Check out this article by Javier Grillo-Marxuach over at i09.com. It’s well written, insightful, and sums up many of my thoughts about Star Wars, and Nerd Culture in general. The growing interest in geek.nerd culture, indeed, it’s mainstreaming through things like “The Big Bang Theory” and the success of superhero films means that things once hidden and inside are now everywhere.
Also, Tbinns pointed this article by Patton Oswalt out to me recently, and it also concerns itself with the mainstreaming of geek.nerd stuff, over at Wired. It starts out strong, then maybe goes a little long, then goes way too long, but it does make a good point.
(Jan 1) Robert Jackson Bennett weighs in as well, over at orbitbooks.net