Cattle herding, penguin wrangling, weight lifting, commercial fishing…all lead to a career at Lucasfilm, right? Mary Franklin lived pretty remotely before she learned there were other Star Wars fans in the world (thanks, Internet!). The Star Wars Online Fan Club and Club Jade introduced her to a new universe and great friends. In 2001, she left rural Alaska for Skywalker Ranch to help with Star Wars Celebration II. She has been working on the Celebrations and other events for Lucasfilm ever since. Mary used to subscribe to Bantha Tracks, and now gets to edit Bantha Tracks. Sorry, Obi-Wan, Mary doesn't agree -- there is such a thing as luck!
First Star Wars MemoryMaking my girlfriends turn right around and go watch Star Wars again with me after we saw it the first time.
Favorite FilmThe Empire Strikes Back
Favorite SceneThe asteroid chase in Empire. Number two is the Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker fight in Revenge of the Sith.