By Chad Smart
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. … well, actually it was 37 years ago at a drive in theater in a small Illinois town that set my life in motion for where I am today. That night, I saw my first film. As a small kid I was instantly transported to this far off place and befriended by a cocky, play by his own rules scoundrel and a feisty, take charge self-proclaimed princess. George Segal and Goldie Hawn starred in The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox, an amazing western tale. Okay, so that was the second film on the double feature. The first film was, Star Wars. Not, Episode IV: A New Hope, just Star Wars.
|Ready for take off|
|Empire Strikes Back|
|Return of the Jedi|
After Jedi, there were a couple of made for TV Ewoks movies and the Ewoks/Droids Saturday morning cartoons. Then as the 80s came to a close Star Wars seemed to fade out of style. I don’t think anyone imagined Star Wars would be as popular as it is today 25 years ago. We’ll get to that in a couple of blog posts later.