What is Star Wars? This question has been asked many times over by people of all ages. To some, it is a movie that brings together a classic story with cutting-edge effects and lightsaber battles. To others, it is an extended universe populated by characters they have come to love. And to still others, it is something far more—a way of life. No matter how you look at it, Star Wars is one of the most influential franchises in history. It has impacted not only cinema but also television, merchandising, and even the way we view storytelling.

Did you know that the first movie in the Star Wars series is actually episode four? Most of us only watch episodes one, four, and six because they are the really good ones. In fact, a lot of people didn't even know that Star Wars was a thing until episode four was released in theaters. Speaking of theaters, did you also know that the opening scene in A New Hope where Luke Skywalker is looking up at the stars was filmed on location? The crew built a set in Tunisia, and Lucas used it to film scenes for all three movies! We could go on and on with these surprising facts, but we will stop here so you can continue reading. Believe me; you won't believe some of the other things that happened during the production.

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