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Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Emperor_Billy_Bob, Apr 14, 2002.

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  1. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 9, 2000
    I think it has been a while since one of these threads was started so...

    I was introduced to Star Wars by my father, he took me to the movie store, we got ANH and I watched it twice that night. Then we got ESB and ROTJ, and watched them. Star Wars was really not that special to me until I read "The Courtship of Princess Leia", after that I was pretty much hooked.
  2. ablemack

    ablemack Jedi Youngling

    Apr 13, 2002
    I watched it in 1983 when I was three. It as in Return of the Jedi.

    FELICIA_ZEZILI Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 5, 2001
    When I was younger around 5 or 6 my mother and grandmother would go out, leaving me, my brother and dad home alone. My dad had all three moives and we would watch all three that night but I was young and didn't really understand it except that the good guys won. I dind't understand the force and what not but it was special casue it brought me and my dad and brother closer together.

    I really didn't really get big with Star Wars till after EpI and they came out with all those books at the time that was my age reading level and now I'm hooked
  4. Bcanr2d2

    Bcanr2d2 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 5, 2002
    I can't remember, although I did have a blaster, and a Lando action figure. I was 6 when I went to see ROTJ, but somehow I already knew most of what the Star Wars universe was about.
    I think not long after ROTJ, I made the Shuttle Tydirium out of Lego, without any plans or such, was way cool.
  5. SkottASkywalker

    SkottASkywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 3, 2002
    I was born in 1965 and I first saw STAR WARS in 1977. My oldest sister had seen it before me and talked to me about me seeing it.

    Before seeing it, I think I had one or two Luke Skywalker Wonder Bread cards and some of the Burger Chef STAR WARS posters. (I don't remember for sure if I had a complete set of the posters or not before seeing it for my first time, nor if I had any extras or not before seeing it for my first time, if I had any of the posters before seeing it for my first time)

    The first time I saw STAR WARS was with a friend of mine, his two sisters, their mom and her friend and her son.

    GORILLA Jedi Youngling star 2

    Mar 21, 2002
    That's easy, my mom and dad took me to see the original movie in the theatre back in May 1977, I was 3. I've been a pathetic junkie ever since.
  7. deltron_zero

    deltron_zero Jedi Master star 6

    Feb 1, 2002
    i was also 3 when ANH came out... it is one of my earliest vivid memories, seeing it in a packed theater with my parents, we got there kind of late so we had to sit in the front row all the way to the side, i remember looking up in complete awe, and like was said before... i've been hooked ever since :D
  8. APadmeClone

    APadmeClone Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 16, 2000
    Because I was born in '84, I kinda missed all the hype when they first came out. My grandparents had the toy garbage-smahing chamber from ANH and a bunch of action figures and a cool elevator thing, but I never knew who the characters were or what it was about.

    When I was little, I guess I saw it on TV or something, but I wasn't interested. It failed to hold my attention.

    Freshman year in high school, however, we did an English project on Star Wars. We watched it in class, wrote papers on the symbolism and characterization... took quotes and made quote poetry. THAT's when I started loving the SW universe. I finally sat down to watch them all the way through!

    So yeah... I've been corrupted ever since :D

  9. Ben_Skywalker

    Ben_Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 20, 2001
    I read the EU novel, 'The New Rebellion' and thats when I got hooked on Starwars :)
  10. starkillah

    starkillah Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 11, 2002
    The trailers for it in 77 were kind of freaky looking to me...kind of dark and mysterious. So that's what got me and my best friend and our mothers(who were also best friends) to go see it. We were curious. I haven't been the same ever since then...The world of Star Wars, to me and every kid at that time, seemed more believable than any other kind of Sci-Fi. It felt sooo futuristic, but it also felt somewhat famaliar...
  11. Rogue-Leader

    Rogue-Leader Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 6, 2001
    Well I saw the SE of each movie in 1997 on the first day each one came out. After this I just became a fanatic.
  12. Mason

    Mason Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 21, 2002
    7 years old, my parents took me and my brother to see ANH in 1977. Hooked ever since.
  13. Lord_Riven

    Lord_Riven Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2001
    When i started reading SW novels in 92
  14. sayitaintscooter

    sayitaintscooter Jedi Youngling

    Apr 15, 2002
    When I was two or three, Return of the Jedi was the first movie my parents took me too. I've been hooked ever since.
  15. Clone_Whore

    Clone_Whore Jedi Youngling

    Apr 15, 2002
    My neighbours took me to see it in 77 when i was about 5 ,(i personally don't recall the great event)

    My mum says I've been hooked ever since, and she blames the neighbours for turning me into a geek
  16. Darthmcm

    Darthmcm Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 21, 2001
    The way I see it there are four kinds of fans
    and you may be more then one kind

    1)"THE OLDSCHOOL FAN" these people have been around since the 70's and 80's

    2)THE "I GOT HOOKED BECAUSE OF EU" these are the people that liked the movies but became a fan because of the books

    3)THE "SPECIAL EDITION FAN" these ones are the boys and gals that got hooked when the SE came out in 97

    4) "THE PREQUEL FAN" these are the new fans. they have alot of catching up to do. but they made it to the party.

    most of us are of course fans of it all like myself but I most fall under a combo of Oldschool and EU I started in the mid-late 80's when my father and I rented the entire trilogy from a local Library on a rainy day and watched them one after another, I was then a Fan, but not a fanatic. I became a fanatic when I picked up a copy of splinter of the minds eye in early 90's at a goodwill store for $.25 I was then very much hooked.
  17. _Padme_

    _Padme_ Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 27, 2002
    I was born in '86, and I remember watching the movies on TV when I was a child, in 1992 or so, but then I forgot about SW [face_blush]. It was in 2000 or so, that I played TPM PC game, and I loved it, and I decided to watch TPM on video (I didn't watch it at the cinema), then watched the OT again... and fell in love with SW forever :).
  18. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

    Mar 18, 2002
    When my dad rented The Empire Strikes Back when I was about 9 years old.
  19. Dayda_Amidala

    Dayda_Amidala Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 28, 2001
    The Special Editions. That's what got me 3/4 of the way I am now. The last 1/4 was TPM. Now I am a true fan.
  20. WormRiddenFilth

    WormRiddenFilth Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 20, 2001
    I showed up (was born) two months before the original came out, but my mom took me when I was three to see my first movie, which is actually my favorite movie, the Empire Strikes Back. Somehow, I just grew up with it after that. Had all the toys, got all the movies, and everything else. The SE was such a great time in 97, because I had to wait so long to finallty see them in the theaters as a grown up who could actually remember the experience that time around.
  21. Xeta

    Xeta Jedi Youngling

    Apr 15, 2002
    I was born in '87, so i missed all of the hype as well. When i was 4 i watched it with my parents, but i didn't understand the depth and symbolism of the film. They were my favorite movies, but i did not fully understand them. Then, as i got older, i realized the deep complexety of star wars, and became obsessed.
  22. CountBakufu

    CountBakufu Jedi Master star 2

    Oct 10, 2001
    I saw Star Wars on opening night in 77' which happen to be my 9th birthday, May 25th and it still is just as exciting as it was then. Talk about a gift that keeps giving!
  23. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Back in '95 I was playing a SW video game with my friend. I didn't understand what this Force was they kept referring to. I asked him about it and he said that I wouldn't understand. I would have to see the movies. I took his advice...and now I'm hooked. :)
  24. trekkie09

    trekkie09 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 31, 2002
    uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh, I watched it.
  25. trekkie09

    trekkie09 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 31, 2002
    Actually, come to think of it, I saw it when it came out.
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