Welcome to the line! In this thread, we'll be counting down the days until the opening of Episode II on the big screen. This thread is a celebration, in every sense of the word. Feel free to socialize with your fellow line-mates, and discuss anything you like. Each day, however, will bring us closer to Episode II, and we'll have a little (or big!) celebration! A bit of history: This thread is the merger of two previously terrific threads: the countdown thread and the social thread. As was true with the last social thread: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE. This is the one social thread that this forum will allow. Fortunately for you in the 'line', this is a very laid back line. No one is first, and no one is last. You don't have to sit in the hot sun, as we're inside There's also a nice bar, and we get live entertainment in here. Pass the time with the pool tables, air hockey, video games, and the big screen holo-projectors. But be ready each day to celebrate being another day closer to Star Wars: Episode II!! Here is the message from the "Countdown Thread"'s original creator, "hew": "Estimating that Episode 2 will open on May 22, 2002 (the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend), that leaves just 583 days left until the next installment in the Star Wars saga hits the big screen!" This thread will be updated daily. (And for the record, hew's previous threads counted down from day 1022 through day 668, until their untimely demise, and my thread counted down from 667 through to the present date) Parts 1-3 of the original Countdown, created by hew on the UBB are now lost forever. Part 4: [created by hew] http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=418534&replies=102 Part 5: [created by epic] http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=550985&page=1 Also, it would be very cool if we can keep a daily update on the latest Episode II related news, info, rumours and general information; as to create a "historical" feel for us all to look back on in months and years to come. Don't you wish you could have had a record of all the "goss" leading up to Episode I...not only to laugh over how silly some of the rumours actually were, but also to remember the good times shared as the anticipation for the new Prequel approached? Well, this CAN be a reality in this thread! Feel free to include all the info you can on a daily basis, not matter how silly the current rumours are but more importantly, to share in the fun and the anticpation for Episode II as one group of extrememly dedicated Star Wars fans. So, in conclusion, feel free to discuss anything from the latest Star Wars spoilers to the ability to write prayers on a grain of rice. It's up to you. This is *our* thread! Welcome, and enjoy! [Special thanks to "hew", the original creator of the Countdown threads, and "Vertical", who has had great input into this thread's finished product.] And to kick start the thread: 583 days to go!! ---------- It's great saddness that I close this thread, but it was a pleasure hanging out with everyone during the wait....see you guys over at the Ep3 Line.