In the fall of 1995, my two younger brothers and I returned from our summer vacation in San Diego to find that my dad had just installed America Online on the family computer. I was 15 years old at the time, living in Denver, Colorado, about to start my sophomore year of high school. This was my first exposure to the internet, outside of playing mad libs at school on the old Prodigy network a couple years earlier. My dad went through a tutorial with us about how this new-fangled AOL program worked, showing us how to dial in, what the iconic "you've got mail" sound meant, and all the standard features AOL had to offer like news and chat rooms. After a while, Dad turned the computer over to me and went to go watch TV. My brothers got bored and eventually ran downstairs to play Super Nintendo. But the first thing I wanted to do was find the latest Star Wars news. I had heard rumors from people that George Lucas had the next film in the works, and I just had to know if it was true. At the time, there wasn't a whole lot of news to be found on AOL. I think I ended up in some sort of newsgroup, reading post after post of fan speculation, sprinkled with just a hint of factual information every so often (sound familiar?). A few years later, I came home from school to see the newest issue of Yahoo! Internet Life magazine sitting on the kitchen counter with the mail. It caught my eye because on the cover it boasted an article about the top Star Wars sites on the web. I immediately grabbed the magazine and tore through it to find a page listing the editors' favorite Star Wars sites. And this is how I found TheForce.net and the Jedi Council Forums. From the early days of reading spoiler reports about The Phantom Menace, to seeing the fake Episode II trailer starring Leonardo DiCaprio, to dissecting every minute of the Episode III webcam, the Jedi Council has been my favorite place to anticipate and discuss the Star Wars films. Today, as news breaks that George Lucas has agreed to sell Lucasfilm Ltd. to The Walt Disney Company for $4.05 Billion, and that Episodes VII, VIII, and IX are now confirmed for production, I can't help but get excited for Star Wars all over again. So here we go again. Let the Episode VII discussion begin!