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We're thrilled with the reaction so far to Defamer's John Hughes Q&A Challenge — or make that 99% thrilled, anyway, with a great outpouring of interest around the Web, some fabulous inquiries for our Reclusive Director Du Jour ("Was writing Weird Science the best two days of your life?") and, alas, a polite but firm response from his representative.

"Mr. Hughes has a policy of not speaking to the press or granting interviews to any media. Thank you for your interest in our client."

Whatever. It's a temporary setback to a noble cause we're confident can, should and must still win out at the end of the day. Your questions remain essential to the crusade, however, so if you haven't given Hughes or best shot (or forwarded this to at least a dozen friends and colleagues), then follow this link already and submit your two cents.