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The Star Wars logo, as seen in all films.
Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. .The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two immediate sequels, released at three-year intervals.^ Stories written today may well be inaccurate next year when new films or novels are released.
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^ She was referred to as his "wife of twenty-three years," but of her whereabouts until Trika, or her identity before she became Lady Vader, nothing at all was mentioned.
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Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released, again released at three-year intervals, with the final film released on May 19, 2005.
As of 2008, the overall box office revenue generated by the six Star Wars films has totalled approximately $4.3 billion, making it the third-highest-grossing film series,[1] behind only the James Bond and Harry Potter films.
.The Star Wars film series has spawned other media including books, television series, video games, and comic books.^ The ability to track all WMD, even atomic material, is a seriously complex issue(read not "comic-book").
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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^ I demand a global apology and that Mr. Cheney also apologize for the damage that has been done to the reputation of Darth Vader and all other Star Wars characters, films and anyone having anything to do with Star Wars, its creation or production.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.These supplements to the film trilogies comprise the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe.^ Your tie-ins with the films and expanded universe are masterful.
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These media kept the franchise going in the interim between the film trilogies. In 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released to theaters as the first ever worldwide theatrical Star Wars film outside of the main trilogies. .It was the franchise's first animated film, and was intended as an introduction to the Expanded Universe series of the same name, a 3D CGI animated series based on a previous 2D animated series of a similar name.^ Your tie-ins with the films and expanded universe are masterful.
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^ Jacen held in his hand a mug of hot chocolate which was remarkably similar to his Uncle Luke’s favorite beverage by the same name.
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Contents

Setting

.The events depicted in Star Wars media take place in a fictional galaxy.^ Doesn't it scare anyone else here that as a US Senator Hitlary Clinton is watching Star Wars, and trying to take control of the Executive Branch for the second time?
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Many species of alien creatures (often humanoid) are depicted. Robotic droids are also commonplace and are generally built to serve their owners. .Space travel is common, and many planets in the galaxy are members of a Galactic Republic, later reorganized as the Galactic Empire.^ Since the very beginnings of the Protoss Empire, they have plagued the galaxy, enveloping entire galactic sectors and spreading their influence over a thousand worlds.
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^ Cheney is more like Emperor Palpatine, who manipulates the Galactic Republic into war, dividing factions and transforming it into a despotic Empire.
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^ The ruthless Emperor Palpatine has established a galactic empire upon the ashes of the Old Republic, and destroyed the Jedi Knights.
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.One of the prominent elements of Star Wars is the "Force", which is an omnipresent form of energy which can be harnessed by those with that ability.^ Her ability had served Palpatine very well indeed, and Pestage strongly suspected that it had served him one final time when he escaped from the second Death Star.
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^ Palpatine held his breath as immense beams of force emerged from the Death Star's superlaser, joining to form one awesome shaft that stabbed once at the core of the planet Alderaan.
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^ As mere copies of himself, they were one step removed from the protecting energies of the Force, and they suffered an accelerated rate of decay when he drew on the power of the dark side.
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.It is described in the first produced film as "an energy field created by all living things [that] surrounds us, penetrates us, [and] binds the galaxy together."^ "The Force is an energy field, fed by all living things.
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^ Using this knowledge, I can unleash the dark side energies that are all around us, even to shatter the fabric of space itself.
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^ Around him, the living world of Dagobah breathed and pulsed, and gave him its strength, the strength of many things working together in harmony.
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[2] .The Force allows users to perform a variety of supernatural feats (such as telekinesis, clairvoyance, precognition, and mind control) and also can amplify certain physical traits, such as speed and reflexes; these abilities can vary from user to user and can be improved through training.^ And he knew what he would have thought if he were one of these ground troops, and saw an Admiral forced to perform such menial and dangerous duties.
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.While the Force can be used for good, it has a dark side that, when pursued, imbues users with hatred, aggression, and malevolence.^ He used the dark side - I could feel it!
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^ I felt the dark side of the Force, it is strong.
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^ But the way of the dark side it is to corrupt what is good.
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.The six films feature the Jedi, who use the Force for good, and the Sith, who use the dark side for evil in an attempt to take over the galaxy.^ He used the dark side - I could feel it!
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^ He's no Jedi - he's a dark side adept.
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^ But the way of the dark side it is to corrupt what is good.
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.In the Expanded Universe many dark side users are Dark Jedi rather than Sith, mainly because of the Rule of Two (see Sith Origin).^ But the ruling Master of the dark side is dying.
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^ He's no Jedi - he's a dark side adept.
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^ Hillary is closer to the "Dark Side" than he is.
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Feature films

.The film series began with Star Wars, released on May 25, 1977. This was followed by two sequels; The Empire Strikes Back, released on May 21, 1980, and Return of the Jedi, released on May 25, 1983. The opening crawl of the sequels disclosed that they were numbered as "Episode V" and "Episode VI" respectively, though the films were generally advertised solely under their subtitles.^ I only hope the not so dynamic duo goes the way of Darth and the Emperor in 'Return of the Jedi", along with their neoCON 'empire'.
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^ The Jedi, after all, had been mostly eliminated once, and a good strike would wipe out any chance they had of returning.
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^ Even now though, she knew the primary reason she was still commanding was not because those beneath her respected her – but because they feared her.
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Though the first film in the series was simply titled Star Wars, it later had the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope added to distinguish it from its sequels and prequels.[8]
In 1997, to correspond with the twentieth anniversary of the release of Star Wars, Lucas released "Special Editions" of the three films to theaters. .The re-releases featured alterations to the original films, primarily motivated by the improvement of CGI and other special effects technologies, which allowed visuals that were not possible to achieve at the time of the original filmmaking.^ That last ability made her very special to the Emperor, for she often ventured into places where communication was impossible, to work his will with an immediacy and an effectiveness that was impossible for other operatives to achieve.
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Lucas continued to make changes to the original trilogy for subsequent releases, such as the first ever DVD release of the trilogy on September 21, 2004.[9]
More than two decades after the release of the original Star Wars, the film series continued with the long-awaited prequel trilogy; consisting of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, released on May 19, 1999, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, released on May 16, 2002, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, released on May 19, 2005.[10]

