A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance plot against an oppressive Galactic Empire. The Death Star, a moon-sized battle station capable of destroying a planet, has recently completed its ultimate weapon and the Rebels must destroy it before it’s too late.
Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.
The Smoking Gun
“I always considered [the Star Wars] films Westerns. What made the classic Westerns of guys like John Ford great was that the stories they told were so simple that they ended up being deeply resonant and inspiring.”George Lucas