Nerdos iuvat fortuna

Thoughts from the life of a big nerd

May Strikes Back

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…….

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The evil forces of the public school corporation, despite recent setbacks, had succeeded in chipping away at the free time of young boys and girls throughout the neighborhood.  The children were forced into a hidden base at the remote edge of the backyard where they could re-enact their favorite scenes from a certain sci-fi trilogy.  Twenty years later some of those kids still fondly remember those days and even write about them on the internet…I will start by saying that I was not born for the opening of either Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back.  I share a birth year with Return of the Jedi, and that movie has subsequently become my personal favorite.  You might ask, “How can you like Jedi more than Empire?  That’s practically blasphemy among Star Wars fans!  Without spending too much time on the topic, since this post is supposed to be the preview for “May Strikes Back,” the young age at which I first watched the trilogy was most conducive to a love for Jedi.

Empire, however, has grown on me over time.  While I didn’t fully understand the darkness and melancholy of the film as a child, the experiences of life have led me to a greater appreciation of the film’s sadness tinged with hope.  In addition, Empire has the best new characters and most iconic moments in the entire saga.

Over the course of the next month, in honor of Empire’s 30th birthday, I will be posting thoughts and observations

This tauntaun will get you where you need to go and keep you warm!

about the Empire Strikes Back.  I’ll look at some of the new characters, the scenes, the dialogue, and much more as a tribute to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, sequels of all time.  So, fix that hyperdrive and saddle up that tauntaun as we take a wild ride straight into the heart of the Empire (Strikes Back).

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May 1, 2010 Posted by | Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment