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Fri., May 25, 2007, 8:27 a.m.

A long time ago, in a theater not so far away…

"Star Wars" blasted into our consciousness 30 years ago today. Perfect timing for a bored 9-year-old in a small town in Eastern Oregon. I recall my parents weren't too sure about letting me see this movie, which sounded strange and violent to them. But I eventually got in to see it that summer, then saw it again at our local drive-in. That opening shot of the giant star cruiser passing overhead was unlike anything we'd ever seen. We knew this was something truly special.

Did you see "Star Wars" when it first came out? What was your reaction?

ALSO: Check out the new "Star Wars" stamps that go on sale today.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.