To learn more about you gals and guys out there, I'm going to be asking a bunch of fun questions like this one. When, how, with whom did you see the very first Star Wars ( episode IV, A New Hope). What was your reaction to it? Ok, me first. In 1977 I was extremely cynical in mindset at that time in my life. I was 25, and just married. Nothing could compete with 2001:A Space Odyssey. I felt I was not very interested in the fancy space opera overhype that was Star Wars. I was denying the positive power of Star Wars, and I failed to understand the lines around the block I was seeing on the TV newscasts. I did not see A New Hope until it was re-released around the time of The Empire Strikes Back. In fact, I was a bit ununsual in that I saw The Empire Strikes Back first, before A New Hope. It was Empire Strikes Back that hooked me. Once I saw TESB, I went to see A New Hope with my wife Paulina. It was then I understood the lure of the people to see Star Wars. A New Hope was good both as a standalone movie, and as an homage to the swashbuckling / sci-fi serials of movie archetypes. That was when it hit me. The Star Wars series represented the old story of ultimate battle of good vs. evil, updated for modern times, told in a new and fresh way. Now that I had the depth behind the story, I could enjoy the films on multiple levels.