May 25, 2007

30 Years Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far, Away....

Hail, Sci-Fi fans! 30 years ago on this day, Star Wars* opened. But, you knew that already didn't you, geek?

I did not see it on opening day. Seriously, who knew? I saw it, eventually, at the now defunct Cooper Theater in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

May the Schwartz (er, sorry, wrong movie)..May the Force Be With You.

*Technically, Episode IV: A New Hope


Anonymous Jeron said...

Star Wars is the FIRST movie I recall ever having seen at a theatre. I was 6, and my sister & her husband took my brother & I to see it at the South Twin Drive-In (now plowed over) in Lemay (South St. Louis, Missouri). What a golden time that was. Thanks for the reminder.

May 25, 2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

And it's a good thing for George Lucas that he started with Episode IV and not Episode I...or else we might never have heard of Star Wars.

He should have ended it with Return of the Jedi and then left well enough alone.

May 25, 2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

For the true "hard" science fiction fan, you can't have too many space ships or space battles.

Even if there will be no sound in a real space battle.

May 25, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Anita: Given the dreck that was Episodes 1-3, I agree. Actually, I should've known 1-3 would be bad when he closed with the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi. Not to mention the horrific foreshadowing of disaster that was the Star Wars Holiday Special! Anyone else, besides me, remember that dreadful TV event?

May 25, 2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Another wonderful post to link to!

Do you realize when this came out I was living in disco fever in Boston? HaHahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Oh! Those were the days!

May 25, 2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Terry: You realize they have medication for disco fever now, right?

May 25, 2007 2:36 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Yes Cathy, most people my age without alzheimers are on it.

May 25, 2007 3:30 PM  

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