FF:VIC What is your first Star Wars memory?

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  1. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Can you remember watching the OT in the cinema? Or was it getting your first Cantina Han figure?

    In an effort to bring peace and prosperity back to these boards, I pose the question to you.
  2. Adakin Jedi Knight

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    I remember seeing SW in a cinema in the city.
    I was probably 5-6. I don't remember the opening crawl or the music. I just remeber Leia's ship coming in to the shot then this ENORMOUS Imperial ship coming over the top. The sound was so loud I was absolutely terrified.

    Loved it form then on!

    Probably explains why every movie I watch now has to have the volume at 11!
  3. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Watching the movies at the age of 5, on TV of all things..

    My real passion was not ignited for SW though, until my little bookworm phase (that has yet to end!) at the age of 8 saw me pick up a book called Heir to the Empire, by Tim Zahn.

    I am now addicted to all things SW, especially the books and EU.

    Bring on Dark Journey!!
  4. Jet-Eye Jedi Master

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    Jan 10, 2001
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    Well when i was a young lad i remember being fascinated by this city in the sky and these robots in white gear shooting bright light from their gun and a man and a black robot fighting with light swords and i thought, hey, that's pretty school, and asked if i could watch some more.

    My dad had The Empire Strikes Back in widescreen for some reason and i happened to watch the cloud city part and i was fascinated. I wouldn't have the slightest clue why my dad had TESB - he hates science fiction films like that!
  5. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    As much as it pains me to say it, TPM was what sparked my obsession with SW. Wasn't my first memory though, that was of watching SW as a kid when it was on channel 10 a long time ago in a suburb far far away. I remember thinking the Tantaive IV scene was cool, but not really understanding much of the plot...it made a lot more sense when I watched it the second time and I was old enough to understand it. :)
  6. The_Eighth_Cortex Jedi Knight

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    Actually, I wasn't into Star Wars at all until a friend from Uni recomended a book he had been reading, called Vector Prime.

    SO began a love affair with the NJO, and a renewed interest in Science Fiction.

    I now own all the movies, and am slowly working throught he bantam books.
  7. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    My first, is probably watching the movies for the first time. I was about 6 or 7 at the time and became hooked. when I was 9 or 10 I read my first EU book Shadows of the Empire. Those were the days.
  8. Zyphyr Jedi Knight

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    My first memory is watching ANH on telly (can't remember if it was on video or being broadcast though). I was about five and the start of the movie went something like...

    "Daaaaaad... why is that big space ship chasing that little one?"
    "Shaddap"
    "Daaaaaad.... who are those robots?"
    "Shaddap"
    "Daaaaaaad... who is that lady with the funny hair?"
    "Shaddap"

    etc, etc.

    I'm still amazed I survived to see EST!
  9. DarkJediTJ Jedi Master

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    Lol thats funny...

    Any way My first memory wasn't far of yours Zyphyr, I was Watching it when i was 5 or 6 no it was 6 definatly. anyway, my frist glimps of it was when the second death star blew up and i ask

    "whats the big sun like thing in the sky?"

    and

    "why where they rejoicing? Isn't war bad?"

    plus the most stupid question, in fact this is gonna put you all off me aging (my fist poll was a big boo-boo with some bad spelling and a bit of miss intretation you can say it was a bad thing, plus i think i was on i hi when i wrote it so that would put you off me for awhile but anyway this is gonna gimme a worst rep.)

    "what movie is this? i dont like it its too gorry" thats right i didn't even know about star wars at 5 IM SO ASHAMED! and i didn't like it either I sometimes feel like a stupid person because of that.

    "why do i get the feeling im talking to myself..."
  10. Darth Gleng Jedi Master

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    It was in 1977...my 2nd birthday...

    Projector and screen set up in my parents front room...(must have been a pirate ;) )

    Me crying because the Tom and Jerry cartoons had stopped...

    Dramatic music and a biiiiiig spaceship ;)

    The rest is history!

  11. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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    I remember the first time I ever watched Star Wars. Ah twas a boring day in the life of a six year old Darth_Reign. The year was 1991 and I was on school holidays. Being a rainy day, I was forced to stay home with my sister, who was basically no fun at all due to her obsession with stupid things like Barbie dolls and her repeated denial that her Barbie didn't have the hots for my General Hawk of GI Joe fame. Of course Hawk was only 4" tall, whereas Barbie stood a mighty 20". They may not have been the perfect couple, but the love was there despite the fact that Barbie would destroy Hawk in mortal combat, if he didn't have his trusted F-16 jet to back him up. I don't know who the man of that twisted relationship was, but when there was a fight in that house you could be sure that General Hawk would come out on top.

    Anyways. Being a rainy day, my humble mother took pity upon my sibling and me and came home from work with a video for each of us. My sister received a cheesy Disney flick starring the chick from Murder She Wrote, it was called Bed knobs and Broomsticks and despite sounding like some sort of German Hardcore Prison Porno, it became a fond childhood movie for both my sister and me. The second movie however was called Star Wars, and held my attention a little more than the first movie.

    So being the sibling rivalry that we were my sister and I quarrelled on which movie we would watch first. Settling it with a coin toss, I sat through the entire Disney movie, paying more attention on the cover of this mysterious new video, which had a hairy monkey on the cover and a guy with a motorcycle throttle that emitted a light.

    Once the movie was over I popped in ANH and sat down on the carpet about 3 feet from the TV. The next two hours became one of my fondest childhood memories. I couldn't believe what I was watching, this movie had everything! A cool villain, a cool Hero and his cool ass sword, and even a cool ass friend with a cool ass furry monkey man.

    I can't quite put my finger on it but there was something magical about that viewing, I'm not sure if it was not knowing what would happen or just plain bewilderment at the absolute coolness of the entire movie.

    Sometimes these days when I pop in the special edition or even the original copy of that video I watched years nearly a decade before, and watch with a smile on my face. But I know that watching it for the Hundred and Umpteenth time will never be as special as that rainy day in the First grade, when I witnessed the magic of the Star Wars saga for the very first time.

    Thank you George Lucas... thank you for making mine and so many other children's childhoods just that extra bit more special.


  12. Zyphyr Jedi Knight

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    Yes but more importantly, did Barbie and General Hawk ever get together?
  13. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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    No she ran off with Ken. But he got what was coming to him. Ever wonder why Ken has somewhat of a lackage in his package?

    General Hawk knows why.
  14. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    <Hawk looks up>

    What? No, I can neither confirm nor deny any involvement with Barbie or Ken's lack of flute.
  15. DarkJediTJ Jedi Master

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    Flute thats a new one, *writes down in note book* there now a can make a book '101 things to call your bets friend'
  16. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Okay, DarkJedi, tell the truth.

    Are you really ChissDude's Sock?
  17. DarkJediTJ Jedi Master

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