5.18.2005

I Have Betrayed My Heritage

I have been a Star Wars fan for 12 of my 19 years. I cheered when the Special Editions came out, but I maintain that Han shot first. I have played more Star Wars games than I can count, including video games (from the Atari to tha Gamecube and the Xbox), card games(both incarnations), and the tabletop RPG. I enjoyed Episodes 1 and 2 despite their obvious weaknesses, and went back to see Episode 2 on an IMAX screen. When Episode 2 came out I bought a spare lightsaber so that I could have one to stay pretty, and another to do battle with my friends, and I kept at it even after my friend Tom and I simultaneously gave each other huge freaking welts on the face. I've in the face of two thoroughly disappointing prequels kept the faith that the third would live up to its title. According to most reviewers, my faith will be repaid at midnight tonight.

And I don't have tickets.

You have dissapointed me for the last time

UPDATE 9:30: I GOT TICKETS!!! Review soon to follow at around 3:00 Central

14 comments:

  1. Hehee I wanna be there tooo!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm going to find this interesting as I have never seen ANY of the Star War movies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Never? My God.... Mr. Desmond, Desmond, Patrick; Pat, I applaud you in your efforts and love. It is something that I could not do as a Star Wars geek. You are truely my superior in such ways, but then again I you as it comes to Star Trek. One question though: Why hast thou and I never seen each other upon the battlefield with sabers? We must remedy this.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Never, truly. I wasn't able to admit it for many years but I'm at peace with it now. What can I say? I was a poor college student when they first came out (before many of you were born most likely) and after that, well I just didn't see the point. I hope Patrick can forgive me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yay! Hope you enjoy it! But don't spoil the ending for me. Yeah, I know, lame joke. *shrug*

    ReplyDelete
  6. i've never been a huge fan, but i have enjoyed the movies. will probably only get round to seeing episode 3 when it comes out on dvd. oh well, many other movies to see first.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ok, I thought that I was going to have the energy to review as soon as I got back, but I'm going to have to sleep on this one. I don't want to get this one wrong. Sorry I made a promise that I couldn't keep

    Saije: I've forgiven worse. My initial reaction is to say that I strongly reccommend them, but to be honest I understand completely if you didn't come away from it with the same feeling I did.

    Steve. Yeah. But there are things about the ending to spoil that I'll keep a lid on.

    Dan: Star Trek had the chance to grab me once and for all with Enterprise and it failed. Which isn't to say that I won't watch Star Trek Classic or TNG just about any time I see that its on. As for the lightsabers, I fear I may be out of practice, but if it's a battle you want, then a battle you shall have.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Battle is good, killing thigns and all, you know. I must admit though, I am a total trekkie, but basically, I kinda pretend everything post TNG never happened, although Enterprise had its defiate ups, like Scott Bakula (spelling?).

    ReplyDelete
  9. well, i dont know what my excuse is, but i have never seen 'em either. i might go see this one, if the opportunity arises. are they really all they are hyped up to be??

    ReplyDelete
  10. if you want to see them, this is how I suggest you do it. First, read some Dr. Seuss books to rekindle your inner child (not to say that only this is required to enjoy them, but it will make the experience more excellent), then watch the original trilogy, then (this is the most important) watch episodes 1 and 2 with a friend who has seen them and is fairly knowledgeable, and give that friend the remote, telling him/her to cut to the good parts and fill you in on the story you missed. Then watch Episode 3.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm a trekkie through and through. I've only seen some of the episodes from Enterprise season one and so far I've enjoyed it. I'm having a heck of a time trying to match the technology and design aesthetics of the NX-01 with the 'future' NCC-1701. And one thing that's really irked me is the fact that Vulcans (apparently) cannot lie, and yet I've seen T'Pol blatantly lie in a number of episodes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have seen Star Trek, except not Enterprise (I don't like prequels). I like Star Trek. Where is the promised review by the way? of the Star Wars movie?

    ReplyDelete
  13. I know, the plot holes are emense, it's rather sad. I'm sure they'll give some lame reason like "Vulcan society wasn't what it was in the original Star Trek" or "The time between Enterpirse and The original Trek leaves plenty of time for refits" and that sort of bull. Sometimes I wonder whether or not the people who work on these newer shows even know what a Tibble is. Stick to the classics, stick to the originals, where flaws are few and far between if any.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Its not that there weren't flaws in the originals, its that those that were there were endearing rather than annoying.

    ReplyDelete