Our friend Harry Knowles from Ain't It Cool News wrote in to let us know about a conversation he had with Patrick Read Johnson, the director of the 2007 fan film 5-25-77. During their discussion, Johnson described his experience as the "original" Star Wars fan.
"Hey guys - great job as always over there.
Just wanted to put this out there for y'all to consider passing on to Star Wars fandom.
I got Patrick Read Johnson on my weekly show - and it is a little known fact, that Patrick, when he was a senior in High School - happened to be the first person outside of production to see STAR WARS. 5-25-77 is about this - and I'd love it if y'all would pass this video along to the Star Wars geeks out there that have yet to hear of this tale."
And pass it on we shall! Check out Johnson's conversation with Knowles in the video below.