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Kurgan 05-25-2007 07:34 AM

Happy 30th Anniversary, Star Wars!
That's right, today, May 25th is the 30 year anniversary of the premiere of the first, the original "Star Wars"...

Not "Episode IV: A New Hope" (April 10, 1981)...

Not "The Special Edition" (January 31, 1997)...

But, "Star Wars"! Has it really been that long? I wouldn't even be born for another year and a half from that day, but still!

I plan to watch my DVD (2006) of the theatrical edition tonight... anybody else?

Have fun. I'd post the news but the news poster is broken. :(

(as if people don't already know, I'm surprised nothing major is being posted on the various Star Wars sites, although I guess they figure everyone is going to just live it up at Celebration 4, though I imagine none of these places will be showing anything but the 2004 special edition).

txa1265 05-25-2007 08:45 AM

I saw 'Star Wars' about a dozen times in the first year ... it is amazing that back then:
- You didn't have to rush out to see things because stuff stayed in theaters more than 4 weeks.
- If you *didn't* see it in theaters it would be *forever* before you could see it (no home video yet)

It is difficult to overstate the raw feeling of the opening crawl and the *feel* of the Star Destroyer ...

Pho3nix 05-25-2007 09:45 AM

Indeed. Congrats ! :)

I'll be celebrating this today.

Samurai DD 05-25-2007 12:12 PM

This is a religious holiday for me. Star Wars is forever!!! Happy Birthday!!!

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