tired and played out & cliched tbh.
But I wonder if its time to let SW die, and tell new stories that better represent chaos atm.
Look at the ‘real winners’ from the whole pandemic meltdown: Its all ‘Tech Billionaires’.
Yet it seems, no amount of money / control / user numbers or ads, is enough for them!
We’re living in an era that’s taken an even darker turn than ever seemed possible imo.
The US Antitrust report this week is pretty damning! But its not even tackling the crisis.
Look at how Facebook + WhatsApp have fueled deadly violence from Myanmar to India.
Look all the ‘Election Interference’ around the world, thanks to Zuckerberg & Thiel & pals.
You can’t visit a single website anymore, without them ‘fingerprinting’ you across the web.
Govt health websites are the worst for invasive trackers, they just sell you out to big tech!
When all that data eventually gets fed into algos that decide everything we do, what then?
There was a Sci-Fi that’s much darker than Star Wars. It doesn’t have cute or tacky aliens.
It deals in themes of human slavery and control, through disinformation and tech dystopia!
Its absolutely ancient (from the UK). But never got a shot as Microsoft bought it & buried it.
It’d be a better IP for Epic to buy with their $ war-chest, as its under-developed yet proven!
A famous actor likes to say: ‘you should never remake or reboot successes - only failures’!