I hate to break this to you, but that is an edited video where they take people's reactions to Soccer matches, comedy shows, and Wrestling. People weren't watching Picard season 3 like that.
Star Wars' "dormant phase" would be more properly 1986-1991 -- from the winding down of the Marvel comic and Nelvana cartoons to the publication of Heir to the Empire. In that time, there was only the West End Games dice-and-paper RPG and anything written for it.Star Trek was mainstream in the 60s. If anything made Star Trek stay mainstream, I would say it was the 1980s as a whole. All the TOS films(TWOK-TFF), reruns of TOS and TAS, and new episodes of TNG made it a Sci Fi juggernaut of the decade. Sure, Star Wars started out strong, but had nothing going for it in the last half of the decade all the way until 1999, where as Star trek had 20 years of constant new TV series and films. Like most of Star Trek that people know, The Voyage Home through First Contact, TNG, DS9, and even parts Voyager, all happened between the time of Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.
If anything, TNG brought even more "nerd" types into it. There's absolutely nothing about it that appeals to any mainstream.
Voyager is the only series I'm aware of that's enjoyed by people who can't get into other Trek series.
Star Wars' "dormant phase" would be more properly 1986-1991 -- from the winding down of the Marvel comic and Nelvana cartoons to the publication of Heir to the Empire. In that time, there was only the West End Games dice-and-paper RPG and anything written for it.
While Shadows of the Empire was a popular console game with a tie-in toyline, there were a lot of Lucas Arts produced PC games back then too. Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Rebellion, and a few other games dominated on the PC. Giving us lots of the lore we love today, like the Dark troopers, TIE Defenders, and more.Let's also not forget about the 1997 re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS, and the release of the Shadows of the Empire video game. Both of those certainly brought about a resurgence of interest in Star Wars.
At that time, both of those certainly got me and all my friends all talking about Star Wars and buying up a whole bunch of the Kenner toys to play with. And we were just little kids who all completely missed out on the 80s and knew nothing of Star Wars's past popularity. All it took were those three videotapes and that one video game to get us all hooked on Star Wars.
I never got hooked on Star Wars. I always wondered why it was more popular than Star Trek when the whole Star Wars franchise consisted of only three movies.
Star Wars the first movie was low budget, not very realistic looking at all.
Empire Strikes Back did not have a proper ending, which left moviegoers “at the time” feeling unsatisfied.
Return of the Jedi was clearly a rush job. George Lucas was still making up the story as he went along. He was trying to decide whether to make Luke and Leia lovers. Also his marriage fell apart and he blamed Star Wars. So he wanted to be done with it and wrapped up the story prematurely, when there was supposed to be three more movies.
They adopted one daughter, Amanda Lucas, who was born in 1981. Due to her husband's commitments to the Star Wars films and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Marcia grew impatient in her marriage as she blamed his workaholism and emotional blockage. In mid-1982, she asked for a divorce, but in order to maintain a positive public image, George asked her to wait until after the release of Return of the Jedi to go public with the decision. On June 13, 1983, George formally announced at Skywalker Ranch that he and Marcia were divorcing; the couple would share custody of their daughter while Marcia would relocate to Los Angeles. When the divorce was finalized, she reportedly received $50 million from the settlement.
Marcia later married Tom Rodrigues, a stained glass artist who worked as a production manager at Skywalker Ranch from 1980 to 1983, whom she met before divorcing George. In 1985, the couple had a daughter, Amy Rodrigues. Lucas and Rodrigues divorced in 1993.
That was a line by Yoda that was out of place. I had to assume he was talking about Leia in order for it to make any sense..They didn't really have the story locked down, and had planned on bringing in someone else for the third film to be the other hope Yoda talked about.