Hello, all. I'm new to the forum, but not new to Star Wars at all. I was 9 years old when the first movie came out. I actually spent the very first allowance I was ever given on the paperback novelization of the movie (before it came to my local theater...and, therefore, before I saw it.) I was on vacation with my parents in North Carolina when I saw a news report about this "new movie that was taking the country by storm." I remember my first reaction to the footage shown in the report was that it looked like a Western with laser guns. My first vivid memory of seeing the movie for the first time is the feeling I got in the pit of my stomach when the camera dives into the trench on the Death Star. That was just something that had never happened to me before with the special effects of that time period. I was hooked from that point. Needless to say, since then, I've seen the movies more times than I can count. I've read some of the expanded universe books, played some of the videogames (from the arcade to the Atari 2600 through to Xbox) and collected a ton of stuff. (Most of which, unfortunately, I had to sell.) Star Wars has been a big part of my life for the last 28 years. (I'm 37 now.) I just discovered this community this evening...well, morning, I guess I should say...and I'm thrilled to be among so many like-minded people.