Interstellar Adventures

May 24, 2007

I hear Tatooine is nice this time of year

Filed under: Blast from the Past,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 9:48 am

Once Upon a Time in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, I was two and a half. Why my grandfather thought it was a good idea for a two and a half year old to see Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, I don’t know. But thus began my love affair with Star Wars. I of course had a crush on Han Solo! And I wanted my own Chewie. And who doesn’t love R2D2. He’s the perfect sidekick. A bit smart-alecky for a droid, but way better than the high-strung C3PO.

May 25, 1977 – May 25, 2007: 30 Years of Star wars. While I could have done without Jar-Jar (personally, I’d jettison him from my star ship without a second thought) and the pod racing, I enjoyed most of Episodes I-III, if just from a point of nostalgia. But IV-VI, those were the ones where dreams were made. Classic themes of good vs. evil, father vs. son, acending to destiny, fighting for freedom. And all in the land of stars and space ships.

So, tomorrow, set your DVRs and TiVos. Cinemax is screening all 6 films. History Channel has a documentary. Get to your local post office and pick up your commemorative stamps, mousepads, travel mugs, and t-shirts. Personally, I’ll be reading The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film (my Mother’s Day gift) on the plane to El Paso. I’ve got my nerd on, and I’m not afraid to use it!

May the force be with you!

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9 Comments »

  1. ACK! Where have the last 30 years gone? Be careful where you point that nerd. Someone could get hurt.

    Don’t worry, I’ve got a license for it. 😉

    ~IL

    Comment by nittanybri — May 24, 2007 @ 10:52 am |Reply

  2. Thirty years? Really? Holy Cow. I still remember seeing the first on in the theatre. I was 10.
    My son knows all the words to all the movies. I don’t think we are geeks. We are cool!

    We are cool! It’s all the other lame-os that are missing out!

    ~IL

    Comment by nancy — May 24, 2007 @ 11:11 am |Reply

  3. You are too funny!! I’ve never been much of a fan I’m afraid. That’s so cute. 2 1/2. Wow.

    Yeah, what can I say. The score gives me goosebumps.

    ~IL

    Comment by Jolynn — May 24, 2007 @ 11:30 am |Reply

  4. I was seven the first time I saw it in the theather. My coach from school took me. I hadn’t been to many movies, infact I think it was my second. I remember the 20th Century Fox logo and music. Then the open words to the movie come on the screen, suddenly the John Williams score kicks in, the title appears on the screen. My eyes must have been the size of hubcaps. I was hooked.
    What other three movies? There are only three. I don’t know of these crappy, plotless, marketing tools of which you speak. Only the trilogy.

    Did you have to pray when you got home to cleanse the evil spirits from your mind?

    ~IL

    Comment by talesfromthebottomoftheglass — May 24, 2007 @ 11:48 am |Reply

  5. Okay, you were 2 1/2, I was a ripe old 12. Amazing how everybody can relate to “where they saw Star Wars” isn’t it? Although, I gotta say, episode I counts as one of the worst movies I’ve seen, the big picture bottom line is all good for me. Enjoy that mother’s day gift!

    My opinion is he got too carried away with the special effects. The gritty-ness was what was so great about the originals.

    ~IL

    Comment by AbbyNormal — May 24, 2007 @ 4:34 pm |Reply

  6. When I was 14 , I received “The Story of Star Wars”, a record album (remember those) that had a condensed dialogue and music soundtrack from the movie. I didn’t end up seeing the movie for more than a year. By then, I knew most of the story and my friends had filled in all the rest. Needless to say I was a bit disappointed. But I loved “The Empire Strikes Back”, my favorite of the six movies. Happy Anniversary, Star Wars!!!

    You know, “A New Hope” was good, but “Empire” really set the story on it’s course. It was the tightest of all the stories I think.

    ~IL

    Comment by Brad S. — May 24, 2007 @ 7:30 pm |Reply

  7. It’s still not enough Star Wars! I wish he’d go on and do the 3rd trilogy he was originally planning, but that’s probably too much to ask of anyone.

    Believe me, if he can make a buck on it, he will! But I might have to have a word with him regarding casting. I mean, Hayden Christiansen? Puhleeze.

    ~IL

    Comment by Jen — May 24, 2007 @ 10:00 pm |Reply

  8. i’ve not watched any of them. i tell a lie, i did, i saw the first of the new ones that came out about 5 years ago (maybe even longer), cant even remember what it was called!

    Comment by serendeipity — May 25, 2007 @ 5:33 pm |Reply

  9. As much as some of us at my workplace tend to battle with the IT guys here, they do let loose with some funny quips from time to time. Just today, I have two favorite overheard ones:

    “The way she was going about, you thought the walls of Helms Deep had fallen, and she had one arrow left.”

    -IT guy talking about a VP. whose printer had went south.
    (it also amuses me that he used the term “going about”)

    “TK-421, why aren’t you at your post?”
    -another IT fella, talking into his Nextel walkie.

    Comment by GuyInKC — June 26, 2007 @ 7:25 pm |Reply


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