Ticket giveaway: 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination'

May 1, 2013
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This week, four IBJ readers will get a chance to explore the Star Wars universe with passes to both the Indiana State Museum and the separately ticketed "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination."

All you have to do is enter below and name your favorite Star Wars moment. I'll pick four winners at random.

May the luck be with you.

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  • Best Excuse to Miss School
    In 1996 when the Star Wars movies were re-released in theaters, I got called down to the office saying my mother was here to pick me up. I was unaware that I was going to the movie theater to see "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope" for the first time. That day changed my life!
  • Best Excuse to Miss School
    In 1996, when the Star Wars movies were re-released, I was in elementary school. I got called down to the office saying my mother was here to pick me up. I was unaware that my life would be changed forever. She picked me up early so we could see "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope." I was blown away and have been a fan ever since.
  • Obi-Wan
    "These aren't the droids you're looking for"
  • Ewok
    Any scene with Ewoks in them is my favorite scene. Love those guys!
  • Just Too Many To Choose
    It's hard to nail down just one. Maybe it was the scene where Luke Skywalker and his dog Toto were standing near the charred, burning remains of Uncle Owen and Auntie Em and he said "We're not in Kansas anymore." or maybe it was the hilarious scene where Chewbaca and Han Solo were sharing the bed and Han yelled "Those aren't pillows!" It could even be when Luke went out for his training run and the little droids from the neighborhood followed him and they ended up on the steps of the art museum. It sent chills up my spine when Luke yelled "Boba Fett!" Then there was the scene where Yoda wakes up with the head of Wicket The Ewok in his bed. And who can forget when the Three Best Friends, C3PO, Luke, and Chewy, went to celebrate Han's bachelor party in Vegas. They wake up all hungover and unable to remember anything. They then find that Jabba the Hut may have kidnapped Han. Instead it was Mace Windu and Han was really just up on the roof of Caesars. I still remember when young Anakin was seeing dead people and we didn't realize that Obi Wan Kenobi was really dead the whole time. I cried when R2D2 started running from the Sand People bullies and he ended up getting a scholarship to Alabama for football, became a shrimp boat captain, and married Jenny. Then there was the exciting time where Tobey Maguire rode Jar Jar Binks and became an inspiration to pre-WWII America.
    • yes
      Amazing, Ben. You hit most of my favorite moments.
    • Empire Strikes Back
      One of my first memories was leaving the theater and crying the whole way home after seeing "Empire" went I was 6 or 7. Didn't want to believe Vader was Luke's father.
    • The Power of the Force
      Darth Vader: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
    • the 1998 re-release
      I hadn't seen Star Wars in the theater (wasn't born yet!), but in 1998, they re-released all three in quick order. I remember going with my brother like an hour and a half early to the movie theater opening night and geeking out with the guys at the counter about Star Wars. It was a great bonding moment, and it was awesome to actually see the movie on the big screen as a nine year old.
    • Star Wars exhibit
      My favorite Star Wars Moment was not in the movie, it was seeing the movie with my father, and for the first time seeing a movie in 70 mm dolby stereo !!! I remember thinking this was the best day ever!!
    • Yoda/R2D2
      I've always loved the part in Empire Strikes Back where Yoda starts hitting R2D2 with his walking cane for some reason.
    • I don't want to see a "war" movie!
      July 1977: older brother wants to see Star Wars for his birthday. My recommendation was Herbie Goes Bananas. I didn't want to see, what I thought, was a World War II like movie (it had the name 'Wars' in it and at 6 years old, I just figured that was it). After much complaining on the way to the theatre, my Mom said "It has robots in it!" That changed everything as I saw the PR photos outside the theatre of R2 and 3PO. I saw Star Wars in the theatre 7 more times after that!
    • All Too Easy
      "Perhaps you're not as strong as the Emperor thought"
    • Chewy
      chewy cracks e up
    • R2D2 & C3PO
      Anywhere these two are involved is classic - when the movies come out they were the cutting edge of "technology" personified - remember this was the 80's when computers were not everywhere and these instruments were far fetched ideas that today don't seem so unrealistic.
