...we took the opportunity to show up as Jedi "formal" knights (again, credit to Brian).
Chicks dig the lightsaber.
The day before the movie opening Kosal Taing showed up as Darth Vader (we had lightsaber battles in the hallway between each period).
Elizabeth Ishida came as Princess Leia.
That night the preparations began.
He looks so natural.
The world famous Cinerama Dome on Sunset. The background story is that fans began lining up at Graumann's Chinese on Hollywood Bl. about a month earlier before news arrived that the film wouldn't be shown there. Most remained and became fodder for comedians everywhere.
We were lookin' so smooth....
...Reuters made sure the world had the opportunity to enjoy us.
As did Entertainment Weekly...
...and Variety. Seriously, talk about being in the right place at the right time.
Kit Fisto (the tentacled Jedi on the left for you Star Wars neophytes) is portrayed by Giancarlo Volpe, Brian's cousin and all-around cool dude. Giancarlo is responsible for our midnight seats so thanks again. (btw, Giancarlo is the animation director for Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender) Bonus points to Giancarlo for the sweet Kit Fisto smile.
Yes, Giancarlo impressed Reuters also.
A side shot of Giancarlo's costume, one he constructed himself. Genius.
As Miss Maudie explained in To Kill A Mockingbird, some people think that anything of pleasure is a sin.
The Devil himself.
Here is a screenshot of the toolodsatan.org homepage. Classic. (At least spell Yoda correctly.)
The ladies were strangely attracted to Brian this night.
As was the camera.
Mother and daughter.
The people were in a frenzy over Kit Fisto.
A cool Star Wars car.
I'm pretty sure the car belongs to this dude..
Coneheaded Jedi Knight Ki-Adi-Mundi.
The crowd parted when the more-machine-than-man appeared.
The scene was much different for the 11:00 a.m. showing.
A happy Jedi.
Ready to save the universe.
This is the guy we were waiting for, the geek with balls enough to show up in a Star Trek outfit.
This dude went where no man had gone before.
As the movie ended it became clear Mike had been seduced by the Dark Side.