I know. I feel just terrible saying such a thing, because I think Star Wars: The Original Trilogy is just perfect. It's wonderful. As much as I find Star Trek and its respective offerings far more compelling to my adult mind, Star Wars is certainly a classic science fiction fantasy adventure that appeals to my inner child-like wonder. I understand the two are different and the debate is long. It's apples and oranges - film versus television, but I've felt this way towards Star Wars for awhile now.
Ultimately, my lack of interest is entirely thanks to the corporate machine that is George Lucas and the endless slough of releases that attempt to pry open my wallet. If there was ever a franchise milked for its every dollar it would have to be Star Wars. Granted, fans of the mythology are surely rewarded by the endless line of video games and various television incarnations, some very good, but apart from those first three films I've essentially grown weary of the series and mildly disinterested. Paramount is certainly no stranger to the process of making money either. I have no delusions to the contrary.
I'm thrilled to see Star Wars arriving on Blu-Ray. Okay, well, not really, but someday I'll purchase it. I'm much more interested in watching Star Trek: The Original Series than I am Star Wars. For me, Star Trek offers endlessly fascinating and thoughtful ideas years after its arrival. The mythologies and their respective storytelling approaches are entirely different I know.
Heck, Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series arrives on Blu-Ray this month and to underscore the point all of my meager slush funding shall be redirected to that box set before it goes to Star Wars. I know this must say something about me. It certainly says Star Trek and Stargate before Star Wars for this fanatic. It also says I like titles with the word Star in it if you really want to get technical.
There's certainly room for all. Where do you stand? Is the conversation fair or pointless? May the force be with you or live long and prosper... indeed.