Plot overview

.The prequel trilogy follows the upbringing of Anakin Skywalker, who is discovered by the Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn.^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ Aayla was from the Clone Wars, before Anakin Skywalker had fallen to the dark and aide in the slaughter of nearly all of the jedi.
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^ At that moment, he felt a deep regret that his old Master, Qui-Gon, had ever called Anakin the "chosen one", had ever taken him from slavery on Tatooine.
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.He is believed to be the "Chosen One" foretold by Jedi prophecy to bring balance to the Force.^ Does this mean Cheney will be bringing balance to the force?
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^ In the end it was the chosen one, Darth Vader who fulfilled the prophecy that restored the balance to the force and saved the (our) Republic.
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.The Jedi Council, led by Yoda, sense that his future is clouded with fear, but reluctantly allows Qui-Gon's apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to train Anakin after Qui-Gon is killed by the Sith Lord Darth Maul.^ Perhaps Obi-Wan and Anakin were too strong.
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^ Palpatine snarled at Obi-Wan and Yoda.
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^ But Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin were fine substitutes.
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.At the same time, the planet Naboo is under attack, and its ruler, Queen Padmé Amidala, seeks the assistance of the Jedi to repel the attack.^ Naboo political systems were irrelevant to them; their treaty had been with Queen Amidala, and it was Amidala to whom they considered themselves loyal.
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^ To the Gungans orchestrating the celebration on Naboo, it was remarkably fitting that the ones most responsible for both liberations were in fact the very same: Queen Amidala and her bondmate.
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.The Sith Lord Darth Sidious secretly planned the attack to give his alias, Senator Palpatine, a pretense to overthrow the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.^ If Palpatine had not been so arrogant and obsessed to shame Vader, then the plan would have failed, but Darth Vader knew his master well.
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^ Palpatine saw this state of affairs as the proper order of things, but he admitted that the ancient Sith Lords might well have felt differently.
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^ Actually, Cheney isnt so much Darth Vader as he is Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.
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[3] .The remainder of the prequel trilogy chronicles Anakin's fall to the dark side, as Sidious attempts to create an army to defeat the Jedi and lure Anakin to be his apprentice.^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ He's no Jedi - he's a dark side adept.
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^ Palpatine was further amused that the holographic Jedi Master who imparted this knowledge referred to it in the gravest sense as a power of the dark side.
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[4] Anakin and Padmé fall in love and secretly wed, and eventually Padme becomes pregnant. .Anakin soon succumbs to his anger, becoming the Sith Lord Darth Vader.^ Darth Vader will die, and soon.
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^ Pralt knew of Vader's reputation for anger, and he feared to give the Dark Lord even partial bad news.
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^ Chapter Forty Three Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith and defacto ruler of the Galactic Empire, stood on the bridge of the Star Destroyer Torrent, stoically looking out into the abyss of hyperspace.
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.While Sidious re-organizes the Republic into the Galactic Empire, Vader participates in the extermination of the Jedi Order, culminating in a lightsaber battle between him and Obi-Wan.^ We cannot stand by and let the other Jedi destroy him for his crimes as Darth Vader.
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^ You act as if Vader does not deserve your anger, after everything he did to the galaxy, to the Jedi order!
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^ She found him in a tiny gallery of Jedi artifacts and lightsabers, each one representing a vanquished foe.
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.After defeating his former apprentice, Obi-Wan leaves Vader for dead.^ Anakin was the only person of that name, but he was still just a padawan, albeit a powerful one, apprenticed to Obi-wan Kenobi.
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.However, Sidious arrives shortly after to save him and put him into a suit of black armor that keeps him alive.^ However, Leia was still looking at him very curiously and he almost felt as though she was trying to tap into his mind.
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^ A single ion drive remained functioning, pulsing blue light wearily as it attempted to keep the vessel from spinning end over end into the blackness.
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^ The huge Wookiee broke Han's fall, keeping him from meeting the same fate as the droid and allowing him to fight his way back into his pilot seat.
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.At the same time, Padmé dies while giving birth to twins.^ He did not wish to discuss her decisions at the time of the twins' birth, nor did he want to open the door on her continued evasion of who the "others" might be.
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.The twins are hidden from Vader and are not told who their true parents are.^ As he had so often told Vader, the Force was the true power in the universe.
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^ I once swore fealty to Palpatine, it is true, but Vader was the one who made me what I am today.” She clenched one fist, and stared up into the darkened ceiling.
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^ Tis a good point that in the end of the movie it is Darth Vader who destroys the true evil one, the Emperor, and is actually one of the good guys.
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[5]
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Tatooine has two suns, as it is in a binary star system.
^ If that is so, I will rely on you two to initiate contact if we encounter anyone in that star system.
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.This shot from A New Hope remains one of the most famous scenes of the entire saga.^ "Can it, Goldenrod," Han shot back, swearing internally, running any number of possible solutions in his head, hoping for a feasible one.
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^ One might have expected the Captain to be relieved at not having to wait an eternity for a new mission assignment, but then again, most mission assignments aren’t delivered personally by the Lord of the Sith.
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^ Here's hoping he's paying attention, 'cause I've got one shot here.
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[11]
.The original trilogy begins 19 years later as Vader nears completion of the massive Death Star space station which will allow him and Sidious, now the Emperor, to crush the rebellion which has formed against the evil empire.^ If Vader now stood between him and the Emperor, then he would have to fall.
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^ I will receive him on the Death Star."
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^ That would make him the Emperor and W would be Vader.
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.He captures Princess Leia Organa who has stolen the plans to the Death Star and hidden them in droid R2-D2.^ The Death Star plans will be copied and transferred from our secure vaults to Imperial Intelligence on Bothawui, via a seemingly defenseless freighter.
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^ Perhpas you were confused when you saw the "Bush-Cheney 04" bumber sticker on my Star Detroyer as we wre in pursuit of the stolen Death Star plans by the rebell alliance.
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^ When Leia… Princess Organa and I left Tatooine; Luke said he had to stop off some place before he met back up with the fleet.
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R2-D2, along with his counterpart C-3PO, escape to the planet Tatooine. .There, the droids are purchased by Luke Skywalker, son of Anakin, and his step-uncle and aunt.^ As the faint whir of the droid’s motorized feet fainted away, the door before Luke slid open, and a lone figure stepped into the chamber.
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^ When the enraged Emperor unleashed the full power of his hatred on Luke Skywalker, searing him with blast after blast of Force lightning, Anakin had fulfilled his destiny.
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^ Palpatine would simply turn the tables on his traitorous apprentice, and after Vader was killed by his own son, young Luke Skywalker would become servant to the dark one.
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.While Luke is cleaning R2-D2, he accidentally triggers a message put into the robot by Leia, who asks for assistance from Obi-Wan.^ And it's Obi-Wan who you blame?"
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^ The image moved into a tight focus, and Luke gasped audibly as the faces of Han Solo and Princess Leia came clearly into view.
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^ The image of Princess Leia, the calm compassionate sibling he had only just learned he had, flickered into his consciousness and Luke felt the last of his anger drain away.
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.Luke later assists the droids in finding the Jedi Knight, who is now passing as an old hermit under the alias Ben Kenobi.^ The Jedi Legion is full of those who were victims of this old man.
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^ Once there, you will both find Yoda, the Jedi Master who instructed me."
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^ The ruthless Emperor Palpatine has established a galactic empire upon the ashes of the Old Republic, and destroyed the Jedi Knights.
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.Obi-Wan tells Luke of his father's greatness, but says that he was killed by Vader.^ "Obi-Wan was supposed to tell him.
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^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ If Luke was driven in the end to kill his father, then he would belong to the dark side, and to Palpatine.
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[12] .Obi-Wan and Luke hire the Corellian space pilot and smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca to take them to the rebels.^ The image moved into a tight focus, and Luke gasped audibly as the faces of Han Solo and Princess Leia came clearly into view.
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^ It occurred to Luke just then that this could be the last time he ever spoke to Han Solo.
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^ The Grand Vizier had pointed out what Vader had already learned; the real Luke Skywalker had felt the pain of his friends, Han Solo and Leia Organa, from across space, and tried to come to their rescue.
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.Obi-Wan begins to teach Luke about the Force, but allows himself to be killed in a showdown with Vader during the rescue of Leia.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ Luke shut himself off from Obi-Wan's voice.
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^ He had suspected Luke's existence, so somehow it was not as terrible to discover that secret...but to have a child he never dreamed of, to have Leia taken from him without so much as a whisper in the Force...it was intolerable.
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.His sacrifice allows the group to escape with the plans that allow the rebels to destroy the Death Star.^ "The Death Star was destroyed by the Rebel force on Yavin."
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^ They have the Death Star plans and they may escape the station."
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^ His Star Destroyer had been in a great fleet, trapping the Rebels between them and the Death Star.
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[2]
.Vader continues to hunt down the rebels, and begins building a second Death Star.^ The Death Star continued to burn.
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^ He had seen Vader – Father – commit murder, on board the Death Star, but somehow he'd found that he could wrap his mind around that.
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^ At last, as the shields were beginning to overload, the cruiser burst from the cover of the star and angled down, out of sight of the destroyer that was occupied far above.
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.Luke travels to find Yoda to become trained as a Jedi, but is interrupted when Vader lures him into a trap by capturing Han and the others.^ Yes, it would have been better if Vader could have captured the Jedi for him.
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^ The Force was with him, and he had become a Jedi.
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^ We cannot stand by and let the other Jedi destroy him for his crimes as Darth Vader.
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.Vader reveals that he is Luke's father and attempts to turn him to the dark side.^ "Vader killed him, Luke.
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^ He resisted my attempts to turn him to the dark side.
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^ Luke turned to face Vader.
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[6] Luke escapes, and returns to his training with Yoda. .He learns that he must face his father before he can become a Jedi, and that Leia is his twin sister.^ Finally, he must become his father.
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^ I am a Jedi, like my Father before me.
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^ The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi."
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.As the rebels attack the second Death Star, Luke confronts Vader under the watch of the Emperor.^ Grunting with exasperation, Darth Vader withdrew and then attacked again, this time forcing his weapon downward towards Luke’s forehead in a horizontal chop.
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^ He had seen Vader – Father – commit murder, on board the Death Star, but somehow he'd found that he could wrap his mind around that.
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^ The foolish jedi would be found, and Vader would offer him the same ultimatum as he offered every jedi he confronted; join the dark under Palpatine or die.
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.Instead of convincing Luke to join the dark side, the young Jedi defeats Vader in a lightsaber duel and is able to convince him that there is still some good in him.^ He's no Jedi - he's a dark side adept.
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^ There was no good left in him.
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^ Was Luke still out there, someplace?
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.Vader kills the Emperor before succumbing to his own injuries, and the second Death Star is destroyed, restoring freedom to the galaxy.^ The Emperor is presumed to be destroyed with the Death Star at Endor.
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^ Directly before him, another shape loomed, a Star Destroyer sat in wait.
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^ The first clone had been created according to the report, to satisfy the Emperor's curiosity, and sure enough, he had killed Vader.
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[7]

Themes

.Star Wars features elements such as (Jedi) knights, witches, and princesses that are related to archetypes of the fantasy genre.^ Just like her health care plan - probably based on another Star Wars fantasy - the Senate of the Galactic Republic!
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^ So much for Republicans and Star Wars fantasy allusions.
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^ I really felt that this was more a tale of knights, which is exactly what the Star Wars universe is supposed to be about.
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[13] The Star Wars world, unlike science-fiction and fantasy films that featured sleek and futuristic settings, was portrayed as dirty and grimy. Lucas' vision of a "used universe" was further popularized in the science fiction-horror films Alien,[14] which was set on a dirty space freighter; Mad Max 2, which is set in a post-apocalyptic desert; and Blade Runner, which is set in a crumbling, dirty city of the future. .Lucas made a conscious effort to parallel scenes and dialogue between films, and especially to parallel the journeys of Luke Skywalker with that of his father Anakin when making the prequels.^ They were so adamant that Anakin could not be turned; perhaps they were afraid of what Luke might see if he tried, perhaps his father really had discovered the true will of the force.
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^ When the enraged Emperor unleashed the full power of his hatred on Luke Skywalker, searing him with blast after blast of Force lightning, Anakin had fulfilled his destiny.
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^ Even as he had made the transition into her mind, he had created a false vision of his death for her, calculated to make her blame Skywalker for his murder.
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[3]

