If I put on my “remarkable” hat, I think this is just thrilling:
- Man decides to create a “legion” of Stormtroopers (from Star Wars), and dubs it the 501st Legion, and creates a website for it.
- Man finds others like him, and together they build a large following all across the globe.
- The legion’s members volunteer to attend charity events and help drive up attendance and the thrill factor.
- George Lucas and LucasFilm honor the 501st, by incorporating it into the actual Star Wars universe – with full background, and a critical placement in one of their best-selling video games.
What a wonderful, wonderful way to make the fans feel like they are contributing to the story that they love so passionately.Â Â My hat’s off to LucasFilm – what a smart and decent thing to do!
Oh, and when George Lucas is the Grand Marshall of the 2007 Rose Bowl parade, members of the 501st will be marching with him.