I think I was about four of five when I first saw Empire Strikes Back. We were vacationing at the Jersey Shore and all I can recall from the memory was not watching one single moment of the film because I was frightened. Years passed before I could appreciate the three Star Wars films and later as an adult, enjoyed the three additional films.
Tonight, I sit in the midst of a Star Wars marathon with my children who are watching the films for the very first time. Sidelined this weekend by a very vicious cold, I can’t imagine a better way to rest and recoup than with lightsabers, imperial galaxies and wookieepedia (a great source for questions Mommy and Daddy can’t answer).