November 2, 2012 4:14 PM

Star Wars, Disney, and the campaign

Last week, amid the down-to-the-wire politicking and the shocking natural disasters, came a pressing piece of cultural news: Disney is acquiring Lucasfilm and making plans to release more “Star Wars” movies. This has horrified some rabid “Star Wars” fans, who worry that their beloved franchise will get overrun by princesses, or that the characters in future sci-fi flicks will suddenly break out in song. (One word for you on that: Ewoks.)

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