    • Two faves
      The trash compactor. The bar scene--not too long ago walked into a place and one of the people I was with said "this place is like a Star Wars bar!" Hahaha
    • yes, may the luck be with me
      the light sabor fight when Darth Vader takes Obi Wan out (...or did he(?)
    • Those aren't pillows!
      'nuf said. ;-)
    • Fav Moment
      Luke, I'm your father.
    • yoda
      when Yoda says: No! Do, or do not. There is no try!
    • Death Star
      The final attack on the Death Star
    • Star Wars Moment
      My dad took me to see Star Wars the weekend it opened in 77 at the old Eastwood theater! We saw it nearly every week that summer. When they re-released them, I would take my two sons to afternoon showings which meant I had to pick them up early from school for a "dentist" appointment. The school must have thought my boys had lots of cavities!
    • Star Wars Moment
      I love the part where they enter the room where Vader and Lando Calrissian are standing there. Han Solo lets off a couple of blaster shots that Vader blocks with his hand and then uses the force power to remove the blaster from Han's hand.
    • Star Wars
      Love the moment when Luke realizes who Yoda is!
    • Drive - In
      My favorite moment for StarWars (the original one)...watching it in an old-time drive in with my parents during it's opening week. Except it wasn't an old time theater...at the time it was cutting edge. Loved the widow side service and that crappy speaker you hung on the window. I was just a kid but its a great memory. Was also my first movie.
    • Favorite Moment
      When Yoda uses the force to lift Luke's fighter out of the swamp. Pretty cool.
    • Girl Power
      When Princess Leia kills Jabba the Hutt. GIRL POWER!
    • In between
      My favorite Star Wars moment growing up was actually not the films themselves. Now in hindsight I loved the two years in between the films in the trilogy. The movies were so great and captivating that I spent all of time waiting in anticipation of what would come next. "Was Darth Vader still alive?" beget "Is he really Luke's father?" Of course at the time the wait was excruciating but now it's one of more fond childhood memories.
    • Obi-Wan
      Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them.
    • Star Wars moment
      I have always enjoyed Harrison Ford's character and his big furry friend. The relationship between the two is fun to watch. I also like the moments when Ford gets stressed and all the action starts.
    • Star Wars
      The music
    • Leia and Han
      Princes Leia: "I love you." Han Solo: "I know."
    • Chewie
      Comic relief between Han and Chewie is always good.
    • star wars
      Yoda - Do or do not, there is no try!
    • Fav Moment
      When we introduced our own kids to the original Star Wars movies.
    • Star Wars
      The Ewoks
    • Star Wars
      favorite moment is when my 8 year old son and I sit together and watch Star Wars. He got me interested in it 2 years ago!
    • HAN SHOT FIRST
      When Han and Greedo meet in the original version to discuss Han's debt to Jabba....Han shots first at Greedo but in the special edition version and current versions it shows Greedo shooting first and Han re-acting which takes away from Han being a rogue type of character.
    • Droids
      "These aren't the droids you're looking for" - I have used this line many many times!
    • Favorite Star Wars Moment
      It truly is hard to identify one moment - especially since all of the movies were so well done. However, I was only 12 when the original movie came out and I thought Chewie's "growl" was the coolest thing. So, I went around the house imitating it for weeks - drove my siblings and parents NUTS!!
    • Star Wars
      I just love C3P0 and R2D2. Their interaction makes me smile everytime!
    • Wookie
      “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.”
    • Star Wars
      When Darth Vader tells Luke that he is his father.
    • Star Wars Favorite Movment
      The "unarmed" Emperor projects Force lightening from his bare hands and begins to torture Luke Skywalker - Return of the Jedi. I especially get the chills seeing the lightening around Luke's teeth!
    • Star Wars moment
      The cantina scene in Mos Eisley blew me away the first time I saw it. Reminds of some bars I've been in, a wretched hive of scum and villany. "I've got the death sentence on twelve systems!"
