Michelle Gordian brought a video cassette of Star Wars, with all the necessary playing equipment, back in time to 1953. After science fiction writer Pete Lundquist deduced her anachronistic nature and asked to see some futuristic gadgets, she showed him the movie.
Lundquist was stunned by the sight of a color television, which was still only a hypothetical technology in his time. The movie itself was great fun, despite its thin plot. The headlong action of the space opera felt like several months of serial installments spliced together, and the trick photography was unlike anything he'd ever seen. However, the greatest impression on him was made by the sight of a much-older Alec Guinness, who was already famous in 1953. The actor's age as Obi-Wan Kenobi made Lundquist wonder what two decades would do to him.