I made this drawing in 9th grade (1977) of the iconic fight scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, then titled Star Wars that appeared in the Patrick Henry Junior High School newspaper.

The First Time I Saw Star Wars — The End of an Epic Run

A long time ago, in a valley far far away, a young nerd dreamed of the stars. Summer 1977 proved to be the hyperspace jump into the future in which nerd culture and pop culture would collide and forever change the universe. As the world readies itself for the last installment of George Lucas’s original monumental culture-changing vision for Star Wars, I can’t help but remember, like so many…

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Lee G. Hornbrook

Lee G. Hornbrook

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