Star Wars, Still My Favorite

By Kathrese McKee | ROW80

Copyright 2013 Kathrese McKee

Copyright 2013 Kathrese McKee

My first date ever was back in the days when the first ever Star Wars movie came out. Back then, it was just Star Wars, not Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope. I know this sounds cruel, but I don’t remember his name. All I remember is the movie. Star Wars had it all: an epic story, epic special effects, and truly epic music. It was the first movie I ever paid to see multiple times. I also bought the VHS. And the DVD. Eventually, I’ll buy the Blu-Ray edition, and whatever format comes next.

My second almost-boyfriend took me to see Flash Gordon. The best thing about that movie was the really retro theater where it was showing.

Yeah, for those of you who are checking release dates, it WAS a long time between boyfriends, but I didn’t do the “going steady” thing. What was the point? I was born old, and those boys were too young for me. All the boys were too young for me, even the older ones. The only thing I had in common with my would-be boyfriends was a love for science fiction space fantasies.

Thankfully, this is also something I have in common with my husband. We’ve seen all of the big space fantasy films made since then, but Star Wars (A New Hope), is still my favorite. I love Luke Skywalker’s coming-of-age story and Princess Leia’s spunky attitude. Love Yoda I do. And, of course, I adore that bad boy, Han Solo and his walking carpet friend.

As an author, this movie gives me hope–no pun intended–because it put story first. Regardless of having the best music in all the galaxies and great special effects, it would have been an abysmal failure without the bright and memorable characters, the engaging plot, and the dark, three-dimensional villain. Story comes first.

I want to hear your thoughts on this topic. Please leave your comments below.

 ROW80 Progress

I’m on a Monday to Sunday work week, and I only post accumulated word count on Sunday evening.

  • Goal 1 – Complete at least one chapter per week on my WIP. (did not meet this goal *grr*)
  • Goal 2 – Post to this blog on Sunday with accumulated word count for WIP. (96,420 words) See Creating a Legacy & the Echoes of Yesterday.
  • Goal 3 – Post to momsread.com on Wednesday. (yes, Using Evernote for Education)
  • Goal 4 – Post to christsreflections blog on Friday. (Yes, although it was late: Please Send Someone Else to Do It)
  • Goal 5 – 4 tweets/day, every day. (check)
  • Goal 6 – 2 comments/day on other blogs, averaged out from Monday through Saturday. (I only managed a few comments, need to do more.)
  • Goal 7 – Read at least one book (fiction or non-fiction) per week. (check)

In other news, my marvelous critique partner, Laura Anderson Kurk, is putting together her “street team.”  please be part of my street team!

Dear Reader,

Thanks for reading my post. Please leave a question or comment before you leave. 

Kathrese McKee

 

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

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