Technical information

.All six films of the Star Wars series were shot in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The original trilogy was shot with anamorphic lenses.^ In a certain sense, he was the hero of all six films.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
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Episodes IV and V were shot in Panavision, while Episode VI was shot in Joe Dunton Camera (JDC) scope. Episode I was shot with Hawk anamorphic lenses on Arriflex cameras, and Episodes II and III were shot with Sony's CineAlta high-definition digital cameras.[15] Lucas hired Ben Burtt to oversee the sound effects on A New Hope.
.Burtt's accomplishment was such that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with a Special Achievement Award because it had no award at the time for the work he had done.^ He knew all too well that he had no great love of being stuck out in these things, and this time there would be no bacta tank for him to recover in.
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^ No, he would simply have to start from the beginning in his mind and work through it as best he could, one step at a time.
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^ No, Barclay had proved himself to be brave enough when needed, if annoyingly talkative and nervous most of the time, and the Arbiter did, after all, owe him his life.
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[16] Lucasfilm developed the THX sound reproduction standard for Return of the Jedi.[17] The scores for the six Star Wars films were composed by John Williams. .Lucas' design for Star Wars involved a grand musical sound, with leitmotifs for different characters and important concepts.^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillary shows an astute understanding of Star Wars characters.
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.Williams' Star Wars title theme has become one of the most famous and well-known musical compositions in modern music history.^ Her ability had served Palpatine very well indeed, and Pestage strongly suspected that it had served him one final time when he escaped from the second Death Star.
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^ It is well known that Lord Vader has an obsession with hunting Skywalker down, probably to avenge his defeat at the Death Star.
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^ Not only was it she, but now she and her husband were in possession of one of the greatest and most valuable assets the Rebellion had ever known.
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[18]
The technical lightsaber choreography for the original trilogy was developed by Hollywood sword-master Bob Anderson. .Anderson trained actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and performed all the sword stunts as Darth Vader during the lightsaber duels in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, wearing Vader's costume.^ But didn't Darth Vader eventually rid the empire of all evil?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Didn't Darth Vader emerge as the good guy in Return of the Jedi?
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^ Luke Skywalker had not destroyed all of the clones.
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.Anderson's role in the original Star Wars trilogy was highlighted in the film Reclaiming The Blade where he shares his experiences as the fight choreographer developing the lightsaber techniques for the movies.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
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^ I thought it was pretty funny...except that in Star Wars Darth Vader could at least actually fight.
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^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
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[19]

