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Aug 30 2015
August 30, 2015 at 10:42 am
I wonder if the current gen (or the last one) realize how earthshaking the original movies were to us (dating myself—I was 22 then). The effects were beyond anything we had seen, and I still quote lines from those movies.
August 30, 2015 at 11:10 am
Wonder if Disney, the producer of the new Star Wars, realizes that Target was one of the plaintiffs in the SCOTUS decision “Citizens United”?
August 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm
Ok, I am really confused. Did some research (I live outside the USA) and am still not sure how that is relevant to the video. Could you (or someone) explain it to me?
August 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm
A – Target was not a plaintiff in Citizens United. Citizens United (conservative lobbying group) was the plaintiff.
B – The OP has no relevance other than to smear Target.
C – It would surprise me if this whole thread was not deleted by the admin or Ilona as soon as they read it.
August 31, 2015 at 6:56 am
Thank you for explaining.
mel burns says
August 30, 2015 at 11:32 am
My household is very excited about the new Star Wars film. When Harrison Ford crashed his plane a few blocks from our house, my husband about had a stroke. Han Solo is the true hero of our generation!
May Force Be With You!
August 30, 2015 at 11:40 am
I was 6 years old when the original Star Wars came out. I had tons of the Star Wars figures and machines for the first 3 movies they released. I wish I still had those and the DnD 2nd Edition books I had like the original Players Handbook, Dungeons Masters Guide, Monster Manual 1 & 2, etc. They would be worth alot of money now LOL.
August 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm
My youngest son had tons of HeMan characters and stuff. We didn’t keep them either but I did find three of the dvds for him and a couple of characters in a sale bin a few years ago. I sent them as his birthday present (33) and made him smile. His wife didn’t get it until he gave her the history. He showed them to his daughter (4) and she went and crawled in her mom’s lap but his son (2) was really interested. Those were the days, no batteries or flashing lights, just imagination.
August 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm
Okay, that was awesome. Now I feel obligated to force my child to watch Star Wars again.
August 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm
The husband introduced Star Wars to our oldest when he was 3. Kid talked to everyone within listening distance about it. Hes 12 now and his sister who doesnt care for Star Wars can quote lines from the movies, they’ve made us watch so many times.
August 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Yeah, real subtle marketing there, Target/Disney! 😉
August 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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Debi H says
August 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm
I absolutely LOVED that, my boys were young then and we bought them the figurines and the rest that went with them as much as we could afford at the time. They’re all gone now, I would love to have them back just for the memories. I used to like playing with them right a long with my boys. 😊 LOL
August 30, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Ah-h-h the memories. I remember 1979 and the thrills in the theater. I also remember paying $89 for the VHS tape of each of the first three episodes!
August 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm
Oh but to have the unadulterated version!
August 31, 2015 at 3:01 am
I still have it. But no way to play it!
August 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm
It makes me want to pop some corn and sit down for a marathon
Erin Burns says
August 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm
Not sure where they are going with that, but absolutely enjoyed it. We did so many weekend marathons of those movies.
August 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm
My boys watched it when they 3 and 6 and they absolutely loved it. In the 9 years since we’ve watched all six too many times to count (though I only like watching the classic trilogy). We can’t wait to see the new movie. J J Abrams had better not have messed it up.
August 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm
When my son was 6, my husband woke him up one morning dressed as Darth Maul (it was Halloween). My son slept with a light saber for years after that… you never know when you might wake up with a Sith lord in your room.
August 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm
I don’t even care that it was a Target advertisement. That. Was. Amazing!
August 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm
I just wish we could still buy the original versions instead of the changes Lucas made to them. Han shot first!
August 31, 2015 at 5:12 am
My daughter was two years old when I saw A New Hope. She sat through the whole thing not making a sound. That was the first and last two hours of silence I ever experienced in her presence. God love her, she turns forty this year. I wish she could remember those two hours that captured her attention so long ago.
August 31, 2015 at 5:44 am
That was awesome. I remember watching Mark Hamil on The Merv Griffin show telling how he had a garage full of Star Wars stuff. This was after Empire Stikes Back. Wonder if he still has it all.
