To this day, I see posts reminding me and others who may be suffering with their own mental health issues, that “Space Mom would want us to take our meds and take care of ourselves.”
STAR WARS was a sacred cinematic experience from my childhood as I shared in this earlier blog post. How dare someone attempt to recreate or reimagine the epic? Oh, the sacrilegious injustice! I could only imagine the desecration of no to low-budget cinematography, editing, and special effects to the STAR WARS canon.
Boy, was I proven wrong.
At some point, people are going to get bored of the same old characters, the same old dynamics, and stop going. But: the universe of STAR WARS is vast, deep and largely unexplored. I hope the success of ROGUE ONE will soften Disney’s view of what can work as a STAR WARS property and allow for new and exciting stories to be told in that galaxy so long ago and so far, far away.
I shake my fist in anger/fear at the kids today who will never understand renting a cartridge game from a video store after school on Fridays. The pressure was on, as you had 48 hours to make as much progress as possible before it was time to return it and return to normalcy on Monday. And if you rented STAR WARS on the original NES, you didn’t make much progress at all.
Thorn number one, why do I have TheEmperor03 email? Who else decided they deserve the most powerful Sith Overlord’s email address? I thought we programmed these clones without a sense of humor or desire for power. There must be a glitch. Speaking of glitches, have you addressed the pitiful marksmanship of the troopers with the blaster pistol trainer? Maybe Grand Moff Tarkin took TheEmperor@Dstar.emp. Let him know, if my prophecy is correct, I will replace him with an awkward droid projection with eyes dead as the Jedi.
Back in the day, we waited in line because we had to. That was the only way to see the show. By contrast, a month before its release, THE FORCE AWAKENS had already surpassed $50 million in advanced ticket sales, breaking the overall record previously held by THE HUNGER GAMES more than eight times over.
I can remember the look on my son's face when I told him I got the promotion from Storm Trooper to Imperial Guard. My wife was proud, but more relieved. The Storm Trooper death-on-the-job rate has shot up since the rebellion found a new hope and our pensions had recently been cut to build the Death Star.