Anyone else remember the good old pre-JC days of chatting at the AOL Star Wars Fan Forum? Things were pretty fun in there during 1996-98, during the production of The Phantom Menace and the release of the Special Editions. I was mostly a lurker, but I occasionally added comments in Books & Stories and Prequel Discussion ( sure is funny thinking of old theories...I remember some guy denying that Anakin would be from Tatooine, despite confirmation of the planet in TPM. ) From that forum, I remember the long debates between Mercerton and Lazrwriter over the merits of ANH:SE after a December preview screening ( anyone remember the rumor that ILM fiddled with the now-infamous Greedo shot again, after a negative reaction at test screenings? ), and everyone speculating on the Episode I's plot, with a lot of ideas looking to the story of Dune for parallels. In Books & Stories, I remember the popularity of the X-wing books, and the long debates as to who Luke should end up with. And finally, all of those Mara fans got their wish, and the Callista fans had to hang their heads in shame. I remember the posts of Winter1138, who would occasionally talk to Stackpole, LadyVad357, Carla Lute, XxJusBobxX...even SW authors/editors, including Steve Perry, former editor Tom Dupree, and Ann Crispin. And then there was the fan-fiction, As The Cantina Turns, 1001 Muftak Jokes... Let us reminesce. And for starters, here's the only old post of mine that I could find on the search engine... Subject: The Last Command Date: 12/2/97 11:15 PM Pacific Standard Time From: EnmyWithin Message-id: <19971203071501.CAA03919@ladder01.news.aol.com> I hadn't read it since Xmas 1994 and by the Force, that freaking book is good! My favorite used to be Dark Force Rising, but I changed my mind after recently reading TLC. I just started to read Specter from the Past this week, so we'll see if my current fav gets bumped again in the near future. -The Enemy Within- I sounded like such a knob. Oh wait. I still do.