Edward M. Erdelac is the author of The Merkabah Rider series, Terovolas, Buff Tea, and Coyote’s Trail. His fiction appears in over a dozen anthologies. He wrote the definitive story about boxing in a galaxy far, far away for StarWars.com’s Hyperspace feature, and created the backstories of m-HYD binary hydromech, Bane Malar, and Yoxgit.
First Star Wars MemorySitting in a dark theater listening to an audience of adults including my mom go "awwww" as R2-D2 got ion blasted by the Jawas -- and then erupting in laughter the next instant, when he tumbled to the ground with a sound like a trash can falling off the back of a truck (trash cans were metal in 1979).
Favorite FilmThe Empire Strikes Back
Favorite CharacterLuke Skywalker
Favorite SceneThe Mos Eisely cantina sequence in A New Hope; a couple of brief, but memorable altercations in a room full of fantastic, half-glimpsed characters, all with their own story to be told.