Todd and Eric begin their discussions of the “sequel” trilogy in the Skywalker Saga! They discuss the things they liked, the things that seem to have gotten some of the old school purists upset, and how what really matters are the memories that they made enjoying the film with their families.
Read The Podcast: Spoiling Star Wars with Eric: The Force Awakens
The Force Awakens made old-school fans like Todd and Eric rejoice, but also brought in some new blood to the Star Wars Universe.
Star War Fans Demographics
We don’t believe in stealing – but we do believe in distribution. QuantCast.com did a great “study” on the fans of Star Wars. Since we have an SEO on the TodCast PodCast team – we think they will appreciate the backlink and will let us use some of their data for this article.
Typical fan was Male (18-44)
Watches science, history, and horror TV Shows
Works in IT or Legal
Well, seems like these characteristics match up pretty closely with the hosts of the show.
Eric Hersey – mid-30s, loves Disney History, and works in web design.
Todd Hersey – mid-40s, Reads Books, and programs.
Okay, these facts aren’t that revolutionary. QuantCast does a great job breaking down favorite character by age/gender/income/etc…
Check out the full article to see who your favorite character should be.
The Force Awakens is Their Star Wars
Todd and Eric will always think of the original trilogy as the main and best Star Wars. Maybe (even though it’s hard to believe) some of the mid-90 children might call the Prequels their Star Wars. Eric’s youth will almost certainly call Rey, Finn, and BB-8 their Star Wars heroes.
Even though it breaks the order, young Hunter and Lainee (and older Lauren) watched The Force Awakens first. This made Rey the Luke Skywalker – which was intended by the moviemakers (right?).
It was no surprise when they geeked out meeting her and friends at Walt Disney World. More importantly, they were excited for each of the new releases – much like the originals in the late ’70s. Wonderful marketing for decades by the folks at Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and now Disney.
The Next Generation
With streaming hits like The Mandalorian and the end of the Skywalker saga, who will young Miles call his Luke? Baby Yoda?
Be sure to keep listening to The TodCast PodCast and we will report in 10-years.
Podcast Show Notes, References, and Links
This episode has been annoying the fanboys since September 19th, 2020.
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