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"The End of Star Wars, But Not Its Fans"

Thanks to all of you for your incredibly kind support about my NPR interview today on the "Talk of the Nation" program about the Star Wars phenomenon and the nature of fandom. I'm not particularly good about thinking on my feet -- dammit, Jim, I'm a writer, not an orator! -- but, for what it's worth, it's now available online as streaming audio HERE. The interview came right after my first viewing of Revenge of the Sith... wow.


Warning! My quote for the day includes mild spoilers:

When Obi-Wan moved to follow, Yoda's gimer stick barred his way. "A moment, Master Kenobi. In your solitude on Tatooine, training I have for you. I and my new Master."

Obi-Wan blinked. "Your new Master?"

"Yes." Yoda smiled up at him. "And your old one..."


from the novel Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stowe

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eldritchhobbit
May. 20th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
Suspects dedicated Qui/Obi shippers will be having a celebratory party at this news :) I'm inclined to join them!

I know exactly what you mean! I'm so pleased that he's brought into the story again at this stage and shown to have made such a connection with the Force that he can retain his individuality. Now we know who taught Yoda and Obi-Wan to become the blue ghosties! And the idea that Obi-Wan is not all alone in his desert exile is such a comfort.

I'm doing the happy dance, too. I'm so sorry about the audio file, but many thanks for being interested! I really appreciate it.