The LucasFilm Civil War is Over

The LucasFilm Civil War is Over

And Star Wars lost.

The abrupt and extremely petulant firing of Gina Carano from LucasFilm has made abundantly clear that the Return of Luke meant absolutely nothing.  

Any good warm fuzzies that came from that were strictly the result of fan projection.  There undoubtedly are people at LucasFilm that aren’t happy to see their life’s work thrown into a raging dumpster fire.  But they are not going to be able to do anything about it. 

These people are the holdovers from George Lucas’ day and Lucas was a Gamma Boss.  There is no way in hell he kept around anyone who threatened his delusion bubble.  Any “old hands” at LucasFilm who don’t like the way things are going are fundamentally the kind of people that feel that “the first nail that pops up, is the first that is hammered down.”  Because that is how George Lucas ran his business.  If there was any kind of problem between the boss’ opinion and naked reality, then it was reality that always had it wrong because George couldn’t be.  That was the kind of company he handed over to Kathleen Kennedy.

The firing of her most popular (human) character over tweets that SJWs disliked shows where the company’s priorities are and always will be.  And it’s not like Gina Carano is some raging Far-Right firebrand.  I am quite certain that if she was asked about the Dark Herald (assuming she knew of my existence) I’m sure her response would be something like, “Oh God, not him!”  Her posts were only vaguely Right-wing in nature.  Although, that was enough to get her run out of Hollywood on a rail.  

Her agent dumped her, her publicist quit and Amazon stopped selling Cara Dune action figures.  Which made Hasbro stop production on Cara Dune action figures and if Hasbro isn’t completely Woke that must have had them pulling out their own teeth in impotent rage at Disney. Because apart from Baby Yoda, she is the only Star Wars figure that has had significant sales in years.

Now, I understand there is going to be a certain number of people who can’t understand it.  Why are the goblins at Lucasfilm so determined to cut their own throats? I mean, it has to be obvious at this point isn’t it? The Reylo trilogy was an utter disaster and by any reasonable standard, the high Republic is an abject failure.  If they are going to keep their jobs, they need to assure that their company is healthy, and to do that they need to have products people will pay money for.  Making Star Wars fans happy and engaged is in their own self-interest. LucasFilm needs to be profitable right?  Right?

Oh, that is so adorable.

At this point, LucasFilm has settled comfortably into the model of corporate parasitism. And the uber-Woke senior executives at Disney are delighted to be fed upon by the incompetent.  

You have to remember an SJW infestation is a convergence of grasshopper-people.  

They create nothing, preserve nothing and leave nothing behind.  

When grasshoppers have finished devasting and devouring a once productive ant colony, do they sit around trying to rebuild it?  After all, that would be in their self-interest wouldn’t it?  To have a healthy ant colony that they could regularly harvest makes more sense than destroying it.  But no, grasshoppers are grasshoppers, they destroy and move on to the next target.   The Woke are no different.  When LucasFilm collapses under its own weight due to their undermining they will move on to another property and begin the process all over again.  Unconcerned by lessons of failure because they are fundamentally unable to face the lessons of their own mistakes.

So what is the future of Star Wars?  Well, it doesn’t have one.  

Kathleen Kennedy remains in charge because (and this is crucial), Woke Disney wants her in charge. Let’s, be clear about something else, there is NO plan in place to walk back the Reylo trilogy.  No retcon in the making.  Hobo-Luke swilling testicle-boob-monster milk is still the official future.  The grasshopper-people at LucasFilm are utterly committed to it.  They couldn’t care in the least that it will lead to the franchise’s destruction.  

They would much rather have Star Wars dead than lose an inch of ground in culture war.

I have said before that the Last Jedi wasn’t the worst fight.  It wasn’t the biggest fight.  It was just the last fight. It was the break-up fight.  The one where you walk away from the relationship because you just don’t care anymore.

If that was the breakup fight then the Return of Luke was the one-night-stand with the Ex.  You got together to discuss some unfinished business and for a single evening, you thought the magic was there again.  But the next morning your Ex was doing the same stuff that caused the break-up in the first place. Nothing had changed

And nothing will change with Star Wars.

Well one thing has changed, Rian Johnson is still claiming he is going to get his own trilogy and now there is nothing I want more from Star Wars than for that to be true.

I could feast on that hilarious incompetence for years.

