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Sci-Fi Club, Dublin, Ireland
Issue 16 - 2002-04-21

Star Wars

What can be said about this?

From the moment the Star Destroyer crosses overhead, and keeps coming and coming and coming I was hooked. For those of you not as old as I am (thatís most of you) you missed the excitement and the thrill of it all. This rewrote the standard for the genre. OK so the story was not that original (just how many stories over the centuries involved the peasant teenager fighting the evil lord and rescuing the princess?) but that was not the point.

Some years ago I had to drive down most of the way down the UK, and after a few hundred miles I was getting tired. Jumping through the radio channels I found one with some really bad Star Wars jokes. They were so bad how could any well mannered, gentleman pass these on?

You donít know me very well do you?

The show went on for over 30 minutes, but these are just a few of them:

Luke and Darth go to the Empiror fishíníchip shop. In a deep voice the owner says "Take your fatherís plaice, Luke".

Driving down near Stonehenge at the Summer solstice Obi-Wan, Luke, C-3PO and R2D2 are stopped by the police looking for new-age protestors. Using the power of his voice Obi-Wan tells the police: "You can let us pass, these are not the druids youíre looking for."

Darth rings Luke and asks how he is. Luke tells him that he is a bit worried. He keeps finding himself in a wardrobe with goofy fake teeth, a vicarís collar and his trousers around his ankles. "Ah" says Darth "the farce will be with you always."

So come along on the night and maybe pass on your memories of the movies (or Iíll remember more of those puns).

Take it easy out there.

Frank

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