Preacher23 and Perrian use the wonders of technology to briefly discuss the recent purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney. What the hell can that mean for our beloved franchise? We have no damn clue. Check out our first special and please forgive the technical difficulties.
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From the official Star Wars Blog – Steve Sansweet –
“Even though I dreamed about such a merger of titans, I was still shocked to hear the news – pleasantly shocked to be sure. While things will develop over months and years, and thus many specific questions remain to be answered, there is so much that the companies bring to each other that the possibilities are endless. Besides Star Wars on the big screen, new television shows and a more active online presence are also great possibilities. Perhaps someday the fan dream of a full-blown Star Wars Land will become a reality. Or even smaller dreams, like Star Wars Weekends at all Disney parks, not just Walt Disney World.
Disney has shown through successful recent initiatives like its D23 fan club, magazine, and conventions that it values fans highly. I felt privileged that the main people behind D23 came to talk to me in advance to see how Lucasfilm handled the care and nurturing of fans.
So today I’m celebrating. And I feel very much like an 11-year-old George Lucas must have felt standing in line in 1955, waiting for the gates to open to see how another icon had turned fantasy into reality.
Steve Sansweet is Lucasfilm’s Fan Relations Adviser after serving as head of Fan Relations for 15 years. He is currently chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit membership museum that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia: www.ranchoobiwan.org”