Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Happy Birthday STAR WARS
Regardless of all the director's compulsive tinkering, retitling, and retconning, the original film - and all of its subsequent merchandising - had a defining effect on this Star Kid, and countless others. Because of Summer camp and a family vacation, I didn't actually get to see Star Wars until late August, but even though I was already a sci-fi nut, and I'd heard all about it from my friends, it still rocked me to the core. I came out of that theater with my head in the stars... and many might argue that I've never come back down.