Fun Your Star Wars Memories!

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  1. Elessar

    Elessar Member: Rank 2

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    Could you tell us about some memorable memories of yours, concerning Star Wars? It could be anything: the first time you watched it, or some SW nerd you encountered in real life etc.

    I'll start with mine. After becoming a fan, once I went to a SW concert in my city. There was Sir Christopher Lee and Anthony Daniels on stage, presenting the concert and talking. It was the first time I saw them and they are formidable people. Sir Lee didn't have a good health at that moment, so he moved around by wheelchair, but his voice was still this powerful and inspiring. Anthony Daniels was, well, more handsome and reasonable than I'd expected :emoji_robot:

    May Sir Lee rest in peace.


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    The first Star Wars film I saw in the theatre first run was Return of the Jedi. It was the greatest film experience I had had up until that point (I was only seven, after all), and that was even with having seen The Wrath of Khan in the theatre the year before. The coolest experience was for The Phantom Menace. I got off work early and got to the theatre at 3:30. I and three of my buddies sat in line, with us going in pairs across the street to the bar to use the bathroom and grab a quick beer halfway through the wait. At ten they let us sit inside and wait till midnight. Then, about a half hour into the movie, they stopped the film and turned the house lights on because some asshat in the theatre had lit up a cigarette, and he threw a hissy fit when he was escorted out. He was lucky there was a cop, because he may have been lynched by several hundred Star Wars fanatics. Sure, not the best SW film, but the experience was awesome.
     
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    How cool it is to watch Return of the Jedi on big screen! I envy you :emoji_v:

    About Phantom Menace, it's not my favorite movie but your experience sounds fun.
     
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    First one: Watching Star Wars in 1977 with my parents. My dad doesn't really enjoy going to the movies, but I talked him into it. I had seen it once and it had been such an experience, I wanted my parents to feel the same. Well, when Han Solo arrived and Luke blew up the Death Star, my dad clapped and cheered and almost stood up out of his seat. He just doesn't do things like that. The moment will always stick with me. Love my dad!

    Second one: Attending a John Williams concert where Williams conducted. That was absolutely amazing.

    Third: At Comic-Con when Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill were on the panel (along with the rest of The Force Awakens cast). My son and I were able to sit near the press area, about seven rows back from the stage. The original cast sat right in front of us. It was kind of surreal. Abrams gave the whole audience passes for a Star Wars concert, so all 6500 of us walked out to the edge of the bay with Storm Troopers, the cast, etc, to watch the show. Such a special night.

    Husband's memory: He works at Comic-Con and hung out with Carrie Fisher for a bit while she waited for her car out back. He says she was friendly and funny and treated him like a real person, unlike some of the other celebrities.
     
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    Yours are great, Daggerboard! You attended a concert that John William conducted!

    Your first one, went with your dad. Your third one, went with your son. Nice SW generations transfer :)
     
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    Money was hard to come by for my folks, so movie going became a treasured experience for me. Somehow, I was able to see JEDI twice that summer.

    TPM was such a fun time. I went to the other two prequels at midnight, but due to work schedules, I didn't get there till about 10 pm those nights. Still, it was such a good time. I remember my wife and I hadn't been living together very long when they released the Special Editions of the original trilogy, and I dragged her to see them with me. Needless to say, I enjoyed them far more than she did. :D
     
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    So, just who is Snoke?


     
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    In some alternative universe this got made instead of The Empire Strikes Back.

    If A New Hope had flopped the plan was to make this cheap film instead.

    Has anybody read the Alan Dean Foster book?

    Would it have made a good movie - and does it even begin to compare to Empire?


     
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    I still have memories of my parents taking me to the drive-in at age 7 to see the original Star Wars. There was a pre-feature with another movie/short which had a scene of some people having to hang glide into a canyon area for some spy mission (I still have no idea what that movie was).

    My other memory is getting the novelisation of Return of the Jedi before going to see the movie. I sat up until 3am in bed at my grandmother's house reading it because I couldn't put it down. The revelation that Leia was Luke's sister completely floored me.
     