Production history

Original trilogy

George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars.
.In 1971, Universal Studios agreed to make American Graffiti and Star Wars in a two-picture contract, although Star Wars was later rejected in its early concept stages.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ I really felt that this was more a tale of knights, which is exactly what the Star Wars universe is supposed to be about.
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.American Graffiti was completed in 1973 and, a few months later, Lucas wrote a short summary called "The Journal of the Whills", which told the tale of the training of apprentice C.J. Thorpe as a "Jedi-Bendu" space commando by the legendary Mace Windy.^ Your whining and name calling is as the the Bard said; "A tale told by an idiot, Full of Sound and Fury.
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^ You will complete your training with me, my young apprentice."
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^ It was a power used by a few ancient Jedi to complete their unfinished business before passing on.
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[20] .Frustrated that his story was too difficult to understand, Lucas then wrote a 13-page treatment called The Star Wars, which was a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress.^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ Hillary shows an astute understanding of Star Wars characters.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillary totally misses the point of Star Wars (and more importantly, global warfare) when she calls Cheney Darth Vader.
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[21] .By 1974, he had expanded the treatment into a rough draft screenplay, adding elements such as the Sith, the Death Star, and a young boy as the protagonist named Annikin Starkiller.^ That you did not feel a cold satisfaction when your plan succeeded, and I was annihilated with the second Death Star, hurled into the core shaft for the sake of your student.
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^ There was no denying the bond that had formed between them their three years together, ever since he'd charged bumbling into her detention cell on the Death Star.
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^ The Super Star Destroyer, Executor, had plunged into the Death Star like a titan's arrow finding its mark in the belly of the beast.
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For the second draft, Lucas made heavy simplifications, and also introduced the young hero on a farm as Luke. .Anakin became Luke's father, a wise Jedi knight.^ They were so adamant that Anakin could not be turned; perhaps they were afraid of what Luke might see if he tried, perhaps his father really had discovered the true will of the force.
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^ Before replying, Luke looked over his father carefully, opening up all his Jedi abilities to try and scan him.
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^ Luke had lost his father and his innocence, but gained maturity and become a Jedi at last.
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The "Force" was also introduced as a supernatural power. .The next draft removed the father character and replaced him with a substitute named Ben Kenobi, and in 1976 a fourth draft had been prepared for principal photography.^ Han had told her of how Luke had been mumbling names and words when he'd recovered him..."Ben" had been one of them, then something like "Dagobah"...and her own name.
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The film was titled Adventures of Luke Starkiller, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: The Star Wars. .During production, Lucas changed Luke's name to Skywalker and altered the title to simply The Star Wars and finally Star Wars.^ The very name, Luke Skywalker, sent a shiver of hatred through Palpatine's decrepit form.
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^ In 2000, Senator John McCain produced the simile of himself and Luke Skywalker trying to get off of the Death Star.
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^ Palpatine would simply turn the tables on his traitorous apprentice, and after Vader was killed by his own son, young Luke Skywalker would become servant to the dark one.
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[22]
At that point, Lucas was not expecting the film to become part of a series. .The fourth draft of the script underwent subtle changes that made it more satisfying as a self-contained film, ending with the destruction of the Empire itself by way of destroying the Death Star.^ From her quarters she'd that seen a couple of transports had already made it through the blockade – at the cost of a crippled Star Destroyer – but that in itself provided very little information as to the situation on the surface.
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^ Across the galaxy, the Death Star was about to come within firing range of the fourth moon of Yavin, a jungle world that teemed with life.
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^ A dying Mon Cal cruiser had aimed itself directly at Admiral Dal's bridge, but another Star Destroyer, spinning out of control, hit it first.
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However, Lucas had previously conceived of the film as the first in a series of adventures. .Later, he realised the film would not in fact be the first in the sequence, but a film in the second trilogy in the saga.^ The fact that so many Star Destroyers were after him, rather than chasing the other Rebels to the rendezvous point, was a curiosity that he would have to consider at a later time.
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This is stated explicitly in George Lucas' preface to the 1994 reissue of Splinter of the Mind's Eye:
.It wasn't long after I began writing Star Wars that I realized the story was more than a single film could hold.^ More so than you could know."
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^ The former was more than he could have hoped for.
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^ A disturbance in the Force, unlike anything I’ve ever felt before.” Vader did not respond, but he too felt the strange sensation, as if a thousand possible futures were colliding in the space around them, and at their center, a point of searing clarity, where the life energies of more beings than a single reality could possibly hold converged.
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.As the saga of the Skywalkers and Jedi Knights unfolded, I began to see it as a tale that could take at least nine films to tell—three trilogies—and I realized, in making my way through the back story and after story, that I was really setting out to write the middle story.^ Glad you see it my way.
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^ After he was dead, I could see that he was really Dangor.
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^ He could see white stormtrooper armor through the cockpit windows on two of them.
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.The second draft contained a teaser for a never-made sequel about "The Princess of Ondos," and by the time of the third draft some months later Lucas had negotiated a contract that gave him rights to make two sequels.^ Two and a half months later, Emperor Palpatine sat in the throne room on Coruscant, waiting for the fourth clone of Luke Skywalker to enter.
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^ It was Lord Vader's conviction that Skywalker was present on Hoth, but his whereabouts were not confirmed until several months later, when Lord Vader confronted him on Cloud City.
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^ He had never personally met the dark lord, but from what he had heard about him, personal visits were not usually cause for celebration.
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.Not long after, Lucas met with author Alan Dean Foster, and hired him to write these two sequels as novels.^ Author : BountyHunter ; Date posted : 11/9/2003 5:06:06 PM ; BountyHunter's Comments : ; A Long read but, better than some of the actual novels published.; .
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^ The two Jedi he had met earlier had implied that all of the Jedi were going to come after him at once, not just one man.
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^ When Vader had met and killed his old teacher, then discovered he had a son, old, long unfelt connections to the past had stirred in him.
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[23] .The intention was that if Star Wars were successful, Lucas could adapt the novels into screenplays.^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ How could the Federation have erupted into full-fledge civil war over night?
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^ If she could bring some kindness into the Empire, then maybe part of the war could be avoided, or at least the devastation of it lessened.
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[24] He had also by that point developed a fairly elaborate backstory to aid his writing process.[25]
.When Star Wars proved successful, Lucas decided to use the film as the basis for an elaborate serial, although at one point he considered walking away from the series altogether.^ The fact that so many Star Destroyers were after him, rather than chasing the other Rebels to the rendezvous point, was a curiosity that he would have to consider at a later time.
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^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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[26] .However, Lucas wanted to create an independent filmmaking center—what would become Skywalker Ranch—and saw an opportunity to use the series as a financing agent.^ Palpatine would simply turn the tables on his traitorous apprentice, and after Vader was killed by his own son, young Luke Skywalker would become servant to the dark one.
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^ It would be entirely like Palpatine to hate Skywalker and want him dead, just for not surrendering and not dying.
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^ He had toyed with Skywalker, sending a series of incompetent dark side warriors after him, instead of simply using another Force Storm.
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[27] .Alan Dean Foster had already begun writing the first sequel novel, but Lucas decided to abandon his plan to adapt Foster's work; the book was released as Splinter of the Mind's Eye the next year.^ The experience had diminished his power, putting him on a road to recovery that took years, but the desperate plan had worked.
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^ Stories written today may well be inaccurate next year when new films or novels are released.
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.At first Lucas envisioned a series of films with no set number of entries, like the James Bond series.^ Like Darth Vader, Cheney has no real love for this country or the troops...Republican mind set: Support the troops = killing and wounding for life.
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.In an interview with Rolling Stone in August 1977, he said that he wanted his friends to each take a turn at directing the films and giving unique interpretations on the series.^ After taking one last mournful look at the dead woman, Riker rose and turned to the object the Lt. Commander wanted him to look at.
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^ You want me to take my ship through a star.” Cortana’s representation rolled its eyes and sighed.
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.He also said that the backstory where Darth Vader turns to the dark side, kills Luke's father and fights Ben Kenobi on a volcano as the Galactic Republic falls would make an excellent sequel.^ If Luke was driven in the end to kill his father, then he would belong to the dark side, and to Palpatine.
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^ Luke would tell her these feelings were of the dark side.
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^ You will kill Darth Vader.
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.Later that year, Lucas hired science fiction author Leigh Brackett to write Star Wars II with him.^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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.They held story conferences and by late November 1977, Lucas had produced a handwritten treatment called The Empire Strikes Back.^ The Guards were held back only by Palpatine's direct orders, and they had been on the verge of defying them.
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^ Hey,I think the Greatful Dead called, they want their drugs back.
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^ But in the end, when I had you at my mercy, when the Emperor was calling out for me to kill you, what held me back was this."
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.The treatment is very similar to the final film except that Darth Vader does not reveal he is Luke's father.^ Grunting with exasperation, Darth Vader withdrew and then attacked again, this time forcing his weapon downward towards Luke’s forehead in a horizontal chop.
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^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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^ The final push had come when Vader made the stunning discovery that one of the lives at risk was Luke's own unsuspected twin sister.
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.In the first draft that Brackett would write from this, Luke's father appears as a ghost to instruct Luke.^ If Luke was driven in the end to kill his father, then he would belong to the dark side, and to Palpatine.
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^ Think Luke, they would have you destroy your own father; topple an Empire that has at last brought order to a decaying galaxy.
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^ He waited to see whether or not his father would kill him for that, but after a tense moment of stormy flickering in the Force, Father merely drew himself away from Luke's mind.
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[28]
.Brackett finished her first draft in early 1978; Lucas has said he was disappointed with it, but before he could discuss it with her, she died from cancer.^ W…” Before the sputtering man could even finish a single word, the blade sang, neatly removing the man’s head from its confining neck without even singeing the carpet.
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^ "I have a way out," he said, before either Han or Leia could say anything.
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^ Before it could remove the object, however, another, similar figure tumbled from the connecting beam, directly on top of the first.
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[29] With no writer available, Lucas had to write his next draft himself. .It was this draft in which Lucas first made use of the "Episode" numbering for the films; Empire Strikes Back was listed as Episode II.^ He used his legs to push away from the side of the building, then swung back neatly into the hole he had made.
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^ It does the impossible and improves on The Empire Strikes Back.
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^ THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK .
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[30] .As Michael Kaminski argues in The Secret History of Star Wars, the disappointment with the first draft probably made Lucas consider different directions in which to take the story.^ Pestage smiled at her, and they moved off in a different direction, sharing hope like the first taste of food after a long fast.
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^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ Anakin had argued with her that their situations were not the same, and she knew he was probably correct…but hadn't she gotten Palpatine elected as Chancellor in the first place?
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[31] .He made use of a new plot twist: Darth Vader claims to be Luke's father.^ Darth Vader made his decision.
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^ Vader used the Force to cloud the minds of several officers, and arranged for a legion of new recruits to be deployed on Endor instead.
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^ Darth Vader easily intercepted the new blasts with his palms and moved forward, gesturing at a fuel line that hung above the parked skiff.
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.According to Lucas, he found this draft enjoyable to write, as opposed to the year-long struggles writing the first film, and quickly wrote two more drafts,[32] both in April 1978. He also took the script to a darker extreme by having Han Solo become imprisoned in carbonite and left in limbo.^ If you don't need the clones to be stable long term, the standard growth term of one year can be shortened to as little as two months.
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^ The two other conscious troopers scrambled up, but fierce hammer blows to the neck from the Twi’lek jedi quickly dispatched both.
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^ His weapon rose to the ready, he glanced quickly down both sides of the passage as the other two made their way to his position.
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[6]
.This new story point of Darth Vader being Luke's father had drastic effects on the series.^ I like how Darth Vader is in this story.
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^ Vader had the strangest urge to laugh, despite the dire seriousness of what was being proposed.
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^ Palpatine, Luke, and Vader had gone through their personal crucibles and emerged forged into new shapes.
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.Michael Kaminski argues in his book that it is unlikely that the plot point had ever seriously been considered or even conceived of before 1978, and that the first film was clearly operating under an alternate storyline where Vader was separate from Luke's father;[33] there is not a single reference to this plot point before 1978. After writing the second and third drafts of Empire Strikes Back in which the point was introduced, Lucas reviewed the new backstory he had created: Anakin Skywalker was Ben Kenobi's brilliant student; he had a child called Luke but was swayed to the dark side by Emperor Palpatine (who became a Sith and not simply a politician).^ If Luke was driven in the end to kill his father, then he would belong to the dark side, and to Palpatine.
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^ But in the Dark Empire, among the followers of the dark side, there must be a basic cooperation.
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^ Luke had called on the dark side in his desperate need for power to crush his father, who could not ever be redeemed.
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.Anakin battled Ben Kenobi on the site of a volcano and was wounded, but then resurrected as Darth Vader.^ I have accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.” Darth Vader shifted his weight imperceptibly.
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^ And the derelict?” “Destroyed by crossfire during the battle, lord.” Darth Vader stayed motionless a moment longer, and then turned from the projector.
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^ His Master would not even acknowledge the boy as Vader's own, believing that when Anakin had "died," every last vestige of the man was gone from Darth Vader.
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.Meanwhile Kenobi hid Luke on Tatooine while the Republic became the Empire and Vader hunted down the Jedi knights.^ In the past, you have served the Empire well in hunting down Jedi Knights.
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^ As Jedi hunting missions went, Vader thought ruefully, this one certainly could have gone better.
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^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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[34]
.With this new backstory in place, Lucas decided that the series would be a trilogy, changing Empire Strikes Back from Episode II to Episode V in the next draft.^ The Rebels had thought that winning the war against the Empire would bring peace to the galaxy, but it didn’t, and the struggle would continue to rage for decades, only the players changed.
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^ He longed to be back in command of a starship, to decide when and how things would be done.
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^ The New Empire would be their Empire, as it had been promised long ago.
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[32] .Lawrence Kasdan, who had just completed writing Raiders of the Lost Ark, was then hired to write the next drafts, and was given additional input from director Irvin Kershner.^ Sorry for the rant, just a former political junkie who has lost faith in our country.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The other squads of troopers, who were strung loosely across the street, were taken completely unawares by the surprise attack, and most didn’t even realize they had just lost their right flank.
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^ Sorry for the rant, just a former political junkie who has lost faith in our country, correction -politics!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Kasdan, Kershner, and producer Gary Kurtz saw the film as a more serious and adult film, which was helped by the new, darker storyline, and developed the series from the light adventure roots of the first film.^ The first thing he saw was the veil on the ground, red, but dark enough to be almost black in the low lighting.
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[35]
By the time he began writing Episode VI in 1981 (then titled Revenge of the Jedi), much had changed. .Making Empire Strikes Back was stressful and costly, and Lucas' personal life was disintegrating.^ It does the impossible and improves on The Empire Strikes Back.
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^ THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK .
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.Burnt out, and not wanting to make any more Star Wars films, he vowed that he was done with the series in a May 1983 interview with Time magazine.^ We're going to have to blow past our own escort if we want out of here, and I want to make sure our tail's still covered."
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^ This war has done nothing but make Bin Laden and Ahmedinijad stronger regardless of what Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity want you to believe.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Makes me want to eat a giant toad out of a bucket just thinking about it!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Lucas' 1981 rough drafts had Darth Vader competing with the Emperor for possession of Luke—and in the second script, the "revised rough draft," Vader became a sympathetic character.^ Grunting with exasperation, Darth Vader withdrew and then attacked again, this time forcing his weapon downward towards Luke’s forehead in a horizontal chop.
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^ The Emperor had agreed to try to turn Luke Skywalker, and Vader had agreed to be the one to do it, or else kill the boy.
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^ Even a pilot of Luke’s caliber couldn’t fight off Darth Vader and a fleet of Star Destroyers and Interdictors by himself.
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.Lawrence Kasdan was hired to take over once again and, in these final drafts, Vader was explicitly redeemed and finally unmasked.^ Finally, he concluded that Vader had had the lightsaber since Cloud City, and that he had decided that this vestige of the man he had once been did not belong to him anymore.
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.This change in character would provide a springboard to the "Tragedy of Darth Vader" storyline that underlies the prequels.^ I would vote for darth vader over her.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Darth Vader is a sympathetic character!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Would that we had Darth Vader in the white house.
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[36]

