A Better Hope

In 1977, as a young 17 year old, I sat in the dark theater waiting for this new science fiction movie to start. As the crawl started I read “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…” Then, the Imperial Battle cruiser began to make it’s way across the screen and I was mesmerized. It was the first Star Wars movie and the subtitle was “A New Hope.” Of course,…