Friday, 13 April 2007
Ever since its release in 1980, The Empire Strikes Back has fueled the dreams of geeks across the world. Considered by many to be the best of the Star Wars saga, it was the first film where we really learned what it took to be a Jedi. Sure Obi Wan taught us a little in A New Hope, but it wasn't until we met Yoda that we truly realized how powerful the Force was and how hard it was to master. Yoda was the pinnacle of what a Jedi should be: mighty and humble, wise and peaceful. Even though he was tiny, we got glimpses of his immense power (really, I mean a whole X-Wing?!?)
Once we saw Yoda, we all knew we wanted a Jedi master of our own - a Jedi master who would take us running in the woods, ride on our back, and teach us the ways of the Force. We tried strapping a cat to our back, but it wasn't the same. But i have found this backpack. Yoda…on our back…teaching us…and carrying our stuff inside him. Perfect!
All you need now is a dirty, sleeveless t-shirt and some khaki trousers and you will be ready for your Jedi training to begin. You will be.