Ladies and gentleman, I need help. The Wedding Date is a Star Wars fan. A huge Star Wars fan. I didn’t believe him when he first told me—it’s rather hard to picture a guy like him sitting around playing with little Luke Skywalker dolls (which is probably why he keeps insisting they’re not called “dolls” but “action figures”)— but it’s true.
He even has a Star Wars-themed Christmas tree this year.
We’ve bandied several text messages back and forth on the subject of his Christmas tree, which I’ll be seeing for the first time on Friday. He was a bit sheepish about the theme but I assured him that themed trees are totally classy, unless of course the theme is lame (i.e. Star Trek).
This comment earned me quite a few brownie points, as did my mention of ewoks a few dates back (I have no idea how we got on the subject but The Wedding Date seemed rather impressed by my knowledge of all things intergalactic, until I started talking about how cute those “little furry guys” were and he informed me that the “the little furry guys” were wookiees, not ewoks).
(And yes, I’ve had to look up the spelling of both “wookiee” and “ewok” for the purposes of this post.)
My crowning achievement occurred during our last date during a discussion of The Seven Samurai.
“You’d really like it,” I told him. “Being a Star Wars fan and all. George Lucas based the opening scene on the opening scene that Kurosawa directed for The Seven Samurai.”
(Thank God for that Asian history course I had to take my senior year of college!)
Unfortunately, that’s the extent of my knowledge. The full extent. And seeing as I’m heading to his place on Friday, I need help because I don’t have time to actually watch any of the films between now and then.
So… any closet Star Wars fans out there? Tell me everything I need to know.