It's hard to imagine that George Lucas' first foray into a galaxy far, far away happened 38 years ago... Yet here we are and honoring the release of one of the greatest science fiction and adventure films of all time - "Star Wars".
Released on May 25th, 1977, the first film, later retitled "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope", told the story of Luke Skywalker, a farmhand from the planet Tatooine who stumbles upon two droids who hold plans crucial for the Rebel Alliance to destroy the "Death Star" - a planet destroying space station used by the Galactic Empire to spread fear and tyranny across the galaxy. Accompanying him on his journey is a legendary Jedi Master named Obi-Wan Kenobi, who guides Luke and helps him march forward to his destiny to become a Jedi Knight. Along the way they meet unlikely allies in Han Solo and Chewbacca, and the group march forward to rescue Princess Leia Organa from the clutches of Sith Lord Darth Vader, ultimately helping the Rebel Alliance fight back against the Empire to restore peace and freedom across the galaxy.
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and the late great Sir Alec Guinness. Legendary cast, and the film still stands the test of time to this day. With a new Star Wars coming up this December, the entire world celebrates this milestone.
Happy 38 years, Star Wars! May The Force Be With You... Always!