Door VIII of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 8, 2018
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Episode VIII of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar is now available right here. Simply click play above and the identity of today's guest behind The Cosmic Shed door will be revealed.

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Here's a photo of something from Star Wars because we like Star Wars, particularly at Christmas and, also, because we want to hide the identity of today's guest further down the page to avoid spoilers.


Are we the baddies?

Behind Door 8 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar is Morten Bay. Morten is the man who hit the headlines for his research showing political activism from Russia and the US was behind much of the negative twitter reaction to The Last Jedi film.

Rian Johnson's Last Jedi is the eighth instalment in the main Star Wars saga (see what we did there?) and we were more than a little surprised and disappointed by some of the reaction to it. When Morten's research hit the headlines, there was only one thing to do.

Morten joined Andrew to discuss his findings and their mutual love for all things Star Wars.

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This photo of Morten Bay will make more sense when you listen to this episode of The Cosmic Shed.

Sit back, pour yourself a glass of (blue) milk and prepare to be dumbfounded by the real world and get an overwhelming urge to find the biggest screen you can and watch The Last Jedi all over again.

show notes

Morten's research "Weaponising the haters:The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation" is here