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When you see all 7 'Star Wars' films in one sitting, the 'Force Awakens' big time

When you see all 7 'Star Wars' films in one sitting, the 'Force Awakens' big time

My love for "Star Wars" has been going on for 38 years, 6 months and 22 days.

That's measured from May 25, 1977, when I attended the premiere of the first film at Hollywood's (then) Grauman's Chinese Theatre to Dec. 17, 2015, when I was in the audience on opening night for the newest film in the series, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

In May 1977, "Star Wars" wasn't a big deal. Yet.

I was 23, and in my first six months of a job writing for a record industry trade magazine. My invite was just one of many I received for concerts, films, press conferences and other media events. But as a long-time sci-fi fan, this "Star Wars" thing...

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