Thursday, January 14, 2021

Devoid Of The Star Wars... And Not Missing It

So, I will offer a bit of a nugget for you folks; outside of the first season of Mandalorian, I have not watched a single bit of Star Wars film since my last viewing of the last Star Wars movie, which I'd imagine was a year or so ago.

I've not watched the original films, nor the prequels, none of the spin-off films, and especially none of the sequels. I've got some of them on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray. They're all on my iTunes/Apple TV library thing, so I can watch them at any time, but I'm just not tempted to go back and revisit these films. Even the second season of Mando has been a complete afterthought.

I did play a bit of Squadrons... and then I went back to TIE Fighter... but that's about it.

This isn't the first time that I've had long stretches of not touching anything Star Wars; it's one of those things that comes and goes. Some of the stuff I do re-watch tends to be more easily accessible via Netflix or one of those things. Hell, I'd watch more stuff off the Impact Plus thing when I was still subscribed to it than I do Star Wars. But eventually, I'd revisit it, have some fun with it, and move on to something else... or maybe I'll adopt a bit of a Star Wars kick and try some other stuff, whether it'd be games, novels, or whatever the case may be.

However, the thought occurred to me as of late that I haven't touched a single bit of Star Wars... and what's more odd is that I don't miss it.

Actually, thinking about it, there used to be a time when the idea of new Star Wars was exciting and the prospect of new films every year was going to be something worthwhile... and then we saw the movies they put out and...

I guess that's why I don't miss Star Wars these days. The last trilogy left such a bad taste in my mouth that when I realize how long it's been since I last touched a Star Wars thing, I don't actually miss it. If anything, I realize how much better I am without it than with it.

So did the sequels ruin Star Wars for me? Or is it the toxic fanbase? Or is it Twitter being occupied by dumb shits?

Some day, I'll find the answers to these questions and get back to you on it.

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