@NoodleFighter: Star Wars has always been more aimed towards "Fantasy" then "Sci-Fi" itself but I guess what makes it more Fantasy is the fact the series never takes place on Earth nor in the Star Wars lore they never discover planet Earth is what makes Star Wars so special.
Star Trek however is definitely more Sci-Fi.
I don't like Star Trek either tried watching it but it's just too boring for me too. I don't think the lore around the Earth based on what you're telling me is much interesting either unless they imply that all the humans in the far far away galaxy originated from Earth or they're an alien race that just happens to look human.
I've never been huge on Star Wars either, for me I think its the insane commercialization and annoying fanboys that turn me off more than anything else.
then again, I like Lord of the Rings which is in a similar boat some maybe something else that turns me off the IP.
that being said, i'm optimistic about Jedi: Fallen Order. I reckon Respawn are probably EA's best studio at this point (aka king of the garbage pile)
i'll probably end up playing it
The commercialization of the franchise is also a turn off too. It also repelled me from the current Marvel because everything is being turned into the MCU and things that aren't such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four being owned by Fox before they were owned by Disney being purposely sabotaged in way possible.
"Science Fantasy" is a term that is sometimes used. Basically, if you try and explain the mad shit that happens it's sci-fi, if you just shrug and say don't worry about it, it's fantasy. Depends on what parts of the (extremely) extended universe you look at though.
"The Force is a mysterious energy that binds us all" = fantasy, same as Gandalf casting a spell. It just happens, we don't need to know or care why or how.
"The Force comes from little parasitic creatures in our blood called midichlorians that let us tap into their energy" = science, an attempt to explain seemingly magical acts with a rational explanation based on observation of natural phenomena. Not very well, in this case, I think...
Same deal with lightsaber colours, it used to be (in the original trilogy) a fantasy thing of the goodies using bright colour blades and the baddies using evil red blades. Think they did a whole science-y explanation of crystal types to explain that, too...
Personally, I prefer the fantasy thing of just saying **** it, the Force exists and baddies use red blades. I don't care why :P
Your explanation of magic working because its magic is one of the main turnoffs to why I don't like most fantasy settings. The only medieval fantasy story I really like is Berserk because it is not your typical dungeons & dragons setting and has a fairly good explanation on how magic works and why their world is the way it is. The explanation of the force in Star Wars is pretty stupid and better off being left as this mysterious thing.
I believe why I like Warframe so much despite being Sci Fantasy is that it has a good balance of sci fi and fantasy and brings some unique things to it. Most other sci fi fantasy I've been exposed to is just European medieval fantasy put in a futuristic/space setting. Warframe instead has a futuristic amalgamation of most ancient civilizations which makes its setting stand out more in comparison. Their are no aliens to have as stand in mythical races like in Star Wars, despite how advanced humanity's technology is they're still alone. The fantasy element of Warframe works better than Destiny and Star Wars. While warframes are technically space magic it is done in a way that is more well thought out and still leaves mystery behind it so it isn't ruined with a dumb explanation like how the force works in Star Wars.