An idea popped up in another thread entitled Re: Is 'Mass Effect' "The Most Impt. Sci-Fi Universe of Our Generation in which The Lensman essentially asked what was. His answer was While I disagree as it was first a series of novels aimed at children and then 8 Hollywood feature films based on those movies I instead think that The Lord of The Rings trilogy of movies in the 2000s (and including The Hobbit films in 2012) were instead having a closer cultural impact to Star Wars since Star Wars 1977-2005 films were released. Technically a Lord of the Rings film even came out in 1978. The Lord of the Rings 3 volumes of novels were Published 21st of July 1954 and October 1955. The films came out between 2001-2003. The Hobbit films come out 2012 & 2013 and are a prequel to the Lord of the Rings story. What do you guys think as far as franchises and the biggest and cultural impact? No not a list of the top 5 or top 10 but your choice for the biggest.