The news that Disney had bought Lucasfilms, and with it, the right to make as many Star Wars films as they want, will have undoubtedly been met with sighs and looks of haughty derision from sci-fi fans. And rightly so.

The man in the crosshair of every nerd's 'to scale' model blaster rifle is Disney chief exec Robert Iger, who said of his new impulse buy: "We love the fact that this will take its place in our live-action strategy as a known and loved brand. We really like Star Wars potential on TV, and Disney XD would be a great home for that," in a statement quoted by E!

If only there were a supergeek out there with $4.05 billion to spare, who really knew what Star Wars fans wanted; maybe they'd try and rectify Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace by eradicating all evidence of Jar Jar Binks on the planet. Perhaps they'd halt The Clone Wars animated franchise in its tracks, and save every genuine fan's sighs every time they walk into a comic book store. 

If there is a supergeek out there, and they had $4.05b dollars, and they were that much of a Star Wars fan, they'd plough all that money into the production of a real life lightsaber. We know we would. But what are Disney going to do with the epic Sci-fi goliath? Well, all signs point to 'ruin it', but who for? Star Wars fans, that's who, but younger enthusiasts will undoubtedly lap it up, and that means copious amounts of cash for the Disney fat cats.