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1 Star Wars and Popular Culture See article on “Star Wars” in ST. JAMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POP CULTUREST. JAMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POP CULTURE by Craig T. Cobane and Nicholas A. Damask: /ai_ /ai_ Star_Wars

2 Star Wars Year by Year e/ /LIFESTYLES0105 / /-Star-Wars- chronology-illustrates-effect-of- movie-on-pop-culturehttp://www.mydesert.com/articl e/ /LIFESTYLES0105 / /-Star-Wars- chronology-illustrates-effect-of- movie-on-pop-culture rticle/ /Star-Wars- Year-by-Year-illustrates-effect- on-pop-culture.htmlhttp://www.deseretnews.com/a rticle/ /Star-Wars- Year-by-Year-illustrates-effect- on-pop-culture.html Star Wars: Year by Year edited by Lucy Dowling; DK Publishing, New York ($320 pages, $50)

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4 Merchandising Star Wars merchandising became a business unto itself. See:

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6 Collecting Nearly everything linked with the original Star Wars trilogy is valuable, from bottle caps to shoelaces to posters. Star Wars: From Concept to Screen to Collectible by Stephen J. Sansweet, Steve Essig, David Tucker The first illustrated Star Wars book to feature the multitude of merchandising spin-offs generated by the film. Full-color photographs throughout. Even casual fans will be delighted by dozens of photos of toys they wanted, toys they had, and toys they wish had been made.

7 Art: Mario vs. Star Wars h-up/mario-star-wars-misha/ Misha's Pop Culture Mash-Up Paintings

8 Movie Spin-Offs One set of books focused on the adventures of Lando Calrissian; two made- for-television movies featured the Ewoks (characters introduced in Return of the Jedi). The movies, The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

9 Book Spin-Offs In 1991, Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire became the first in a series of books based upon the Star Wars universe

10 “Scholarship” This collection of essays (2005) tackles philosophical questions from these blockbuster films, pondering such issues as whether Anakin as predestined to fall to the Dark Side, if the Jedi are truly role models of moral virtue, and the meaning of being mindful of the "living force."

11 Computer Games Rebel Assault (1993) sold 1.5 million copies, and the sequel Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire (1995); and Dark Forces (1995). The Video Game Critics Star Wars Game Review Extravaganza

12 Astronomy See Astrophysical ConcernsAstrophysical Concerns

13 Cultural Icons Princess Leia's Metal Bikini The Leia's Metal Bikini website features pictures of female fans modeling the costume, ranging from some who could pass for actress Carrie Fisher, to others who look nothing like her.Leia's Metal Bikini

14 Satire: Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs wars-goes-pop-culture/67371http://www.zdnet.com/photos/photos-star- wars-goes-pop-culture/67371 Ten years after the first Star Wars movie was released, comedy guru Mel Brooks created the spoof comedy Spaceballs, starring Rick Moranis as the Darth Vader- inspired "Lord Dark Helmet" and the late John Candy as a Chewbacca takeoff named "Barf." While not the box-office extravaganza that Star Wars had been, Spaceballs remains a quotable cult classic and has seen success on DVD.

15 Advertizing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81fwEmP2C KYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81fwEmP2C KY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaR2HHq- ltAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaR2HHq- ltA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1VZj6LQ62 Uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1VZj6LQ62 U in-star-wars-tv-commercial-from-adidas/20554http://www.epltalk.com/david-beckham-featured- in-star-wars-tv-commercial-from-adidas/20554 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e- uHQna0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e- uHQna0

16 Karen Hallion

17 Star Wars Gansta Rap Yoda Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPyxstgk8oM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPyxstgk8oM

18 Politics: The Evil Empire Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire Speech” presented at the annual convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Fla., March 8, 1983: “I urge you to beware the temptation of pride - the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”

19 Regan and Star Wars

20 SenateWars: Revenge of the Frist Cartoon by Mike Mikula

21 The Empire Strikes Back. In ARRA News Service, drawn by William Warren. 9 Oct

22 And even Star Wars and Sisyphus! 500x jpg

23 The Future of Star Wars


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