Re: FJ's significance then and now...
I always thought it was cool how his work was written from an in-universe perspective. When I was younger I didn't realize the inconsistencies that existed between the sets and what FJ interpreted but his work was certainly inspirational and interesting.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q