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Old March 22 2013, 05:09 PM   #571
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I always call May 25 Return of the Jedi Day, anyway.
That is the geekiest thing I've read in quite a while.
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Old March 22 2013, 05:11 PM   #572
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I don't know when the original film first opened in my area back in '77, but the actual national premiere date of May 25th was observed by only 38 theaters across the entire country. As we now know, nobody expected the first film to be a blockbuster and gain a monstrous following.

Still, May 25th is still technically the date when two of the three original movies made their debut so I recognize it as such.
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Old March 22 2013, 05:21 PM   #573
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I don't know when the original film first opened in my area back in '77, but the actual national premiere date of May 25th was observed by only 38 theaters across the entire country. As we now know, nobody expected the first film to be a blockbuster and gain a monstrous following.

Still, May 25th is still technically the date when two of the three original movies made their debut so I recognize it as such.
Yeah, I know.

Maybe I should change my observance on June 15 to General Release Day. No one should have to ask general release of what.
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Old March 22 2013, 05:23 PM   #574
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Maybe I should change my observance on June 15 to General Release Day. No one should have to ask general release of what.
I don't think that's wise. When I don't get a reference, I always think of sex.
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I have a SW nerd friend who recognizes the anniversary of the premiere of Episode I (May 19, 1999) and always mentions it when it rolls around. Which is cool. I actually like Episode I, but I don't think there are too many souls in this country no matter how fiendishly geeky they might be that pay tribute to May the 19th and celebrate The Phantom Menace.

That kind of thing will lead to bodily harm in some circles.
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Old March 22 2013, 05:35 PM   #576
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The only geek festival I celebrate is September 13, 1999, the day the Moon left Earth's orbit.
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Old March 22 2013, 06:35 PM   #577
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I always call May 25 Return of the Jedi Day, anyway.
That is the geekiest thing I've read in quite a while.
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I think it's awesome.

I'm going to start doing that myself!
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Old March 22 2013, 06:55 PM   #578
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Geekiest thing ever read?

This is the Trek BBS. Give us 60 seconds.
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Old March 22 2013, 07:03 PM   #579
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I've been "complimented" twice now on the board for saying something geeky/nerdy. (Or, were these backhanded compliments?) Both times were for something to do with Star Wars.*

I just can't believe I haven't said plenty of other geeky/nerdy things all the time, but, I guess, because this is a Star Trek board, almost all of them probably go totally unnoticed. (Probably only the non-Trek ones are the ones standing out.)

* - The other one was my theory for why stormtroopers are armored, yet you can still shoot them dead with a blaster. You can look that one up. Apparently, it's really geeky. Or nerdy.
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I have a SW nerd friend who recognizes the anniversary of the premiere of Episode I (May 19, 1999) and always mentions it when it rolls around. Which is cool. I actually like Episode I, but I don't think there are too many souls in this country no matter how fiendishly geeky they might be that pay tribute to May the 19th and celebrate The Phantom Menace.

That kind of thing will lead to bodily harm in some circles.
Well, it's also the date that REVENGE OF THE SITH was released in 2005, and I think everybody agrees that THAT was the better movie (at least I think so).

You could always tell you friend to just mention that instead.
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Old March 22 2013, 07:09 PM   #581
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That is the geekiest thing I've read in quite a while.
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I think it's awesome.

I'm going to start doing that myself!
I wasn't complaining.
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Old March 22 2013, 07:28 PM   #582
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QFT...
I think it's awesome.

I'm going to start doing that myself!
I wasn't complaining.
Nor was I... And I, too, have always wondered about the stormtroopers and lasers thing... True, it's all about looking menacing and such, but still, when Ewoks can knock you out with a rock to the helmet, it's time to start thinking about the effectiveness of your PPE (firefighter speak for personal protective equipment)...
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Old March 22 2013, 07:35 PM   #583
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Nor was I... And I, too, have always wondered about the stormtroopers and lasers thing... True, it's all about looking menacing and such, but still, when Ewoks can knock you out with a rock to the helmet, it's time to start thinking about the effectiveness of your PPE (firefighter speak for personal protective equipment)...
If Return of the Jedi were named In the Jungle of the Bloodthirsty Furry Cannibals like it should be, people may get the right perspective about Ewoks.
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Old March 22 2013, 07:49 PM   #584
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Here's the old stormtrooper armor thread. Some pretty cool ideas in there, such as Caliburn24's. Mine was actually dubbed "dorkiest", a little downthread!
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Well, it's also the date that REVENGE OF THE SITH was released in 2005, and I think everybody agrees that THAT was the better movie (at least I think so).

You could always tell you friend to just mention that instead.
This is true, and I'm almost certain he knows that, but for some reason he only acknowledges Episode I and May 19, 1999. I think it's because he, I and others were up to our eyeballs in Prequel countdown overload and all the things associated with it and it's always been a special time for him. I can't blame him, really. 1999 was like one giant nerdgasm for most sci-fi/fantasy fans that I knew and came into contact with.

That said, yeah. ROTS is clearly the superior film.
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