View Full Version : First memory of Star Wars

12-08-2002, 02:27 AM
We are all here becasue of our love of Star Wars. Now I thought of this a couple of days ago.......what my first memory was.

For me it was seeing ROTJ in the theater when I was 6 yrs old. I can remember the ewoks and the speeders going through the forest moon. I can also remember the lighsaber fight with Vader/Luke and being terrified by the Emperor! O.O


Share your thoughts......

Com Raven
12-08-2002, 07:39 AM
uhmm, you may despise me, but ,y first concious contct with SW was seeing a trailer at the age of 10, and then at the age of 12 buying the Micro Machines Death Star Playset...

later, I even watched the movies :)

12-08-2002, 03:08 PM
my first star wars memory was going to see ROTJ in the theaters as well. i don't remember how old i was ... but if somebody knows what year it came out i could do the math. ;)

anyway, my grandmother took me, my older brother, and my cousin to go see it, although i doubt she 'cared' for it too much. afterwards we went to burger king to get the ROTJ collectable glasses BK was offering at the time ... COLLECT ALL FOUR!

... and believe it or not i still have them. yeah, i know, i AM a packrat!

12-08-2002, 03:37 PM
My mom brought home Return of the Jedi from the library, when i was around 12. and I fell in love with star wars. I then bought the death star micromachines playset, and still have it! :D

Com Raven
12-08-2002, 04:28 PM
you stole my life :)

12-08-2002, 04:29 PM
No I don't despise you Com....;) Everyone is different....that's why I asked the question, I was just curious as to your experiences. :)

@ Adillon-ROTJ was released in theaters in 1983. ;)

Com Raven
12-08-2002, 04:32 PM
please, despise me at least a bit :)

as you would do with the bad guy in a film :)

12-08-2002, 04:36 PM
For me, it was when I gotthe three-part trilogy digitaly remastered as a gift. I don't remember how old I was.

12-08-2002, 04:37 PM
Ok fine......you asked for it.

I despise you like boy bands.....



Com Raven
12-08-2002, 04:39 PM
that means all the ladies love me :)

Darth Simpson
12-08-2002, 04:53 PM
My dad rented A New Hope. Can't remember how old I was, but it fascinated me. =)

12-08-2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
@ Adillon-ROTJ was released in theaters in 1983. ;)
WOW, i was only 8 when ROTJ came out?!

surprised those glasses have made it this far ... with my luck my wife will 'lose' them or something. just kidding, honey!

12-08-2002, 10:17 PM
Hey you're not much older then I.....good. ;) Btw-what is featured on those BK glasses?


Com Raven
12-09-2002, 06:48 AM
somehow I am always surrounded by much older people :)

12-09-2002, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
Btw-what is featured on those BK glasses?
although not actually mine, here's some pics to help you visualize these little treasures ...

the one showcasing the emperor is my fave.

hmm, maybe i should bid on these and expand my collection ...

12-09-2002, 12:37 PM
*tries to think back that far*

Thanks for showing the pics......I might have even had the Leia one with Jabba. It was one or two years ago. ;) I definitely don't have them anymore....


Originally posted by Com Raven
somehow I am always surrounded by much older people :)

Which is a good thing for you I would think....;) Any ideas as to how old Hannibal is?

Com Raven
12-09-2002, 02:32 PM
I hear human brains keep people young :)

Old Rep Knight
12-10-2002, 09:36 AM
My first memory of SW:ANH was while I was in the womb.

Don't believe me? My mom tells me she went to see SW while she was pregnant. But honestly, I really don't remember that.

So TESB came out 3 years later. But apparently I didn't see that in the theater or on video.

My first memory of SW, like some of you, is seeing ROTJ in the theater (I was 6). I was outside playing in the yard and my mom came out and said hey, want to go see a movie? So we did and she didn't tell me what we were seeing. The second the music started and that big yellow "Star Wars" logo hit the screen I was hooked. Though the battle with Jabba on Tatoonie helped, and the speeder bikers, and the Luke/Vader duel. It just rocked.

I eventually saw ANH and TESB on TV or video after that.

The rest is history.

As a side note, I now have a son of just over a year and he will be around 4 when EpIII comes out. I'm hoping to take him to that so he can see it on the big screen at least once since there likely will be no more after this one. Not that I wouldn't mind Eps VII thru IX but that's another topic.

12-10-2002, 11:53 AM
my first introdcution with star wars was when i was about 6 years old and stayed at my grandparents. we watched ANH as it was on tv. the thing that the most got to me were the burned corpses.

12-10-2002, 01:23 PM
Oh yeah......I remember that too. *shudders* I was freaked out the first time I saw that.

Com Raven
12-11-2002, 06:48 AM
I felt [and still do so] sorry for the jawas...

12-17-2002, 01:04 AM
When I was 9, I went to a movie, (dont remember what) and saw the previews for SW, which was being re released. It looked like a piece of **** to me. But when I saw it in theaters, I swore my life to it.
Today I'm the proud owner of my user name. Thats my memory. :D

12-19-2002, 03:53 PM

The first time I watched Star Wars must've been when I was zapping through several channels when I must've been about 9-12 year old. It was the Death Star Trench Run, and although I didn't quite sure what was going on, I pretty much enjoyed the movie. I felt pretty sorry about the fat guy gettin' it :P

If someone would've told me back then that I'd be a huge fan of the series, I would've laughed at them :)

12-21-2002, 01:46 AM
I was 9 when Star Wars originally came out. I remember the hype and the lines and I read and re-read the Time magazine article about it. When I finally went to see it,... I was floored. There had been nothing like it ever to that point in movies. The first scene after the fading storyline when the Star Destroyer rolls across the screen chasing the Correllian transport,... MAN!!! I got the original send-away pack of 4 action figures (I think it was Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and Vader). I collected all the original 12 action figures like they were the holy grail... Still have them at my parents house somewhere...

Episode 4 wasn't re-titled until sometime around the release of Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. When Star Wars originally came out, it wasn't a sure thing that it would go over with audiences. The movie had been over budget and took long in post-production, and there were no assurances that it would be a sucess. Boy was it ever!!!

I remember a People magazine article about the actors, and how Mark Hammil had a terrible car accident after the movie (his scars which were the inspiration for the snow monster scene in ESB)

12-24-2002, 12:53 AM
Well, first time I saw Star Wars...

Rainy day, about 8 years old, diggin thru the video cabinet...stubbled upon Empire Strikes Back, recorded off TV from the 80's...

And the rest was history.