Today’s XKCD:

mouseover text: Fans eagerly await 2015’s ‘Space Fights: Power Gets Up’, although most think 1999’s ‘Space Fights: The Scary Ghost’ didn’t live up to the hype.

Yesterday I was at lunch with three colleagues, whom I will call Alice, Bob and Carla.

Alice: What about Star Wars?  My kid is into it.
Bob: No, but I always liked Star Trek, especially the series with Picard
Me: The Next Generation?
Bob: That’s it.
Alice: We don’t know what to do for the kid, about the last three movies.
Me: Oh, forget those.  To me, this is the order in which you should show your kids the Star Wars movies: Ep. IV, Ep. V, Ep. VI and… you’re done.
Alice: Are you going to the new one?
Me: Of course! If not the midnight show that Thursday night, surely for one of the early evening shows that Friday!
Alice: Is your wife going to go with you?
Me: Definitely!
Alice: …Willingly?
Me: (laughing) Yes, yes.  She’s every bit as geeky as I am.
Carla: I don’t know much about Star Trek, but Star Wars I am familiar with.  Luke and Laura, right?

When we recovered some composure, we reminded Carla that Luke and Laura was the “Wedding of the Century” on General Hospital.