Sunday, November 23, 2008

Many Bothans died to bring you this post.

My son is five years old and has been seeing the promos on TV for the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series. This sparked a discussion. Did you know there were Star Wars movies before this cartoon? Waaaaaay back when daddy was a kid. I was eight years old when I saw the first film in the theater. My wife was four years old. (No, we didn't go see it together. It wasn't that long of an engagement.)

So the wife and I decided it would be okay for our son to watch the original three Star Wars films. Daddy would sit there right beside him to explain anything too scary. The kid loved these films.

In Return of the Jedi, Luke, Chewbacca and Leia rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. Light sabers flash. Explosions. Awesomeness. When the dust settles, my five year old son turns to me and says the following:

"Princess Leia is beautiful."

My boy. So proud. The apple really doesn't fall far from the tree, does it? Poor kid.


Bryon Quertermous said...

Yeah that's a better reaction than him commenting on the stylishness of her outfit or the detailed stitching.

Victor Gischler said...

Good point, Bryon.

So ... uh ... have you been to see High School the Musical III yet?


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Star Wars came out when I was ten years old. My oldest daughter is now ten, but she won't watch the two original films with me (I hate Return of the Jedi). She only cares about those crappy prequels.

Anonymous said...

When my sons were 2&3, my wife went out of town for the weekend leaving me in charge. When she came back, all they could talk about was Star Wars. -You showed them Star Wars?!- No, I showed them the trilogy. They're 3&4 now and super nerds.

Victor Gischler said...



Note to wives: Don't leave town!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a smart boy on your hands, Victor. I'll bet you can't wait until he's old enough for Blade Runner.

Anonymous said...

That last comment was from me, by the way. Forgot to sign it. But it is Monday, after all.

Jeff Shelby said...

That is so awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm always surprised at how good Carrie Fisher looks in that bikini outfit. Crazy chicks are hot.