“Mom!” she said, “It’s May the Fourth, Star Wars Day. You know?”
I did not know about this ‘Star Wars Day’. I DO know more about Star Wars than she does, but I don’t tell her that because it’s not her fault she was born in the 80’s and missed Episodes 4 – 6. Her generation was given the back-fill trilogy episodes (1 -3). Poor things! Personally, I was not impressed with the “new” trilogy. Too much special effect crap, in my opinion.
And no Mark Hamill.
Not a big fan of futuristic outer-space stories, I probably would never have watched the 1st movie (1977), if someone other than Mark Hamill had been cast as Luke Skywalker. I had fallen in love with him way before then, seeing him guest star in episodes of “The Streets of San Francisco“, “Medical Center“, to name a couple.
I was thrilled when he landed a comedy series, “The Texas Wheelers” (1974). I could see him EVERY WEEK! After the 8th episode, the show got canceled. I was devastated. How would I be able to see him now?
When the hoopla began about the new film I was not interested. Then, I saw a poster with – why that. looks. like… OMG – it is him! Sure enough, his name was listed among the main actors in the film.
For the price of a movie theater ticket, I could
lust gaze at him on the Big Screen. For hours.
In August of 1977 I moved into a college dorm. The first thing I unpacked was my Star Wars poster. Everyday, as I left or entered that room, I would kiss my finger and touch Luke Skywalker’s face. For good luck or The Force, I don’t remember.
I heard that Episode XII is now being made. With the original cast. What can George Lucas be thinking? I mean, the Emperor is gone, Luke and Leia are brother and sister, and their dad used to be Darth Vader but now hangs with the good guys, Obi-Wan and Yoda.
What happens now? Do our heroes check into Senior Citizens housing? Han Solo and Leia marry? Chewy gets a bachelor pad, and is quite popular with the ladies?
And finally, I wanted to share this clever iMessage conversation. LOL.
May the 4th be with you always!