11. October 2011 13:17
I suppose there are now two generations of Star Wars fans. Those who grew up with 3 movies, and those who grew up with 6. I grew up with 3. I was just 2 years old when Star Wars came out. My father did take me to see it, but sadly I was too young to remember it. I didn't see it again until 1983 When it finally premiered on ITV in Great Britain. I was enthralled, and would tune in every Chritmas thereafter to watch it again (We didn't get a VCR until 1988). I started collecting the toys (a little late, but I managed to collect about 90% of all the figures by the time they stopped making them in 1985). I watched The making of Return of The Jedi on TV, but I didn't get to see it until 1985. I was lucky enough to see Return of the Jedi in a theater on an American airbase in Germany in 1987. When I was 12, I rented the trilogy on VHS and watched Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Star Wars again, all in one day, and was sure that the only wasted time I spent that day was eating meals and going to the bathroom. The Star Wars Trilogy, The Indiana Jones Trilogy, James Bond, Back to the Future and Jaws, probably ranked as my all time favorite movies.
I have collected a lot of Star Wars "stuff", and I would like to preserve and share what I can here with anyone else who might be interested.