Greg Cox wrote:
Santa Kang wrote:
My Dad didn't like Star Trek.
If it's any consolation, I'm not sure my mom even realizes that STAR TREK and STAR WARS are two different things . . . and she actually thought SMALLVILLE was a show about midgets. Really!
I shouldn't but
My oldest friend has no idea what Star Trek or Star Wars are.. any time she is at my house and happens to notice all the dvd sets she goes.. "Whaaaa...? What is all this?" And when I tell her she says, "Why is there so much of it, I thought it was a movie?!" I've had that conversation with her about 20 times. She has no understanding of fantasy worlds, it's all a mystery to her.
I was shocked to find out that our (elderly) next-door neighbors had no idea who Yoda was.
I mean, I like to think I have a sense of perspective here. I don't assume that everyone has an encyclopedic knowledge of genre stuff. I wouldn't assume that the average person knows who Aeryn Sun or Julian Bashir or even Boba Fett is.
But Yoda? I thought he was as mainstream as Mickey Mouse!
(And, yeah, I still remember the grade-school principal who introduced me as a "bestselling STAR WARS author." I didn't have the heart to correct him.)