Friday, December 18, 2015

STAR WARS OH HAPPY DAY

Yep.  I'm a Star Wars nerd.  When the original came out, I was 11 years old.  Side note, is it just me or are 11 year olds now vastly different from when we were 11 years old?  Anyway, I digress...

I grew up on the original Star Trek (Kirk, Spock and the rest).  That was my first science fiction experience.  And I loved every minute of it.  Then Star Wars in 1977.  It was the movie that defined my childhood, growing up with it and a sequel coming twice over the next six years after that.  They started when I was a pre-teen child of 11 and ended (at least the first trilogy) when I was 18 and an adult.  Yep, I even had the figures (oh to have kept them in packages).


The second trilogy began in 1999, well into my adulthood.  And now this first movie of the next (and presumably last) trilogy is coming out as I am into my 50th year.  It's like meeting up with old friends and getting caught up on what's been going on since we last saw each other.  

2nd Man is a huge fan too...and while we are both thrilled it's finally out now, are we going to be seeing it opening weekend?  No, not really.  One thing age has brought to us that was not a youthful concern is a dislike of crowds.  Seems like the older we get the more we like a less hectic environment and standing in line at the movie theater, shoulder to shoulder in a sold out theater is not as appealing as it once was seemed to be.  We'll see it, soon though.  


But since it's opening today, while we won't be there this weekend, I wanted to put up this post and think back to those days in the late 70's and early 80's when I was carefree and experienced the wonder of a galaxy far, far away...

14 comments:

Margaret said...

We won't be seeing it until the New Year as well. Looks like we are more or less the same age and when it comes to 11 year olds, no, it's not just you :)

Frugal in the Valley said...

When I was nine I was desperate to marry Chewbacca.

Carla said...

I miss the picture of the barns that used to be in the header.

Texas Rose said...

Another Star Wars and Star Trek nerd here too! Not going tonight, but soon.

1st Man said...

LOL! Love it. We should never lose the child inside of us no matter how old we get. It will be nice to see "old friends" and make new ones. :-)

1st Man said...

Now THAT'S funny!!! Love that memory!

1st Man said...

Ah, you must be visiting from a mobile device. It's still on the regular internet web page but the mobile device settings changed. Google is supposed to be working on it, they'll be back up on there!! Thanks for noticing and thanks for letting us know.

1st Man said...

YAY! Yep, Star Trek and Star Wars, we still get all googly eyed at the new movies, ha.

Gail said...

I am a devoted Star Trek fan including the sequels but (gasp) I've never seen a Star Wars movie.

Linda said...

I think I only saw the original. However, I would really like to see them all in order.

1st Man said...

If I had to choose? I"d pick Star Trek....original, next gen, etc. Of the ones in the franchise, Next Gen, original and Voyager our faves, Deep Space 9 and Enterprise, meh, not so much. LOVE the new JJ Abrams reboots. Of course, JJ Abrams is doing the new Star Wars so I have faith he'll do it justice.

1st Man said...

I've seen them all many times, but I've never watched them in order. That might be fun.

Margaret said...

My son is in Nashville on holiday, the whole family saw it last night and said it was Awesome and Abrams did an outstanding job.
A reviewer on radio at a Premier said the whole audience cheered when they first caught sight of the old beat up Milenium Falcon and the movie still kept the vintage look, not full of over the top tricksy computer generated special effects.

Alison said...

I saw it last night; you're gonna love it. Abrams did a great job! I'm going again Sunday with my BFF so she can see it. It's going to be hard to say nothing until then. It's a ride! IMAX is so cool!