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A new indie comedy that prominently features a narrative about fannish identity and fanfiction was just released in theatres. As Slate summarizes, Please Stand By tells the story of Wendy, an autistic woman who goes on a road trip in order to submit her screenplay to a Star Trek fanfiction contest. The Slate review claims that Please Stand By represents the best parts of Star Trek fandom, in contrast to the recent Black Mirror episode “USS Callister” and its portrayal of toxic fandom. Read More