I remember when I was about 10 – 12 years old watching Star Wars (IV) on Television and being totally entranced. I cannot say what it was exactly, but I guess it was the fact that it was taking place somewhere far far away, in another planet, in another existence, and someone came up with the idea!
I know that a lot of people out there think that Star Wars is not that great, but twenty odd years on, I am still a big fan, and I am introducing my son to it as well. While he prefers the high tech imagery of the first Star Wars episodes (Episode I to III) I still prefer the storylines of Episodes IV to VI. I guess I also appreciate that it was cutting edge technology when George Lucas first made those movies back in the late 70’s early 80’s.
In my twenties, when the digitally remastered versions came out, I asked for Whitcoulls vouchers for my birthday and purchased the boxed VHS version. I loved the new and improved storylines. But when my video’s all died, I cried. While Video players were still available, it was beyond my means to purchase one, especially since we had a DVD player anyway.
Recently I have managed to purchase the entire set – Episode I to VI for a very reasonable price, and it also includes a documentary on the entire film making process.
OK, so I have rambled on a bit here, but in a lot of ways, Star Wars has influenced my writing and sparked my imagination. And long may it continue.
PS – Photo that was used on Thursday’s post – it was sunrise behind a native forest on a cold Winters morning, but it could be anything you want it to be. Please feel free to use the image to inspire your imagination!