17 Dec A Force for Good in the Universe
When I was 7, my parents took me to see an unknown science fiction movie called Star Wars. My mom stipulated I could only go if she could cover my eyes during the cantina scene, where someone looses are arm… apparently so I wouldn’t have nightmares. We went, and from that day on the universe became a very different place for me. The struggle for peace, the battle between good and evil, light and darkness. Average people from different backgrounds (and planets) banding together for a greater good. I was hooked big-time!
With everyone talking about the new Star Wars – The Force Awakens, my daughter asked me one day, “Who’s Chewbacca”? I had to fix this fast, and 6 hours later (Episides 4-6), she can’t wait to see the new movie too. I can’t think of another movie that has spanned so many ages and is loved by so many.
I want to say that movies like Star Wars are the reason I enjoy the movie experience to this day. From my first hot-wired VCR connected to a stereo, to Hi-Fi VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, Blu-Ray, I’ve owned the Star Wars movies in every format. Now with the new movie, which I’m hearing has some stunning visuals, (And you can bet state-of-the-art sound) combined with the soon to be released Ultra HD, Blu-Ray format, I’m ready, cash in hand, to buy them all over again. Who does that!?
It has to do with technology. Advances in high definition projectors and powerful audio processing in even moderately priced home theater receivers put, ‘better-than-cinema” sound right in your living room. Want to laugh, cry, hang on the edge of your seat, even travel to a galaxy far, far away? We live in a time where you can. We help recreate those experiences so convincingly real, that it has the ability to change lives and bond generations. What a great job we have here at WIRED.