    • Favoritte Moment
      When my 7 year old son joined me in watching the movies, over and over again.
    • Eternity
      i remember my family wanting to see Star Wars when it first came out. I was a teenager and not sure it was my kind of movie but we went because dad wanted to see it. There were 9 of us and we had to wait in line for what seemed to be an eternity. I really liked the movie as a teenager but have come to enjoy "all" of the Star Wars movies more as an adult. Gotta love R2D2 and C3PO!!
    • In a galaxy far far away
      The classic opening with the rolling script supported only by John Williams music.
    • ewoks
      When Lelia and the ewok first meet after she falls off the racer
      • Too many to name
        I guess I will go with "NO! Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda Although, just this week, I uttered, "Help me Obi-wan Kenobi. You're the only that can help."
      • ewoks
        Leia falls off the racer. Now I want to pop in the movie.
      • Star Wars giveaway
        When Vader states "I find your lack of faith disturbing"
      • Chewy
        Chewbacca, duh.
      • Star Wars
        Punch it Chewie!
      • Bye Bye Death Star
        Destruction of the Death Star. Awesome. Too bad Peter Cushing had to go also, but that is the way the star flares into oblivion.
      • Star Wars
        I was 26 when the first movie came out. I am now 62. Loved it then, Love it now. I was elated to see Samuel L. Jackson join the cast. May the force be with you.
      • Yoda
        Yoda raising the millenium falcon from the swamp
      • Star Wars Scene
        Princess Leia as a hologram by R2D2
      • Favorite Star Wars Moment
        Admiral Akabar "It's a TRAP!"
      • Re-release
        I was too young when the movies were first released, so getting the chance to watch the original three in the theater was fantastic.
      • When I introduced my "padawan" to Star Wars
        My favorite Star Wars moment was when I introduced my grandson -- my "padawan" if you will -- to the franchise. While many youngsters first saw "Episode One," I was sure to make sure that he got to know Luke and Obi Wan first. We are excited about the exhibit.
      • Star Wars Moment
        "Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me." -Han Solo
      • Star Wars moment
        My favorite Star Wars moment is getting to play themes from John Williams' movie scores with various ensembles over the years.
      • Leia & Han
        "Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!" "Who's scruffy-looking?" ―Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo
      • Hunk Solo
        Any scene with Han Solo. I fell in love with him as a young girl in the 70's. Still get excited for any Harrison Ford film, no matter how bad the movie looks to be!
      • Moment
        trash compactor and the "They're dead!!!" line
      • The usher countdown
        I was 9 yrs. old in summer of '77 and my dad took my little brother and I to see SW on the opening weekend. We didn't quite know what to expect but suspected that it might be a bigger deal than most movies we'd gone to because the usher in the theater kept giving a running countdown to the movie's start. Every few minutes he'd holler out, "Ten minutes to Star Wars!" "Five minutes to Star Wars!" and then, finally, "Ladies and Gentlemen: Star Wars!" It built up the hype and the expectation in my little 9-yr-old heart to a feverish frenzy that no other movie would have had a prayer of living up to. But that one sure did: when I was a kid, my whole life fell into two categories: the part before that night and the part after.
      • Definitely the bar scene
        Really creeped me out at the time!
      • Luke, I am your father!
        Shoulda seen it coming, but didn't. Still my favorite "wow" moment from the original (and best) trilogy.
        • Star Wars Celebrations II and III
          which were held here in Indy several years back. I had a blast walking through the convention center and listening to lectures on how the sound effects were done. Plus, R2 and Anthony Daniels in his gold lamme suit, ala Elvis!
        • star wars
          r2d2
        • Favorite Moment
          I've actually never seen any of the movies so my favorite would when my husband tells me stories of going to see it in the theater when he was young. He always has the biggest smile when he retells the story.
        • Star Wars Moments
          Love that my kids love it. My husband is an original SW junkie. I'm along for the ride. My favorite things about SW---the word mitochlorians (sp?) and CP30's accent, wit and movements.
        • Jawas
          Any scene with Jawas. Such adorable little scavengers.
