Tuesday, December 5, 2006

News: Fanboys get props

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McClatchy Newspapers reports that more than 200 “Star Wars” Stormtroopers will march with George Lucas in the Rose Bowl parade on New Year’s Day. The McClatchy story goes on to give props to fans who keep their favorite franchises alive long after they leave the theaters or networks, and relates how many fans raise funds for charitable causes.

The story mentions British filmmaker Sky Wilson’s documentary “George and Me,” in which Wilson interviews “Star Wars” fans around the world. Wilson hosts "Inside Report," an online TV show about Web-based indie films.

“The film aims to show that the traditional stereotype of the "geeky" fan has little value in today's world and that being a fan of something can really enrich your life and give you the courage to shoot for the stars,” a post on the “George and Me” Web site stated.

Also mentioned is "Done The Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity," about how fans helped to get the “Firefly” film “Serenity” made.

- Watch the “George and Me” trailer here.
- Watch the “Done The Impossible” trailer here.

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