Friday, May 25, 2007

30 years ago in theatres near and far away...

Memorial Day weekend 1977. A legend began.

Star Wars changed how we saw movies, especially how we saw science fiction. WE saw ships flying through space, we saw the beginning of the march to digital effects.

At camp years ago we marked time by this movie (as in "now we have campers/volunteers/adult staff who were born after Star Wars")

I remember teh first time I saw SW. It was a neighbour's 8th birthday party. During the drive home we were popping up in the back seat firing laser blasts at the cars behind us. And there were so many classic lines: (name the speaker and scene)

WOuld someone get this walking carpet out of my way

I suggest a new strategy R2, let the wookie win

I find your lack of faith....disturbing

No reward is worth this

If there is a bright center to teh universe you are on teh planet that its farthest from

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age


  1. This was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. My parents took me and I still can 'hear' my Mom reading the opening words to me: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."

  2. For our first date movie, Pillar and I went to see Star Wars. Yes. We are that old. I remember it was a terrific date.

  3. "O Obi-Wan Ben Kanobi--!
    O Obi-wan Ben Kanobi--!
    O Obi-Wan Ben Kanobi--!
    {C3PO whacks R2D2's top}

    They were dark times...