A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
        
The special effects in the Star Wars movies have improved a great deal from the originals to the new releases.  One big difference is in the sets.  The sets for the originals were either on location or hand made; where as the sets in the new releases were mostly done by computer.  The visual effects, such as the light sabres were very basic and dull but in the newer movies the visual effects had improved a lot so things looked very bright and extravagant.  The props used also improved. In the originals they would use scale models of star ships to do the space flight scenes.  For the newer films they did all of it on a computer.

            The original films released were episodes four, five and six.  The newer series of films were episodes one, two and three.  The reason episodes four, five and six were released first is because they were George Lucas’ first story and screen plays.  He didn’t begin working on the screenplays for the prequel trilogy until 1987, eleven years after the original release of Star Wars in 1976.  George Lucas created the original stories with the intent of furthering the story.  Rather than doing sequels, he went back and gave the original stories a history in episodes one, two and three.
 
                The roles of the following characters have remained steady thought out all the films but they themselves have undergone significant changes.  The first character I am going to discuss is Anakin Skywalker; when we first encounter him in the original Star Wars film episode four he is known as Darth Vader, the right hand man to the evil emperor Palpatine – at this time Darth Vader is the Dark Lord of the Sith.  But when we encounter him in episode one he is a selfless nine-year-old slave boy who is an engineering prodigy.  Anakin goes from being a sympathetic innocent to a destructive antagonist.  The second character I am going to discuss is Master Yoda.  When we are first introduced to him in episode five he seems like an eccentric hermit who fill his role in episodes five and six as a teacher.  Though in fact in episodes one, two and three we see he is the ultimate Jedi Master and respected Leader of the Jedi Counsel.  

Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga created by George Lucas.

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. 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. 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. Lucasfilm developed the THX sound reproduction standard for Return of the Jedi. 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. Williams' Star Wars title theme has become one of the most famous and well-known musical compositions in modern music history.

The science fantasy interstellar epic Star Wars uses science and technology in its settings and storylines, although they are not considered "hard" science fiction. The series has showcased many technological concepts, both in the movies and in the "Expanded Universe" of novels and comics.

The Star Wars movies are a vehicle for entertainment and their primary aim is to deliver drama, not scientific knowledge. Many of the on-screen technologies created or borrowed for the Star Wars universe were used mainly as plot devices or as aesthetic elements, and not as elements of the story in their own right.

The iconic status that Star Wars has gained in popular culture allows it to be used as an accessible introduction to real scientific concepts. Many of the features or technologies used in the Star Wars universe are impossible, according to current theory. However, the process of understanding why they are considered impossible can educate people while simultaneously entertaining them. For example, planets in Star Wars are mostly monolithic, containing a single climate or condition on all of their surface, whether it be the equator or the poles. A simple 'visit' on a planet is almost always representative to the conditions pertaining to the rest of the planet.


Specific Phenomena

Tatooine’s twin suns:
Tatooine's twin suns, Tatoo I and Tatoo II
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope contains a scene where Luke Skywalker stands and watches the double sunset of Tatooine’s twin suns.
Of the 242 Exoplanets currently known, about 20 or so actually orbit binary star systems. Specifically, they orbit what are known as "wide" binary star systems where the two stars are fairly far apart (a few AU). Tatooine presumably is of the other type - a "close" binary, whereby the stars are very close, and the planets orbit their common center of mass. Many planets are now presumed to orbit binary star systems, though gravitational effects from the dual star system tend to make them very difficult to find with current doppler and transit methods of planetary searches.

Asteroid field in Episode V
In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, after the Battle of Hoth, the Millennium Falcon is pursued by imperial ships through a dense asteroid field. The chunks of rock in the field are moving at rapid speeds, constantly colliding, and densely packed. Ordinarily, an asteroid field or belt is unlikely to be so densely packed with large objects, because collisions reduce large objects to rubble that then eventually aggregates into planetoids by mutual attraction. Such a densely packed field could exist if it is either “young and transient” or “dominated by an external force”; there are a few clues that either might be happening in this scene of the movie.  In contrast to Star Wars, the ship featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey, (Discovery One)'s course took it directly through the asteroid belt in novel, without real fear of collision on the part of the mission organizers.

