If you know me, then you know that I love Star Wars. Not Episode IV, not "A New Hope" but the 1977 edit of Star Wars. It really sparked my nine year old imagination. This film cemented my future geekdom and was "my first step into a larger world" of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
So, I was a bit saddened to see that Phil Brown, aka Uncle Owen, has passed on. Harry Knowles over at Aint It Cool News has written a fitting obituary, and I shall send you there. Just, watch where you step over there.