Why is Star Wars so popular?

Jared Belcher & Matt Shillington

The 7th movie in the Star Wars saga is about to hit theaters and the movie promotion is in full swing. Star Wars stuff is everywhere. Unlike perhaps any other media franchise, Star Wars enjoys a fanbase that transcends all genders, ages, backgrounds, and incomes. What is it about these particular movies that make them so popular? Jared Belcher and Matt Shillington consider a few possible explanations in this light-hearted episode.