Sound
Star Wars has various action sounds in space that the characters react to and are apparently aware of. But sound, as a pressure wave, must propagate through some form of matter. Since space is vacuous, it cannot actually carry sound waves. Two explanations have been posited. First, it is possible that the various ships’ deflector shields, when hit with radiation from explosions or blasters, cause the ships themselves to vibrate, producing sound. Second, the audio may be synthetically generated by ships’ sensor systems. Producing such sound would be beneficial because humans naturally react to their environment. It would also be an efficient use of a pilot’s limited senses during combat.[3] Similar systems have been proposed for real world vehicles to audibly alert a driver or pilot to something not in their field of vision, for example if there were a car in the driver's 'blind spot' the car could transmit an engine noise over the car's entertainment system from the appropriate direction. One line points to some or all of the sound portrayals being synthesized for the benefit of the pilots. In the radio dramatization of A New Hope, Han Solo tells Luke Skywalker: "Your sensors'll give you an audio simulation for a rough idea of where those fighters are when they're not on your screen. It'll sound like they're right there in the turret with you."

List of unidentified and Little known characters:

Films
The Phantom Menace
Aleena senator and aides
Tendau Bendon's aides
Lott Dod's financial officer
Edcel Bar Gane's aide
Grebleips's aides
Po Nudo's aides
Orn Free Taa's aides
Yarua's aides
Yeb Yeb Adem'thorn's aide

Attack of the Clones
Dex's Diner patrons:
Human male with large eyebrows and headphones
Human portrayed by Dylan Lewis
Po Nudo's aides
Naboo holyman
Rodian Jedi
Shu Mai's aide
Twi'lek Jedi
Unidentified Human Jedi (Geonosis)

Revenge of the Sith
Po Nudo's aides
Poggle the Lesser's aide

A New Hope
Beggar in Mos Eisley
Droid Merchant in Mos Eisley
[edit] The Empire Strikes Back
Ugnaught walking with Lee Phenets

Return of the Jedi
Corpsey
Ewok AT-ST pilots
Maternal Ewok
Pipe-smoking Ewok
Unidentified wokling

Novels
Rebel Dawn
Jiliac's Son
Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
Kubazian landlord
Ortolan monk

Dark Forces: Rebel Agent
Aqualish thug
Vector Prime
Mayor of Sernpidal

Young Jedi Knights series
Cha'a trainees
Talz trainee
Plant-like trainee

Comics
Jedi Council: Acts of War
Unidentified Bith Jedi
Unidentified Quarren Jedi
Unidentified Ishi Tib Jedi
Unidentified Jedi

Jango Fett: Open Seasons
Fett (Elder Journeyman Protector) Jango Fett's father
Governor of Galidraan
Jango Fett's mother
Arla Fett

Outbid But Never Outgunned
Pizztov's female slave
Pizztov's thug

Star Wars: Republic
Jabba's architect from Star Wars Republic: Outlander
Circus Horrificus Ringmaster from Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare
Captain Cautious from Star Wars Republic: Infinity's End
UPlo Koon's uncle from Star Wars Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War
Unidentified Rodian Jedi from Star Wars Republic 50: The Battle of Kamino
Unidentified Givin Jedi from Star Wars Republic 50: The Battle of Kamino
Unidentified Human Jedi from Star Wars Republic 50: The Battle of Kamino
Unidentified Shistavanen Jedi from Star Wars Republic 50: The Battle of Kamino
"Justice" Jedi from Star Wars Republic 79: Into the Unknown, Part 1
Verpine Jedi from Star Wars Republic 79: Into the Unknown, Part 1
"Wonder Woman" Jedi from Star Wars Republic 79: Into the Unknown, Part 1

Star Wars: General Grievous
Chiss-like Jedi Council member ("Mr. Purple")
Gran Council member
Dark Empire II
Ood Bnar's descendant

Games
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Rookie One

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Rodian bouncers
Jedi trainer
Artus Imperial warden

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Dead Jedi Master
Blenjeel shipwreck survivor
Nar Kreeta Hutt crimelord
Tatooine moisture farmer
Tram pilot
Tatooine R5 unit
Zonju V contact
Jedi student
Jedi trainer
Mining Guild elders
Yavin Runner pilot
Rebellious Mercenary

Star Wars Galaxies
Old Man

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Sith Governor of Taris The One.

     Star Wars Links:
Time measurement in the Star Wars galaxy

In the official continuity’s Star Wars universe (based on Coruscant’s rotation):
1 Coruscant year = 10 months (350 days) + 3 festival weeks (15 days) + 3 holidays (3 days) = 368 days
1 Coruscant month = 7 weeks = 35 days
1 Coruscant week = 5 days
1 Coruscant day = 18 hours
1 Coruscant hour = 69 minutes

The Galactic year
From the above information, we can extrapolate that the year, whether Tapani-named or not, in the Star Wars galaxy as follows:
2 months
2 months
1 holiday
1 month
1 festival week
2 months
1 holiday
2 months
1 festival week




