Forty years ago today, on May 25, 1977, moviegoers got their first full look at a galaxy far, far away.
It was a wild place, full of aliens, laser swords, space battles – and space princesses – quirky robots, exploding planets and something called the Force. Movies, and fans, would never be the same again.
Naturally, “Star Wars” fans aren’t about to let the anniversary pass unnoticed. (For good measure, the final film of the first trilogy, “Return of the Jedi,” premiered today in 1983, too.)