[Star Wars] also gained a deeper love from fans that
already exist, i.e. people of color and women. There is a huge [group of
them]. Geeky, comic-book-loving people aren’t just white males. I
think there’s a bigger level of respect among black female nerds [for
those films], because they’re like, “Finally!” Like, “We read them, too!
We’re obsessed with them, too!” I think that’s the exciting thing.
Just a reminder that Octavia Blake spent the first sixteen years of her life hiding under floorboards in a tiny room in space and yet she’s a thousand times more competent at being a decent human being than 90% of the characters on this show.