The Force is strong in Baltimore.
"I've had my tickets since October," says Stephanie Kellum, a staffer at Geppi's Entertainment Museum who's been waiting months, if not years, for this weekend's opening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
"Oh yeah," she adds by way of understatement, "I'm a big 'Star Wars' fan."
She and a few million others around the country.
With the venerable franchise passing from creator George Lucas to J.J. Abrams, a director who's already breathed welcome new life into what had been a stalling "Star Trek" franchise, star warriors the world over have been awaiting this latest chapter (the...