The End of 'Star Wars,' But Not Its Fans

In movie theatres across the nation, the final chapter of the Star Wars stories is being told. When the saga comes to an end, what do devoted fans do next? We look at life after Star Wars, Star Trek, the Grateful Dead — and the end of a cult.


Nicholas Johnson, Star Wars fan; waited in line for more than 30 days to see Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Amy Sturgis, professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Belmont University; writes about the Star Wars phenomenon; teaches a course on Lord of the Rings

John Hudgens, amateur Star Wars film maker



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