I love all kinds of science fiction, ones in space, and even other types of sci-fi that don't take place in space. But, star wars is my favorite space adventure story, and my favorite sci fi. I like it mainly for one big reason-it takes older settings and ideas, and archetypes, settings, concepts, characters, from the past that people know and love, and, puts them in space. For instance, han solo dresses like a cowboy and acts like one, there is a cantina, a bounty hunter (boba fett), a big dangerous desert with people who invade villages-Tattoine. It's a space western. An old western story, but in another galaxy. Darth vader is a cyborg, a human, who later on in life got robotic parts. After being burned in the lava, he got a robot suit, limbs, and helmet. But his helmet is like a kabuto/samurai helmet. He's basically a cyborg samurai in space.The name of the Jedi comes from a Japanese word that has something to do with samurai tv shows. Darth vader is a chosen one with a miraculous birth, basically another version of the savior myth, but in space. Jedi are basically space knights. They are knights, but not in a medieval sense, with swords, but in outer space with laser swords- a sci fi version of a sword. A medieval concept, now put into space. They have robes, like many warriors of the past did. The Jedi are actually wizards in space, since they having supernatural powers. The way many people dress, like the black robes and cloaks, and especially Padme's asian-looking traditional robes and a lot of old-fashioned clothing and some roman looking clothing too, looks like stuff from the past. The galactic empire is based a lot on the roman empire, and some historical empires too. Anakin skywalker's story in the prequels has a lot of Faustian symbolism. Star wars in general was filled with archetypes- princesses, damsels in distress, cowboys, wizards, knights, a fortress, stuff like that. It had all the epic undertones of myths and legends, in a more interesting setting, space, and in a galaxy with space travel and sci-fi elements. While other space stories, such as star trek, halo, alien vs predator, stargate, babylon 5, flash gordon, all had adventure and cool story in them, they lacked a certain feel-a fun outer space setting, with epic/mythic/olden days overtones and symbolism from the past in them, that for some reason, gave star wars a very nice feel to it. Star wars's story and setting seems very fun, and it seems like those elements helped. Without them, Star wars just wouldn't be star wars. The combination of sci-fi and older elements is just cool.