I'm a professor who has published books on Star Wars and Blade Runner, AMA
...and with both Blade Runner 2049 and The Last Jedi trailer out this week, I thought now might be a good time to talk to Reddit.
Ask me anything about Blade Runner, Star Wars and the other stuff I've written about (retro video games, Batman and superheroes, Alice in Wonderland, David Bowie) ... or about academia, PhDs, becoming a professor, getting that kind of book published.
Here's some more about me and my background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Brooker
Proof, fresh from my office at work: https://imgur.com/a/NVWzt
EDIT: I've now been answering questions for 3 and a half hours solid, and have 150 still to answer... I'll keep going as long as I can. Thanks for all the discussion so far!
EVERYBODY HATES EDITS: I've been answering questions for 5 hours 15 minutes now and my hands are really taking the strain. I'll come back tomorrow, around 8am GMT, and give it another shot.
I appreciate all the questions, especially the ones asking if I'm 'professor of edge', or in Chemical Romance, or Green Day, or if I'm Draco Malfoy or a scary street magician.
EDIT 3 I've now put in 2 and a half more hours on a Sunday and I'm afraid I have to prepare my teaching for Monday, or my students won't have a good time.
Sorry that I didn't get to all the questions, though I think some of them were repetitions of things I've already answered, or more comments about my hair. I may be able to read and respond more during the week, but I hope you understand I am juggling a lot of work.
Thank you all for making this such a fascinating experience and discussion.