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Primetime Show Reviews
"Star Wars: the Legacy Revealed"
Review by Suzanne 5/21/07
I was a huge fan of Star Wars when it came out. I was 16
and it really struck a chord, for some reason. I was obsessed, as were many of
my friends. I had been a big Trekkie and always liked scifi anyway, but I just
went nuts for Star Wars in a way that is hard to describe.
For one thing, it was the first scifi movie with really good
special effects. That may not seem as important as story, acting, directing,
etc. but it is for a movie like this. It can really make the fantasy real and
draw you into it. Nothing had done that before, not even Star Trek (it had
tried, though). It also didn't help that the movie starred two really
cute, charismatic guys. :)
I always liked the heroes, so I was crazy about Luke more than
Han (I got to appreciate Harrison Ford more when I grew older, but when I was a
teen, Luke was more the type of boy I liked). My friends and I dressed up
like the characters as much as we could, for any possible occasion.
So when the History Channel sent me a screener for this special,
I was ecstatic, to say the least. They sent me my own copy with a cool
Darth Vader box. I hope they put it out on a regular DVD so you have a chance to
own it, too.
It is a great special because not only does it show many clips
from all of the movies, but it has both scholars and famous people talking about
each of the characters, their impact on the culture, and where Lucas drew his
influences for the movies, the mythologies he used, etc. It is very
fascinating for anyone at all familiar with Star Wars (which is probably most of
I definitely recommend you watch this if you are a Star Wars
fan, or even if you are just wondering what all the fuss is about. This is the
History Channel, after all, so it puts the movies in their history contexts.
You will feel like you've learned something besides just enjoying it.
Mark Hamill narrates the special, but none of the other Star
Wars people are involved, from what I can see. It's a shame, but in a way
it makes sense because this special is more about how others outside of the
movies perceive it and its affects on their lives.
Don't miss it, Monday Memorial Day May 28th, 9 pm Eastern on The
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