Here’s a little something to satisfy your appetite for all things “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this weekend.
A long time ago, in a galaxy not-so-far away, a young actor named Mark Hamill came to Kansas City to promote something called “Star Wars.”
The year was 1976, and the annual international science fiction convention MidAmeriCon came to town. Back then, an unknown Hamill talked about his upcoming new film, a space opera from the director of “American Graffiti,” George Lucas.
When WorldCon returned to KC in 2016, someone dug up 40-year-old footage of a panel where Hamill talked about the then-new film.
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In the footage, Hamill talks about how silly he thought it was that none of the good guys ever was hit by the Stormtrooper blaster fire and how Lucas had to explain to him it was a fairy tale, in a way.