A Fan Theory on Chewbacca at the End of A New Hope

It's another Fan Theory Friday. Although this is a special one, on a Saturday, because today is Star Wars Day. Today's fan theory is in honor of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca and passed away this week at the age of 74. There is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. A …

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Anyone else still thinking about that Black Mirror guinea pig?

A Black Mirror Fan Theory This post is part of Fan Theory Fridays, in which we share and explore a new fan theory about a film, television series, book, or other fictional narrative. Like a lot of people, I like the show Black Mirror. I enjoy watching it, even when it's overly dark or predictable …

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Why Your Westworld Fan Theory is Not a Fan Theory

Madness descended upon the internet earlier this week when the Westworld showrunners stormed into a the /r/westworld subreddit for what proved to be one of the larger online pranks in recent history. The gist of the prank was simple: the Westworld team announced that they would be spoiling the entirety of the show for the …

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Why That Game of Thrones Fan Theory Is Not a Game of Thrones Fan Theory

The internet loves a good fan theory. The trouble is, the phrase "fan theory" has started to go the way of words like content or hipster or artisan or any of the other words whose definitions are so vague, so all encompassing, that they have very little meaning at this point. "Fan theory" is currently …

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The Rick and Morty Fan Theory That Explains Total Rickall and Rick Breaking the Fourth Wall

An avid Rick and Morty fan has many questions, some of which were answered (or at least addressed) in the Season 3 premiere that aired on April's Fools Day. These questions include: Is Rick C-137 truly the Rickest Rick? What makes him Ricker than all other Ricks? Is Morty C-137 the Mortiest Morty, or the Rickest …

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fan Theories

I've been trying to write this article for a while. Years. While I try to avoid listicles, I've found that, at times, they have their uses. These are my opinions and observations on what we talk about when we talk about fan theories, and what they are, and how we should talk about them. No one has …

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Twelve Questions and Answers About The Moonborn (with No Spoilers)

I've received a number of questions about The Moonborn: or, Moby-Dick on the Moon, my novel that came out on Monday, November 14th. While I love getting questions about it, I decided to put together this list for people who might have questions and would like an easy answer. Note that there are no spoilers, …

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Is Hannibal Buress the Architect of Eric Andre’s Pain? The Fan Theory No One Asked For

If you aren't familiar with it, The Eric Andre Show is a post-modern talk show starring Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress, two comedians who are either parodying a late night show or trying to escape one. In its description of the show, Hulu describes it as the "most manic and unorthodox late night talk show ever …

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