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    What books in the STAR WARS Extended Universe (now Legends) do you have a fondness for? Which ones left you wanting to throw the book at a hobo? Any comics/graphic novels of note?
     
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    If it's written by Timothy Zahn, I have probably read and loved it (I know of two I haven't yet read, and will remedy that as soon as possible). Death Star is a really great book, detailing the lives of a motley group who work on the station in different capacities and escape just before its destruction. Shadows of the Empire is a fun read, filling in some blanks between Episodes V and VI. There are a couple of Darth Maul graphic novels whose names escape me, but are pretty good reads.

    I hated The Courtship of Princess Leia. Han gets jealous of a possible suitor for Leia, and buys a planet to impress her. Just stupid. I also really didn't like The Crystal Star, where Han and Leia's kids are kidnapped and Han and Luke go to rescue them, but Luke can't use the Force. Really poorly written. I have tried twice to read Rogue Planet, but it's so dry, I can't do it. And for some reason, the powers that be seem to keep letting James Luceno write for the series, and I can't stand his writing. He writes in a way that makes any story really boring. Two I didn't mind as much were the setup for and conclusion of the Vader Trilogy, with the middle book being the novelization of Episode III. But overall, I am not wowed by his work.
     
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    I've got the first 2 series (Heir to the Empire and Jedi Academy) and I ended up working my way through a dozen or so of Kevin J. Anderson's Young Jedi series. I read a few more of the main series after that but found the quality was pretty hit and miss so never really explored much further. I'd be interested in any recommendations of stories worth reading though.
     
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    Herd your nerf to higher ground then crack open the first of many beers! Have a good one.
     
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    Where to start?



     
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    Mace Windu Gets His Own Comic Book Series

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    Announced on the “Star Wars” official site this morning, Marvel Comics is set to give Samuel L. Jackson’s prequel character Mace Windu his own comic mini-series.

    The five-part series will be set in the earliest days of the Clone Wars, and follows Mace as he leads a small unit of Jedi Knights onto the front lines.

    At the same time he must reconcile being a guardian of peace who, along with the fellow members of his pacifist order, suddenly find themselves in the new role of being soldiers and generals or be lost to the violence around them.

    Matt Owens is penning the series with art from Denys Cowan and the promise is of a massive amount of action. The series kicks off in August.

    Source: StarWars.com
     
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    There are a lot of the Dark Horse comics that were really great (now considered Legend instead of Canon). There are a couple of Maul books that were good reads. Timothy Zahn did a book about Luke and Mara Jade that is worth reading. The Infinities books took each of the movies of the original trilogy and changed a pivotal moment and changed how the story would have turned out (the one I remember the best was in Empire, Luke dies on Hoth and hands his lightsaber to Han, telling him he has to travel to Dagobah). There were several Vader-centric books that were fun reads. As far as the new Marvel books, I've only read the first collection of the Darth Vader series, and it's fantastic! It starts with Vader being punished by the Emperor for his part in the destruction of the Death Star, and I can say no more about it without spoiling the story. Just read it!
     
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    It's one book I still haven't read, nor have I read the comic adaptation. I have, however, watched several of the videos that talk about the plot and story, and I'm quite glad that this was not the follow up, and we instead got Empire. This story isn't terrible, and has some good ideas, but over all, it's not one of the better Star Wars stories out there.
     
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    Looks like everyone is getting a spin off movie these days.......

    When is enough enough?

    Are Disney going to kill the franchise with their greed?

    Or is it a case of the more the merrier?



    Han Solo will be the second spinoff film and we now know that the long-awaited Obi-Wan film is gearing up to be the third “Star Wars Story“.

    The reports about the Obi-Wan spinoff movie have brought with them updates on some of the other spinoffs that Lucasfilm has in early, earlydevelopment right now.

    The list includes Boba Fett and Yoda solo films, as well as a movie about Jabba, it would seem.


    Is all of this a good thing or a bad thing?



     
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    I'm not watching any more Star Wars movies. The only ones I like are the original three.
     
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