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Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths / Ryan Britt.

Britt, Ryan. (Author).

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Formatted Contents Note: Out of the sideshows -- The birds, the bees, and Barbarella -- I know it's only science fiction, but I like it -- Luke Skywalker can't read -- Wearing Dracula's pants -- The sounds of science fiction -- Baker Streets on infinite earths: Sherlock Holmes as the eternal sci-fi superhero -- All you McFlys: a Back to the future theory of everything -- Imagine there's no Frodo (I wonder if you can) -- Regeneration no. 9 -- No, Luke, Captain Kirk is your father -- Hipster robots will save us all -- Nobody gets mad about Hamlet remakes: rise of the relevant superheroes -- The fans awaken.
Summary, etc.: ""Ryan Britt is the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery."--Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline"--
Subject: Science fiction History and criticism
Science fiction films History and criticism
Popular culture
Science fiction films History and criticism
Popular culture
Genre: Science fiction.
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264 1. ‡aNew York, New York : ‡bPlume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, ‡c[2015]
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references.
5050 . ‡aOut of the sideshows -- The birds, the bees, and Barbarella -- I know it's only science fiction, but I like it -- Luke Skywalker can't read -- Wearing Dracula's pants -- The sounds of science fiction -- Baker Streets on infinite earths: Sherlock Holmes as the eternal sci-fi superhero -- All you McFlys: a Back to the future theory of everything -- Imagine there's no Frodo (I wonder if you can) -- Regeneration no. 9 -- No, Luke, Captain Kirk is your father -- Hipster robots will save us all -- Nobody gets mad about Hamlet remakes: rise of the relevant superheroes -- The fans awaken.
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