Our series of interviews “From Different Points of View highlights Star Wars fans from across the world and allows them to tell you about Star Wars fandom from their point of view and how it has influenced their lives and the direction it has taken them.

This week’s point of view is from the Gold Coast, Australia and it is none other than the Fantha from Down Under himself: Adam O’Brien.

When did your love of Star Wars begin and what was it that drew you to it?

What I loved and continue to is that the galaxy is so large, that Luke is in the outer rim. For an Aussie, who is “down under” and far away from the rest of the world, that was always relatable.

How has Star Wars influenced you?

The lessons from the modern myth informed many of the ways I’ve lived my life, but it’s also made me a raving mad collector too LOL.

What is your most memorable Star Wars moment?

Most memorable Star Wars moment was meeting my good friend, and mentor Kevin J. Anderson and finding the many things I loved about this franchise he did also.

How do you celebrate your fandom, do you for example collect anything, cosplay or have a tattoo?

I celebrate by doing an annual rewatch in machete order only, but listen to many of the audiobooks from the expanded universe which still hold up extremely well

What’s the best part of being a member of Star Wars communities?

The long friendships I’ve had especially on the podcast circuit

What are your next plans for Star Wars?

To attend the Brisbane Supanova and cover the 501st whilst there.

What are you looking forward to from Lucasfilm Ltd and Star Wars in the future?

The Willow TV series!

Is there anything that hasn’t happened yet in Star Wars that you would like to see happen?

The Quinlan Vos PI Detective series!

To end each point of view we ask you to answer some rapid fire questions, gut feeling and no hesitation…

  1. Favourite Star Wars Film? Revenge of the Sith
  2. Favourite Character? Vos
  3. Most ridiculous random piece of merchandise? Vader Beerstein
  4. Holiday Special or Caravan of Courage? Caravan of Courage
  5. Clone Wars or Rebels? both
  6. Worst Star Wars film? Holiday special
  7. Porgs or Ewok? Neither wookies
  8. Treasured Star Wars possession? ANH Anakin
  9. What colour of lightsaber would you have? Blue
  10. What planet would you visit? Mustafar

Catch Adam on his podcast The Fantha Down Under brought to you by Fantha Tracks every month or watch My Saga.