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On May 25th, 1977 little seven year old E. E. Nalley's world changed. He sat in the seat of a darkened theater, Georgia's Own Storey Cinemas Shannon 8, and for the very first time he felt the rumble of Dolby Stereo 4 Channel Analog as the Tantive IV ran from the Star Destroyer Devastator which passed over head and just kept coming and coming and coming.

Forty years ago, a modestly budgeted film, made by a relatively unknown director working on his second major motion picture named George Lucas exploded into the collective conscience of humanity. We were brought to a galaxy far, far away to witness The Hero With A Thousand Faces in what many believe is his most sincere telling take up his fathers sword, be guided by a wise mystic, fall in with scoundrels and foment rebellion against tyranny.

And while it is easy to dismiss this humble film as a retelling of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress crossed with Micheal Anderson's The Dam Busters, to do so really misses the point. The Seventies were a vast wasteland of disaster movies, the glamorization of gangs and the Mafia and the bad guy winning, in which Star Wars did something amazing.

 

Star Wars made heroes cool again.

 

Tonight we pay tribute to George and all the other creative heroes who helped bring Star Wars to the silver screen forty years ago yesterday with E. E. Nalley's Killing Time: A Tale Of The Star Wars. Enjoy with a slice of birthday cake and don't forget to leave a comment!

 

E. E. forgot to mention that you can find his story "Killing Time" In the Library collection of stories, in (appropriately) the Star Wars category. Which, not surprisingly, is there for E. E.'s Star Wars stories... one might almost get the impression that he's a fan or something. :)

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And... fill in the rest with the song of your choice for the day. Is it a highway? A rock? Flower? River? Road? Movie? Game? Traffic Jam? Journey? Song?

No matter what you pick, you might want to brace yourself... because today's line up comes from JG and Morpheus, so its bound to be a bit of a one-two punch. From Morpheus, we have the clash that EVERYONE has been waiting for. The cigar smoking "looks like an 8 year old" retired mechanic known as Ribbon faces off with Jade and the glitter powered girls of Wondercute in the first Part of "A Little R & R 2: Alyss in Wondercute Land" ... and then we move from sugar coated insanity to a completely different breed of crazy as we look at JG's offering for the week. It's Part 1 of "Siblings and Savages"

 

Enjoy! And don't forget to comment and/or join a forums discussion about the story.

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Today's new content is the last in a five part series from Bek D. Corbin. Enjoy the ending of "The Final Trump"!

 

Don't forget to leave Bek a comment or join the Feedback thread in the forums!