When Star Wars ruled the world

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  1. Sean_Starrider Jedi Master

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    VH1 Airs When Star Wars Ruled The World
    Fri, Sep 17, 04 09:55:13 AM EDT

    Noah Robischon sent in the following info:

    The show I've been working on for the last few months ? When Star Wars Ruled The World ? begins airing this Saturday, September 18, at 10pm on VH1 (and repeats ad infinitum after that).
    Give in to the dark side and watch. Here's what it's all about:

    Few movies have reached the iconic status of the original Star Wars trilogy. A long-shot science fiction project that was rejected by multiple Hollywood studios, Star Wars (and its creator George Lucas) defied the skeptics and became one of the biggest pop culture phenomena of all time. Now VH1 is working with Lucasfilm to produce the ultimate oral history of the Star Wars years, When Star Wars Ruled the World. This hour-long documentary will take viewers back to those rapturous moments when the whole world wanted to wield a light saber.

    The show begins in the mid-1970s as George Lucas struggles to find a way to make his dream project a reality. Relive the incredible and unlikely impact of the first Star Wars movie, the sudden fame of unknowns like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and the way fans around the world fell in love, first with the movie and then with the action figures, pillow cases, C-3PO cereal and everything else they could - and did - line up to buy.

    The show will also chronicle the immense anticipation for the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back and the build-up to the climactic Return of the Jedi that had fans traveling hundreds of miles to visit the gates of the movie's set. Along the way, we will highlight the cultural impression made on millions of fans by Star Wars icons like Darth Vader, Ewoks, and Yoda, and lines like "I am your father," "That's no moon. It's a space station," and, "May the force be with you."

    For more information visit http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/when_ruled_the_world/82279/episode.jhtml

    * Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
    * Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia
    * Harrison Ford - Han Solo
    * Anthony Daniels - C-3P0
    * Kenny Baker - R2-D2
    * Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
    * Billy Dee Williams - Lando Calrissian
    * John Williams - Composer
    * Gary Kurtz - Producer on first two Star Wars movies
    * Kevin Smith - Director / Superfan
    * Frank Oz - Yoda
    * Ken Ralston - Visual Effects
    * Irvin Kershner - Director, Empire Strikes Back
    * And many others

    We're there! Set VCR's for 'stun'.


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