I'm really happy to hear that Star Wars was the first sci-fi movie I saw so it will be most likely a foundation for all of my designs. It's really cool doing something that brings up good memories, especially if it's something as great as the SW universe.
Yes, Star Wars was my first modern sci-fi movie, it was a huge step, stunning movie !! I was used to Star Trek old TV series and the old movies from the 50/60's, too kitsch now but they kept a certain attraction ^^
Yeah now that I look back at the first trek series and movies, they look a bit weird Trek wasn't really popular here in Poland so I'm all Star Wars - not that it's a bad thing, I think that McQuarrie's designs of the first Star Wars movies never get old actually.