I have frequently noticed this phenomenon: although we have The Empire Strikes Back on video, we are still watching it while it is on TV. I think it’s the idea that lots of people are watching it at the same time that makes it a special occasion. Almost like there is a sense of community – as though we are all together at the cinema – even though we are all watching it on our own screens. It’s the same as when you hear a favourite song on the radio, even though you own the album.
Mark Hamill is so bad. Harrison Ford is so good.