Just when it was starting to get good . . .
I was introduced to the original when I was five, and it had a huge impact on me. I spent my childhood wanting to be a Jedi, and being so disappointed by the mediocrity of real life (I had no idea we were about to discover thousands of extrasolar planets, had no idea about even the concept of parallel universes). My…
I was in Disneyland, January 1987. After it’s soft opening, Star Tours was opening to the public for the very first time and I was the very first person in line on the very first morning. After waiting for what seemed like forever, the first group of us were ushered in and we sat down and strapped in. The lights…
It was in 1975. My best friend and I had gone to downtown Seattle to watch Wizards and Tommy which were playing in a double bill. (IIRC) After the main feature they ran a trailer for Star Wars. The first one that any of us had seen. “SEE THE JUMP TO LIGHT SPEED!” I was all oooh that looks cool, he was all that looks…
Christmas morning 1978
Knights of the Old Republic, the original XBox. Played the game pretty straight until right around the end when the Dark Side urge hit me — killed all the good guys in my party — Carth, Mission, Zaalbar — the friends who were with me since the beginning — and went on take over the galaxy with the Dark Side brainwashed…
As a little kid back in 1977, I saw Star Wars for the first time at our local drive-in theater with my dad in our Datsun station wagon.
Since I already shared mine on the “how you got into Star Wars” post. I’m just gonna link this stupid video that I made for the odeck a few years ago:
When I was a kid, I often stayed overnight with my grandparents. During one of these trip, my grandmother had an appointment to get her hair done. Since I was young at the time, I had to come along to this hours-long (and, to my child’s mind, boring) ritual.
In 1977 I saw Star Wars around 20 times and read the Alan Dean Foster novelization twice. Seeing the movie spurred my interest in movie making so a friend and I created a short and horrible film in Super 8mm that got coverage in the local paper.
One of the few compensations of being old is that you get to have been around for a lot of cool stuff. I saw the orignial Star Wars in first run in 1977, at the Uptown Theater in DC. I was there.
I started seeing publicity for the film in school magazines (junior high) in 1976, and couldn’t help pick the few photographs apart as being completely derivative of other SF sources. C3P0 was clearly Maria from Metropolis, the Krayt dragon skeleton and Tatooine setting from Dune, Vader’s helmet was Samurai, and the…
Star Wars has been the dominant movie/toy/pop cultural phenomenon for my entire life, and I’ve shared in it with countless people. My wife loves it and our kids do too. Hopefully in a few years we’ll make it to Star Wars Celebrations.
I don’t have a single Star Wars story, my life is full of them.
I wanted to see Star Wars when it came out. My cousin wanted to see Walt Disney’s The Rescuers. We saw Walt Disney’s The Rescuers.
That big scene where everyone in the Marvel Universe is there?
I’d like to see a repeat of the visit to the farm except this time he shows up with like 40 heroes and he and his wife argue while furiously making sandwiches for everyone.
My favorite Hawkeye scene was when The Witch tried to put him under her spell and he put that thing on her head and said something like been there done that.
They really need to get him a plasma bow.