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Thomas Woods
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When I cared about Star Wars I would say, don't ever do
this. Now that I don't care much for it, do whatever.
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Some properties should NEVER crossover, this is one of
them! Sorry Robbie!
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Bar the fun things like Muppets, no. Never.
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What Bill said. 
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...how about a Doctor Who/Reed Richards crossover?

See, now that could work -- tho there would most certainly be the usual whining from the idiot squad, demanding to know why they had not me "before".

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I have never thought of Star Wars and Star Trek inhabiting the same reality. Star Wars is just -- and rightly so -- too much of a fable, where Star Trek asks us to accept as much as possible its real connection to us. Star Wars doesn't require answering, really, any questions: just take it for what it is. And if you start asking needless questions of the original movie, you end up with the sequels, which are bad enough, and, worse, the prequels. Star Trek, of course, is not science but science fiction, so it's obviously not real and, as fiction, it demands also not over-thinking. But even given that, it wants to be taken as even as a fantasy something directly related to who we, the human race of the past 50 years, are and might, given all the license of science fiction, might become.


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Jozef Brandt
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Well, considering how Star Wars barely crosses over with itself these days...
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I wonder if the incursions of the Empire might have attracted the attention of the Guardians of the Universe? Certainly not Hal Jordan and John Stewart's corps, but Green Lanterns vs the Sith seems pretty intriguing to me.
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I hope fervently that Star Wars never crosses over with anything. Like Bill Collins said above, some concepts simply shouldn't cross over with others.

Maybe there's some way the right creative team could pull it off--IDW's inter-property crossovers, like Trek/POTA and TNG/Doctor Who, have been really good--but, try as I might, I can't see it working for Star Wars.  
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The heated debate that I saw sparked by this pic a while back, pretty much sums up why I don't think crossovers between Star Wars and any other franchise work..


As the pertinent question that came out of it is who would have access to the Force? If you are saying that other fictional characters already exist in a Star Wars universe, and the Force permeates everything there, then wouldn't they have access to it too? And if you go down the other route of them visiting the Star Wars universe, then how long until they do start 'feeling the force?' Would it be instant?

It's sort of like the Scarlet Witch having access to more magic when she appeared in the DC Universe during JLA-Avengers. But then that series had the Flash no longer having access to his speed 'force' in a different universe. Would the same happen to Star Wars characters if for instance they crossed over to the Star Trek universe?

It's like one of these unsolvable questions that was maybe never meant to be asked. Because Star Wars and it's Force was never designed to be interacting with characters beyond their universe. And to me that's what makes it nearly impossible to force a cross over there. Star Wars is kinda it's own thing, and probably should remain so at that.

But maybe I'm over-thinking it. There's probably a writer out there that could make it work..



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Mr. Scott - one consideration for you. What if there are characters in a given crossover realm who already have access to the Force and are using it, without knowing it's called the Force? Or by using it in different ways?

Perhaps Nabu the Wise was a Jedi Master, and Kent (Dr. Fate) Nelson is actually a practitioner of the Force? Or possibly Hogwart's (etc.) is a Jedi Academy? Again, unknowingly - but the Force might manifest itself in a number of ways. 

I think we could all name a franchise or two or three where there are characters with "superhuman" abilities that might be manifestations of the Force.
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