The Circle Is Now Complete

25-May-07 9:18 AM by
Filed under Star Wars; 4 comments.

At last, this is the day we've all been counting down to: the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. On May 25th, 1977, A New Hope debuted, forever changing the scape of film and American culture.

I don't remember Star Wars having ever been in the news this much — not even when the prequels were coming out. With the commemorative stamps coming out today, documentaries being filmed, and specials on television airing soon, it seems everyone has their minds on a galaxy far, far away. Here are some of the best Star Wars spotlights for you to observe today:

Actor Angus MacInnes, Gold Squadron leader from A New Hope, talks about how his minor role of three decades ago has made and kept him famous.

Wizard Magazine presents the results of its poll on the best scenes, characters, and lines of the six films.

Star Wars tops CNN's list of the best "quest" films ever.

Atom Films hosts the annual Star Wars Fan Film contest. Check out the dozens of humorous entries!

This weekend, Biography will present portraits of George Lucas and Harrison Ford.

And most important, be sure to catch The History Channel's special, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, airing Monday at 9 PM. This trailer gives us a glimpse into the history of the franchise and the influences that made it what it is:

May the force be with you… always!

4 Responses to “The Circle Is Now Complete”

  1. peterw adds:

    Perhaps it's an appropriate time to post this picture:

    Happy 30th Birthday, Star Wars

    Happy 30th Birthday to Star Wars!

  2. GeneD adds:

    Ken, thanks for the roundup of news regarding celebrations for Star Wars' 30th anniversary! If only we could be at the convention on the West Coast right now… May the Force be with you–always… -Gene

  3. Ken Gagne adds:

    And be sure to watch the season premiere of Family Guy this September for a very special Star Wars episode!

  4. Ken Gagne adds: has an exhaustive compilation of links to all the different Web sites and newspapers that ran stories honoring last month's Star Wars anniversary. Check it out!