1977 George Lucas had a dream. What is now the dynasty of movie sagas, the beginning of a pop culture movement few could and will most likely never replicate. Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) are three films that constitute the original Star Wars Trilogy.
Star Wars takes place “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” where people, species of aliens, robots all co-existing in daily routines. Space travel is common and people communicated in and out of different languages like it was second nature.
“The Force,” which can only be described as mystical powers that exist as “an energy field created by all living things that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together” was the rule not the exception. The Jedi, harness the light side of the Force, using it for good while the Sith use the dark side through hate and aggression. The ones born deeply connected to Force can have better reflexes, may be blessed with telekinesis, clairvoyance, and mind control.
“The Force be with you” has been created and recreated by all types of people over the years. The mythological element surrounding the films and the widely appealing nature of content has stormed into our worlds as a FORCE to be reckoned with. It is that unknown possibility of what lies beyond. The creators of Star Trek did much the same thing, discovery, adventure, good versus evil, William Shatner said “It’s people looking for answers- and science fiction offers to explain the inexplicable.” Whatever the draw is to you personally, it leaves us wondering if there is more?
Whether you are a Trekkie or feel the Force deep within your bones, we all will look to the stars with wonder and amazement. Thanks George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry for your genius and fortitude.
Enjoy the latest in the Star Wars Saga and we will see you at the movies!