        • 1st movie in the theater - RotJ
          Best memory was seeing my very first movie at the theaters - Return of the Jedi. I was 5.5 years old, and thought I was hot stuff going to the movies. While Empire has a better story, RotJ is still my favorite of the entire series.
        • Qui gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi vs Darth Maul
          Great light saber dual!
        • Sitting on a bucket
          I remember going to see Star Wars when it first came out. I was in elementary school in Shelbyville and the theater was packed. I ended up sitting on an upside down 5 gallon bucket in the front of the theater because all the seats were taken. I didn't care...it was awesome. I love sharing Star Wars with my 8 year old son now.
        • I am your father...
          The end of the Empire Strikes Back will always be the best...
        • Return of the Jedi
          I was 16, almost 17 when the original Star Wars movie was released. My girlfriends & I saw that movie 17 times that summer in our tiny little hometown. That movei changed everything in film-making! I loved the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi, and their speeder bikes, so much so that when I adopted my first dog after college, I named him Wicket, after the leader of the Ewoks. He was a Shih Tzu, and his little puppy face looked exactly like an Ewok's.
        • Everyone is Wrong
          It's when the very hot Princess Leia was running around Jabba with hardly any clothes on. It was a great time to be 14 years old and in love.....
        • I was there!
          I first saw Star Wars in 1977 when I was five. I will never forget having my dad read the opening scroll to me and then being blown away by a Star Destroyer that never seemed to end plus seeing stormtroopers and Darth Vader for the first time. I thought, "What are they? Are they robots or what?!"
        • Favorite Moment
          favorite moment in the Star Wars movie was the opening credit . . .on a date with a special guy and he held my hand at the opening credits for the first time and held on to it for the remainder of the movie. Not really sure I remember the movie . . . . .
        • Empire Strikes Back
          Oh Chewbacca, love Chewbacca.
        • Drive-In
          Going to the Drive-In to see Star Wars Episode IV-A New Hope when it first came out. The moment at the end when Luke is speeding down a trench on the surface of the Death Star, shuts down his targeting mechanism and fires a perfect shot into the Death Star
        • anything with Mr. Spock
          loved him
        • Jar Jar
          Meesa called Jar Jar Binks!!
        • May the 4th be with you!
          My favorite Star Wars moment was the birth of my son on May the 4th!
        • Star Wars
          Any part with C3P0 and R2D2!! Love those two!
        • Han scruffy looking?
          Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
        • Love
          I was 14 years old and by the end of the movie I knew I was in love. I wanted to be there and I thought R2D2 and C3PO was the greatest robots I had ever seen. Threw the years I have colected Star Wars Sheets and a blanket a R2D2 cookie jar sits on top of my refrigerator today and a poster that is now hanging in my family room. That movie will always be with me.
        • My son
          Watching all 6 episodes with my 4 year old son and getting him hooked as a huge Star Wars fan!
        • Star Wars Moment
          My favorite moment is when Chewing is fixing the millinium falcon...
        • THE. WHOLE. FIRST. MOVIE.
          10 years old in '77 at a drive in theater watching Smokey and the Bandit but seeing Star Wars on the next screen over. Darth Vader strangling the Rebel Ship Captain and discarding him like a rag doll. Evil? Oh yeah. No sound required. Was hooked from then on.
        • Moment
          The excitement from my sons when they heard that there was going to be another 3 movies made!
        • SW Moment
          The Empire Strikes Back. All of it.
        • Love love love the music
          John Willams amazing score!
        • Death Star
          The final death star battle at the end of new hope. Still one of my favorite sci-fi action scenes of all time.
        • Memories...
          I was a cynical preteen when the first movie came out. I thought it would be so stupid! Instead I fell in love with Luke and all things Star Wars. I still have the collector's cards and books that I bought shortly thereafter.
        • Celebration 3
          Star Wars Celebrations in Indianapolis at the Convention Center. Getting Carrie Fishers signature.
        • Music
          Great music.
        • Chewy
          I liked seeing Chewbacca for the first time...just so adorable.

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