The Force Awakens This Week

The Force Awakens has been particularly exciting to me since we are investors in Sphero. If you haven’t seen BB-8 from Sphero yet, take a look.

I watched Star Wars for the first time the week it came out in 1977. I was 11. I’ve been an unashamed Star Wars fan since then, loving almost every moment except for the ones I had to suffer through with Jar Jar Binks. It turns out that I’m about six months older than J.J. Abrams so I feel similar to him about Star Wars.

“I was 11 when I saw the first ‘Star Wars’ and my mind was blown,” he says. “It was everything. It was funny, it was surprising, it was aesthetically gorgeous. It had designs and effects you’d never seen before. It had the most incredible sound effects and music you’d ever heard. It had amazing characters who grabbed you by the heart. It was spiritual. It was filled with adventure. On every level, it was just this incredible thing. If it had only looked that cool, or had that great script, people would still be talking about it. But it had all of it. It reminds me of the Beatles, the way, for any other band, any one of their songs would have been enough for a career. But they did it all — the way George Lucas, somehow through his brilliance, did it all.”

And yes, I’m a big Beatles fan also.

BB-8 is so deeply awesome. If you don’t have one yet, you know you want one. See you at the movies.

  • I was 12 when it came out, and I went to see it 7 times. Seven.

    Never done that with any other movie before or since 🙂

    Great having your posts back post-time off, sounds like it was a huge win for you.

  • Can’t wait! (I was the same age. Saw it 5 or 6 times back then.)

  • Cecelia Feld

    May the chill continue!

  • Gonna see it at Disney with the whole family on Saturday. I’m sure Billy will have seen it three times by then. 🙂