and i’ve been disappointed ever since

You might not have heard this, yet, but the new Star Wars movie comes out today. I do not care. Here’s why: In 1977, I saw a trailer for what is now referred to as Episode IV, but which we used to call, more reasonably, Star Wars. In this trailer, Luke Skywalker is working on a squat little garbage can robot, and a shiny gold robot is talking. “This is my counterpart, R2D2,” the shiny robot says. “Hello,” says Luke, smiling.

I thought Luke was R2D2. See, I thought the human and the shiny robot were in some kind of man/machine symbiotic relationship. “How cool!”

Alas, it was not to be.

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2 thoughts on “and i’ve been disappointed ever since

  1. Wait…so “Episode IV: A New Hope” is the first movie??? I’ve heard people talking about that a lot lately, and I had no idea what they were talking about. (I get confused easily, hehehe)
    I remember watching the Star Wars movies when I was little, but I had no desire to see the prequels of recent years. I feel like it wouldn’t be the same.
    Happy summer!
    Adjunct Kait

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