A Nerd's Plea for 'Star Wars'
To a New Jersey kid and his best friend, the franchise was more than just movies. As Disney plots a new chapter, here's how to not screw it up.
Star Wars repeatedly is referenced in all the flicks I make because I grew up watching the George Lucas trilogy in the 1970s and early '80s. But thanks to the toymakers at Kenner, no self-respecting Star Wars fan was ever content to simply watch the movies. Indeed, until the advent of home video a few years later, playing with Star Wars figures was about the closest a fan could get to seeing the movie again until it was rereleased in theaters.
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