Right. The difference is the internet. Anyone not born yesterday should realize that.
In my best Obi Wan:
Your father's Starlog. This is the weapon of a true fan. Not as clumsy or random as a forum; an elegant publication for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the magazines were the guardians of information and marketing in the Old Days. Before the dark times... before the Internet.
Yes, absolutely, the internet has made it possible for everything to be spoiled in advance, they don't want that, and many of us fans don't want that. I want to see the trailers, when they determine the proper time to see them. I don't want to know the entire plot a year in advance, and feel like I've already watched the movie before when I show up in the theatre to see it. Another thing, with Plot twists, people will complain about how predictable the plot twists were, of course they're predictable, if you have a full year in advance knowing the entire plot.
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?