|Fanus rabidicus - #3 in a Star Wars series
||[Dec. 13th, 2015|06:28 pm]
Jedi Council. It's definitely for serious Star Wars geeks. Every week they discuss Star Wars for at least an hour, often 90 minutes. I have been watching a weekly video show on YouTube called |
I love it.
Anyway, a couple weeks ago they reported that J.J. Abrams had confirmed that the movie was officially finished, officially "in the can." And my reaction at the news reminded me of another reaction I had. A long time ago, in a state far, far away....
Back in the days of VHS tapes (I told you it was a long time ago), the Holy Trilogy was released for the first time in letterbox format. After watching bad aspect ratio for years, we were all excited to see the rest of the movie. And a few days before the release I realized that I should probably actually preorder it as the demand was exceeding supply.
I stopped by SunCoast Video and asked to reserve a copy. The nice young clerk took my money. As we were finishing the transaction, I chuckled and said, "This being Alaska, it'll probably won't be here on the release date anyway."
"Oh no," he said, cheerful. "We already have them all in the back."
And the look I saw next on his face told me what the look was on my face. His eyes went wide, and he actually took a step back into a defensive position.
Yes, I looked like I was about to leap over the counter and assault him to get the movie. I was a little embarrassed and tried to reassure him, but he was nervous until I left the store.
And that's how I felt when they announced it was in the can. Like I should jump into my car, run to the nearest theater, and hold them hostage until they showed me the movie. Oh, I recovered. but the fan rabidity was there.
It was definitely there.