30.    “This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.”
29.    “What a piece of junk!”
28.    “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.”
27.    “I’m Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you.”
26.    “Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”
25.    “Evacuate in our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.”
24.      “If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador? — Commander, tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans. And bring me the passengers, I want them alive!”
23.    “Look, good against remotes is one thing, good against the living, that’s something else.”
22.    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”
21.    “What are we going to do? We’ll be sent to the spice mines of Kessel and smashed into who knows what.”
20.    “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”
19.    “This is some rescue. You came in here and you didn’t have a plan for getting out?”
“He’s the brains, sweetheart!”
 18.    “You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on 12 systems.”
“I’ll be careful.”
“You’ll be dead!”
17.    “Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
16.    “Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”
15.    “This is Red 5, I’m going in.”
14.    “Boring conversation anyway. Luke, we’re gonna have company!”
13. “The Force is strong with this one.”
12.    “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.”
11.    “I’m a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan.”
“You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take her away!”
10.    “You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s blow this thing and go home!”
9.    “These blast points — too accurate for sandpeople. Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise.”
8.    “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.”
7.    “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? … It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.”
6. ”When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master.”
“Only a master of evil, Darth.”
5.    “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
4.    “Use the Force, Luke.”
3.    “You don’t need to see his identification … These aren’t the droids you’re looking for … He can go about his business … Move along.”
2.    “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
1.    “May the Force be with you.”

 Honorable Mention: The final word of the movie “Argh!” from Chewbacca!
 




Episode I:
THE PHANTOM MENACE


Turmoil has engulfed the
Galactic Republic. The taxation
of trade routes to outlaying star
systems is in dispute.

Hoping to resolve the matter
with a blockade of deadly
battleships, the greedy Trade
Federation has stopped all
shipping to the small planet
of Naboo.

While the congress of the
Republic endlessly debates
this alarming chain of events,
the Supreme Chancellor has
secretly dispatched two Jedi
Knights, the guardians of
peace and justice in the
galaxy, to settle the conflict.....

May 19, 1999
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $431,088,301
Foreign- $493,229,257
World Wide- $924,317,558
Box Office- #5 - #7

Episode II:
ATTACK OF CLONES


There is unrest in the Galactic
Senate. Several thousand solar
systems have declared their
intentions to leave the Republic.

This separatist movement,
under the leadership of the
mysterious Count Dooku, has
made it difficult for the limited
number of Jedi Knights to
maintain peace and order in
the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, the former
Queen of Naboo, is returning
to the Galactic Senate to vote
on the critical issue of creating
an ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
to assist the overwhelmed
Jedi...

May 16, 2002
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $310,676,740
Foreign- $338,721,588
World Wide- $649,398,328
Box Office- #22 - #32

Episode III:
REVENGE OF THE SITH



War! The Republic is crumbling
under the attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the
fiendish droid leader, General
Grievous, has swept into the
Republic capital and kidnapped
Chancellor Palpatine, leader of
the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army
attempts to flee the besieged
capital with their valuable
hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor....

May 19, 2005
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $380,270,577
Foreign- $468,728,238
World Wide-$848,998,815
Box Office-#8 - #16


Episode IV:
A NEW HOPE


It is a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking
from a hidden base, have won
their first victory againts
the evil Galactic Empire.

During the battle, Rebel
spies managed to the Empire's
ultimate weapon, the DEATH
STAR, an armored space
station with enough power to
destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's
sinister agents, Princess
Leia races home aboard her
starship, custodian of the
stolen plans that can save
her people and restore
freedom to the galaxy...

May 25, 1977
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $460,998,007
Foreign- $314,400,000
World Wide- $775,398,007



Episode V:
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

It is a dark time for the
Rebellion. Although the Death
Star has been destroyed,
Imperial troops have driven the
Rebel forces from their hidden
base and pursued them across
the galaxy.


Evading the dreaded Imperial
Starfleet, a group of freedom
fighters led by Luke Skywalker
has established a new secret
base on the remote ice world
of Hoth.


The evil lord Darth Vader,
obsessed with finding young
Skywalker, has dispatched
thousands of remote probes into
the far reaches of space...

May 21, 1980
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $290,475,067
Foreign- $247,900,000
World Wide- $538,375,067
Box Office- #33 - #52



Episode VI:
RETURN OF THE JEDI

Luke Skywalker has returned to
his home planet of Tatooine in
an attempt to rescue his
friend Han Solo from the
clutches of the vile gangster
Jabba the Hutt.

Little does Luke know that the
GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly
armored space station even
more powerful than the first
dreaded Death Star.

When completed, this ultimate
weapon will spell certain doom
for the small band of rebels
struggling to restore freedom
to the galaxy...

