Well I think we can all agree that it'll get enough attention from people to get an audience for the first few episodes. If it's good, it'll do well, if not then it won't... just like any other show. But don't think that it won't get picked up by some network/cable channel...
think of it this way... how many times have fans said "I wish GL would let someone else write SW"... well, here it is. Let's see what happens.
I never thought that I'd say this, but I agree with Randy. We've all wanted to see someone else take on the Star Wars universe, and now we we will. Be carefuly what you wish for, I suppose. But really, I think that it'll happen however it does. We'll just have to wait and see.
Not I, that's for certain .
Again, we will see how the ratings do; I don't think we have enought data about how many people actually saw the later PT films (TPM was huge, it had everyone who ever liked Star Wars going, and we brought our skeptical wives and friends--they didn't come with us to see AotC or RotS!). Yes they were very successful movies, but just go and look over at TF.N (back in the days when the movies were out) and see all the people who posted that they saw RotS, literally, 38 times or 50 times, etc. Such fanatical devotion of repeat viewers carries no wait in the TV market where one time market share is all the matters. It will be very interesting to see what kind of ratings these shows garner and will go along way in answering how popular the post-PT Star Wars franchise actually is.
True, but there's always DVD sales.
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