...when I saw my first-ever Star Wars movie. When we got to the theater downtown, I was immediately struck by how much it felt like being back in high school. Not since my Stuy years had I seen so many nerds in one place. It was really neat. Many, of course, came from the U of C, but some were unaffiliated nerds. Freelance nerds. Yeah. But I'm afraid I just don't get science fiction, and could thus never be as nerdy as all that. So, in Star Wars, (when) do the characters eat and go to the bathroom? If they're in such a futuristic wonderland that everyday, normal things don't happen, then how exactly did Natalie Portman become pregnant? Why, if we're in the future, does everyone dress in pseudo-medieval garb? Is it because the target audiences of science fiction and medieval reenactment societies are one and the same? Relatedly, why do duels (albeit light-beam duels) remain so important in the future, when they've lost their significance long ago? I have a lot of trouble suspending disbelief when so many of the characters (my favorite was Yoda--so fuzzy!) are so silly.