Why I Hate Star Wars

I’m old enough to remember 1977, and as a young 6 year old I got all caught up in the excitement of “Star Wars”. I had two copies of the 1978 annual. I read them avidly, cover to cover, multiple times. Because of how long it took for feature films to make it to British television, I’d actually see “The Empire Strikes Back” at the cinema before I ever saw the first film, but I knew the story forwards, backwards and sideways. I remember getting Alan Dean Foster’s ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye’ spin-off novel from our school library multiple times.

So this sounds like the origin story of someone who totally loves and adores “Star Wars” right? No. I hate “Star Wars”. Continue reading Why I Hate Star Wars

Trilogy of Star Wars – “Return of the Jedi”

Most people who meet me would not immediately think “Star Wars” fan and those people would be right.  And I don’t think when @FilmBee put out the word in our Saturday meeting that she was looking for a few Star Wars pieces, whether good or bad feelings on the subject, that she would’ve ever thought I would be one to write one up. But there was a time in a galaxy far far away when…… 🙂

In these weird never before experienced times, I did something I probably should have done years ago.  I did cleaning projects.  I’ve found things that I didn’t remember ever buying – things like loads of never used makeup and enough hair products to stock a small store.  But I also found these amazing VHS tapes that I had been given and saved from a time in my life long past – A collection of original special released “Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition.  Continue reading Trilogy of Star Wars – “Return of the Jedi”