For a while now, I've entertained the idea that, despite being set "a long time ago", within the context of the SW universe, there could well be a connection between the events in the saga and the existence of our Earth, i.e. the humans of the SW galaxy are in some way related to us. Some years ago, I was extremely interested to learn that a SW novel series was at one time in full development that would provide definite links between Earth and the SW galaxy. The story, Alien Exodus, showed that sometime in the late 21st/early 22nd century AD, large numbers of refugees fled Earth to escape the totalitarian regime that had taken the planet over; the refugee ships got caught in a spatial anomaly and were deposited, along with everyone on board, to a distant galaxy in the distant past. The refugees eventually settled first on Corellia, and then on other worlds, becoming the human population of the SW galaxy. Pretty interesting, eh? But there are some snags to this idea. For one thing, Galactic Basic Standard is shown to be virtually identical to modern English. While, to some, this might support the notion of a link with Earth, the EU shows that Basic evolved gradually over the course of tens of thousands of years, originating as a jargon made up of early human languages, Bothese and Durese. The Old Corellian language, known to ancient Corellians as Olys Corellisi, includes words such as "contemplanys", which are later merged with other languages to form the more familiar "contemplate", rather than the other way around. If there was any truth in the theory of an origin on future Earth for SW humans, the human language would have been identical to English from its earliest days. I'm fully aware that Alien Exodus was ultimately never published, and so therefore doesn't really count, but it's too interesting to ignore outright, and even Nathan Butler included it in his Star Wars Timeline Gold as a historical curiosity.