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Monday, May 23, 2005

Special Star Wars Episode

Alright Padawan learners, you'll have to listen to this episode before you can build your own lightsaber.

Star Wars Episode on MP3

Beware! This special episode is chock full of spoilers. So don't listen until you have watched Episode III.


  • So I'm at the World Science Fiction convention in Kansas City, MO in 1976. The costume contest is going on but i didn't bother to stand in line for a ticket so I stick my head in the Star Wars display room and it's more or less empty. At this point I don't know anything about this movie except that I've heard of it. A guy at the front sells me a really cool Chaykin pre-production poster for the movie for $1.50 and says, "hey, that's Mark Hamill in the back of the room. He's in the movie, why not get it signed?" So I go back and start talking to Mark, who's a really nice guy. I realize that I know him from the soap opera that my mom watches when I'm home from work for lunch. He tells me a bunch of funny stories, like how his father wants him to get a REAL job, and we talk for about 15 minutes. (Now bear in mind that I'm dressed in what my friends were calling my "farmer of the future" outfit: bib overalls and a "Donavan" shirt. I've got hair that falls most of the way down my back. I must have been a real treat to look at! LOL!) In walks these two guys who've seen the Star Wars promo that afternoon. They walk up and start asking Mark all kinds of questions about what type of drives the space ships have. Mark tries to explain that he's just an actor and doesn't really know, but they persist with really dorky questions. Finally Mark looks at his watch and says, "whoa, time for me to get going" and winks at me. I laugh and say good night. I later saw him at the costume show (which I got into even though I had no ticket). He was sipping a drink and just laughed and shook his head as he acknowledged me.

    Side note: I came in at the end of the costume contest and didn't see much of it but to occupy our time while the judges deliberated, they brought out a beautiful redhead who was a SF fan and working her way through law school as a stripper. Needless to say she stripped. Best Stripper I've ever seen in my life. She actually danced which is much sexier to me than the writhing that all the subsequent strippers I've ever seen, do. (Not that I've seen all that many mind you...)

    2nd side note: That darn poster I bought turned out to be very rare - I've heard 175 to 225 produced - and last time I saw one for sale it was going for $350. Not a bad investment!

    By Anonymous Bruce R, at 10:22 PM  

  • Great story. You should record yourself telling it and we could play it as a geek of the day piece.

    By Blogger Geek Bry, at 7:42 AM  

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