Tag Archive | George Lucas

May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You

To all you Jedis out there, here’s wishing you a very happy May the Fourth.  Today, of course, is the holy day for the members of the Church of Jediism, founding in Great Britain, and the New Zealand-based Jedi Church.  Based on the “ancient religion” featured in the Star Wars movies, the Church of Jediism […]

RIP Ralph McQuarrie

RIP Ralph McQuarrie

I was nine years old when I first saw Star Wars, along with a good portion of the world’s population.  Is it too melodramatic to say that it changed my life, when practically any event changes the life of a nine-year-old?  Regardless, nothing else effected the direction my life took as much as George Lucas‘s […]

Star Wars: The Stage Play

Star Wars: The Stage Play

When the original Star Wars hit the movie theaters in 1977 and became a worldwide sensation, George Lucas milked his creation in what seemed to be every means possible–toys, T-shirts, a story album, and the infamous holiday special on TV.  As previously chronicled, Star Wars has given us entertainment in every conceivable medium except for […]

The Future of Star Wars

We live in a Star Wars culture.  For nearly 35 years, this cinematic phenomenon has affected our society in more ways than it just being a movie series.  It changed the entire motion picture industry, for instance.  We’ve now had two generations weaned on the exploits of Luke Skywalker and friends with six movies, several […]