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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today is the 34th Anniversary of the U.S. premiere of George Lucas' blockbuster space opera, Star Wars.

Regardless of all the director's compulsive tinkering, retitling, and retconning, the original film - and all of its subsequent merchandising - had a defining effect on this Star Kid, and countless others. Because of Summer camp and a family vacation, I didn't actually get to see Star Wars until late August, but even though I was already a sci-fi nut, and I'd heard all about it from my friends, it still rocked me to the core. I came out of that theater with my head in the stars... and many might argue that I've never come back down.

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