May 25, 1983
Box office revenue & ranking
US- $309,306,177
Foreign- $165,800,000
World Wide- $475,106,177
Box Office- #27 - #68





Original 
trilogy
Star Wars:

US- $1,069,779,251
Foreign- $871,606,177
World Wide- $1,788,879,321
Box Office: #3 - #19

Prequel trilogy
Star Wars:

United States -$1,122,035,083 
Foreign - $1,300,679,983
Worldwide - $2,422,714,701



Complete Star Wars
film series
:

United States - $2,191,814,334 
Foreign - $2,286,514,160 
Worldwide - $4,211,594,022

Media :
  • Star Wars Episode IV: 
    A New Hope (1977 film) - original title, Star Wars
  • Star Wars:
    From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker,
    1976 novelization of the 1977 film
  • Star Wars (manga),
    adaptations of the first four films
  • Star Wars (radio),
    adaptation produced in 1981, 1983, and 1996
  • Star Wars live-action TV series, planned for 2010.
Original Games:

  • Star Wars (1983 video game)
  • Star Wars (Namco video game),
    released in 1987 in Japan
  • Star Wars role-playing game (WEG) (1987–89)
  • Star Wars (1988 video game)
  • Star Wars (1992 pinball)
  • Star Wars Arcade, 1996 arcade game
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game
    (Wizards of the Coast) (since 2000)
Other things
nicknamed
"Star Wars":


  • Strategic Defense Initiative,
    a United States missile defense program.



 (Given in chronological order)
  1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1982)
  2. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1988)
  3. Star Wars (NES) (1991)
  4. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES) (1991)
  5. Super Star Wars (1992)
  6. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1993)
  7. Star Wars: X-wing (1993)
  8. Imperial Pursuit (expansion) (1993)
  9. B-Wing (expansion) (1993)
  10. X-Wing: Collector's CD-ROM (remake) (1994)
  11. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1994)
  12. Star Wars: Rebel Assault (1994)
  13. Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994)
  14. Defender of the Empire (expansion) (1994)
  15. Enemy of the Empire (expansion) (1994)
  16. TIE Fighter: Collector's CD-ROM (remake) (1995)
  17. Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995)
  18. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire (1996)
  19. Shadows of the Empire (1996)
  20. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)
  21. Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (1998)
  22. Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (1997)
  23. Monopoly Star Wars Edition (1997)
  24. Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter (1997)
  25. Balance of Power (expansion) (1997)
  26. Star Wars: Yoda Stories (1997)
  27. Star Wars: Rebellion (1998)
  28. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998)
  29. Star Wars: Behind the Magic (1998)
  30. Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series (1998)
  31. Star Wars: X-wing Alliance (1999)
  32. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
  33. Star Wars: Episode I Racer (1999)
  34. Star Wars: Pit Droids (1999)
  35. Star Wars: Demolition (2000)
  36. Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles (2000)
  37. Star Wars: Force Commander (2000)
  38. Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (2000)
  39. Star Wars: Episode I Obi-Wan's Adventures (2000) GBC
  40. Star Wars: Starfighter (2001)
  41. Star Wars: Starfighter: Special Edition (2001)
  42. Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing (2001)
  43. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (2001)
  44. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns (2002)
  45. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (2001)
  46. Star Wars: Obi-Wan (2001)
  47. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002)
  48. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) GBA
  49. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game) (2002)
  50. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002)
  51. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (2002)
  52. Star Wars: Racer Revenge (2002)
  53. Star Wars: The New Droid Army (2002)
  54. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)
  55. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003)
  56. Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (2003)
  57. Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed (2004)
  58. Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees (2005)
  59. Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan (2005)
  60. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (2004)
  61. Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force (2004) GBA
  62. Star Wars: Battlefront (2004), PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox
  63. Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit (2005) Windows
  64. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (2005)
  65. Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience (2005) Windows
  66. Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005)
  67. Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66 (2005), Mobile phone
  68. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (2005)
  69. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  70. Star Wars: Battle for the Republic (2005) (Mobile phone)
  71. Star Wars: Grievous Getaway (2005) (Mobile phone)
  72. Star Wars: Battle Above Coruscant (2005) (Mobile phone)
  73. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)
  74. Star Wars: Empire at War (2006) PC
  75. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (2006)
  76. Star Wars: The Best of PC (2006) PC
  77. Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures (2006) Windows
  78. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)
  79. Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (2006)
  80. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) (Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360)
  81. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (2007) (PlayStation Portable)
  82. Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Mobile (2007) (Mobile Phone)
  83. Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: Champions of the Force (2008)
  84. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Nintendo DS, Mobile Phone)
  85. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (2008) (Wii)
  86. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance (2008) (Nintendo DS)
  87. Star Wars: The Old Republic (2010) (PC)    


George Lucas.

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is the creator of the epic space opera saga Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3.9 billion.

"The Force is Strong with this one..."