Social What is your first memory of Star Wars?

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  1. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 4

    Jun 26, 2018
    I was 8 and at a weird stage in my life where I imagined everything I saw walking into my bedroom at night... so C-3P0 terrified me. I watched until the garbage compactor scene before deciding it was too much ;) In a way, tho, it was better that I didn't watch the whole thing because I had no interest at the time, and because I was always the kid who hadn't seen Star Wars, there was this pressure to watch it... and... I fell in love... hopelessly ;) (My dad has been trying to make me pay 25 cents every time I mention Star Wars at dinner. Hypothetically, I'm broke by now)
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  2. Kyber Acyk

    Kyber Acyk Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 30, 2017
    I was 12 years old and read about The Phantom Menace in the TV Guide book, and was then allowed to stay up and watch it. The Boonta Eve Classic scenes really piqued my interest; I then wondered aloud if I could somehow get a pod-racer in real life and then become champion.

    After a while, two blue Twi'leks appeared on screen wearing, to be honest, not much. This utterly blew my mind as a teenager and I thought that they were the most beautiful beings in the world at this point in my life, so that was where my deep interest for the species came from.

    But, the lightsaber fights between Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan were what really drew me into the franchise; I literally cheered in excitement when Maul was cleaved in half by Obi-Wan and plummeted down the shaft to an almost certain death.
  3. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Jedi Knight star 2

    Jun 23, 2018
    I've got to admit that to start off with I wasn't interested in SW.
    My dad and my cousin decided to show ANH to me and my sister on Christmas. I had no interest at the time and was busily playing some game on some gaming console. After a little bit I got quite interested and went around to watch it. I was slightly confused because I had missed the first 20 minutes or so. I got hooked and ended up watching the rest. My dad made sure to show me the first part later on :p
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  4. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 4

    Jun 26, 2018
    Okay, this isn't really my first memory but a kind of funny Star Wars first. After seeing only ANH and ESB and knowing the very vague plot of the other movies, the first Star Wars book I read was the Attack of the Clones Junior Novelization. I have 100% no idea why :p
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  5. crazyewok

    crazyewok Jedi Padawan star 2

    Oct 27, 2017
    Age 3 watching luke take the helmet off Darth Vader.

    I was not scared only fascinated at what caused him to look like that.
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  6. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 12, 2017

    When I was a small child, I did not understand that ROTJ, ESB, and ANH were part of the same series of movies. ANH is driven by dialogue that is too heavy for children. If children do not understand the concepts of rebellion, empire, plans, and deathstar, the film is too difficult to follow. Those are adult concepts.

    I had to put together the scenes from ANH to figure out they are part of the same film. In my mind, all of the scenes were disconnected because I could not follow the film. A BIG However..................once I was able to follow ANH from start to finish, it became my favorite film of all-time in that moment.
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  7. OzRadio

    OzRadio Jedi Youngling

    Jul 2, 2018
    Loved the movies as a kid and, of course, you couldn't rewatch them whenever you wanted back in the early 1980s. I remember having a story book and accompanying record with a retelling of the first film narrated on it. It was a 45 size record, not a full length LP. It probably wasn't long, maybe 10 or 15 minutes, but I had that memorized from beginning to end and I'd recite along with the narrator. I should try and find it on eBay.
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  8. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Knight star 3

    Jun 25, 2018
    A New Hope. I saw it at a friend's house when I was younger. I totally loved it, but at the age I was this was pretty much my comprehension of the movie.

    Luke was a kid living with some random people, he was their slave and did all their chores. R2-D2 was saving Leia by showing Luke the holo-message. (I specifically remember being so proud of R2 for saving her) And the scene where Ben turns off the tractor beam, I didn't realize that the stormtroopers were a danger. I literally thought that the reason they couldn't leave the Death Star was because the place to turn the tractor beam off was really high up, and there was a danger of falling off. For me that was the most frightening scene in the entire movie, because I so thought he was going to fall off. :):):)