I guess that it's safe to conclude since film began there has probably always been fans of film, ones who strive to 'worship' and/or 'endear' a motion picture on levels other than the average viewer. And I would imagine Science Fiction and Fantasy films -- with their predilection to take audiences where no one has gone before -- probably inspires the most ardent hearts among us to seek even greater opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our cinematic heroes ... and maybe that's part and parcel of what this truly is.
Some of the brainiacs as NASA apparently were so inspired by The Empire Strikes Back to name a real planet after Hoth, and I think that's totally cool. A few centuries from now when mankind has finally mastered space flight and takes to the stars maybe -- just maybe -- a few descendants of those geeks will finally pay the cold place a visit.
So very cool!
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!