Star Wars - Your Story!!

  1. Okay, the year is 1977, Star Wars I is in the theater. How old were you, and what do you remember the most?

    I was 12, my Dad and I went to see it - it was the first movie I saw in an actual theater. My Mom wasn't into science fiction and stayed home with my little sister. Before, we had always gone to Drive-in movies. I will NEVER forget the opening scene with the space ship coming in - the entire audience said "WOWWWWW!!!", we were blown away! Seems funny now with all the new technology in movie-making, but I'll never forget that first scene and how we all reacted. It was truly amazing back then.

    I can't wait until SW III comes out to see how and why Ani goes to the darkside (I think we can guess it will be over Padme). Then, when it's all over I'm going to line up all 6 DVD's, pop a mountain of buttered popcorn and watch ALL of them.

    May the Force be with us!
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I was 2, I don't remember much

    Seriously, I missed the whole Star Wars thing. It wasn't until Episode I came out that my secret was out - I had never seen any of them. My son is 7, and obviously missed it too. So hubby rented all 3, and we made a night of it!

    Haven't made it to see Episode II yet, can't wait though.

    Heather
  4. by   Ted
    Yep, I'm a Star Wars fan too!

    In 1977, I was a senior in high shool. I saw the first Star Wars movie with my high school sweet-heart . . . in between all of the necking :imbar

    . . . . had to see the movie again just to see the show!

    I've actually saw all three movies (the first three) at least 4 to 5 times!

    (Saw "ET" at least 6 times when it first came out!! Cried my eyes out with this movie.)

    Star Wars I was just o.k. Star Wars II, is better (just saw it with my wife a few days ago).

    Can't wait for the Star Wars III movie when Anie finally turns over to the Dark Side . . . but don't you think he already did when he killed all those desert creature whos captured his mother?!?!?!? (Inquiring Minds want to know!)

    May the Force be with us all!!

    Ted
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ted!

    Some of us haven't seen it yet!

    Heather
  6. by   Lausana
    Sorry folks...I was but a wee egg in the possession of my unsuspecting mom hehe, BUT, I did see the IV, V, & VI on the big screen during high school when they brought them back! Thank goodness they did that for us youngins'. Haven't see II yet, and I can't wait--I love the Yoda action I saw on the preview
  7. by   Steved
    I was 15 in 1977 and remember being spellbound by the cutting edge special effects (My twelve year old daughter laughs when I tell her that). The most memorable scenes for me were the cantina scene, the light sabres, and the battles in space.
    I am a fan of all of the Star Wars movies, but was completely disappointed by Episode I. I don't know what Lucas was thinking casting that horrible actor as Anakin (was that kid his nephew or something). I have to admit he has redeemed himself in episode II though.
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by efiebke

    Can't wait for the Star Wars III movie when Anie finally turns over to the Dark Side . . . but don't you think he already did when he killed all those desert creature whos captured his mother?!?!?!? (Inquiring Minds want to know!)

    May the Force be with us all!!

    Ted
    Okay, here's what I think - that was an indication (a foretaste, if you will) of how Ani will completely lose his mind. That's why I believe his ultimate crossover to the darkside will be over Padme. And! his near total annihilation of the Jedi will occur out of deception and betrayal (we had a glimpse of this in SW VI). Now on one of the SW boards, they asked George Lucas why Ani doesn't recognize C3PO or R2D2 as Darth Vadar, he says this will be explained in SW III, which leads me to believe Ani will completely lose his mind. ALSO! maybe he literally does lose his mind - when Luke took off his mask in SW VI, didn't it look like his face was sewed onto a metal skull? HMMMMMM.

    One thing for sure, George Lucas has stated this last episode will be a hard one to watch - it's going to be dark, verrrry dark. :stone
  9. by   Ted
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ted!

    Some of us haven't seen it yet!

    Heather
    Opps. Sorry:imbar

    Enjoy the movie when you do see it!

    Ted
  10. by   st4304
    I was 16 and saw it at the Eastgate Mall BECAUSE it was the only theater in Indianapolis at that time that had the new, absolutely amazing Dolby Surround Sound. We probably stood in line for 4 hours to buy tickets for the midnight show. I got grounded for being out past my curfew, but it was worth it.

    Believe it or not, it was the one and only Star Wars movie I have seen. I guess I need to catch up, huh.:imbar

    Your pal,

    Sherri
  11. by   hapeewendy
    I was born in 1977
    but the force was strong in me, I swear....
    I could projectile vomit formula five feet in the air!
    and in my horrible hospital just born and all wrinkly picture I swear there is a resemblance to YODA!
  12. by   DebsZoo
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Okay, the year is 1977, Star Wars I is in the theater. How old were you, and what do you remember the most?

    Hmmmm, I was 117, living in Escatawpa, MS, and went on $1.00 night (I WISH they still existed).
    My father and step-mom went to "Jaws", across town, and left me with my 2 little brothers <2 yrs and 4 yrs>.
    We got in on the first showing...........and .........yep, you guessed it........THEY didn't get in until the second!
    I sat through 2 showings..............and have NOT seen another Star Wars since.
    LOL, that is, until my OWN children discovered the series of movies.

    <I DID however, meet a really cool sailor, and had a great time getting to know him a lil bit>
  13. by   SandyLV
    You were 117 years old???
    And you still remember???? ha ha ha
  14. by   hoolahan
    I was 15, went with some friends, loved it so much, I went again with some other friends. The third time, I couldn't find anyone who hadn't seen it already, and I wanted to see it again so bad, I went again myself...three more times!! I worked at an ice cream stand around the block from the movie theatre, so I would go after work. I just loved it.

    I was looking to buy the first, or middle, whichever way you look at it, 3 episodes on DVD tonight, but WalMart didn't have it.

    I love those DVD's. They take up so much less room than videos!

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