A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Filed under: — Kate @ 7:30 pm EST

Two suns

What is your earliest memory of Star Wars?

Myself, I was probably about 4 or 5 years old, at the house of family friends, watching the first movie with their son. I vividly remember that early scene on Tatooine with the shot of the two suns. I was so confused by that, and my father had to explain to me that it was another planet, not Earth. That was the first time I began to grasp the concept of other planetary systems besides our own.

So reach back into the archives of your brain, and tell me your earliest recollections of the phenomenon that is Star Wars. Anything associated with the franchise counts.

6 Responses to “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…”

  1. Stan Says:

    I honestly can’t remember much about the trilogy from when I was a kid. The parts I remember were the action figures that I had. They were awesome. Too bad they all got sold at garage sales(with my transformers). Stupid me. One year my brother and I were both Ewoks for Halloween. I was the grey medicine man and my brother was Wicket. The one movie I do remember was that one Ewok movie called Caravan of Courage or something like that. We must have watched it a million times on our Beta player.

  2. Lushy Says:

    I came out of the womb watching Star Wars. We had some pay service called Spotlight which could have been an early version of Showtime. They showed it every day and I watched it almost that much. I also had the disco Star Wars theme on a 45.

  3. Melissa Says:

    I don’t remember much about the movie. But I remember that my little brother had a Chewbacca, over-the-shoulder, across-the-chest belt thingy that instead of ammunition cartridges, was designed to hold all of your Star Wars action figures. Pat only had one action figure, but we both thought the belt thing was the coolest. We actually took it on vacation with us one year and put different candy, sunglasses, etc into each slot and wore it around. Yeah, we were cool…

  4. Holz Says:

    My first memory of watching it is sitting down with my extended King family in Ohio, and watching it with them… they had a huge couch setup that seemed to circle the entire living room.

    Also, on another occassion, I remember Darth vader showing up at my home… can’t remember if it was my dad, or someone he hired, but that was pretty damn cool.

  5. Manchild Says:

    I missed all the bruhaha about it when the movie came out. My first related memory was seeing hundreds of kids lining up to see some guy in a black suit at our piss-poor equivalent of a mall.

    I asked someone what the hell was that about, and they told me that it was some American movie guy. Sure, I thought. Like an American movie star would come to this shit hole.

    For some time after that, I thought the big armoured dude was the good guy in the movie (I hadn’t seen it, and had no interest in it.) And for what it’s worth, I doubt it was David Prowse in the armour that day. Probably whoever did the voice over work for our dubbed version of the flick, so he could talk to the kids in the right way.

  6. Kate Says:

    Oh wow. You know, I’d considered how Star Wars would be different if dubbed in another language, but I never thought about Darth Vader’s voice. All other voices, fine. But how do you replace James Earl Jones?