Prequel trilogy

.After losing much of his fortune in a divorce settlement in 1987, Lucas had no desire to return to Star Wars, and had unofficially canceled his sequel trilogy by the time of Return of the Jedi.^ By this time, the other rebels had returned from hiding the body and were standing at lose attention by the exit.
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^ Boda had no desire to confront Lord Vader, not with so much at stake.
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[37] .However the prequels, which were quite developed, continued to fascinate him.^ It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ However, the sith had sensed the move from his son, and was already turned to face him, and so they’re duel continued without pause.
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^ It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
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.After Star Wars became popular once again, in the wake of Dark Horse's comic line and Timothy Zahn's trilogy of novels, Lucas saw that there was still a large audience.^ It was becoming a shell of what it once was – all of the structures and rules were still there, but it felt hollow beneath that surface.
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^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ He was lean and cleanly handsome, and though he was clearly still in his late teens, there were lines under his brown eyes that testified to unusual experience and hardship.
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His children had begun to grow older, and with the explosion of CGI technology he was now considering returning to directing.[38] .By 1993 it was announced, in Variety among other sources, that he would be making the prequels.^ If Dangor was going to announce his candidacy for leadership, he would want Sate Pestage's vote of approval in front of the other advisors.
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.He began outlining the story, now indicating the series would be a tragic one examining Anakin Skywalker's transformation to evil.^ Now Anakin was the one in charge.
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^ Anakin had been one of the brightest and the best of the Jedi, and now here he was, twisted and corrupted, every last trace of goodness eradicated from him.
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^ If the story of Gant Feer was any indication, such an event would have strengthened the dark side.
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.Lucas also began to change how the prequels would exist relative to the originals; at first they were supposed to be a "filling-in" of history, backstory, existing parallel or tangential to the originals, but now he saw that they could form the beginning of one long story that started with Anakin's childhood and ended with his death.^ He wondered how long that would last.
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^ Now, a power vacuum existed, and someone would rush to fill it.
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^ How did they now we would be here?” she asked breathlessly.
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This was the final step towards turning the film series into a "Saga".[39]
In 1994, Lucas began writing the first screenplay titled Episode I: The Beginning. .Following the release of that film, Lucas announced that he would also be directing the next two, and began working on Episode II at that time.^ The next time, he would be able to take more.
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^ There were a thousand missteps to be made, and he knew that following the direct order – not to fire – would go against Lord Vader's personal strategies.
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^ The next moment, the mushrooms he was next to exploded violently, startling Mara and hurling Boda and the net in two different directions.
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[40] .The first draft of Episode II was completed just weeks before principal photography, and Lucas hired Jonathan Hales, a writer from The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, to polish it up.^ A few weeks ago, just after the completion of the ship's hyperdrive and prime weapon, Dal had received orders to take the unfinished Eclipse into the Deep Core.
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^ They had given them just enough time after the Carrack cruisers appeared, just enough to break up out of a defensible formation before the jump.
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^ True, she did seem to be making progress against it, but if she kept this up she'd just slide back to where she was before.
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[41] Unsure of a title, Lucas had jokingly called the film "Jar Jar's Great Adventure."[42] .In writing The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas initially decided that Lando Calrissian was a clone and came from a planet of clones which caused the "Clone Wars" mentioned by Kenobi in A New Hope;[43][44] he later came up with an alternate concept of an army of clone shocktroopers from a remote planet which attacked the Republic and were repelled by the Jedi knights.^ To return and destroy the New Republic and the new Jedi.
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^ He doubted that he could rescue his consciousness from that nexus and make it into a new clone, were he to perish from the stress it caused him.
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^ The ruthless Emperor Palpatine has established a galactic empire upon the ashes of the Old Republic, and destroyed the Jedi Knights.
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[45] .The basic elements of that backstory became the plot basis for Episode II, with the new wrinkle added that the entire event was personal manipulation of Palpatine's.^ Palpatine, Luke, and Vader had gone through their personal crucibles and emerged forged into new shapes.
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[4]
.Lucas began working on Episode III even before Attack of the Clones was released, offering concept artists that the film would open with a montage of seven Clone War battles.^ Aayla was from the Clone Wars, before Anakin Skywalker had fallen to the dark and aide in the slaughter of nearly all of the jedi.
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^ If they attack from the side, fire as the door opens, before they have a chance to orient themselves to the hallway.
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^ In the confined space, the Arbiter again considered attacking the troopers, but there was no way to know where or to what the transport would open to, so he waited motionless.
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[46] As he reviewed the storyline that summer, however, he says he radically re-organized the plot.[47] .Michael Kaminski, in The Secret History of Star Wars, offers evidence that issues in Anakin's fall to the dark side prompted Lucas to make massive story changes, first revising the opening sequence to have Palpatine kidnapped and Dooku killed by Anakin as the first act in the latter's turn towards the dark side.^ When Anakin Skywalker had turned to the dark side, so long ago, that had been well.
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^ Palpatine's dark side adepts saw to that.
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^ From this act flows the power of the dark side."
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[48] .After principal photography was complete in 2003, Lucas made even more massive changes in Anakin's character, re-writing his entire turn to the dark side; he would now turn primarily in a quest to save Padme from death, rather than the previous version in which that reason was one of several, including that he genuinely believed that the Jedi were evil and plotting to take over the Republic.^ We're not the evil that others would have you believe."
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^ She and Anakin had discussed their…plans…for the Emperor on more than one occasion.
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^ Hillary knows more about the dark side than Cheney!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

This fundamental re-write was accomplished both through editing the principal footage, and new and revised scenes filmed during pick-ups in 2004.[49]
.Lucas often exaggerated the amount of material he wrote for the series; much of it stemmed from the post–1978 period when the series grew into a phenomenon.^ Fortunately, the posting had been quite, not so much as a sensor anomaly appearing for weeks, save for the periodic Alliance reinforcements that were hurrying to join the assault force.
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Michael Kaminski explained that these exaggerations were both a publicity and security measure. .Kaminski rationalized that since the series' story radically changed throughout the years, it was always Lucas' intention to change the original story retroactively because audiences would only view the material from his perspective.^ The Rebels had thought that winning the war against the Empire would bring peace to the galaxy, but it didn’t, and the struggle would continue to rage for decades, only the players changed.
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^ The Emperor himself only vaguely remembered his origins, because they meant little to him as the chosen servant of the dark side.
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^ Because even if he was alive, he would only remain so at the grace of the Lord and Lady Vader.
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[5][50]

Sequel trilogy

.The sequel trilogy was a reportedly planned trilogy of films (Episodes VII, VIII and IX) by Lucasfilm as a sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV, V and VI) released between 1977 and 1983.[51] While the similarly discussed Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episodes I, II and III) was ultimately released between 1999 and 2005, Lucasfilm and George Lucas have for many years denied plans of making a sequel trilogy, insisting that Star Wars is meant to be a six-part series.^ Just like her health care plan - probably based on another Star Wars fantasy - the Senate of the Galactic Republic!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ But any hard core Star Wars enthusiast knows, in the end, Darth Vader was ultimately a good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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[52][53]

Future releases

At a ShoWest convention in 2005, Lucas demonstrated new technology and stated that he planned to release the six films in a new 3-D film format, beginning with A New Hope in 2007.[54] However, by January 2007, Lucasfilm stated on StarWars.com that "there are no definitive plans or dates for releasing the Star Wars saga in 3-D." At Celebration Europe in July 2007, Rick McCallum confirmed that Lucasfilm is "planning to take all six films and turn them into 3-D," but they are "waiting for the companies out there that are developing this technology to bring it down to a cost level that makes it worthwhile for everybody".[55] In July 2008 Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of Dreamworks Animations, let it slip that George Lucas is to redo all six of the movies in 3D.[56]
.Lucas has hinted in the past that he will release future, more definitive editions of the six Star Wars films on a next-generation home-video format.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillery may not win the democratic convention, but she's got the next Star Wars convention wrapped up!
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^ Hillary totally misses the point of Star Wars (and more importantly, global warfare) when she calls Cheney Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[57][58] .There have been discussions that he will take this opportunity to make any final adjustments, changes, additions, and/or subtractions to his films for this final release.^ Finally, upon learning of Leia's unborn child, he had realized he could take it, raise it in the power of the dark side, and make it an extension of his will.
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An altered clip from The Phantom Menace included in a featurette on the DVD release of Revenge of the Sith features a computer generated Yoda replacing the original puppet; animation director Rob Coleman stated that the clip had been created as test footage of Yoda prior to work on Revenge of the Sith.[59] .Lucasfilm Vice President of Marketing Jim Ward announced that Lucasfilm is likely to do more work on the films, stating "As the technology evolves and we get into a high-definition platform that is easily consumable by our customers, the situation is much better, but there will always be work to be done."^ There isn't much more to it than that."
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^ Even if there had been technicians available that weren't already working on "more critical tasks," he'd not have let any of them lay a finger on his vessel.
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^ He would stay, and there would always be a reason not to argue with them, to wait for a better time.
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[60]

