The e-mails are pouring in, and wellnigh every single one of them agrees with
me about Star Wars.
as lost me right away at the very, very beginning, with “…in a galaxy
far away…” All galaxies are far away, exceedingly far away. The
nearest proper one (unless you count vague scraps, dwarves, clouds, and
clusters) is M31, and that’s
17,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away. And with 100 billion or so stars to
choose from in our own galaxy, there was no need to place the story in
another galaxy anyway. The people who wrote this junk just didn’t know the
meaning of the word “galaxy.”
I’ll allow that Carrie Fisher was cute back in 1977. But then, so was I.