15 March 2013

When did you learn that Darth Vader was Luke's Father?

Was it when you first saw The Empire Strikes Back when it was released  in 1980?

Or was it over two years earlier when  you read it in the first issue of FUTURE MAGAZINE (a sister publication of STARLOG)?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thanks for that. I bought that issue back in the day and have no memory of the revelation.

    When did I know about it? Moments before seeing the damn movie, through no fault of my own.

    Time Magazine, back when Time Magazine mattered, published a big article about EMPIRE maybe a week before the film came out. I avoided that article like the plague because I hate spoilers. I believe the "Luke, I am your father" plot point was revealed in there. Anyway, so there I am in 1980 in line at Southgate Mall in Maple Hts., OH, paying my $3 and these two guys behind me talk excitedly about Darth Vader being Luke's dad and all. I could have killed them.