9 thoughts on “PSA: Talking to your kids about Star Wars.”

  1. I emailed you this story “The Unity Saga” by Charles Sonnenburg a couple days ago, but never heard back from you on it. It is a Star Wars/Star Trek cossover fic and it is REALLY well done. It’s very dark and depressing, so it isn’t helping my slight depression. However I feel that is only highlighting the experience for me. The story occurs just before Yoda’s death in “Return of the Jedi” and sometime during the fifth season of “Star Trek: Voyager”.

      1. That’s cool. Thought you might be overwhelmed with your email or something. When you posted this video, I thought I’d be on topic by bring it up. I hope you enjoy this fic as much as I have been enjoying it.

  2. I just had this converssation with my son last year when he was 5. He too was seduced by the shiny-ness of JarJar, I had to break that, now he is in the Yoda fan club.
    This year I had to pull out all the tricks including claiming they are a bunch of cheaters to make sure that he didn’t root for the vile Yankees in the playoffs.

  3. Talk? Nope, my boy is almost 4 and I’ve got the originals and am going to show him “Star Wars” first (yes, the one I have doesn’t even have the “A New Hope” title). We’ll talk after that, maybe. I don’t think he’ll be able to handle Empire for a few years though, so we’ll watch ANH over and over until then… 🙂

  4. In regards to the “Han shot first” issue. The way I recall it, Han was the only one to shoot. He never gave Greedo a chance to fire, which I don’t have a problem with, just saying.

  5. I was a the right age when the original Star Wars came out- the right age being a kid. I don’t remember my parents “talking with me about it”, but I do remember Star Wars cards were huge, the poster was huge (princess Lea) and later the figures were popular, but at that point it was really the Star Wars Geeks that kept it up. Empire was excellent and Jedi was good, after that, well, I have not seen the “prequels”. I did see the funny review of the prequels on youtube though.

    I don’t think anyone can really relive 1978, the country is way to fragmented now. As many people worry about Top Chef and Alias as Star Wars.

    I would talk to my kids by letting them watch the first one, and if they like it, which they will, let them watch the others. Of course I guess I am not a true believer, but I was there for the real thing, and moved on 🙂

    I do have this one Star Wars memory. I said from day one that Harrison Ford was the real star, guess I got that one right.

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