So, my hetero life mate, Kevin Dilmore, has been busy.
Being something of a pop culture guru, ol’ Kevin’s often asked to weigh in on topics of the day, ranging from movies to TV to comics and whatever else fandom might be on about. A short while back, he was asked to offer his thoughts on the announcement from back in April that the Star Wars “Expanded Universe” was getting something of a reboot in preparation/anticipation for the new movies, the first of which is comin’ at us in December 2015. If you’re dialed into such things, you may recall that the “declaration” caused…something of a stir.
Once assembled and organized and polished just so, Kevin’s thoughts and ruminations and ponderings on the forthcoming “reset” of the Star Wars EU were to be published by none other than the Village Voice! How do you like them apples?
In his usual thoughtful manner and with that way of words that’s so uniquely his, Kevin lays out the whole deal, what it means to longtime fans and newcomers alike, and calmly and with great aplomb tells all of us to calm the fuck down. Why? Because, basically (and to paraphrase from another franchise that got its own form of reset), shit like this has happened before, and it will happen again.
Go. Have a read:
Nice job, bro. However, I do have one question, arising from your brief bio at the end of the article:
“Kevin Dilmore wrote his first and only Star Wars Expanded Universe story as an eighth-grader in 1978. It remains unpublished.“
You’ve been holding out on me, dude.