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Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread

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Now that there is a dedicated ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ forum on the site, and the General Star Wars Random Thoughts thread is in the ‘The Expanded Universe & General Star Wars Discussion’ section, some of us on here thought it may be a neat idea to have new ‘General Random Thoughts’ threads focusing on each of the three Original Trilogy films.

Plus another thread for ‘General Random Original Trilogy Thoughts’.

In other words… a few threads for some light discussion of these much loved, iconic and ground-breaking films.
 

And so:-

Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Empire Strikes Back - a General Random Thoughts thread

Return Of The Jedi - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Original Trilogy - a General Random Thoughts thread
 

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I imagine the idea of creating these threads were for newer and future members to also contribute in them too - as well for anyone to just post and engage in conversation with about these films.

Having a thread for each of the three classic films to ramble away in… seems a decent idea for a site that was built on getting an official release of / preserving said films - and there is now a dedicated discussion section for.

Yes, a lot has already been posted in the old General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread - which also contains some content from Star Wars releases that may not interest members who don’t like certain other aspects of the GFFA.

These are just for each of the Original Trilogy movies…
 

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Given the current organization of the site, sure this makes sense. But wasn’t it easier when there were fewer sub forums and we could just have fun in the random thoughts thread? I forgot it even existed until now!

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Given the current organization of the site, sure this makes sense. But wasn’t it easier when there were fewer sub forums and we could just have fun in the random thoughts thread? I forgot it even existed until now!

You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done 😉
 

There are only two extra sub-forums on here since the re-organisation; giving the site a much-requested dedicated ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ section in the process.

Apart from having this ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ forum, and a forum for ‘Beyond the Original Trilogy’… everything else is pretty much where it was before - in the ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ section.
 

(And there is no way I’m going through and moving over 5000 threads again - one by one… into their relevant site sections and then re-sorting & updating the various Index Threads etc)

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Pretty much what oojason said is why we created these threads.

And maybe also an attempt, or a reminder, that the site isn’t just for endlessly yammering on about the Sequel films, and the repetitiveness, negativity and toxicity that comes with it at times - which has seemed to be the focus on conversations on here over the last couple of years.

Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be much of that in this part of the forum!

 

Maybe we can start talking about the 1977 Star Wars film in here, now?

And enjoy ourselves doing so… 😃

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I saw Star Wars in 1977 - I was 8 years old and remember it vividly.

Perhaps I remember it so starkly because I had to fight for it! I’d seen the trailer/ads on TV, all of my school friends were talking about it, and somehow I just knew this movie was for me.

So I got home from school one afternoon and my hippie stepmother said casually “we saw Star Wars today! It was great!”. I was like “uh…okay”. “Oh yeah” said Dad through a haze of marijuana smoke “it was fantastic” - and they regaled me with tales of giant spaceships passing overhead and princesses and glorious space battles…

Finally I - the target audience for this damn film - mustered the courage to enquire as to whether perhaps I might get a shot at seeing this thing.

“Alright alright” said Dad, visibly annoyed, “I’ll take you to Star Wars!”. We went some days later, but of course it felt like an eternity to me! We left in the morning but Dad (he was in the music biz) wanted to check out some recording studios that were being built. We finally arrived at the cinema at 5pm after a day of walking around empty building sites. Dad paused in front of the row of movie posters on the cinema wall. The movie was starting in five minutes and we still didn’t have tickets. I knew something was up.

“I’ve already seen Star Wars” my father moaned, “let’s see Close Encounters!”.

Cue Omen theme with me as young Damien!

No, in truth I basically begged “please, please, please can I see Star Wars!”.

The great man relented with an exasperated sigh, and I had the time of my life. It was wonderful - magical. The Force was with me.

Later Dad gave me a lecture on how I hadn’t considered that dying Stormtroopers might have had families…but that’s another story…