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I Played That! #4: Dark Forces (PC)

As far as most videogame developers are concerned, Star Wars fans want to be one of two characters: Luke Skywalker or Luke Skywalker. That is, they want to either fly a space fighter or wield a lightsaber. I guess when … Continue reading

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I Had That! #51: Kenner Star Wars Toys

I could have pieced this entry out more. It could have been all 52 entries by itself. As we’ve seen, Star Wars can’t be overemphasized in my youth, and Kenner’s line of toys played an enormous part of that. They … Continue reading

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I Had That! #45: Star Wars Trading Cards

As is blatantly obvious, Star Wars hit me in exactly the right way. It was my first real fandom, and I couldn’t get enough of it. Before the advent of DVDs or even videotapes (though, more on that later) we … Continue reading

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I Had That! #36: Star Wars Lunchbox

(Your correspondent is under the weather, so for today’s “I Had That”, I’m reposting a blog post from a few years ago.) Heading out to school in the fall of 1977, I of course wanted a Star Wars lunchbox. I … Continue reading

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I Had That! #25: The Empire Strikes Back Comics Adaptation

To this day, I can’t remember what I did. Left my bike out and the garage door unlocked? Could be. But I don’t know for sure. What I do remember was the punishment, handed down from my dad. I could … Continue reading

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I Had That! #14: The Story of Star Wars/Star Wars Storybook

Fine, May 4th, Star Wars Day, whatever. Let’s do this thing. A running theme of this series is that you kids these days have no idea how good you have it. If your favorite movie is The Avengers or Wall-E … Continue reading

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Worse Than You Think: Putting the Star Wars Holiday Special in Historical Context

This morning I read an article about the Star Wars Holiday Special at The A.V. Club. It’s a funny article, and a good encapsulation of the first-rate weirdness about that special, but, as with pretty much every article I’ve read … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to the Radioland Murders Ride

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, an atomic bomb was dropped on Geekistan on Tuesday. Disney announced that it was buying Lucasfilm. In a feat unheard of in today’s society, absolutely nobody saw this coming. Closest we got was … Continue reading

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