Thursday, September 30, 1999

Aloña Basketball 2000 season

Here the calendar of Aloña basketball team of this year. This year we play with one year youngers.

Right to left: (standing) Ander Zelaia, Jonatan Martín, Michale Zelaia, Ioannes Busca, Jon mendiola, Beñat Madariaga, Asier, Lens, Ibai Osa, Mikel Maiztegi, Gorka Aranburu, Gartxi.

Friday, August 20, 1999

Star Wars Episode One

It was a boring summer in Macotera, and I saw a full page commercial of a cinema related magazine called cinemania in a Newspaper. In the current issue a three page cover featuring the most anticipated movie of the year: Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. I knew almost nothing about Star Wars, I saw the movies a long time ago but I wasn't a big movie fan. I also remembered an animated series that aired on ETB for a while. Dragon Ball was over for a long time and I was finding something to follow, I gave a small try to Evangelion manga, but I didn't enjoyed at all. I read on many places how Star Wars influenced Akira Toriyama's work from the very beginning. So I just decided to give it a try. I bought the magazine and I immediately started to get interested in it.

When I went back to Oñati, my friend Michael let me the original trilogy on VHS. We saw the three classics films and then went to Gasteiz to see the Episode One.  I enjoyed it. Then another friend let me the same original trilogy, but this time was the special edition released on 1997. This was the first time I saw some behind the scenes features on the making of the trilogy and how they restored and ad some special changes. Here is what I saw: