Saturday, November 28, 2009

Did You Know?

Are you a STAR WARS fan? Or maybe your significant other is. Or your son. All I know is that pretty every man who's lived in the last three decades has been touched by George Lucas's Ode to Joseph Campbell's HERO'S JOURNEY in one life-altering way or another.

For some, it's like an answer to all questions, like THE GODFATHER is to others. Funny, huh? I mean, I loved STAR WARS and everything, but never totally understood the fanaticism that went along with it.

However, when my son was young, he began watching it like so many others: A LOT! We had pretty much every new version of the series that came out, from video tape to DVD with Special Features. He loved them all.

But somewhere around the time when he was almost 7 or 8, my husband casually mentioned that he had played a part in STAR WARS. He'd done a voice of one of the stand-out minor characters.

I remember my son just staring at his dad blankly, like WHAT???!!! How could you keep this from me??

So we played his part back and, for the first time, my son heard his DAD'S VOICE COMING OUT OF THIS STAR FIGHTER'S MOUTH!

To say it was a happy surprise would be an understatement and thereafter, our son's friends would drift in with disbelief.

Later (much later) we would learn that there are whole websites devoted to this character on the Internet, fan sites, etc... A few years ago, my husband began doing celebrity signings at STAR WARS Thirty Year Anniversary conventions, and Comicon shows, traveling to London and Japan among other amazing places. He's had a lot of fun with it.

This is all to say that if you're interested in that world, or in the world of Hollywood, (My husband's other love) I'm so happy to say that he's started his own BLOG!! It's called Speaking of Hollywood. Please tell your Star Wars fanatics to go say hello and maybe learn something they didn't know about STAR WARS, or the crazy world of Hollywood. Hope you enjoy it!


Snap said...

May the Force be with You!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

David is one lucky man! I'm sure he is well aware. :-) I went to his blog and am now following - thanks for the link.

Barbara said...

Snap--Hee-hee...It has been for about 30 years....:p)

Barbara said...

Dear Bonnie--Thank You!! You're so sweet. He was so excited to see a new face on his followers! He's having fun learning how to do it.

Thanks again, hon!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great story! And he has his own Star Wars following too? LOL, that's funny!

Chatty Crone said...

Isnt't it funny what we find out about our hubbies - 30 years later (lol). I'll go check it out.

rxBambi said...

Okay, that is totally cool. I have to admit I'm not a *huge* SW fan, but I saw the movies as a child and remember loving them (I wanted to be Princess Leia -- who didnt?).
I always find it funny when my teenagers say "you used to do what???" like we weren't real people before we had them.
Kudos to hubby, I'll check out his new blog :)

Renee said...

Oh Barbara I love it, that is adorable. Your son must have been 'Dad!!!!'

Love Renee xoxo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Wow...Star Wars! That brings back memories! I remember standing in line for four hours in NYC just to see the first episode. I lasted through 2 and then have kind of lost my way. That is so cool that your husband did the VO & your son found out later. I always laugh when our kids find out something about us that we just take as normal every day. I'm off to check out his seems to run in the family!

Sarah said...

Whoot..I have been bragging about this for years....Every single one of my kids have made that same face..especially Fox..huge Starwars fan..well we are all scifi fans here!! I have enjoyed telling folks this choice bit of fun!! Congrats to your honey for the new blog..I will be following...Love ya, Sarah