Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Funny He Be. Silly He is!

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Oh, what a sad and terrible headline from WENN today! I weep at the cruel words:

"McGregor: Star Wars Fans Scare Me'"

Say it ain't so! But here's the tragic, awful report:
Scottish screen hunk Ewan McGregor is frightened by Star Wars fans and their devoted fervor for the sci-fi saga.

The 34-year-old actor, who plays the young Obi-Wan Kenobi, found working on the three prequel Star Wars movies uninspiring as they focused more on special effects than performance - but he is even less enthusiastic about the films' die hard enthusiasts.

He says, "There's this huge following, which is weird. They have big meets and conventions, and I find it all a bit frightening. Once this guy met me at a stage door when I was doing a play in London. The guy yelled, 'Obi-Wan. Do you have any advice for a trainee Jedi?' I just said, 'No, don't be so ridiculous.' It's just so weird, it really is."

Rabid Star Wars fans "ridiculous?" "Weird?" "Frightening?" This is an outrage! A travesty! This is totallly unaccept--oh, hang on. Wait a minute. Wait one gosh-darn minute! I know what's going on. Fear not, o great mass of Star Wars fans, because Ewan MacGregor is quite obviously re-enacting a scene from the yet-to-be-released-but-hotly-discussed-in-the-message-boards Episode VII: "The Enemy Within," in which Obi-Wan is beamed up from the planet Mustafar and a transporter malfunction produces an evil Obi-Wan twin!

What a brilliant idea! Oh, that Ewan. Always with the jokes! He almost had me. 'Tis that Scottish sense of humor! Whew! That was a close one...Besides, what does he really have to worry about? Star Wars fanatics are as normal as you or I. They live, they love--if you prick them, do they not bleed?

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Well, maybe he should be just a teensy bit worried...

Also, this brings up an interesting phenomenon. Friend of Felt Up Terri R. (who is no stranger to Star Wars-mania) has pointed out that while Star Trek fans are known far and wide--in fact, where no man has gone before--as "Trekkies," there is no universally-accepted term, in galaxies near or far, far away, for Star Wars fans. She came up with the rather brilliant "Fando Calrisseans." I believe I recall that Chepo P. mentioned once that some fans have tried to get "Star Warriors" into the lexicon, but luckily the Force was not with them on that one.

Any other suggestions from the Felt Up army?

4 comments:

chepo said...

Good God. I need a new hobbie. How bout Lord of the Rings?

chepo said...

I spelled hobby "hobbie". Hobbie is the name of one of the Rebel Snowspeeder pilots from "Empire Strikes Back".

Anonymous said...

"... there is no universally-accepted term, in galaxies near or far, far away, for Star Wars fans."

Dorks?

Anonymous said...

mr./mrs. anonymous: be proud of calling star wars fans the highly original, "dorks"! show your face, good sir/madam!

chepo: there is a big LOTR exhibit opening at a houston museum this summer.

Terri R.