January 14, 2009
GROWING UP STAR WARS AND WIL WHEATON
I'd like to point you towards the amazing Growing Up Star Wars Flickr group, which has the power to make many of you extremely happy. It's lovingly managed by Todd Fraklin, mayor of Neatocoolville and Glen Mullaly.
Proud Hollywood geek Wil Wheaton just blogged about the photo collection which has caused an explosion of contributions. I'm proud to say that he featured one of my own submissions...
About which Wil says...
"The gold shag carpet, the wood paneling on the wall, the heavy curtains, and the Death Star playset that he didn't need to trade for the landspeeder because he already had it … how many other kids had precisely this Christmas morning in 1978? (Take a look at Christmas 1981 if you really want to envy this kid.)"
In truth I didn't receive all of that stuff in one morning. After I opened the Death Star (aka my "big gift" of that year) I ran back to my room and fetched the rest of my collection which had taken months worth of special occasions to acquire.
The Wheaton connection is a fun coincidence because I met him in person several months ago. Here's hoping that I meet additional Stand By Me cast members in 2009; Corey Feldman seems like the next logical step.