Tuesday, May 29, 2007

30 years of Star Wars

Update: I changed the title of this post because Dr. Rotwang used it first. I should have know I wasn't that clever...

Last Friday was the 3oth anniversary of the release of Star Wars. It's difficult to describe just how ground-breaking the film was and how inspiring it continues to be for legions of fans around the world. Maybe I'll write about it later, because I was there from the very beginning to see it all. Hard to believe there are people watching the new trilogy who weren't even alive when Jedi was released...

Here are a few links to stories about the anniversary and the phenomonon:

Star Wars Rewired: Interviews, Galleries and More http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2007/05/lucas

Thirty years later, 'Star Wars' force still being felt
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/23/star.wars.30/index.html

How Star Wars Changed Everything
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1625074_1625073,00.html

The Science of Star Wars
http://www.forbes.com/2007/05/24/star-wars-science-tech-cx_mh_0524magic.html

(Since this one is from Forbes Magazine, it's a bit more conservative on the prospects of Star Wars Science, especially on lightsabers. Hey, guys, it's a movie...relax. Anyway, you can read more than you ever wanted to know about lightsabers at Wikipedia.)

Star Wars Celebration IV
http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/10656.html

1 comment:

Maloobi Juan Kaloobi said...

I allreddy got that won, Steeb.