Box office performance

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office revenue adjusted for inflation Box office ranking
United States Foreign Worldwide United States Foreign Worldwide All-time domestic All-time worldwide
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope[61] May 25, 1977 $460,998,007 $314,400,000 $775,398,007 $1,613,284,808 $1,100,257,997 $2,713,542,805 #4 #30
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back[62] May 21, 1980 $290,475,067 $247,900,000 $538,375,067 $746,513,828 $637,096,945 $1,383,610,773 #38 #62
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi[63] May 25, 1983 $309,306,177 $165,800,000 $475,106,177 $657,563,749 $352,479,445 $1,010,043,194 #29 #80
Original Star Wars trilogy $1,060,779,251 $728,100,000 $1,788,879,251 $3,017,362,385 $2,089,834,387 $5,107,196,772
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace[64] May 19, 1999 $431,088,301 $493,229,257 $924,317,558 $549,856,238 $629,117,476 $1,178,973,714 #7 #11
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones[65] May 16, 2002 $310,676,740 $338,721,588 $649,398,328 $368,364,234 $401,616,543 $769,980,777 #27 #42
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith[66] May 19, 2005 $380,270,577 $468,728,238 $848,998,815 $414,253,700 $510,616,436 $924,870,136 #11 #20
Prequel Star Wars trilogy $1,122,035,618 $1,300,679,083 $2,422,714,701 $1,332,474,172 $1,541,350,455 $2,873,824,627
Star Wars: The Clone Wars[67] August 15, 2008 $35,161,554 $33,121,290 $68,282,844 $35,020,908 $32,988,805 $68,009,713 #1,557
Complete Star Wars film series $2,217,976,423 $2,061,900,373 $4,279,876,796 $4,384,857,465 $3,664,173,647 $8,049,031,112

Critical reaction

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Overall Cream of the Crop
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 94% (63 reviews)[68] 88% (17 reviews)[69] 91 (13 reviews)[70]
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 97% (66 reviews)[71] 88% (16 reviews)[72] 78 (15 reviews)[73]
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 75% (60 reviews)[74] 71% (17 reviews)[75] 52 (14 reviews)[76]
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 62% (158 reviews)[77] 39% (46 reviews)[78] 52 (35 reviews)[79]
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 66% (213 reviews)[80] 38% (39 reviews)[81] 53 (39 reviews)[82]
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 80% (250 reviews)[83] 68% (41 reviews)[84] 68 (40 reviews)[85]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 19% (149 reviews)[86] 8% (24 reviews)[87] 35 (30 reviews)[88]

Academy Awards

.The six films together were nominated for a total of 22 Academy Awards, of which they won seven, along with three Special Achievement Awards.^ Also, while wea re talking about Haliburton, Name me three, no Two other companies on Earth that can do the things that they do.....I won't hold my breath.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ They had trained together in the Chandrilan Flight Academy, from which both had been recruited to join the Alliance.
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Award Awards Won
IV: A New Hope V: The Empire Strikes Back VI: Return of the Jedi I: The Phantom Menace II: Attack of the Clones III: Revenge of the Sith
Actor in a Supporting Role Nomination
(Alec Guinness)
Art Direction-Set Decoration Win Nomination Nomination
Costume Design Win
Director Nomination
(George Lucas)
Film Editing Win
Makeup Nomination
Music (Original Score) Win Nomination Nomination
Picture Nomination
Screenplay – Original Nomination
Sound Editing Nomination Nomination
Sound (Mixing) Win Win Nomination Nomination
Visual Effects Win Nomination Nomination
Special Achievement Award Win
(Alien, Creature and Robot Voices)
Win
(Visual Effects)
Win
(Visual Effects)

Expanded Universe

.The term Expanded Universe (EU) is an umbrella term for officially licensed Star Wars material outside of the six feature films.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Your tie-ins with the films and expanded universe are masterful.
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.The material expands the stories told in the films, taking place anywhere from 25,000 years before The Phantom Menace to 140 years after Return of the Jedi.^ He knew too early how powerful he was; he had used those powers with little effort for years before the Jedi found him.
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^ Luke’s saber dipped lower as he felt the surety that had strengthen him before fade, the demons of confusion and conflict taking there place.
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^ He vowed that the Emperor would never return, that the Force and all the Jedi who came before would make sure of that.
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.The first Expanded Universe story appeared in Marvel Comics' Star Wars #7 in January 1978 (the first six issues of the series having been an adaptation of the film), followed quickly by Alan Dean Foster's novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye the following month.^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ This feels like I'm reading a published novel (even better than some of the expanded universe novels I've read).; .
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^ Palpatine answered quickly, his expectant face floating in her mind's eye.
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[89]
.George Lucas retains artistic control over the Star Wars universe.^ Doesn't it scare anyone else here that as a US Senator Hitlary Clinton is watching Star Wars, and trying to take control of the Executive Branch for the second time?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.For example, the death of central characters and similar changes in the status quo must first pass his screening before authors are given the go-ahead.^ Before I go with you, you must give me a reason to believe that what you say is true."
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^ It is highly probable that is the point at which the starship passed through the wormhole.” The computer-generated Cornwall moved about a foot across the screen before suddenly disappearing.
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^ Before it could remove the object, however, another, similar figure tumbled from the connecting beam, directly on top of the first.
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In addition, Lucasfilm Licensing devotes efforts to ensure continuity between the works of various authors across companies.[90] .Elements of the Expanded Universe have been adopted by Lucas for use in the films, such as the name of capital planet Coruscant, which first appeared in Timothy Zahn's novel Heir to the Empire before being used in The Phantom Menace.^ "No such name appears anywhere."
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ This feels like I'm reading a published novel (even better than some of the expanded universe novels I've read).; .
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Your tie-ins with the films and expanded universe are masterful.
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.A character introduced in Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars series, a blue Twi'lek Jedi Knight named Aayla Secura, was liked enough by Lucas to be included as a character in Attack of the Clones.^ The Twi’lek gestured to herself, “Aayla Secura.” She pointed to the woman.
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^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[91]
.Lucas has played a large role in the production of various television projects, usually serving as storywriter or executive producer.^ They had played a small role in the rise of the only remaining Jedi Master, whose light would lead a new generation of students to serve the Force.
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[92] Star Wars has had numerous radio adaptations. .A radio adaptation of A New Hope was first broadcast on National Public Radio in 1981. The adaptation was written by science fiction author Brian Daley and directed by John Madden.^ Pestage smiled at her, and they moved off in a different direction, sharing hope like the first taste of food after a long fast.
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.It was followed by adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back in 1983 and Return of the Jedi in 1996. The adaptations included background material created by Lucas but not used in the films.^ I only hope the not so dynamic duo goes the way of Darth and the Emperor in 'Return of the Jedi", along with their neoCON 'empire'.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The Jedi, after all, had been mostly eliminated once, and a good strike would wipe out any chance they had of returning.
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^ The only real way to take the Empire back out of their clawing hands, and return true order and respect to the galaxy.
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.Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams reprised their roles as Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and Lando Calrissian, respectively, except in Return of the Jedi in which Luke was played by Joshua Fardon and Lando by Arye Gross.^ Perhaps the jedi he had sensed had eluded Vader, or perhaps it was another setback in the search for young Luke Skywalker.
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^ "I have told you of how Lord Vader secretly proposed an alliance with the young Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
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^ Still, Luke Skywalker was a Jedi, and he was ready to face anything that would be thrown against him.
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The series also used John Williams' original score from the films and Ben Burtt's original sound designs.[93]

Other films

In addition to the two trilogies, several authorized films have been produced:
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special, a 1978 two-hour television special, shown only once and never released on video. Notable for the introduction of Boba Fett.
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, a 1984 American made-for-TV film - released theatrically overseas.
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, a 1985 American made-for-TV film — released theatrically overseas.
  • The Great Heep, a 1986 animated television special from the Star Wars: Droids TV series.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a 2008 theatrical release that leads into the animated TV series of the same name.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2, a 2009 official comedy spoof primarily based on The Clone Wars film.

Animated series

Following the success of the Star Wars films and their subsequent merchandising, several animated television series have been created for the younger fan base:
  • Star Wars: Droids, also known as Droids, which premiered in September 1985, focused on the travels of R2-D2 and C-3P0 as they shift through various different owners/masters, and vaguely fills in the gaps between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • Star Wars: Ewoks and colloquially as The Ewoks, was simultaneously released in September 1985 and focused on the adventures of Wicket and various other recognizable Ewok characters from the original trilogy in the years leading up to Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon micro-series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, which aired on Cartoon Network from November 2003 to March 2005.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series continuation of the animated movie of the same name, which has been airing on Cartoon Network since October 2008.

