The Mandalorian & Star Wars Fandom

While Mike's studies typically pertain to sports, the concepts he applies to sports can also be used to analyze political fandoms, entertainment fandoms, and in this case: the Star Wars fandom.


In our Christmas week episode of Fanalytics, Professor Mike Lewis and I discuss the Disney's The Mandalorian as well as the response of Star Wars fans across the globe. We then discuss the the franchise's , why we can guarantee "Baby Yoda's" (Grogu's) return to the Disney + streaming platform, and what The Mandalorian has taught us about fandom.


We wish a Merry Christmas to our listeners and hope you enjoy this one-off addition to the Fanalytics University collection. Mike and I will be back on our regular podcasting schedule on January 4th, 2021. Until then, we hope you enjoy watching Ahsoka Tanu, Boba Fett, and another famed character from the original Star Wars trilogy (no spoilers here) in the second season of The Mandalorian. I, for one, highly recommend to casual and die hard Star Wars fans alike. And I hope Disney applies the same care to their upcoming spinoffs shows featuring Boba Fett, Obi Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tanu, and more.


Listen to our full discussion on the Star Wars fandom here:


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