Every so often in the history of entertainment, the beloved writer of a globally-popular franchise makes a massive, tin-eared blunder — a decision that leads fans to revolt in one way or another

It happened when Arthur Conan-Doyle sent Sherlock Holmes to his doom over the Reichenbach Falls (intending to kill off his popular detective, a decision Conan-Doyle later reversed in the face of public outrage). It happened again in the Star Wars prequel film The Phantom Menace, when George Lucas linked the presence of the all-powerful Force to microscopic creatures called midi-chlorians (a decision Lucasfilm later tried to rationalize) Read more…

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