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Galaxies Far, Far Away

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It had started, of course, with the ride home. It took Dan the entirety of five minutes to realize Harry hadn’t gotten any of his Star Wars in-jokes because he hadn’t seen Star Wars. In Dan’s mind, this was a problem in immediate need of correction.

The first Saturday of summer break saw a group of eleven and twelve year olds sitting in the Grangers’ living room, preparing to watch this “New Hope” Dan was ranting about. Hermione and Dean were grinning at the looks of awe as the first credits rolled.

It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret  plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy…

“Spaceship…”

“I’m guessing he’s the bad guy?”

“Yep.”

“And she’s important?”

“Very.”

“As are the robots?”

“Droids. They’re called droids.”

“And here’s our everyday hero!”

“Yep.”

“The Call to Adventure.”

“Of course.”

“Our mentor.”

“Ooh, he’s hot!”

“Han’s like thirty!”

“Doesn’t change the fact he’s hot.”

“Don’t you find it a bit troubling that they’re employing a smuggler for this?”

“Not really.”

“Alderaan’s gone!”

“Yes. We know.”

“Luke, why do you have the stupid hat on?”

“Well, it worked. Sort of.”

“They’re not dead!”

“And they’re off!”

“But Obi’s dead.”

“So? Rebel fighters!”

“Han’s back!”

“The Death Star’s gone!”

“And they all lived happily ever after. Until next week.”