Thursday, October 17, 2013

how little we know about Star Wars, and how much we care

B. was reading an article in the paper this morning on an exhibit of Star Wars props, and, seeing a reference to a character, asked "Who's Boba Fett?"

"I'm not sure," I said. "I think he was a bounty hunter. Was he the one that Han Solo shot in the Cantina?"

Half an hour later, I emerge from a visit upstairs on the computer to say, "I found out who Boba Fett was. He was another bounty hunter, who doesn't show up until the second movie. Han Solo was handed over to this one after being frozen into a popsicle. He looked like a robot, but even after seeing a picture, I don't remember the character at all."

"Well," says B., "it has been 33 years."

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