A collaborative event with the Cambridge Science Festival, Aeronaut Brewery, and SRC.
How does the fan culture around Star Wars resemble a religion- with its founders, factions, neophytes, converts and apostates? The fervent love- and hate- that this series inspires in its fans, resemble rituals of practice, community and identity that we often speak of when talking about religions. We explore the reactions and ramifications of the decanonization of the extended Star Wars universe for the release of the 2015 Episode VII - and ask the fundamental question: why do we care? How has this series become so deeply important to so many?
The People vs. George Lucas film viewing after the panel discussion!
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