When the first Star Wars film came out in 1977 I was 7 years old and I thought it was the best thing ever, apart from Disney. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was utterly amazing to my ten-year-old self. By 1983 I was struggling a bit with The Return of the Jedi. Mark Hamill had a troublingly raddled look about him; the new Death Star made it too obvious that George Lucas was running out of ideas; and the Ewoks … well, anyway. I was only 13, but I just couldn’t get the old enthusiasm going.