Wow, that was an experience. In the process of researching this post I trawled Flickr for many many light years searching for Star Wars images that I could use and I discovered something.

I had no idea there were so many truly committed Star Wars geeks super-fans out there. I confess that one year I did spend new years eve with my boyfriend watching the Star Wars trilogy back to back (note TRIlogy, any Star Wars movie which doesn’t star Harrison Ford doesn’t count IMHO).

I’d also never noticed before that Storm Troopers have man boobs, so thanks for that flickr. Not to mention Ken the Elvis Trooper who’s kind of epic in his own sweet way.

And no, in case you’re wondering, it’s never OK to dress your 7 year old daughter in a slave girl bikini.

Now that I’ve got that out of my system I wanted to share these audition tapes from the original (and best) Star Wars movies. You can see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as well as Kurt Russell, strangely. Do you think they should have given him a part?