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Ep. 040 - Star Wars and Superheroes: Future of a Franchise?

May 1, 2019

There are a lot of similarities between Star Wars and the various famous superhero franchises of Marvel and DC. They both star larger-than-life characters in epic stories of good vs. evil, filled with action and spectacle and fun. Both appeal to a wide variety of consumers, young and old alike. Both are merchandised to an absurd degree and make their owners obscene amounts of money. Given these similarities, our gentleman hosts sat down to discuss: will Star Wars mirror the strengths and the flaws of superhero stories? Are both bound for the same future? How many tangents can we explore in one episode?