It's been just over 7 years since the release of The Phantom Menace...is it too soon to be feeling nostalgic for that period of time?
I know it's not too soon for Slicker, since he's still trying to track down that elusive Naboo Battlefield/Transforming MTT
But really, is anyone else feeling the nostalgia? I am.
Someone mentioned it in a Gentle Giant minibust thread regarding the Qui-Gon Jinn on the way and lately I've been feeling the same way for a few reasons.
I've been watching ROTS on and off many times these last few weeks on HBO and I'm STILL picking up little "rhymes" with TPM, stuff that most people have already picked up on but not my slow witted mind. For example, Anakin's Starfighter is yellow in ROTS and in TPM he piloted a yellow Naboo fighter. Little stuff like that.
The main thing that's got me feeling nostalgic for TPM is my recent inventory that I took of my entire collection. The toys are a small part of it, of course the toys take me back but it's more the promotional stuff that had me on a 1999 kick. I know TPM is associated with a glut of over merchandising and it sucks that it had an effect on what they did for AOTC but at the time I had TONS of fun with the TPM experience and I have VERY fond memories of it.
This all lead me to watch the movie again for the first time since JimJam and I hammered out the Sextology Marathon of all 6 films back in November 2005...and overall I still love the movie. Well, maybe I don't love the WHOLE movie as it does have some poor moments but in general I am fond of much of it. Some people are bothered by midichlorians but I'm bothered more by Ewan McGregor's puffy face and fake hair from the reshot scenes.
My point in starting this thread wasn't really to talk about the movie itself but rather the atmosphere and collectibles of that particular year...if this thread goes into the territory of whether or not the movie sucked (which I expect it will after stillakid returns from holiday ), well I'm going to stay out of the actual movie discussions. But I might have more to say on the nostalgia I'm feeling for the whole experience.
Anyone else feeling nostalgic or are you just glad to be away from that period of time?