by: Charley (@ruperto2106)
So, it seems I’m not allowed into the Geek Heaven unless I watch this thing called Star Wars. I am a Star Wars virgin. Yes, I know these films have been around since 1977. I have been avoiding it like the plague. I never had the desire to see any of these things. It was a badge of honor of sorts. I wanted to be the last human on earth who hasn’t seen these films. I mean, I couldn’t be alone on this could I?
I mean I knew enough to get by from hearing people talk about it. I know there’s someone named Luke Skywalker and his dad was Darth Vader (“Luke, I am your father”). Some chick named Princess Leia who liked to walk around in a gold bikini and cinnamon rolls in her hair and some weird-looking creature named Jabba the Hut. There’s a trash can looking thing called R2D2 and some gold Emmy statue reject named C3PO. There’s a really hairy dude that they call a Wookie and a group of dudes in whites suits who are really pissed off (Hello… KKK anyone?). I also know a lot of people acted like someone peed in their cereal when some prequels came out and calling someone Jar Jar Binks was an insult. That’s as far as my knowledge goes.
So, Steve (H.G.I.C.) has been bugging me recently to watch it. (This is Steve, I’ve been bugging him for years to watch them.) So, my saga begins. (pun intended). Starting this weekend I will begin to watch these six films. According to Steve, the best way to watch these is to start with Episodes 4-6 and then going back to Episodes 1-3. Which doesn’t make much sense to me, but ok. Along the way I will jot my thoughts (possibly live tweeting) and in the end, I’ll review each. I warn you, there are no guarantees that I will finish them all.
So, I ask that you join me on my journey to “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”
Let me know what you think.