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'Star Wars' saturation more dense than a holiday fruit cake [Commentary]

'Star Wars' saturation more dense than a holiday fruit cake [Commentary]

Last week was the first time I made and broke a New Year's resolution before New Year's Day.

The original "Star Wars" came out in May 1977, just as I was graduating from high school. It was a cool movie, different, y'know. Futuristic and retro at the same time. Space opera was dead when "Star Wars" came along. Its out-of-nowhere success single-handedly revived the genre.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" did not come out of nowhere. Months before its December 2015 release, the latest entry in George Lucas' storied franchise had become inescapable, as every conceivable media outlet trumpeted its coming. We saw the kitschy logo plastered on a...

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