Literature

Star Wars-based fiction predates the release of the first film, with the 1976 novelization of Star Wars (ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster and credited to Lucas). .Foster's 1978 novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, was the first Expanded Universe work to be released.^ This feels like I'm reading a published novel (even better than some of the expanded universe novels I've read).; .
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.In addition to filling in the time between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, this additional content greatly expanded the Star Wars timeline before and after the film series.^ Leia hadn't had time to strap in before take-off, so she just held on to the back of the pilot's seat, and hoped that the artificial gravity wouldn't decide to go flaky with everything else.
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^ Before it could reorient itself to fire again though, two new waves of molten energy blossomed across the Tie’s path, this time from behind.
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^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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Star Wars fiction flourished during the time of the original trilogy (1977–1983) but slowed to a trickle afterwards. .In 1992, however, Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy debuted, sparking a new interest in the Star Wars universe.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Since then, several hundred tie-in novels have been published by Bantam and Del Rey. .A similar resurgence in the Expanded Universe occurred in 1996 with the Steve Perry novel Shadows of the Empire, set in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and accompanying video game and comic book series.^ I only hope the not so dynamic duo goes the way of Darth and the Emperor in 'Return of the Jedi", along with their neoCON 'empire'.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ It takes the Dark Empire comics series into account.
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^ The surviving soldiers quickly responded to the new threat and set up a return fire, but the jedi stepped forward, lightsabers ablaze, to intercept the deadly projectiles.
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[94]
.LucasBooks radically changed the face of the Star Wars universe with the introduction of the New Jedi Order series, which takes place some 20 years after Return of the Jedi and stars a host of new characters alongside series originals.^ Now that he thought about it, his reasons for falling from the Jedi had become clouded, memories replaced by emotions, some seemingly out of place.
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^ Then, as part of his New Order, his apprentice Darth Vader and imperial death squads sought out the surviving jedi and terminated them.
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^ If I and those I command were to be trapped in some alien universe with only a slim chance of ever returning home, I would do anything to try and make sure that chance was exploited.
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For younger audiences, three series have been introduced. .The Jedi Apprentice series follows the adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to The Phantom Menace.^ It is very likely that the old Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi, was also in hiding on Tatooine, and that he helped to raise Skywalker.
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^ In the last episode, he was among the most loved and respected Jedi's - Yoda and Obi Wan :-) .
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ "Obi-Wan Kenobi was my Master, killed at the hands of your servant.
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.The Jedi Quest series follows the adventures of Obi-Wan and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker in between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.^ Of Anakin Skywalker’s fall, and of the jedi purge.
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^ Aayla was from the Clone Wars, before Anakin Skywalker had fallen to the dark and aide in the slaughter of nearly all of the jedi.
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^ They had been very efficient, as in the last decade; only a handful of jedi had been discovered and terminated, including the old Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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.The Last of the Jedi series follows the adventures of Obi-Wan and another surviving Jedi almost immediately following Revenge of the Sith.^ They had been very efficient, as in the last decade; only a handful of jedi had been discovered and terminated, including the old Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ Their entire order, the Jedi, was almost eradicated in a series of political upheavals.” Worf took a sip of his drink, a mildly unpleasant look on his face.
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^ Obi-wan and Yoda hide the truth from him even in the OT, and still he does not renounce his Jedi ways.
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.Marvel Comics published Star Wars comic book series and adaptations from 1977 to 1986. A wide variety of creators worked on this series, including Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin, Howard Chaykin, Al Williamson, Carmine Infantino, Gene Day, Walt Simonson, Michael Golden, Chris Claremont, Whilce Portacio, Jo Duffy, and Ron Frenz.^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The ability to track all WMD, even atomic material, is a seriously complex issue(read not "comic-book").
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.They also published a Star Wars newspaper strip by Russ Manning, Steve Gerber, and Archie Goodwin, the latter under a pseudonym.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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.In the late 1980s, Marvel announced it would publish a new Star Wars comic by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ Ted Kennedy promptly labeled this initiative "Star Wars," which would bring the threat of nuclear war to the heavens.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.However, in December 1991, Dark Horse Comics acquired the Star Wars license and used it to launch a number of ambitious sequels to the original trilogy instead, including the very popular Dark Empire stories.^ The use of Star Wars references in politics is absurd.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ However, dark, beady eyes told a completely different story; the Vizier was still very alert, and very dangerous.
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^ This stunning reinvention of ESB was truly amazing in its originality as well as its faithfulness to the Star Wars ideal.
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[95] .They have since gone on to publish a large number of original adventures set in the Star Wars universe.^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd like you to ask any of the innocent family members of innocent victims who have been killed by U.S. forces since the war started if they really think we're liberating them.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The active nature of this system’s star has reduced some of they’re sensor accuracy and range, but it has also cut off a large number of exit paths available too us.
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There have also been parody comics, including Tag and Bink.[96]

Games

.Since 1982, dozens of video games have been published bearing the Star Wars name, beginning with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back published for the Atari 2600 by Parker Brothers.^ Since the 2003 beginning of the war in Iraq, Fort Riley has lost 133 soldiers and airmen, though not all are buried in the Fort Riley cemetery.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Since then, Star Wars has opened the way to a myriad of space-flight simulation games, first-person shooter games, roleplaying games, RTS games, and others.^ In the confined space, the Arbiter again considered attacking the troopers, but there was no way to know where or to what the transport would open to, so he waited motionless.
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^ Dying for one’s empire was all fine and good, but starring down a creature who had bested a sith lord had a way of changing a person’s priorities.
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^ Oh, by the way, she voted for the war after seeing the same intel that all the other flip-floppers saw...but when the going got tough she says she was misled!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Two different official tabletop role-playing games have been developed for the Star Wars universe: a version by West End Games in the 1980s and 1990s, and one by Wizards of the Coast in the 2000s.^ One of the reasons jedi rarely played games of that sort was due to their ability to sense the feelings and motives of those around them, voluntarily or not.
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^ But any hard core Star Wars enthusiast knows, in the end, Darth Vader was ultimately a good guy.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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.The best-selling games so far are the Lego Star Wars and the Battlefront series, with 12 million and 10 million units respectively.^ Author : Brandinious ; Date posted : 4/10/2003 8:26:16 PM ; Brandinious's Comments : ; This was by far the BEST EVER fan fic that I have read.
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[97][98] .Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is also an extremely well-known game.^ This stunning reinvention of ESB was truly amazing in its originality as well as its faithfulness to the Star Wars ideal.
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^ I really felt that this was more a tale of knights, which is exactly what the Star Wars universe is supposed to be about.
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[99]
The latest games released are Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, for the PS3, PSP, PS2, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Wii. .While The Complete Saga focuses on all six episodes of the series, The Force Unleashed, of the same name of the multimedia project which it is a part of, takes place in the largely unexplored time period between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and casts players as Darth Vader's "secret apprentice" hunting down the remaining Jedi.^ To the resurrection of the old Empire, and our new place in it!” “Indeed, indeed,” Janus Greejatus wheezed in agreement, taking up his own challis.
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^ "So...you are all fugitives from the Jedi," said Palpatine slowly, a leering smile forming on his wasted face, "because you are protecting Darth Vader from the hungry mob, which cries out for his blood."
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^ As Jedi hunting missions went, Vader thought ruefully, this one certainly could have gone better.
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.The game features a new game engine, and was released on September 16, 2008 in the United States.^ And if you buy them now, for a limited time, you'll get a free certificate for medical care (not open to citizens of the United States or New Jersey).
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[100][101] .There are two more titles based around the Clone Wars which were released in November 2008 for the Nintendo DS (Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Jedi Alliance and Wii (Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Lightsaber Duels).^ Aayla was from the Clone Wars, before Anakin Skywalker had fallen to the dark and aide in the slaughter of nearly all of the jedi.
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^ It struck the Master Chief odd, however, that there was not more visible security watching over them, especially considering they were on the Alliance flagship.
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^ Pestage knew enough about the Emperor's cloning-based immortality to see that there was no salvation for his Master, so far away from Byss.
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.Star Wars trading cards have been published since the first 'blue' series, by Topps, in 1977.[102] Dozens of series have been produced, with Topps being the licensed creator in the United States.^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
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.Some of the card series are of film stills, while others are original art.^ Then one of the lead figures approached close enough to catch some of the light that was still generated at the other end of the hallway.
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.Many of the cards have become highly collectible with some very rare 'promos', such as the 1993 Galaxy Series II 'floating Yoda' P3 card often commanding US$1000 or more.^ The solution is highly valuable and very rare."
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^ Our numbers may be smaller, but many of the more competent commanders are with us."
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^ "Emperor," rasped Yoda in a serious, commanding voice, "have you not taken enough satisfaction from his pain in your lifetime?
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.While most 'base' or 'common card' sets are plentiful, many 'insert' or 'chase cards' are very rare.^ Most metrion nebulae were very small and unstable, rarely larger than a small moon.
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[103]
.The board game Risk has been adapted to the series in two editions by Hasbro: Risk Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Edition[104] (2006) and Risk Star Wars: Clone Wars Edition[105] (2005).^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
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^ This stunning reinvention of ESB was truly amazing in its originality as well as its faithfulness to the Star Wars ideal.
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Fan works

.The Star Wars saga has inspired many fans to create their own apocrypha set in the Star Wars galaxy.^ Either that or it's the Star Wars fan in me talking.
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^ As a Star Wars fan, allow me to correct.
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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.In recent years, this has ranged from writing fan-fiction to creating fan films.^ Features ; Articles ; Plot Bunnies ; Writing Tips ; Writing Challenges ; Recent Polls ; Fan Fiction Lexicon ; Mailing Lists ; .
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.In 2002, Lucasfilm sponsored the first annual Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, officially recognizing filmmakers and the genre.^ Either that or it's the Star Wars fan in me talking.
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^ As a Star Wars fan, allow me to correct.
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^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
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Because of concerns over potential copyright and trademark issues, however, the contest was initially open only to parodies, mockumentaries, and documentaries. .Fan-fiction films set in the Star Wars universe were originally ineligible, but in 2007 Lucasfilm changed the submission standards to allow in-universe fiction entries.^ Either that or it's the Star Wars fan in me talking.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ As a Star Wars fan, allow me to correct.
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^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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[106]
.While many fan films have used elements from the licensed Expanded Universe to tell their story, they are not considered an official part of the Star Wars canon.^ Either that or it's the Star Wars fan in me talking.
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^ As a Star Wars fan, allow me to correct.
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^ The fact that so many Star Destroyers were after him, rather than chasing the other Rebels to the rendezvous point, was a curiosity that he would have to consider at a later time.
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.However, the lead character from the Pink Five series was incorporated into Timothy Zahn's 2007 novel Allegiance, marking the first time a fan-created Star Wars character has ever crossed into the official canon.^ The first two of them went wide, but other hit their mark, cutting into the smaller of the Covenant vessels with blinding energy.
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^ However, by that time, the rebel ship had already plunged into the star’s incinerating corona.
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^ Truul was about to scream back into the link when he, for the first time, noticed that the shuttle was not the only ship visible beyond the permeable field.
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[107] .Lucasfilm, for the most part, has allowed but not endorsed the creation of these derivative fan-fiction works, so long as no such work attempts to make a profit from or tarnish the Star Wars franchise in any way.^ Either that or it's the Star Wars fan in me talking.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ As a Star Wars fan, allow me to correct.
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^ Each was briefed by the Captain, given quarters, and allowed access to all none essential parts of the ship, as long as an escort accompanied them.
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[108] Lucasfilm's open support and sanction of fan creations is a marked contrast to the attitudes of many other copyright holders.

