Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In the spring of 1977

I was eleven years old and visiting my grandparents near Washington DC. I saw the ad on the TV for this new movie coming out that summer. My aunt saw the ad while I was watching it and said, "Boy, that looks like the movie for you."

That was 34 fricken' years ago!


I'd just like to say, that in 1977, we knew what the title of this movie was. It was "Star Wars".

It was not "Episode 4".

It was not "A New Hope".

It was "Star Wars".

And even though I am now old, I would LOVE to play any simulator video game of the tie fighter attack. Even if it means I have to go to San Diego to do it. Seriously.

This one was pretty good too

And quite frankly, Wedge Antilles (yes, I know his surname) is the real unsung hero of the Alliance.

He's the guy who got the first shot at the Death Star II. And Wiki says he's "also notable for being the only Rebel pilot to have survived both Death Stars in combat".

BTW: I need an Imperial Walker.

I really, REALLY do.