An Extensive Infographic Chronicles the First 35 Years of 'Star Wars'
It's nearly impossible to keep count of all the ways Star Wars, the seminal sci-fi film from George Lucas has influenced pop culture with a saga of six films, several TV series, dozens of video games and endless merchandising. However, Newsarama has taken it upon themselves to try and highlight the finer points on a timeline of the sci-fi series including the inception of Star Wars itself, the birth of some of the cast members that happened within those time periods, and much more. It's a nostalgic and informative look back for fans who only recently fell in love with Star Wars or have been with the space opera for decades. See it below!
The inclusion of the birth of the younger cast members, all from the prequels really helps put in context just how long Star Wars has been influencing pop culture. Hayden Christensen, Jake Lloyd and Natalie Portman were born after Star Wars became a cultural phenomenon, and even Ewan McGregor, whose uncle is Denis Lawson (Wedge Antilles of the Rebel Alliance) was born only five years before the film hit theaters. And there's also some nice touches like the inclusion of the viral video The Star Wars Kid, lesser praised efforts from the series like Ewoks, and the more recent "Family Guy" parodies. Cool, right?