Star Wars is back in the spotlight because the long-awaited movie The Force Awakens is now in theaters and it is getting favorable reviews. This movie is Episode VII in the series and follows some characters (such as Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford) about 30 years after Episode VI (which is 1983’s Return of the Jedi).
It is important to know the sequence of the Star Wars movies, as it can be confusing to beginners. The first Star Wars movie from 1977 was called “Star Wars” but is also called “Episode IV: A New Hope.” That’s right, the first movie was the fourth in the storyline, and the prequels (the beginning of the story) came out starting in 1999! The movies were released in this order: 4-5-6-1-2-3 and now 7. Visit our catalog to place holds on KDL’s copies of Star Wars movies.
Note to beginners: While much science-fiction takes place in the future, Star Wars takes place “long ago, in a galaxy far away.”