It has been a dark time for the Galactic Barbershop… Hair quantity has taken over hair texture as the driving force of the rebellion.
Update of note: From the “closed comments section”: It looks like Jaron has figured out that the real power is in toy /merchandising licensing and that the actual “film” isnt the right medium to wage a religion 😉
Never use the current medium to teach. All it will teach is itself.
We *are* going to have alternative venues for responding to this piece. Feel free to email me at amadrigal[at]theatlantic.com. We’re going to collect critiques and add-ons from around the web (as well as a couple pieces that we’ve specifically asked for) for posting here, and I’ll take any emails you send my way into consideration.
So why shut off comments? For a piece like this, I don’t tend to think comments are the best means to a good discussion. Now, you all have done a good job of disproving the theory, but I still think I need to follow through on Jaron’s wishes to have commentary occur in other venues.
Apologies again, and thanks for the contributions thus far.