As it stands I feel lots of apathy because the story I grew attached to feels incomplete and like it’s missing important pieces to the puzzle. I’m sad to say but I don’t know if I’ll ever fully be able to get into Disney Star Wars. I can’t even get into Mandalorian. I tried watching the first few minutes of the first episode but I just felt emotionally detached like I was mourning the lost of a family member. I want to get into it and enjoy it for what it is but everything feels so corporate now. It feels like everything within the series now relies on nostalgia and nothing more.
I’m in the same boat. I know that there are still good aspects of modern Star Wars, but the current state of things just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. I’m still revisiting some of the old EU books and playing KOTOR, but I have no investment in Star Wars as an ongoing franchise. I’m far more excited about the great work done on fan preservations than I am about any official new content.
That’s pretty much me exactly. I’m loving The Clone Wars as I only got to see the movie when it came out and a few episodes as they aired on an over the channel before the Disney sale. It’s been really fun (bittersweet as well) to explore George’s last stories. I’d like getting into more of the EU as I’ve only read bits of it in the past but unfortunately prices for works I’m interested in like The Star Wars comic book adaptation are out of budget. I am ready to play the new Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game though. I doubt it will but I hope it can at least get me to accept the Sequels for what they are as playing The Complete Saga last year helped me find my full love of the first six films again when I was feeling nearly defeated. I think the game and Visions are the only two things I’m feeling a glimmer of optimism about as far as new content is concerned.
The fan preservation is definitely great work. I’d like to get more into it. I’d honestly like making video essays about Star Wars but I don’t really know where I’d start entirely or feel I have the time to devote to the topics I’d cover.