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Syndication

I knew I wouldn't be able to get David W. Collins Part 1 finished in time for the big anniversary today, so I gathered some friends who I know went to see Star Wars in 1977, and we went to dinner and swapped tales. Though we're friends now, we didn't know each other back then, so the stories were fun and new for each of us.

Beware: Formats were made to be broken and we're breaking it this episode. Ryan Shaw, the guest from Episode 1 of MSWS, was raised in Miami and had a big city experience seeing Star Wars for the first time.

 

Thomas Merritt, who will be featured on a future episode of MSWS, saw Star Wars the second week it was in our home town of Brunswick and you won't BELIEVE what happened!

 

I, Scott Ryfun (the guest on MSWS Episode 100), was a Star Wars fan before I ever even saw it by virtue of the fact that my brother had brought home a book about it from school. But when I saw it for the first time... Hoo boy.

 

This episode was recorded at Certified Burgers and Beverage on St. Simons Island. http://www.certifiedburgersandbeverage.com/

Direct download: MSWS_Our_first_time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Amy H. Sturgis (http://amyhsturgis.com) earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University, teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies. She is one of the staff members behind the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast (http://starshipsofa.com) and the Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics (http://hpcomics.net). The author of four books and over fifty articles, and the editor of six books, Sturgis is a regular speaker at colleges and genre conventions across the United States, Canada, and England. In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for J.R.R. Tolkien Scholarship, and in 2015, she was honored by the Los Angeles Press Club for "Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column" for her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong." A first-generation Star Wars fan, Sturgis lives with her husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. More about Dr. Amy H. Sturgis can be found at her website: http://amyhsturgis.com

 

Portions of the discussion that were not directly relevant to Amy’s Star Wars Story were removed from the podcast. Some of these segments will be found packaged into a bonus episode coming soon. To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. Don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature part one of David W. Collins's Star Wars Story.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Go to ranchoobiwan.org and give what you can. Remember, it is tax deductible.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

 

 

Direct download: MSWS_Amy_H_Sturgis_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

 
Bobby Roberts is a former co-host & producer on Full of Sith and X-Plain the X-Men, current producer at '80s all Over with Scott Weinberg & Drew McWeeny, and current editor at alt-weekly newspaper the Portland Mercury. He can be found on Twitter @bobbyrobertspdx. He is also the creator/ruiner of classic movie and TV soundtracks at geekremixed.com
 
Some portions of the interview with Bobby were not directly relevant to his Star Wars Story and were removed during the editing process. Some of this material can be found as bonus material after the closing credits.
 
Please join us next time when Dr. Amy H. Sturgis tells her Star Wars Story.
 

To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. 

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Go to http://ranchoobiwan.org and donate. You'll get a membership kit and access to exclusive merchandise and events. Plus, Rancho Obi-Wan is a tax-deductible non-profit. Please give what you can.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

Direct download: msws_bobby_roberts_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Karl LaClair grew up in a small town in upstate NY and has since moved to Boston where he works as a college chaplain. He continues to study the impact Star Wars can play on a person's spiritual life. He is the creator and co-host of The Wampa's Lair podcast, which is part of the Star Wars Report podcast network. You can find The Wampa's Lair on iTunes, at facebook.com/wampaslairpocast or follow them on twitter at wampaslair

To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to story@mystarwarsstory.com and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. And don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature Bobby Roberts.

I’d also like to take a moment to mention that I don’t plan on attempting to monetize My Star Wars Story, but If you’d like to contribute to a similar but much bigger operation—I say similar because we both have a mission of the preservation of Star Wars history—please give whatever you can to Rancho Obi-Wan. Please go to ranchoobiwan.org. Please give what you can. And remember, it’s tax deductible.

Thank you for listening to My Star Wars Story and thank you for being a part of Generation Star Wars.

Direct download: msws_kal_leclair_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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