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Star Wars - is an American science fiction media franchise created by George Lucas. It describes the adventures of many characters that take place "a long, long time ago, in a distant, distant galaxy." Since 1976, hundreds of books and comics have been released worldwide for audiences of all ages, several animated series, many computer and board games, eight full-length episode films and several spin-off movies.
The saga tells of the existence of an "ancient" civilisation, of a universe that is entirely unrelated to either the Earth or our Galaxy. And although there are people in the Star Wars galaxy that resemble us, they are not from our planet. Civilization in the Star Wars galaxy knows how to travel through the vast expanses of space, engage in terraforming, build ecumenopolises and establish colonies; this has been going on for 25,000 years.
History of Creation
- May 1971 - in Cannes, France, “United Artists” Studio signs a contract with George Lucas to create “American Graffiti” films and the “Star Wars” adventure action movie (at that time Lucas had only the most common draft for “Star Wars”).
- August 3, 1971 - “United Artists” Studio registered the name “The Star Wars” with the American Film Association.
- January-April 1973 - after the premiere of “American Graffiti”, Lucas starts working on “Star Wars”, combining possible names and titles of heroes, planet names. The result was a two-page sketch with the title "Journal of the Will." In the draft, there is a pronounced influence of the cosmic opera of Edward Elmer Smith.
- April 17, 1973 - in Mill-Valley (a suburb of San Francisco), Lucas begins the creation of the first screenplay of “Star Wars”. By the beginning of May, the first 14-page synopsis with the title "The Star Wars" is ready, which is essentially an arrangement of the "Hidden Fortress" by A. Kurosawa in a sci-fi space setting.
- June 1973 - after the rejection of the film by the United Artists and Universal studios, the contract for the filming of Star Wars was signed with the Twentieth Century Fox studio. Lucas received $ 50,000 for the script and $ 100,000 for directing, and rights to related products and sequels.
- September 1973 - May 1974 - Lucas processes the synopsis into a draft script, and in July into a full-fledged script.
- January 1975 - the second draft of the script "The Adventures of Starkiller (Episode One)" Star Wars” is completed.
- May 1, 1975 - Lucas writes a new six-page synopsis entitled "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller. Episode I: Star Wars”.
- By August 1, 1975, the third draft of the script was completed.
- January 1976 - the last, fourth draft was created. Edits to it continued to be made already during the filming in Tunisia and England.
- March 22, 1976 - the shooting of the film "Star Wars" started in Tunisia.
- December 1976 - “The Star Wars” novel was released by Ballantine Books.
- April 12, 1977 - Marvel Publishing House released the first issue of the Star Wars comic book.
- May 25, 1977 - the premiere of the film "Star Wars" in the USA.
- February 1978 - Alan Dean Foster's novel "The Crystal of Power" was published, which used elements of the Star Wars script that were not included in the film and which, in turn, could become the basis for the script for the low-budget sequel.
- November 17, 1978 - The CBS television channel shows the Star Wars: Holiday Special Issue television movie, the first spin-off of the franchise.
- May 21, 1980 - the premiere of the movie "Star Wars. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back."
- March 1982 - “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”, the first official video game for the Star Wars universe, was released for the Atari 2600 platform.
- May 25, 1983 - the premiere of the movie "Star Wars. Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. "
- November 25, 1984 - the premiere of the television movie "Caravan of the Daredevils. Adventures of the Ewoks. "
- September 7, 1985 - the premiere of the animated series "Star Wars: Ewoks and Star Wars: Droids".
- November 24, 1985 - premiere of the television movie "Ewoks. The Battle of Endor. "
- October 1987 - West End Games released the first role-playing game in the Star Wars universe.
- May 1, 1991 - the release of the novel by Timothy Zahn "Heir to the Empire"; the start of the boom in publishing Star Wars novels.
- January 31, 1997 - the release of the "special edition" of the film "New Hope"; "Special editions" of the rest of the movie of the Original trilogy came out on February 21 and March 14 of that year.
- May 19, 1999 - the premiere of the movie "Star Wars. Episode I: The Phantom Menace."
- May 16, 2002 - the premiere of the movie "Star Wars. Episode II: Attack of the Clones. "
- November 7, 2003 - premiere of the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.
- May 19, 2005 - premiere of the film "Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith".
- October 3, 2008 - the release of the full-length animated film "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", which became the first series of the animated series of the same name.
- October 30, 2012 - The Walt Disney Company officially announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm, Ltd, along with most of the rights to the Star Wars franchise.
- April 25, 2014 - the StarWars.com website announced the restart of the Star Wars universe and the release of almost all previously released materials into a separate "Legends" universe.
Concept. Sources of Inspiration
"Star Wars is a bit of a compilation, but these elements have never appeared in one story before, no one filmed them. Much has been taken from westerns, mythology, and samurai films. It's like taking all the best and putting it together. This is not just one scoop of ice cream, but a whole sundae." - George Lucas commented in one of the interviews.
The starting point for creating Star Wars was the desire of George Lucas to revive the idea of "cowboys in space" - adventure militants in space surroundings, with chases and shootings, with the confrontation of good and evil. He took this concept in his childhood spent in the city of Modesto from comics and television series (primarily about Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers).
In turn, these works originate from the Martian Series about John Carter Edgar Rice Burroughs. In May 1971, Lucas tried to acquire the rights to the Flash Gordon trademark from King Fitchers, but the price was too high.
This event prompted him to create an independent franchise.
Star Wars Characters
Darth Vader is the main antagonist of the Star Wars movie saga. Black Overlord. Anakin Skywalker has long been a Jedi Knight but has become one of the Order's main disappointments.