Legacy

The Star Wars saga has had a significant impact on modern American pop culture. Both the films and characters have been parodied in numerous films and television. .Notable film parodies of Star Wars include Hardware Wars, a 13 minute 1977 spoof which Lucas has called his favorite Star Wars parody, and Spaceballs, a feature film by Mel Brooks which featured effects done by Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic.^ Hillary totally misses the point of Star Wars (and more importantly, global warfare) when she calls Cheney Darth Vader.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Amusing that everyone calls the Star Wars analogy immature.
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[109][110] .Lucasfilm itself made two mockumentaries, Return of the Ewok (1982), about Wicket W. Warrick's actor Warwick Davis, and R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2002), which depicts R2-D2's "life story".[111][112] There have also been many songs based on, and in, the Star Wars universe.^ This story *felt* like Star wars when I read it - something that the vast majority of authors are not capable of pulling off with success.
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^ There had not been so many people in Theed in years, not since Palpatine's decimation that had made the planet virtually uninhabitable.
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^ It wouldn't change the fact that the woman she'd cared about more than anything as a little girl was not with her, instead collaborating with a government Leia had made it her life's purpose to destroy, returning to the man who had hurt them all.
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."Weird Al" Yankovic recorded two parodies: "Yoda", a parody of "Lola" by The Kinks; and "The Saga Begins", a parody of Don McLean's song "American Pie" that retells of The Phantom Menace from Obi-Wan Kenobi's perspective.^ Yoda looked at the shimmering form of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ Palpatine snarled at Obi-Wan and Yoda.
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^ "All things happen for a reason," Obi-Wan Kenobi's ethereal form said quietly.
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[113]
.When Ronald Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), a system of lasers and missiles meant to intercept incoming ICBMs, the plan was quickly labeled "Star Wars," implying that it was science fiction and linking it to Ronald Reagan's acting career.^ If that is so, I will rely on you two to initiate contact if we encounter anyone in that star system.
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^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
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^ They had to get out of this star system, away from Bespin completely, even if it meant leaving the Rebels – and Luke, he winced internally – behind.
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According to Frances FitzGerald, Ronald Reagan was annoyed by this, but Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle told colleagues that he "thought the name was not so bad."; "'Why not?' he said. 'It's a good movie. Besides, the good guys won.'"[114] .This gained further resonance when Reagan described the Soviet Union as an Evil Empire, which was taken from the opening crawl to A New Hope.^ They had taken him to Byss, and opened the way for Palpatine to enter a new, young body.
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    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
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    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
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.From the original name of the science fantasy motion picture Star Wars (1977).^ Just like her health care plan - probably based on another Star Wars fantasy - the Senate of the Galactic Republic!
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ So much for Republicans and Star Wars fantasy allusions.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ This stunning reinvention of ESB was truly amazing in its originality as well as its faithfulness to the Star Wars ideal.
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  1. (military) Another name for the Strategic Defense Initiative.

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.This page is a stub. Help us expand it, and you get a cookie.^ Why do you wish to help us?” The man sighed exasperatedly.
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^ But if you help us, if we can get you to your people first and warn them, then we might have a fighting chance.
  • The Rift Saga 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC p201.ezboard.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thank you for agreeing to help us and our crew.
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Box artwork for Star Wars.
Developer(s) Atari
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.This is the first game in the Star Wars series.^ Star Wars fans (hillary) try to draw analogies to the series' characters/plots.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Didn't Darth Vader turn back to being good at the end of the Star Wars series...
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

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.Star Wars is a science-fiction film and saga created by George Lucas, which has spawned two sequels, three prequels, an animated interquel movie, and an entire fictional universe which is the setting of numerous games and books.^ The Star Wars movies never interested me, so I know next to nothing about Darth Vader, but like Cheney, he looks pretty imposing and that, to me, is not a bad thing.
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope there are plans to publish this, it would be a real treat for those who love the Star Wars universe.; .
  • TheForce.Net's Fan Fiction Archive 14 May 2010 0:28 UTC fanfic.theforce.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If I recall, wasn't Darth Vader responsible for SAVING the universe in the Star Wars movie?
  • Darth Cheney - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com 9 February 2010 13:43 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

  • Lego Star Wars
  • Star Wars (NES)
  • Star Wars Arcade
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
  • Star Wars: Demolition
  • Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Empire At War
  • Star Wars: Ewok Adventure (unreleased prototype)
  • Star Wars: Force Commander
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars: Galaxies
  • Star Wars: Jedi Arena
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi
  • Star Wars: Podracer
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: The Arcade Game
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition
  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: Yoda Stories
  • Super Star Wars

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Star Wars is a series of science-fiction movies by George Lucas. The six movies have been made through his company, Lucasfilm, and released by 20th Century Fox.

Star Wars has been so popular that there have been Star Wars books, video games, television shows, toys, and more.

They are also known for one of the most popular songs ever written for a movie, by John Williams.

In these movies, robots are called "droids", taken from the English word android (meaning human-like), even though many of them do not have a very human appearance. There are also energy swords that are called "lightsabers", they can cut almost anything.

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'The Force'

The Force is a magic-like power, and in ways it is like a religion. It is a belief that there is a 'force' which is a part of everything within the galaxy. In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi:

The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.

People who can control the Force with their minds get a number of special powers, like telepathy, telekenisis, precognition, super speed, super reflexes, and super strength. [1]

The Jedi and the Sith

The Jedi are a group of beings who use The Force to bring peace and harmony to people, planets, and cultures. They are trained to use the force for good purposes. They are sworn enemies with another group called the Sith. Usually, they use green, blue, orange, yellow or purple lightsabers.

The Sith are a group of beings who use the force as a power source, they are trained to use the force to gain ultimate power. The Sith normally use the force to gain power in battles with their enemy who are The Jedi. They also use the force to bring destruction to the universe and anything in their way. They are the bad guys, and they use red and purple lightsabers. [2][3][4] [1] [5][6]

The Lightsaber

The lightsaber is a weapon used by the Jedi and the Sith. It can be described simply as a light sword. These weapons are very special to a Jedi or Sith. They are custom built to special specifications by the Jedi or Sith. The Sith tend to take a Jedi's lightsaber as a prize if they win the battle. Many epic battles have been fought with lightsabers between the Jedi and the Sith and there have been very big wars between the two cultures, which have divided the galaxy and sometimes turned planets into ruins. These wars include 'The Great Sith War' and 'The Clone Wars', but the Clone Wars were fought between the Republic and a group of Separatists. In the Clone Wars, the Jedi and the Sith both took sides, the Jedi fought for the Republic and the Sith fought with the Separatists to try and form 'The 1st Galactic Empire' (read the spoiler below to see who prevailed if you do not already know). [2] [3] [4] [1] [5] [6]

Story

Anakin Skywalker is a young boy who can use the Force, which is a magic-like power. The Force can move things without touching and can predict what is soon to happen. The people who use the Force for good are called Jedi; the people who use the force for evil are called the Sith. Two Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, find Anakin and help him. After many years, the galaxy's government has a war with planets who left the government. This war was known as 'The Clone Wars' because of the very big 'Clone' army the government made for the fight. Anakin helps the Jedi save many people and many planets. But then it turns out that the leader of the government is a Sith Lord, and he gets Anakin to help him kill all the Jedi. Anakin then turns into a villain named Darth Vader.

Anakin has two children with Senator Amidala, Leia and Luke Skywalker, that he does not know about. Senator Amidala dies as she was giving birth to her twin children. After birth, the twins are separated to prevent the Dark Side from finding and hurting the children. Obi-Wan Kenobi sends Luke to a planet called Tatooine to live with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. Leia is raised by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan; she is called Princess Leia Organa. When they get older, Luke and Leia are united together again. They help fight the evil government, called the Empire. Luke also learns the ways of a Jedi from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. In the end, they defeat the Empire, and Luke helps Anakin become good again. The galaxy is saved.

Expanded universe

Many books, short movies, and videogames have been produced that deal with events that do not happen in the original movies, mainly the rebuilding of the Republic after the Empire's defeat. They are set anywhere from 5,000 years before Episode I to more than one hundred years after Episode VI.

Films

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Star Wars prequel trilogy:

Other Films

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

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