my cousin got me into Star Wars when i stayed at his house for a couple days. I was bored, looked through his VHS collection, and seen these 3 movies, and i asked him what it was about. He stared at me with a blank look on his face, grabbed the movies and put on all three original trilogy movies. I have been an addict ever since. My sons will grow up with the Blu-Ray, or 3D or whatever remasterred editions come after that. I love the expanded universe, and i get all the books i can get my grubby little hands on, my boys will not be as complacent about quality entertainment as i was.
A very troubling twist though, my wife was talking to a couple girls she works with, discussing halloween. She was talking about dressing up as princess leia, and that i was thinking about a clone trooper. One girl stared at her, and asked "what is star wars? Who is leia?" the other girl looked at the other moron, and said "thats from Zack and Miri Make A Porno isn't it?" I swear i almost cried, and then got angry, and then fell into a mild depression. Neither of these girls will ask "what is star wars" ever again next time i see them.
As long as nerds live, and sci-fi is a big part of culture, star wars, star trek, back to the future, and the other SyFy greats will live on.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." -George Carlin