SHE may not have been around for the original era of Star Wars, but the force is still strong in Rockhampton's Alex Kindness.

The 27-year-old said she had been a fan of the franchise for as long as she could remember and was incredibly exited for the next instalment to be released on December 17.

"I was introduced to it by my parents and it is something we have had for a really long time," Alex said.

"It has been my introduction to the whole sci-fi, nerd and geek culture and it has really developed my love for it."

Alex said she had seen the original set on VHS so many times they would no longer play; and yet still couldn't find it in her to part with them.

The new movie, The Force Awakens, features many of the original cast including Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

It was the prospect of seeing Han Solo again which most excited Alex.

"He was pretty cool, I love him... I am really excited to see Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma as well," she said.

"I just hope they stay true to the story.

"I just realised there is no way I will get into to see it on the opening day, it will all be booked out. But my brother is so excited to be going to the 12.01 showing."

The cinema said tickets are still available, but are fast running out for the midnight screening and the remainder of opening week.

After a few hours ticket pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens had eclipsed all previous pre-sale records at Event Cinemas.

Timeline:

Episode I: 1999

Episode II: 2002

Episode III: 2005

Star Wars: 1977

The Empire Strikes Back: 1980

Return of the Jedi: 1983



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