I guess you could say it was a long, long time ago, and it certainly seems like it was in a galaxy far, far away. 3o years ago today, Star Wars opened. Sometime that summer,after reading the novelization (and trying to figure out why I couldn't find other books in the adventures of Luke Skywalker), I entered a darkened theatre and fell in love with the world of Star Wars. 20 years later, I would get my heart broken by a new trilogy.
Thanks to Tony Collett for reminding me of this special day and pointing out my misremebrance in his post below.