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Rose Bowl Parade Honors Star Wars Creator George Lucas

This is so cool. I wish I had seen it, but we were on our way home from the cabin:

One of the highlights was the three-piece "Star Wars Spectacular," an entry that celebrates the 1977 release of "Star Wars," the first film in the sci-fi saga. About 200 stormtroopers led by Darth Vader marched down Colorado Boulevard as Ewoks swung from trees and waterfalls cascaded down the side of the garden planet Naboo.

The parade's Grand Marshal was "Star Wars" creator George Lucas who rode in a 1911 Pope-Hartford, Model Y.

"We've lived here all our lives and never been to the parade, but this year we just gotta see Mr. Lucas," said 51-year-old Robin Romero of Hacienda Heights, who frequents "Star Wars" conventions across the country. "This is the 10th time I'll see him (Lucas) in person. It's going to be so cool to see the stormtroopers march."

I was 10 years old when Star Wars came out and I was dazzled. I've been a Star Wars fan ever since.


Comments (11)

Cue up the George Lucas/... (Below threshold)

Cue up the George Lucas/Star Wars sucks meme...from the usual idiots who don't like him because their fan fiction is "cooler" than Episodes I-III.

IV, V, VI > I, II, II... (Below threshold)

IV, V, VI > I, II, II

however lame the "prequels"... (Below threshold)

however lame the "prequels" may be(very) and however boring Lucas has become (very) unless you were between the ages of 8-16 ( I was 11) in 1977 when Star Wars was first released you can never really understand the kind of effect it had on those of us who saw it in the theatre. It would be impossible for a film to have that kind of effect on kids in this day and age because there are so many other cool diversions for them to screw around with.

I wish I had been awake earlier this morning to see the parade.

goody, goody.I jus... (Below threshold)

goody, goody.

I just saw that todays Rose Bowl Parade is being rebroadcast in its entirity in Hi Def on Discovery Channel HD..already have the TIVO set and Ill be watching a 106" Hi Def projected image of the parade. Cant wait to see the Storm Troopers.

I wish you all the best New... (Below threshold)

I wish you all the best New Year that will bring you health, happiness, success, and all that is good in 2007.

We were visiting relatives ... (Below threshold)

We were visiting relatives out of town when Star Wars premiered. Bored, bratty and underfoot, my brother and I, along with a couple of cousins, were sent off to the movies one afternoon to see this new movie everyone was talking about. I think we sat there, jaw-dropped and wide-eyed from start to finish, not budging an inch until it was over. Then we sat through it again. And again.

So Eps 1, 2, and 3 weren't so spectacular. I think Star Wars is a little like sex, or pizza ... even when it's bad, it's still good.

I was channel surfing when ... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

I was channel surfing when I saw Lord Vader leading the stormtroopers in the parade, and immediately thought that Lucas was finally making his move towards world conquest.

Oh no theres imperial storm... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Oh no theres imperial stormtroppers in the parade yipes and EMPORER PALPATINE is there somewhere and he uses the dark side of the force

THE BEST MOMENT OF THE ROSE... (Below threshold)

THE BEST MOMENT OF THE ROSE PARADE: The guy in the rocket pack in the Oklahoma float!

And all those storm troopers marching down the street! That was awesome.

Floats were above average this year. And the llamas were delightful! I love llamas!

i took pictures yesterday a... (Below threshold)

i took pictures yesterday at the parade!

pre parade and george lucas!

the parade itself and pictures of the floats, etc:

Take a look at these photos... (Below threshold)

Take a look at these photos from the parade! http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/therose






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