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« on: May 20, 2010, 11:11:02 PM »

it was 30 years ago today....

30 years,Jesus wept...if that doesn't make you feel old then i dunno what will


i was 4 years old when this was released in the cinema,and although it is the best of the star wars movies(you can argue if you wish,but you will be wrong)...it wasn't until 3 years later with Return of the Jedi that i actually first saw a star wars movie at the cinema(1983)...and not for another 14 years after that until i actually saw The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen in 1997...although that was the special edition


i always,with friends grew up thinking that Obi Wan Kenobi(Ben)was Luke's Uncle....not sure where the rumour came from
...and in a way being his real fathers 'best friend'..he was like a fake uncle that so many people grow up with

somehow,again not sure everyone knew that Lukes Father and Obi Wan had a lightsabre fight in the past,but not for another 25 years or so would we see it

it was the Empire Strikes Back that first started planting the seeds of what happened

in 1977 when Star wars was first released,i think it was not even labeled as episode 4 until after it was a success(not sure about that TBH,i think that's true)...it was Empire with its Episode 5 that people started to reflect on the whole story

oh,and get this...an unknown thing for Hollywood films.....the bad guys win at the end of this one!!

Solo kidnapped
Luke having to learn to masterbate with his left hand
and Leia feeling very confused,having kissed Han before the big worm came out(er...that's not a sex joke BTW)


so,what are your memories of Empire,is it your favourite SW film?(the answer is yes BTW)

Kotaku(and some other places i looked up) have got some great pictures that i have stolen below with a reunion of some of its stars...yes,amazingly,that's Harrison Ford

no sign of the twins(that's Luke and Leia BTW..sorry i just spoiled Jedi for you)..or Lucas for that matter



Billie Dee Williams(Lando),Harrison Ford(Han Solo),Peter Mayhew(Chewie) and Ewan Mcgregor (Obi Wan Kenobi)who wasn't in this film but he is welcome anyway(may be a good sport and standing in for Alec Guinness...who also played Ben Kenobi)


here is the original co-pilot and pilot of the Millenium Falcon



absolutely no difference is there?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 11:18:28 PM »

I was in line Mann's Chinese theater in Hollywood....Oh that was most awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 11:25:49 PM »

I saw Peter Mayhew at Origins last year as he was making his way back to his hotel, he didn't look like he was doing so hot.  I was going to stop and thank him for all the great childhood memories but it looked like he just wanted to be left alone.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 11:32:21 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 11:41:40 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 20, 2010, 11:25:49 PM

I saw Peter Mayhew at Origins last year as he was making his way back to his hotel, he didn't look like he was doing so hot.  I was going to stop and thank him for all the great childhood memories but it looked like he just wanted to be left alone.

i think he already knew you CK Tongue

i would of loved to see Kenny Baker(R2) and Anthony Daniels(3PO) as well....although i heard they all hate Anthony Daniels,LOL

oh,and what about the original bad ass ...Jeremy Bulloch?,this was his film(yes Boba Fett)
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 12:07:52 AM »

It was the 1st Star Wars movie I stood in line for on opening night. Star Wars IV should have been that film, but I was too much of a quality Sci-Fi snob to go along with the gang to see a space pirate movie.  Roll Eyes  Alien, which came out a year earlier, was the 1st film I ever went to on opening night. I had to wait in line through 2 showings for Empire, since back then we hardly had any theaters in Vancouver w/70mm + 6 track sound. I miss the anticipation and excitement the waiting generated - even the LotR movies on opening night didn't come anywhere near as close.  I didn't go to Avatar's debut, but it's about the only movie I can think of that's generated the magic and buzz the SW films did.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 12:43:05 AM »

What the heck is BDW wearing around his neck?

Anyway, totally remember seeing Empire in the theater. I was seven years old and I saw it with my parents and my brother and we were all shocked at the ending, debating if what Vader said could be true.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 02:04:33 AM »

Man, I do feel old now.

I was 15 when I stood in line opening day for this. I still remember the reaction of the packed auditorium when Vader told Luke about his paternity. Then the anguish of the realization we'd have to wait another 3 years to see the resolution. Plus, Yoda was cool when he was a puppet and not CGI.




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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 03:38:04 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 21, 2010, 12:43:05 AM

What the heck is BDW wearing around his neck?

Lando wears what Lando wants too!
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010, 08:45:59 PM »

30 Empire references in other movies & shows.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 10:23:04 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 21, 2010, 03:38:04 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 21, 2010, 12:43:05 AM

What the heck is BDW wearing around his neck?

Lando wears what Lando wants too!

I actually think it's a silk drool concealment accessory, he is afterall a fairly old guy now.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 02:53:44 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2010, 04:15:42 AM »

Wow, he's good.
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