When I took my daughter to see the 20th anniversary re-releases, and that first note of the main theme blasted out, I was instantly transported back those twenty years and it was like I was back watching it when it first came out.Say what you want about the films, but there will never be anything like that phenomenon again.

The Star Wars prequels were from a poorer quality (in regard to the story) than Star Wars IV – VI.The better effects in Star Wars I – III could not make up for that. There’s a funny story related to this. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his “brain booster” machine, and by Freudian “monsters from the id” as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss. Particularly ADULT people. It wasn’t bad in our opinion, but nothing worth recommending to someone else.

Lucas confided that he was nervous that his movie might not do very well and that Spielberg’s film would likely make more money. Originally Posted by Janus Originally Posted by zinjanthropos Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. But yeah, nostalgia for the original…I took hire a student to write my paper
my then-fiancee and my little sister to see it when it opened. And you obeyed? Impossible! Originally Posted by Janus Say what you want about the films, but there will never be anything like that phenomenon again.

I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956… it has something to do with fallout… Originally Posted by PhDemon This just came up on my internet radio station. Some guy in the audience cheered out loud every time Darth Vader appeared on screen.But I got told to shut up. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.

We rented it, and after watching it, both my wife and I were at a loss as to why so many people thought it was so good. Spielberg didn’t agree, so they made a sort of bet where each gave the other a percentage of their film’s earnings. There was hardly any pre-release publicity, and a lot of people wandered into the theater expecting a cheesy b-movie from an unknown production company, and were blown away by special effects that were well beyond state of the art. SO did my two male “Dates”.

But unlike so many modern sci-fi epics, it actually had a story and characters people could relate to. We won’t need to hold a benefit luncheon to raise funds for either of these two gentlemen. Lucas confided that he was nervous that his movie might not do very well and that Spielberg’s film would likely make more money. Nothing can rival Star Wars…It’s truly the only movie where the term ‘Epic’ actually means something. (I’m not a fan of throwing the term ‘epic’ around, as it’s often used.) Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about.

I just never saw the appeal. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. In another example, my wife’s sister and her husband kept telling us that we just had to see “Beverly Hills Cop”, (this was a little after it was released on video) and that it was so good.

There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his “brain booster” machine, and by Freudian “monsters from the id” as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss. My husband was deer hunting so I went with two of his friends. ahahahahahahaha they SLEPT through the entire movie after the first 10 minutes and snored!! Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them. So many more recent movies, including the Star Wars prequels, assume sci-fi is a kids genre and don’t bother trying to appeal to adults.

Of course, as it turned out, Spielberg “won” the bet. I was 18 when the original film came out in 1977. No one in Star Wars ever had to Narfle the Garthok So many more recent movies, including the Star Wars prequels, assume sci-fi is a kids genre and don’t bother trying to appeal to adults. Originally Posted by blackscorp Originally Posted by cosmictraveler Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. It’s a funny thing on how people’s taste can differ.

Originally Posted by Janus Originally Posted by sculptor Thanx AlexNow, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie. Lucas and Spielberg were both filming their respective films at the same time when Lucas visited the Close Encounters set. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. To this I must add: Anne Francis.

The Star Wars prequels were from a poorer quality (in regard to the story) than Star Wars IV – VI.The better effects in Star Wars I – III could not make up for that. Westerns bored me to death. We rented it, and after watching it, both my wife and I were at a loss as to why so many people thought it was so good.

They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. Of course, as it turned out, Spielberg “won” the bet. Spielberg didn’t agree, so they made a sort of bet where each gave the other a percentage of their film’s earnings. I did “Return to the Forbidden Planet” The Musical Lucas and Spielberg were both filming their respective films at the same time when Lucas visited the Close Encounters set.

Gotta love weird Al…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTI93xI41w ahahahahahaaha oh my god….ahahahahahahaha There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. You appear to be confusing Star Wars and Star Trek [nerd rage rising]Brian Posehn – Yelling Stuff – YouTube Ah wonderous Sir PhDemon!! You are correct? Can you forgive me? Westerns bored me to death.

Originally Posted by cosmictraveler Originally Posted by blackscorp Originally Posted by cosmictraveler Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956… it has something to do with fallout… In today’s world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind.

It’s a funny thing on how people’s taste can differ. When I was growing up, Westerns were all the rage on TV and were very popular. Originally Posted by Dywyddyr But I got told to shut up.

Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. Originally Posted by sculptor Thanx AlexNow, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie. Originally Posted by thefreethinker31 Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. Ah, the younger years of Eddie Murphy (or in these movies: Axel Foley).

I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. Yes, it was the same year. In today’s world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.

I saw “Star Wars” in 1977. Originally Posted by sculptor Thanx AlexNow, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie. There’s a funny story related to this. Nah the original television show is a hoot….the acting is HORRIBLE…..and it is actually hilarious….Tribbles I think is my favorite.

Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. It wasn’t bad in our opinion, but nothing worth recommending to someone else. The bar scene in the first Star Wars, who can forget it, has it ever been duplicated? Despite all the advanced technology displayed in the movie, interstellar desperadoes filled a local saloon.

Originally Posted by zinjanthropos Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it. Yes, it was the same year. I think it was the first time I ever walked out of a theater thinking that “I’ve got to see this again”. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects.

When I was growing up, Westerns were all the rage on TV and were very popular. When “Empire” came out, it ran in one local theater for over a year. (remember, this was before even video tapes really hit the scene in a big way, so the idea of just waiting for it to come out on video to watch it again didn’t exist yet.)When I took my daughter to see the 20th anniversary re-releases, and that first note of the main theme blasted out, I was instantly transported back those twenty years and it was like I was back watching it when it first came out.Say what you want about the films, but there will never be anything like that phenomenon again. Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum Originally Posted by danhanegan Originally Posted by blackscorp I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but…. but not more than that It seems a bit ho-hum now, but at the time of its release, there really had never been a movie like it before.

Thanx AlexNow, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie. Sneak up?Pfft true geeks knew the majority of the plot and special effects anything up to 6 months before it was released. I just never saw the appeal.

I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time. Particularly ADULT people. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. Originally Posted by thefreethinker31 Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them. In another example, my wife’s sister and her husband kept telling us that we just had to see “Beverly Hills Cop”, (this was a little after it was released on video) and that it was so good. Originally Posted by Janus In today’s world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any.

Partially because originality and story-telling do not seem to be key points of Hollywood. I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956… it has something to do with fallout… Music, even tavern variety, is it the common denominator within the Universe? Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it. Originally Posted by cosmictraveler Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about.

In what must have been, for the 1950s, a very daring short skirt. That would be me. A previously undiscovered bloopers reel from the first Star Wars movie. Originally Posted by PhDemon Originally Posted by babe Nah the original television show is a hoot….the acting is HORRIBLE…..and it is actually hilarious….Tribbles I think is my favorite.

They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any.