I was but the learner, but now I am the master.

§ December 16th, 2016 § Filed under retailing, star trek, star wars § 10 Comments

…Well, okay, perhaps that quote from Star Wars Episode IV: Remember When There Was Just the One Movie is overstating things a bit, but it was kind of odd to have my former boss Ralph from the previous place of employment come to my shop and fill in for me for most of this Thursday. Yes, I was my old boss’s boss for part of a day, and yes, that seemed strange. But it was quite nice of him to step in, as I was attending funeral services for my girlfriend’s mother at that time. He reported that there were more than a few shocked faces after walking into my store that day and seeing him behind the counter…some folks hadn’t seen Ralph in years got to catch up with him again! (And he’s still selling comics, but just doesn’t own a store, so it’s not like I handed the keys over to a competing shop or anything.) (Or did I? Dun-dun-DUNNNN.)

Anyway, I’ve had a long Thursday, and a long week in general, I’m pretty wiped out, so I’m putting a cap on this week here at Progressive Ruin Industries. I’ll let the batteries refresh over the weekend and I’ll be back in fightin’ trim on Monday.

Though, just so there’s some actual Star Warsian content to justify the title of this post, there’s a couple of things that came up on Twitter last night that I’d been thinking about for a while, and wanted to pose to you folks.

1. It seems like (to me anyway) it’s only a matter of time before Marvel starts mixing the Star Wars license with the regular Marvel Universe. I mean, beyond special variant covers…I’m talking actual comic book stories like Super-Villain Team-up with Darth Vader and Magneto or a Vision/R2D2 crossover or something. How likely do you think that’ll happen?

2. I believe that within my lifetime, I will see an official Star Wars/Star Trek crossover of some sort…probably in the comics, maybe in a novel, almost certainly not in live action. Now, with Disney having dumped four billion smackers into the franchise, there’s almost certainly no need for Star Wars to “team up” with anything, as the films don’t need any sort of gimmicky sales boost, beyond the gimmicky sales boost of being a Star Wars movie. But I think all it takes is one or two or a half-dozen box office crashing turkeys to drive either property to such desperate measures. Star Trek certainly hasn’t been shy about crossing over with other company’s properties, so it feels like that side of the deal wouldn’t say “no.” Think this will happen? In my lifetime? In any of our lifetimes? In the far-flung fuuuuuture?

10 Responses to “I was but the learner, but now I am the master.”

  • MrJM says:

    “I was but the challenger, but now I am the champion.”

    I’m holding out for an Ed McMahon cameo in a Star Wars/Star Search crossover.

    — MrJM

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    I think a Star Wars/ROM/Howard the Duck crossover would nicely employ the lawyers. I’d love to see the R2-D2-Howard interactions, and I think ROM and C-3P0 could have a nice little side quest together.

    Also, I was so heartened to see in the latest issue of Star Wars, there was a short story in the back which prominently featured the GNK Power Droid. That guy’s a breakout character who’s been waiting for his chance to shine for years now.

  • Corey says:

    Considering how sluggish Marvel’s sales have been this year, I would be surprised if there haven’t been at least one or two “hey, do you think Disney would let us… ?” conversations around the ol’ bullpen.

  • Mike Loughlin says:

    Star Wars/ Marvel: Yes, I’m sure that will happen eventually, If Marvel sales continue to slide, maybe with a Wolverine vs. Boba Fett zero issue. Actually, not Wolverine because that’s a non-MCU movie character…. Wolverine’s Non-Union Inhuman Equivalent vs. Boba Fett, then.

    Star Wars/ Star Trek: I doubt it. Star Trek has crossed over w/ several properties, but none owned by Disney. I’m sure they view Trek as the arch-enemy of Wars. Hell, I can see Archie meets Star Trek before Trek Wars: Episode IV: A New Frontier (followed by The Klingon Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Federation).

  • philip says:

    Like the SW “prequels” I like the idea of these but I hope to heck none of them ever happen. Were they to make any of these things canon, or even “imaginary tales,” I fear it would be a huge disappointment. I know I would skip them. And I know that my opinion will send waves of fear through the Disney boardroom.

  • Green Luthor says:

    If Marvel did those X-Men/Star Trek crossovers, I’d have to assume a Marvel/Star Wars crossover is probably close to guaranteed. (Not that they’ll incorporate SW into the Marvel Universe proper, but one-shot/mini-series crossovers? Probably at least a 99% probability.)

  • Skinslip says:

    1. Winter Soldier and Han Solo fighting space pirates. Nuff said.

    2. I will most assuredly see it in my lifetime. You might get lucky.

  • Randal says:

    I’ve got Disney Infinity 3.0. The crossovers have already happened!

  • Pal Cully says:

    Send Ralph my love.

  • LondonKdS says:

    Well, IDW did a Trek/Doctor Who crossover comic, which many people in the UK thought would never happen, so a Trek/Wars one isn’t impossible.