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Star Wars Through the Years

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American actress Carrie Fisher, star of the movie 'The Empire Strikes Back,' sequel to the record-breaking 'Star Wars' epic, cuddles up to a Stormtrooper in a London park, May 23, 1980. They were in London to promote the movie. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)
American actress Carrie Fisher, star of the movie 'The Empire Strikes Back,' sequel to the record-breaking 'Star Wars' epic, cuddles up to a Stormtrooper in a London park, May 23, 1980. They were in London to promote the movie. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)
Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of “Star Wars” fame chats with Carrie Fisher Nov. 13, 1978 during a break in the filming of the CBS-TV special “The Star Wars Holiday.” Ford says he leaves the singing in the special to Carrie, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The film will also feature many special effects not seen on the original movie. (AP Photo/George Brich )
Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of “Star Wars” fame chats with Carrie Fisher Nov. 13, 1978 during a break in the filming of the CBS-TV special “The Star Wars Holiday.” Ford says he leaves the singing in the special to Carrie, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The film will also feature many special effects not seen on the original movie. (AP Photo/George Brich )
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A young boy dressed as the Star Wars character 'Yoda' sits on the shoulders of a man as he watches events in Leicester Square in London and joins in with the premier launch of the film Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
A young boy dressed as the Star Wars character 'Yoda' sits on the shoulders of a man as he watches events in Leicester Square in London and joins in with the premier launch of the film Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Fans dressed as Star Wars characters parade outside a movie theater showing 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Fans dressed as Star Wars characters parade outside a movie theater showing 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
An 'extra' Wookie has his hair sprayed by a makeup artist during the taping of the television special for the holidays made by the cast of the movie 'Star Wars' Wednesday Oct. 5, 1978 in Los Angeles. The Wookie planet is visited in the episode.(AP Photo/Brich)
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An 'extra' Wookie has his hair sprayed by a makeup artist during the taping of the television special for the holidays made by the cast of the movie 'Star Wars' Wednesday Oct. 5, 1978 in Los Angeles. The Wookie planet is visited in the episode.(AP Photo/Brich)
Boston Pops conductor John Williams
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Boston Pops conductor John Williams
A hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vader's helmet  takes off on its maiden flight during a hot air balloon festival in Ceroux
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A hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vader's helmet takes off on its maiden flight during a hot air balloon festival in Ceroux
Michael Eisner, center, Disney chairman, and 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas (with beard) prepare to use a light saber to cut the ribbon to open the new 'Star Tours' attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 9, 1987.  The ride careens people on a spaceship through a star-dodging trip into cinematic outer spac.  Characters, from left, are Minnie Mouse, C-3PO, Mickey Mouse and R2-D2.  (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
Michael Eisner, center, Disney chairman, and 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas (with beard) prepare to use a light saber to cut the ribbon to open the new 'Star Tours' attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 9, 1987. The ride careens people on a spaceship through a star-dodging trip into cinematic outer spac. Characters, from left, are Minnie Mouse, C-3PO, Mickey Mouse and R2-D2. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
Three costumed fans of the 'Star Wars' movie trilogy stands in a line of ticket buyers outside a Boston Theatre Wednesday May 25, 1983, before the first Boston performance of the film 'Return of the Jedi.' From left are Kevin Maguire, as an Imperial Fire Control Officer; Stephen Robards, centre, and his brother John Robards as Rebel Fighter Pilots. (AP Photo/Southwick)
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Three costumed fans of the 'Star Wars' movie trilogy stands in a line of ticket buyers outside a Boston Theatre Wednesday May 25, 1983, before the first Boston performance of the film 'Return of the Jedi.' From left are Kevin Maguire, as an Imperial Fire Control Officer; Stephen Robards, centre, and his brother John Robards as Rebel Fighter Pilots. (AP Photo/Southwick)
An actor playing Chewbacca throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays Fenway Park in Boston
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An actor playing Chewbacca throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays Fenway Park in Boston
Three Year Old Michael Huynh, right,and his sister Bettina, sample a Darth Vader Cookie June 26,1983 in Los Angeles. Darth Vader Cookie is one of the many and varied 'Star Wars' products that are expected to amass astronomical profits for merchandisers in the wake of the success of 'Returns of the Jedi,'  the third in the trilogy of 'Star Wars' movies. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Three Year Old Michael Huynh, right,and his sister Bettina, sample a Darth Vader Cookie June 26,1983 in Los Angeles. Darth Vader Cookie is one of the many and varied 'Star Wars' products that are expected to amass astronomical profits for merchandisers in the wake of the success of 'Returns of the Jedi,' the third in the trilogy of 'Star Wars' movies. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Amid fantasies of a science-fiction world stand the creators-model makers Paul Houston, Jonathan Erland and Lorne Peterson, feet solidly on the ground in a Los Angeles studio, what they and their collectors did for the current hit movie, “Star Wars,” they’re doing for an upcoming children’s TV program, “Space Academy.” The special effects visible are the spaceship, “The Seeker,” at left, and the space academy complex on an asteroid in the background, July 26, 1977. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Amid fantasies of a science-fiction world stand the creators-model makers Paul Houston, Jonathan Erland and Lorne Peterson, feet solidly on the ground in a Los Angeles studio, what they and their collectors did for the current hit movie, “Star Wars,” they’re doing for an upcoming children’s TV program, “Space Academy.” The special effects visible are the spaceship, “The Seeker,” at left, and the space academy complex on an asteroid in the background, July 26, 1977. (AP Photo/George Brich)
'Darth Vader' accepts the Ultimate Villain award from 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas during the 2011 Scream Awards, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Los Angeles. The award show is dedicated to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres of feature films, television and comic books. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
'Darth Vader' accepts the Ultimate Villain award from 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas during the 2011 Scream Awards, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Los Angeles. The award show is dedicated to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres of feature films, television and comic books. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Characters from the film 'Star Wars' join writer and director George Lucas
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Characters from the film 'Star Wars' join writer and director George Lucas
Movie fans line up on Philadelphia's Chestnut Street for the premiere of the Movie 'Return of the Jedi' Wednesday May 23, 1983. Fans began lining up Tuesday night to see the Star Wars trilogy. (AP Photo/ George Widman)
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Movie fans line up on Philadelphia's Chestnut Street for the premiere of the Movie 'Return of the Jedi' Wednesday May 23, 1983. Fans began lining up Tuesday night to see the Star Wars trilogy. (AP Photo/ George Widman)

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