Friday, May 25, 2007

A Long Time Ago in A Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Happy 30th birthday Star Wars.

On this day on 1977 George Lucas' centerpiece, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New hope", opens to the public. Seven Oscars, $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide partially reflects it's success.

Star Wars revolutionized the way movies are made and the way we look at movies. It created movie cult.

Star Wars grew up to be one of the most profitable movie franchises ever. With the movie release came tons of toys and paraphernalia that got incredible sales.

The Star Wars story is currently made up of six movies or episodes: the original trilogy, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of The Jedi; and the new trilogy, The Phantom Menace, The Attack of The Clones, and The Revenge of The Sith.

I like the Star Wars sixtology a lot, some are among my all-time movie favorites. They have a great story (based on the struggle between good and evil), great special effects, great characters, extra care of details, etc.

If you haven't seen the Star Wars movies, I highly recommend them because they are a classic and are very entertaining.

PD. For you Star Wars fans out there check the following on Windows:
1. Go to the Start menu, then click on run;
2. Paste the following: "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" and click OK; and
3. Enjoy.

"May the Force be with you"
-Obi Wan


Quote of the Day:
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
--Henry David Thoreau, 19th-century American essayist and nature writer
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