Okay, I’m done here.

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  • dizzy Reply

    Those the gods would destroy they first drive mad.

    February 18, 2021 at 6:48 pm
    • Codex Reply

      Just remember: It WAS a good thing. Disney, Star Wars.

      Iowa Hawk left off a step

      4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.”

      5. Once the rotting stink and writhing maggots cannot be ignored, claim it was always rotten.

      Never forget.

      February 19, 2021 at 9:01 am
  • MrUNIVAC Reply

    Eh, I never bought into the whole “Lucasfilm civil war” angle. Once Kay Kay survived running the Female Ghostbusters playbook on fans upset about The Last Jedi AND Solo tanking (either one of which on their own would have been enough to sink a male studio head), it was obvious that she wasn’t going anywhere. It’s too bad because I’ve grown fond of Mando in spite of its tendency towards fanservice over story. So it goes.

    My personal way to cope with the awfulness of modern entertainment is the WarGames defense – the only way to win is not to play. Re-read your favorite book or re-watch your favorite show instead of validating a woke corporation’s hatred of you by giving them money. Buy all of your entertainment secondhand or pirate it. Video games are my big hobby, and Nintendo is the only company who really gets anything from me since they just don’t do this baizuo crap. Everything else goes to eBay purchases of games for systems that haven’t been on the market for years.

    February 18, 2021 at 7:41 pm
    • EXALT Reply

      “Eh, I never bought into the whole “Lucasfilm civil war” angle. Once Kay Kay survived running the Female Ghostbusters playbook on fans upset about The Last Jedi AND Solo tanking (either one of which on their own would have been enough to sink a male studio head), it was obvious that she wasn’t going anywhere.”

      The fact that the civil war could never have been won by the anti-KK side doesn’t mean one wasn’t going on.

      February 18, 2021 at 9:23 pm
    • Codex Reply

      Speaking of which: If you are an old EQ player check out Log Horizon.

      February 19, 2021 at 9:03 am
  • Brick Hardslab Reply

    The hardest part was explaining to my grandsons why we don’t watch Disney or Star Wars together anymore

    February 18, 2021 at 8:09 pm
  • Tommy Hill Reply

    We are now at the point of cheering Ryan Johnson’s trilogy hopes, because it will revive you tube channels.
    I haven’t seen any star wars since the farce awakens, but I’ve watched hours of YouTube pounding Disney with verbal abuse.
    So yes I do want Ryan to get a trilogy, it will be a festival of violence.

    February 18, 2021 at 9:03 pm
  • Seeker Reply

    I never really bought into the civil war idea. It seemed more a case that JF just isn’t into the type of political filmmaking of ultra modern hollywood. And even though profit isn’t the only motivator for Disney, his success with the lion king 2019 (albeit monetary rather than artistic imo) did set him up for his own series. I think he’s also donated to the Clinton foundation before, so he’s still in their good graces politically. DF has never really been opposed to the KK agenda (if you look at what he’s said on the subject), albeit he’s also not someone who makes a habit of being overly politicized with his own productions. He was one of the people who wanted to replace luke with leia in the sequels and laid the foundation for them deleting the EU.

    The real thing they were doing with the Mandalorian was creating a proof of concept series with their new filmmaking technology. My understanding is that it cuts the budget of high quality films to the point where the George Lucas dream of 50 million dollar CGI infused films is now possible, as well as high quality television. Shame that happened just as all the ability to write died in favor of flashy propaganda, but maybe somebody decent will get their hands on the tech in the future.

    Star wars ultimately died in 2012 (and was in terminal decline even in the later Lucas years). The body just spasmed a few times since then.

    February 18, 2021 at 9:38 pm
  • David Gerard Reply

    Great piece, very informative

    February 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm
  • Gryunt Burguntly Reply

    “in their own self-interest”

    It’s pretty simple: their interest isn’t financial. I know ,that heresy in the modern myth of Murica, but it’s true.

    “maybe somebody decent will get their hands on the tech in the future.”

    Good, as long as someone secures some distribution channels.

    February 19, 2021 at 12:33 am
  • Dane Reply

    Stupid(or perhaps naive and not well-read)people wished that the publicist lie about “the civil war” were true.. maybe the first hint about their cognitive abilities were that they liked the Mando, despite that the episodes are written like a Nickelodeon cartoon.

    February 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm

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