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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

Comments

agentxpndble
May. 24th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
I've re-inserted my IV... Erm... DSL connection. I'm tacking on to this one since it will allow me to say "ditto"!

...Lovely to hear your voice - accent, cosiness, and all. I feel like a stalker. lol.
AND you managed not to mention John Castle! (:o


LOL! I must say, your voice is so unexpectedly "sweet". :::snicker:::

I was able to see the movie on Saturday night - I was a bit distracted as we swooshed off two car loads of family to the theater after the BIG PARTY and we were all a bit tired. I was not expecting to be brought so completely back around to our first moments with SW at the end and it actually brought me to tears. A "Richard and the Penny" moment - flew back in time to some of the few good moments of my youth.

I thought of you during *all* the light sabre fights. ;-)

I like what you said in the interview about the loss of oral storytelling and the need for community/culture in the fan realm.

You sounded great! I guess you had to earn that title, didn't you...?
eldritchhobbit
May. 25th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
So glad you're back!

LOL! I must say, your voice is so unexpectedly "sweet". :::snicker:::

*grimaces* then *blows raspberry* :)

I like what you said in the interview about the loss of oral storytelling and the need for community/culture in the fan realm.

Thank you SO much! That was the main idea I was really hoping would come across. I really appreciate it.

was not expecting to be brought so completely back around to our first moments with SW at the end and it actually brought me to tears.

I know exactly what you mean! Me, too.

Your kind words really have made my day! Thanks for listening...