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PODCAST: io9’s Germain Lussier Explains and Defends His “Force Friday” Article



Just over a week ago, the world experienced Force Friday, a mad gathering of nerds to be first to get new Star Wars toys from The Force Awakens. The next day we got Snark Saturday, as millions of nerds cried out in anguish for what they were not able to get, and millions more mocked them for being grown men who play with toys, because that never gets old, apparently.

My friend Germain became one of the focal points, with his editorial at io9 about how disappointed he was in the way the whole situation was handled. And he took it on the metaphorical chin for not simply ordering his toys online. So I invited him on the podcast to address the haters – and while we were at it, we both reviewed M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie The Visit, too. Was it scarier than Force Friday? Listen and find out (and yes, the name change is slow to hit the podcast network).

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About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist