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Star Wars fan group buy San Francisco billboard space to plead for return of Expanded Universe

April 30th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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In a move that says more about fandom than many of us would like, a Star Wars fan group has rented a billboard in San Francisco to send a message to Lucasfilm.

The poster was organised by a group called Give Us Legends, who got $4,784 through crowdfunding to pay for it. Essentially, the thing is a 5-grand begging letter to restart licensed works in the old Star Wars Expanded Universe, now referred to as Legends ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and began working on new Star Wars stuff.

This isn’t the first time that fans have tried to take action to get Expanded Universe properties back up and running. Remember this gang of crapwits? But this is definitely an improvement on the Grinch-like actions of the other lot. Who knows, maybe the House of Mouse will realise that there’s cash to be made and start releasing books and comics under a new Legends banner? It’s an idea.

If anyone want me, I’ll be working on my Sith costume for Star Wars Celebration Europe…

Source: IGN

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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