Monday, November 29, 2010

Goodbye Irvin

With the recent news of Mr. Kershner's passing I felt driven to share this short story with you guys. I had a copy of "The Empire Strikes back" from the first DVD release of the Original Trilogy, I carried it everywhere with me and watched it all the time. Since the premier of The Clone Wars TV series I didn't watch the movies as much as I used to but when I'd have a Hankering to watch the Saga I would always reach for my trusty "Empire" DVD. A few months ago I misplaced it, after several periodic searches I finally decided last week it was time to buy a new one. Sunday night I ended up in the electronics section of a Wal-Mart. One rack, which had obviously been hit hard by "Black Friday" shoppers, caught my eye. Near the middle of the almost empty rack lay a single copy of "ESB", nine bucks later it is was mine. What I didn't know is that the Director of the fine film had passed away mere hours before. He will be missed greatly and his legacy as the director of such a film Masterpiece like "Empire Strikes back" will live on forever. On behalf of the SWU fan community, myself and Fans Worldwide may I extend the most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Irvin Kershner. Godspeed and May the Force be with you.


  1. Seems as tho all the greats are dying off...

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  3. Sorry for removing it, I wrote a typo.

    Goodbye Mr. Kershner, you will be missed by the Star Wars fan community.

    -Barriss :-(

  4. I edited it because I had my days confused and I thought he had passed way Sunday morning not Saturday.

  5. Goodbye Mr. Kershner. You will be missed by several.

    -Leia <3