Lizz D. says
August 31, 2015 at 6:12 am
My husband, sadly, does not see the allure of Star Wars. He’s a Trek fan. I, however, am one of those weird, all-encompassing nerds who love both! I grew up with Star Wars, and loved every second of it. I’m due in February, and my kids will also grow up with the wonder and excitement of Star Wars. It’s just awesome. 😀
Paula brett says
August 31, 2015 at 6:22 am
I remember how amazed I felt during the barroon scene all the characters first movie I went back to see
August 31, 2015 at 6:44 am
Enjoyed seeing this, the smiles on the children, the sparkle in the eyes of the adults. Love them or hate them, that’s the true magic that movies are meant to bring. Hubby, myself and our 6 yo daughter can’t wait to see the new film!! 🙂
August 31, 2015 at 7:31 am
My friend’s 5-year old is already a complete Star Wars geek. He is very talented musically and likes to sing the theme. He can also do Darth Vader’s theme. This makes him very easy to buy for, Lego / Star Wars / Angry Birds toys and I am his favorite. 🙂
August 31, 2015 at 9:15 am
I remember taking my son to see the re-made version when he was 8. At the end of it – he said – That was awesome – can we buy the video when it comes out? However, years later, when I dressed my hair in Leah buns for Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you for those non-nerds), my husband and daughter were appalled and didn’t want to be seen in public with me. I was greatly pleased with myself, but disappointed no one in a tourist town like Cloudcroft New Mexico recognized the hairdo and X-wing T-shirt motif and no one wished me a happy Star Wars day. I still had fun. Nothing like embarrassing the family to make one happy.
August 31, 2015 at 9:30 am
I remember very clearly when the first movie came out, because I was waiting for an operation in the hospital and my dad bought a whole bunch of figurines and even Darth Vader’s spaceship. It was awesome to have them! I hadn’t yet seen the movie, but everyone was talking about it.
And finally watching the movies was simply unforgettable…I still remember my stomach plummeting along with the spaceships movements.
Jo O says
August 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm
I was 12 when Star Wars came out in the UK and had just started secondary school it was the first film I was allowed to go out and see with my friends, without an adult accompanying us. My friend, Tracey had read the book and kept telling us what was going to happen next/what was different in the book – how she survived that trip with out bruises is one of the mysteries of the universe.
My husband and I have the original trilogy in video, dvd and blue ray, yet my daughter has never seen watched any of the films all the way through. Where did I go wrong? I may be able to redeem myself soon, as I have a 2 year old grandson whom I will be looking after during the day when my daughter goes back to Uni next month. He already has a light saber and an R2D2 hooded towel/robe thingy and he giggles when we hum Darth Vader’s theme.
August 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm
Colleen, They were either in Roswell or Alamogordo.
August 31, 2015 at 4:42 pm
I don’t get the hype 😡 it’s just a space opera..
Star Trek at least taught generations of viewers to be tolerant of others and embrace/respect each others’ differences. What’s the moral of Star Wars? I’m not being facetious – I’d really like to know.
August 31, 2015 at 7:25 pm
I love Star Wars, was in college when it first came out. But what was the ultimate thrill, was years later, sharing it with my sons. I went to a Star Wars Celebration with my youngest son in Indianapolis and saw George Lucas. We waited in line overnight to make sure we got a good seat. Talk about a mother/son bonding experience! There is nothing like sitting in a room with hundreds of rabid Star Wars fans and watching a Star Wars movie, but doing so with your son is absolutely priceless and unforgettable. Back in 1977, when movies were depressing and had sad endings, Star Wars came out and truly was A New Hope!
August 31, 2015 at 9:54 pm
So who’s not going to see the movie? I’m very much looking forward to taking my son to see it. (There is a very distinct possibility that i’m going to embarrass him in public. i’m his mom and this is Star Wars – it has to be done).
Theresa Barmer says
August 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm
Saw the first life changing Star Wars movie in a theater full of fighter pilots. Now THAT added a whole different level of intensity to those death star x-wing scenes. sigh….