...I still get a bit of a chill when I watch that star destroyer crawl across the screen chasing after the Tantive IV.
Kubernetic, I believe you and I often disagree about things here on the forums, but not in this case.
I also was 7 in '77 like a few here. That opening scene blew my little mind. I remember feeling the theater rumble when those flew over. Still makes my hair stand on end.
It's good to see many of us old enough to remember....and to have enjoyed....the Star Wars hype of the time. I remember begging my parents to buy the soundtrack album (they did)...all the toys....the Burger King glasses....comic books....trading cards (I has a ton of those.....). Star Wars was freaking everywhere!
Remember it being all over the news? People camped out, lined up for blocks to get tickets. The interviews with the people in line "I've seen it 20 times now....." LOL
Take a look at how long that movie was #1 at the box office.
Movies will never have that kind of impact again, thanks to video/dvd/blu-ray.