There are many people like me, who have had their lives greatly influenced by fictional worlds like Star Wars, Star Trek, StarGate, Lord of the Rings and others. Still, I don’t feel like a typical “geek”. For example, I am not interested in superheroes, I also don’t watch zombie TV series.
And while I have seen the 300+ episodes of StarGate multiple times, I was unable to follow Game of Thrones for very long. There are way too many characters for me to keep up with. In general, I try every Sci-Fi/Fantasy IP/universe that comes out and I like some of them more, some less.
However, my favorite fantastic world is without any doubt Star Wars.
The original Star Wars are archetypical, ancient stories of people, their zeal for power and their love in a rich world with inspiring environments and retro sci-fi technology. It is sort of a “second world war in space”. It is not supposed to be a rational vision of future technology, it’s more like an alternative history, a well known epic tale, just in space.
But, throughout the decades, Star Wars have established their own world with its own history, philosophy and style. The Star Wars phenomenon has also been for a long time about the devoted fan culture and our own experiences and friendships. Myself, I have had so many memories associated with it, that it is really a part of my life.
And today, I am here to start my Star Wars series with a story, how did I discover them and how they fascinated me…