It's unheard of now, but when Star Wars was originally in theaters, it stayed there for about a year. We didn't have no DVDs or video tapes to watch over and over again. If you wanted to see it again, you went back to the theater.
But eventually it had to leave, and that left me and a lot of other kids looking for something to fill the hole in our little, nerdy lives. I hoped beyond hope that Message from Space might be it.