#13 - Star Wars Fans
It's a new season, and what better than to draw parallels to our first season by talking about Star Wars fans!
What do you call Star Wars fans? Is there really a big difference between them and Star Trek fans? How have they kept fans interested in the 40 years of Star Wars??
May the force be with you on this week's episode!
Everyone's a fan!
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Play-by-play 00:07 - Theme Song 00:00 - Introduction 01:27 - Who are Star Wars Fans? 03:34 - Trivia 20:06 - Why are people fans of Star Wars? 38:36 - Gender segregation in (Star Wars) Fandom 44:09 - Fans of the week 56:07 - Spotlight: [The 501st Legion!](http://www.501st.com/) 59:32 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast 1:01:19 - Outtakes
Citations ["Meet the Star Wars Fans Who Lined Up Two Weeks Before the Premiere"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuVrWbc9ijo) ["Why we love Star Wars: an explainer for 'normal' people"](http://www.wired.co.uk/article/why-i-love-star-wars-explained) ["People Watch Star Wars For The First Time | Syfy Wire"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BVxK0GUpWI) ["I watched all 6 'Star Wars' films for the first time, in one sitting"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ni7mxRCBrA) ["STAR WARS subreddit, I need your help! Why do you love STAR WARS?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/34agxp/star_wars_subreddit_i_need_your_help_why_do_you/) ["This Is What It's Like To Watch Star Wars For The First Time"](https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/34agxp/star_wars_subreddit_i_need_your_help_why_do_you/) ["'I Got Emotional Reading This': Diego Luna Shares Touching 'Star Wars' Fan Tribute to Importance of Diversity"](http://ktla.com/2017/01/04/i-got-emotional-reading-this-diego-luna-shares-
touching-star-wars-fan-tribute-to-importance-of-diversity/) ["An Unofficial 'Star Wars' Convention in England Was Incredibly Depressing"](https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/people-are-really-mad-at-an-unofficial-star-wars-convention-because-dreams-are-very-foolish-109) ["Carrie Fisher's Unsung Legacy"](http://legit-writing-tips.tumblr.com/post/155032253840/carrie-fishers-unsung-legacy) ["Culture Wars"](https://thewalrus.ca/culture-wars/) ["Fanlore - Don't Call Me "Widow""](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Don%27t_Call_Me_%22Widow%22) ["Fans Reconstruct Authentic Version of Star Wars, AS It Was Shown in Theaters in 1977"](http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/fans-reconstruct-authentic-version-of-star-wars.html) ["Hardware Wars: The Mother of All Star Wars Fan Films (and the Most Profitable Short Film Ever Made)"](http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/hardware-wars-the-mother-of-all-star-wars-fan-films.html) ["Hundreds of Fans Collectively Remade Star Wars; Now They remake the Empire Strikes
Back"](http://www.openculture.com/2012/10/hundreds_of_fans_collectively_remade_istar_warsi_now_they_remake_ithe_empire_strikes_backi.html) ["Reylo: The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fan Fiction Ship Between Rey and Kylo Ren is Popular and Controversial"](http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/reylo/471768/) ["Selling the Soul of Star Wars"](http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/09/the-most-soulful-soulless-reboot-of-star-wars-yet/380054/) ["Star Wars Gets Dubbed into Navajo: A Fun Way to Preserve and Teach a Fading Language"](http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/star-wars-gets-dubbed-into-navajo.html) ["The Force of Collecting Star Wars Cards"](http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-star-wars-card-collector-paul-holstein/) ["The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn't Want You To See"](http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-star-wars-george-lucas-doesnt-want-you-to-see/379184/?single_page=true) ["Thousands of Turkish
Students Sign Petition to Build Jedi Temple on University Campus"](http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/thousands-of-turkish-students-sign-petition-to-build-jedi-temple-on-university-campus-10161225.html) ["What It Looked Like to be a Star Wars Fan in 1977"](http://time.com/4148344/star-wars-fans-1977/) ["Wikipedia - Cultural Impact of Star Wars"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_impact_of_Star_Wars) ["What should Star Wars fans be called"](https://www.inverse.com/article/9271-what-should-star-wars-fans-be-called) ["Star Trek Fans may be more upscale than Star Trek fans"](http://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2016/12/15/star-wars-fans-are-more-upscale-than-star-trek-fans/#1f9f15fe3c9b) ["How to become a star wars fan"](http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Star-Wars-Fan) ["Simon Pegg's Blunt Opinion Of Star Wars Prequel Fans"](http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Simon-Pegg-Blunt-Opinion-Star-Wars-Prequel-Fans-93467.html) ["Why does Star Wars have so many passionate
fans"](https://www.quora.com/Why-does-Star-Wars-have-so-many-passionate-fans) ["Why do many people identify as a "Star Wars" or a "Star Trek" fan? Does it have to be either/or"](http://screenprism.com/insights/article/why-do-some-people-identify-as-a-star-wars-or-star-trek-fan-does-it-have-to) ["How Female fans made 'Star Wars' their own"](http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/movies/how-female-fans-made-star-wars-their-own.html) ["Young Jedi ready for 'Rogue One' with Lowe's help"](https://newsroom.lowes.com/inspiring-people/lowes-helps-young-star-wars-fan/) ["Fanlore - Star Wars"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Star_Wars) ["Rebellions are built on hope: why rogue one matters now more than ever"](http://www.cbr.com/rebellions-are-built-on-hope-why-rogue-one-matters-now-more-than-ever/) ["Rebellions are built on hope: Rogue One writers share safety pin logo"](http://www.themarysue.com/star-wars-safety-pin/) ["Why we love Star Wars: an explainer for 'normal'
people"](http://www.wired.co.uk/article/why-i-love-star-wars-explained) ["Star Trek and Star wars"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Star_Trek_and_Star_Wars) ["Who Comes With Summer"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Who_Comes_With_Summer)
Credits Music: Al this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Darth Vader"](https://thenounproject.com/term/darth-vader/40308) by [ARudmann](https://thenounproject.com/ARudmann) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)
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