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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

This Day in History: May 25, 1977


The impact of the groundbreaking special effects of Star Wars was phenomenal! The year: 1977 The outcome: Incredible success!
With its groundbreaking special effects, Star Wars leaped off screens and immersed audiences in "a galaxy far, far away." By now everyone knows the story, which followed the baby-faced Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as he enlisted a team of allies--including hunky Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and the robots C3PO and R2D2--on his mission to rescue the kidnapped Princess Leia from an Evil Empire governed by Darth Vader. The film made all three of its lead actors overnight stars, turning Fisher into an object of adoration for millions of young male fans and launching Ford's now-legendary career as an action-hero heartthrob. Read MORE @This Day in History...
Since the beginning of Star Wars can be read elsewhere, no need in repeating what has already been reported. Instead, let's take a look a few tidbits of trivia that you may or may not already know.

Did you know...
  • While George Lucas was filming on location in Tunisia, the Libyan government became worried about a massive military vehicle parked near the Libyan border. Consequently, the Tunisian government, receiving threats of military mobilization, politely asked Lucas to move his Jawa sandcrawler farther away from the border. 
  • Darth Vader has only 12 minutes of screen time.
  • Harrison Ford deliberately didn't learn his lines for the intercom conversation in the cell block, so it would sound spontaneous.
  • The skeleton that Threepio passes belongs to a Tatooine creature called a Greater Krayt Dragon. This artificial skeleton was left in the Tunisian desert after filming and still lies there. During filming of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), the site was visited by the crew and the skeleton was still there.
 Now you know and that's not all! Read MORE @ Trivia...

Who was (is) your favorite Star Wars star? Click each image for info...

Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
Han Solo

Darth Vader, born Anakin Skywalker
Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi


OR perhaps another? If so, please share...

The tragedy of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader. He actually is the chosen one, because he kills the Emperor and with it himself. Thus, he destroys the Sith.