So there were a few things back in 1999 I thought I would never do. The first would be posting to the Web while I drive through the middle of nowhere Wyoming to see my family. Back then, I had just got my first cell phone and I was amazed that in a time of monochromatic screens, my super fancy non-subsidized $200 phone was in color, but why wouldn’t be, that was a lot for a phone. I think I had service for about 1 hour of the 7 hour drive. Flash forward 17 years and I am using my phone as a wireless hot spot to give the car Internet so I can write this post, Toddler McFavorite can watch YouTube and Mrs. McFavorite can download an audiobook.
The other thing I never I thought I would be doing is talking about a sequel to my favorite film franchise of all time. I knew I would have an opportunity to see a prequel, which everyone at that point was extremely excited about. In fact I dare say people were more excited back then than we were this year. George had said there would never be sequels because it was the story of Anakin. Especially after his vision or more so his execution left such a bad taste in most people’s mouths, I was sure I would never do this. However, I have learned when there is money to be made never say never. So here we are, talking (for almost 3 hours) about a sequel to a movie that is over 33 years old and I loved every minute of it. No, not the movie itself, but the discussion. No review spoilers here, you’ll have to listen to see what I and the new crew thought of the movie that is destined to be the highest grossing movie of all time, at least for awhile.