When did you become a SW fan?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Commander Antilles, Sep 6, 2001.

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When did you become a SW fan?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Seeing ANH 368 vote(s) 48.9%
Seeing ESB 52 vote(s) 6.9%
Seeing ROTJ 51 vote(s) 6.8%
When post 1991 EU began 53 vote(s) 7.0%
Seeing the Special Editions 151 vote(s) 20.1%
Seeing TPM 78 vote(s) 10.4%
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  1. EBSaints Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 29, 2002
    star 6
    ROTJ was one of the first movies I ever saw in a theatre. I was a fan (of the toys) before seeing the movie, but that's not a choice.
  2. Ginger_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2001
    star 6
    I became a fan after seeing ANH Special Edition in 1997 when I was 11 :)
  3. beezel26 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2003
    star 7
    Well I was born when it came out and yes my mom took us kids to see it. I loved it as as kid. I played with all the toys along side my brothers. I will say that I didnt understand them till rotc but was still hooked anyway. Of course I was still a fan thru the dark ages before heir to the empire! I tell you when that came out it was like I was ressurected. I loved every bantha tracks and galaxy magazine I could get my hands on! I wonder what the community would be like if we had the internet after the original movies!
  4. JEDI_MASTER_MARIANA Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 30, 2003
    star 2
  5. Pooja Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 6
    Definitely when I saw A New Hope, when I was around six... I believe mom keeps saying I was seven, but I don't believe her because she's stupid.
  6. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    None of the poll options applies to me. I got hooked when my parents bought me the trilogy for my birthday in 1994.
  7. lord-darkhelmet Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2003
    star 3
    I saw the ANH/ESB double feature when I became a fan. I think it was in 1981 when they were re-released to theatres. I remember that was only the second time I had seen a movie in a theatre (the first was the Muppet Movie at a friend's birthday) and I was completely enthrawlled with the story and the characters.

    It's not part of this poll, but I thought I'd mention that TPM restored me to the Star Wars fandom after straying from the path in the intervening years.
  8. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    Soon, another poll will need to be created, with the additional two following options:

    A) Seeing AOTC
    B) Seeing Episode III
  9. Darth_Rogue Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 23, 2003
    star 4
    I became a fan after seeing ANH in 1997 when the WB passed it.
  10. jedijason8080 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2002
    star 4
    i was born in 77 so i didnt see ANH right away but when i was old enough that was a life changing moment. i felt that i to had the force. Whenever i had a tough decision to make i would say "what would yoda do".
  11. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 17, 1999
    star 7
    Right as the Star Destroyer went across the screen in the Special Edition
  12. General_Jade Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 13, 2004
    star 1
    To me it was mainly watching the Special Edition around 1997.
  13. -Gizmo- Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2004
    Watching ANH when I was 5...

    Blame my cousins... [face_plain]
  14. Nerine_Halcyon Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 19, 2004
    1995 - my dad borrowed the movie from the library and my twin and i watched it...

    darth vader gave me nightmares, but i was only 10/11 at the time.
  15. Zethlin_Maximus Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2003
    star 4
  16. _Star_Wars_Girl_ Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2003
    star 2
    The first Time I saw the first movie. :D
  17. PatrickTheHutt Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2004
    When I first saw ANH in elementary school. Early 80's.
  18. Stormtrooper_Shrink Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2004
    star 4
    It depends...

    From an early age I knew the movies. Then I read the Thrawn books. Then there was TPM.

    Then I really became a fan in 2002, just before AOTC, and I read the EU pretty thoroughly.
  19. Hatter Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 16, 2001
    star 4
    Unlike most of the old fogies here, I really fell in love with SW during the SE re-release.
  20. Reagan0770 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2004
    Just before my 7th birthday, my mom took me to see ANH at the movie theater. From then on I was hooked. And still am to this day.
  21. Blithe Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2003
    star 4
    Kinda wierd, but I didn't really become a hardcore fan and begin coming to TFN until I saw TPM. [face_plain]
  22. MasterP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2003
    star 7
    I became a Star Wars fan when I was 8 and have been crazy about it ever since.


    MP
  23. Stormtrooper_Shrink Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2004
    star 4
    Difficult.

    I saw the movies and loved them, but only really got into it when my brother began reading the EU books. *shrugs*
  24. crystal417 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 4
    I was ten and my mom bought my dad the Star Wars trilogy and I missed ANH but I sat down and watched ESB with him and then ROTJ and I was completely hooked.

    ~ Crystal ~
  25. Ryno Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 7, 2002
    star 4
    I've been a fan since ANH came out.
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