Fascinated by the power of the Dark Side, he swore allegiance to the lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, betrayed the Order of the Jedi and his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi. With the heyday of the Galactic Empire, Darth Vader became a tool of the Emperor's will and commander of the imperial legions. He was instructed to track down the secret stronghold of the Separatists and capture the rebels who destroyed the Empire's giant battle station, the Death Star. In a lightsaber battle, Darth Vader was mortally wounded, after which he was connected to an intricate life-support system that looks like ominous black armour. Each of his steps accompanies the wheezing of artificial lungs.
The injuries received do not allow Vader to make full use of the Force, but his power is still very high. He can move objects with the power of the Dark Side and strangle opponents from a distance. In times of discord and war that swept the Republic, Padme Amidala, a senator from her home planet Naboo and an idealist by nature, tried to resolve any conflict that arose. Despite threatening her fast-paced career, she secretly married the Jedi Anakin Skywalker, the hero of the Clone Wars. Trying to defend her views, Padme often found herself in hazardous situations.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, nicknamed the "Negotiator", even in the heat of battle, remained calm. The wise Jedi had a great sense of humour. He served as a general in the army of the Republic, and his right hand was a faithful clone commander Cody. For more than ten years, Obi-Wan accompanied Anakin Skywalker on the path of the Jedi Knight. The constant need to monitor the impulsive Padawan and prevent him from embarking on an adventure made Kenobi wise and cynical beyond his years. Obi-Wan could discern the strengths and weaknesses of the student and tried to educate him with understanding and calm, taking the example from his mentor, Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan was one of the few Jedi to survive the tragic end of the Clone Wars. During the era of the Galactic Empire, he lived as a hermit on Tatooine and looked after Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin, in whom, like in his father, he felt Strength.
Han Solo. Smuggler, rebel, hero - such conflicting characteristics did not prevent Han Solo from becoming one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo, the nearly unchanged captain of the Millennium Falcon, joined Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the struggle to free the Galaxy and became one of the greatest heroes of the Rebel Alliance. Sharing the joy of many victories and the bitterness of defeat, Han Solo and Princess Leia fell in love, but their marriage fell apart, unable to stand the test of time. Their son Ben went over to the Dark Side of the Force and took the name, Kylo Ren. An unshakable leader of the Resistance, Leia Organa is continually fighting the Dark Side of the Force.
Princess Leia Organa. Luke Skywalker's twin sister, Leia Organa, like her brother, was separated from her parents since childhood. Adopted by the head of the Royal House and ruler of Alderaan, Bail Organa, the girl followed the footsteps of her adoptive father and became the senator of the Galactic Senate. Unhappy with the chaos and turmoil that reigned during the time of the Empire, Leia secretly supported the Alliance for the restoration of the Republic. After meeting with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, the princess participated in the overthrow of Emperor Palpatine and the restoration of peace. However, many years later, the Empire was replaced by its ideological successor - the military organization of the First Order, headed by Supreme Leader Snowk. But Leia did not give up, and even after the transition of her son to the Dark side, she remained the leader of the Resistance. Determined and firm, Leia has a strong character. Driven by ideas for restoring peace, the princess is one of the unwavering leaders of the Resistance.
R2-D2, the small and brave droid astromech is ready to do anything to help friends. After loyal service to Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, the droid astromech R2-D2 became a reliable assistant to their son Luke. When the life of friends is at stake, R2-D2, along with his loyal companion, the protocol droid C-3PO, fearlessly fights on the side of the Resistance forces. R2-D2 more than once had to pull his friends out of serious trouble, and, despite his small growth, he made a significant contribution to the struggle to restore peace in the Galaxy.
C-3PO tries to avoid trouble most of all, but, following its friends, inevitably finds them. CF3-3PO is a protocol droid created by Anakin Skywalker to simplify communication between alien races. Together with his faithful companion, the droid-astromechanic R2-D2, he found himself at the centre of many historical events, including the formation of Darth Vader and the overthrow of the Galactic Empire, and repeatedly fell into all kinds of troubles. But even in the most challenging situations, the S-3RO did not miss a chance to recall that it owns six million forms of communication.
The Grand Master of the Jedi Council, Yoda, has trained the Jedi for over 800 years. He is wise and experienced, although many underestimate him because of his small size. Yoda prefers to observe and reflect, and he devotes a lot of time to comprehend the depths of the Force. During his long life, he saw the sunset of the Galactic Republic and the transformation of the Jedi Order from peacekeepers into combat generals of the Clone Wars. If necessary, Yoda himself takes up the lightsaber - and few can keep track of his fast, honed movements. Yoda is a strict mentor, but not without a peculiar sense of humour. After the rise of the Empire, he lived in seclusion, awaiting the appearance of a Jedi apprentice who would become the new hope of the Galaxy.
Chewbacca from the Wookiee race - a huge, fur-coated hero, characterized by incredible Strength and devotion - was well known both in the underworld and in the Rebel Alliance. Born in Kashyyyk more than two centuries before the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca was distinguished by his wisdom and knowledge of life, as well as his exceptional skills in piloting and repairing starships.
Star Wars and Blockchain
After blockchain creation, many companies started developing mobile games where players can mine cryptocurrencies, transactions are secured by a Blockchain, and cryptocurrency is used for payment. "Star Wars: The Old Republic"- is an online game worked on a Blockchain similar to the CREDITS platform.
“Disney+” recently released a new series dedicated to the Star Wars universe called “The Mandalorian. He follows the Mandalorian bounty hunter, looking for various characters for their rewards. During a meeting with his handler in an attempt to get new rewards, the Mandalorian mentions the "the chain code" in terms of getting an indefinite contract with the underworld, and most likely he means Blockchain. Chain code is code run on the blockchain. Also called Smart Contracts or dApps, chain code refers to any system that lives on a blockchain and does stuff automatically.