Hello, everyone, my name is Dora Olivia Esquivel. I’m from a small border town in Texas called Eagle Pass. Very tiny and very dull. There was only one movie theater, and they mostly showed Mexican movies.
My father was a big reader; he would spend hours at the library, almost all day. He would drag us with him and leave us in the kiddie library. There grew my love of mystery, space, fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal. After I had finished reading every child’s book, I moved up to the big people books and imagine my thrill of all the new stories I discovered. Mind = Blown.
My mom never learned to read or write, but she had a love for fantasy and sci-fi shows. My first exposure to sci-fi was Battlestar Galactica (BSG) which premiered on May 18, 1979. It blew my mind away, yes, I know the special effects were not as significant as today’s but back then it was something different. Of course, Starbuck was my first crush!
Afterword’s my taste grew and varied. I was always searching for other sci-fi shows and movies like Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. These were fun entertainment, nothing substantial or severe. Not until I finally watched Star Wars. This movie defined and cemented my inner nerd.
I’m married to a wonderful man and have two boys who love the same movies as I did when I was a child. We argue about the validity of DC Comics and Marvel Comics movies and comic books, about Star Wars, was the original better than the newer movies—I think so, they don’t. They also love Flash Gordon and Star Trek. Yes, they are future nerds, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Dora Esquivel, Starbuck!