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    Feb 13, 2013, 11:23 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2676

    Okay, old fart here--I was 15 years old when Star Wars was released in 1977. Drove myself to the theater even though I didn't have a driver's license yet, and didn't know I was nursing a case of atypical pneumonia (more commonly known as "walking" pneumonia) at the time. Sat through the movie twice (you could get away with that in those days), then spent the next few days sick in bed. Definitely worth it!!!
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    Feb 13, 2013, 11:26 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2677

    I was 9 years away from being born in 1977. Maybe that's why I don't hate the prequels?
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    Feb 13, 2013, 11:33 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2678

    Born in 1981. LOVE me some OT. Saw ANH when I was five and haven't looked back since!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 5:34 AM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2679

    Zombie_61 said: View Post
    Okay, old fart here--I was 15 years old when Star Wars was released in 1977. Drove myself to the theater even though I didn't have a driver's license yet, and didn't know I was nursing a case of atypical pneumonia (more commonly known as "walking" pneumonia) at the time. Sat through the movie twice (you could get away with that in those days), then spent the next few days sick in bed. Definitely worth it!!!
    now that is awesome! You win this round! I award this post three trooopers and a vader!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 9:27 AM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2680

    My daughter was born in 2002, she enjoyed the prequals until she was about 8, then she started getting more critical of everything she watched . Last week she asked how much she could get selling her PT DVD set on ebay , there is hope for the youth!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 9:30 AM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2681

    seelsa73 said: View Post
    I was 9 years away from being born in 1977. Maybe that's why I don't hate the prequels?
    That is distinctly possible.
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    Feb 14, 2013, 9:44 AM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2682

    Reminds me of Barney's Ewok presentation from How I Met Your Mother.

    How I Met Your Mother - The Ewok Line Presentation - YouTube
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    Feb 14, 2013, 9:46 AM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2683

    Yeah, my brother was born in 1990 when I was 21 and I took him to see Ep.1 and 2 in theaters opening day. He lived them growing up. Now he is 23 and all sorts of crabby towards them! LOL! His generation are so cynical is irritating.
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:17 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2684

    Zombie_61 said: View Post
    Okay, old fart here--I was 15 years old when Star Wars was released in 1977. Drove myself to the theater even though I didn't have a driver's license yet, and didn't know I was nursing a case of atypical pneumonia (more commonly known as "walking" pneumonia) at the time. Sat through the movie twice (you could get away with that in those days), then spent the next few days sick in bed. Definitely worth it!!!
    ^That's the kind of determination I like to see in people. None of that wimpy, crying-in-the-corner stuff because someone doesn't have the time right now to be bothered with their trifling "I want to go see Star Wars" kid. Take the damn keys and drive the car yourself!

    In the real-world comparison to Star Wars characters, you'd definitely be an Anakin!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:25 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2685

    Zombie_61 said: View Post
    Okay, old fart here--I was 15 years old when Star Wars was released in 1977. Drove myself to the theater even though I didn't have a driver's license yet, and didn't know I was nursing a case of atypical pneumonia (more commonly known as "walking" pneumonia) at the time. Sat through the movie twice (you could get away with that in those days), then spent the next few days sick in bed. Definitely worth it!!!
    I see this as a Han Solo stunt
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:32 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2686

    Bigdaddy said: View Post
    I see this as a Han Solo stunt
    Agreed. More "Kessel Run" and less "slaughtering Sandpeople".
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:43 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2687

    Bigdaddy said: View Post
    I see this as a Han Solo stunt
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    Agreed. More "Kessel Run" and less "slaughtering Sandpeople".

    But Han would be worried with the consequences, as in having to go back and pay off Jabba because of that snarky price on his head. Anakin would have none of that, at least the Anakin we envisioned BEFORE whiney-brat Anakin was scripted into it all...
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:55 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2688

    jme3 said: View Post
    But Han would be worried with the consequences, as in having to go back and pay off Jabba because of that snarky price on his head. Anakin would have none of that, at least the Anakin we envisioned BEFORE whiney-brat Anakin was scripted into it all...
    Han isn't worried about the consequences until they're right on top of him though.
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    Feb 14, 2013, 4:59 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2689

    Michael Bergeron said: View Post
    Han isn't worried about the consequences until they're right on top of him though.

    That's still "worried", whichever timeframe is applied...
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    Feb 14, 2013, 5:11 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2690

    jme3 said: View Post
    That's still "worried", whichever timeframe is applied...
    Ah, so then the question is...

    Zombie_61, would you have been worried if a cop pulled you over?
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    Feb 14, 2013, 5:14 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2691

    However "worried" Han might have appeared to be he never actually does go back to Jabba (of his own accord ), and he dealt Jabba's minions no quarter when they showed up
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    Feb 14, 2013, 5:52 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2692

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    However "worried" Han might have appeared to be he never actually does go back to Jabba (of his own accord ), and he dealt Jabba's minions no quarter when they showed up
    BUT, he wanted to, 'cause he was scared...! It was only coincidental that things turned out in his favor, what with Jedi Luke and hapless 3-PO and R-2 leading things to a successful conclusion on Tatooine and then, onto the Dreaded Death Star, with the San Francisco skyline etched indelibly on the surface of the docking bay where the Emperor hitched his horse...!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 7:40 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2693

    Ani would have tried to pick up a hot chick in the process. Big pimping Ani..he's smoother than Billy Dee. I'll say it was Han Style move..Gets the car, saw the movie. smuggled yourself into the next showing. no one caught ya or found out. Dude you shot 1st in my book as well. props you to good sir
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    Feb 14, 2013, 7:45 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2694

    Monkey67 said: View Post
    Ani would have tried to pick up a hot chick in the process. Big pimping Ani..he's smoother than Billy Dee. I'll say it was Han Style move..Gets the car, saw the movie. smuggled yourself into the next showing. no one caught ya or found out. Dude you shot 1st in my book as well. props you to good sir
    well, done... you can add, hot wired his way into the bunker!
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    Feb 14, 2013, 7:47 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2695

    Anakin (as perceived in the films) is anything but smooth with women. He's a whining, selfish, petulant, murderer, yet for no reason at all Padme falls for him. Other than his looks, he's not much of a hero, and quite honestly not much to love as a character.

    At least Han, though dangerous (but to his credit did kill Greedo in self defense- the green guy was about to shoot him), had the sense to realize that there is more to life than saving his own skin and came back to help his friends at the end of Star Wars.
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    Feb 14, 2013, 7:53 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2696

    ^What the hell has any of this to do with Ep. VII??
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    Feb 14, 2013, 8:06 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2697

    Nothing. haha But this thread has had so many derails, it was addressing Monkey67's post regarding Anakin being "smooth."
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    Feb 14, 2013, 8:15 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2698

    O.K. Let's re-derail back to Ep. VII talk...
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    Feb 14, 2013, 10:47 PM - Re: Star Wars Episode VII #2699

    Edwardowan said: View Post
    now that is awesome! You win this round! I award this post three trooopers and a vader!
    I'd like to thank the Jedi Academy, and...

    But seriously, thanks. By the time Star Wars hit the theaters I had already read the ghost-written novel, and every article in Famous Monsters of Filmland and Starlog (I wasn't as concerned about spoilers in those days). I was so fired-up to see the movie that there were very few things that would have prevented me from doing just that; thankfully, it did not disappoint.

    Michael Bergeron said: View Post
    Ah, so then the question is...

    Zombie_61, would you have been worried if a cop pulled you over?
    Of course; I'm not a complete moron. But that was probably the most "well-behaved" drive I've ever taken...without alcohol, that is.
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