Aug 28, 2019
The week on Beltway Banthas, in
a 90-minute marathon run, we cover a lot of ground on Star Wars,
politics and religion. In the main segment Stephen Kent is joined
by Matthew Neugebauer to
analyze Star Wars fandom and its troubles over the decades. A video
Wisecrack serves as the starting point for an analogy of
fandom by understanding Protestant Reformation and the concept of a
'legitimation crisis'. Basically, in social science, what does it
take to unravel social order and how can that be applied to the
life of Star Wars fans.
Starting off the show, Caleb Franz guests to talk about D23
announcements and the new Rise of Skywalker teaser, an Obi-Wan
Kenobi series and much more.