Originally Posted by lockedoutlogic
To be fair...
You're reaching big time and you know it.
Conventions can't be held as an indicator of widespread popularity...nor can anything where there are fewer people in street clothes than in costume.
That live action show has been MIA since 2005...in fact...I can't even remember if Disney hasn't said that they'd pull the plug...did they?
And the clone wars is a nice cartoon show...but it is a cartoon show on Cartoon Network. And it was canned. And it had crappy characters from the crappy movies.
You're a fan...I get that. But from its height of domination of 25 years...it can't realistically be much lower. Even their consumer products are steadily declining...I have t seen an interesting new toy in 10 years...with the except of Legos based off the original movies.
It's just bad... It really is.
Two words: Angry Birds
I believe Disney canned the show. I don't recall if there was an official announcement, or if it was an understood thing, but its largely believed that the 50+ episodes written and in development are being repurposed for the show Star Wars Rebels.
I agree though, things like Angry Birds were definitely warning signs of things to come, but i don't think The Clone Wars should be so readily dismissed. It was a massive show, and was canned only to make way for sequel-era saturation.
The Disney buy-out was probably the best thing to happen to Star Wars in years, but in terms of pop-cultural significance, as of last year Star Wars was in a pretty good position to "make or break" it with the Live action show. It would've been risky, but i wouldn't say it was in a downward spiral just yet.
also, your costume-to-plainclothes ratio is very very off.