Over at The Official Star Wars Blog Amy Ratcliffe brings ius another shot of Fully Operational Fandom, this time looking at what has previously been described as a very Star Trekkian trend, inspiring careers in real-life positions.

When Star Wars came along, it captivated the imagination of countless moviegoers. Every facet from the technology to the effects to the characters came together to create something new and fresh. It wasn’t quite like anything people had seen before, and over the years it’s gained a massive following and made an impression upon thousands of people. Star Wars has even inspired others to pursue certain careers. Just think of how many hundreds of fans entered the film industry because of the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends.