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Episodes IV-VI

December 17, 2015

A New Hope, introduces viewers to the character Luke Skywalker and to the story of how he rose to power as a Jedi knight. The movie tells the story of how Skywalker met Kenobi and how Kenobi recognized that Skywalker’s control over the force could be the difference between the Rebellion succeeding or the Empire forever reigning over the galaxy. Skywalker also crosses the paths of Solo and his trusted co-pilot, Chewbacca (Chewy). Chewy was a Wookiee Warrior that turned to assisting the aviating maverick, Solo. This movie also introduces viewers to Skywalker’s long lost sister, Organa. The two were separated at birth and do not know they are siblings… yet.

The Empire Strikes Back is set three years after A New Hope. This movie focuses on Skywalker’s development of the force and his relationships with Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2. They find themselves in trouble on the ice planet of Hoth and band together in an effort to take down the Galactic Empire. Skywalker then travels to the Dagobah system in search of the legendary Jedi master, Yoda. As soon as Skywalker arrives, Yoda puts him through vigerous training exercises, preparing for the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

Return of the Jedi features a polished Skywalker as he looks to end the reign of Darth Sidious and Vader. This movie starts off with Skywalker saving Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia from Jabba the Hut. With the help of one of Solo’s old friends, Lando Calrissian, the Rebel leaders discover a second Death Star beyond the planet of Endor. On Endor, the Rebellion overtakes the Imperial Stormtroopers with the help of the crafty Ewoks. While they battle it out on Endor, Skywalker duels with Vader on the Death Star II. This duel ends with Vader turning on his master, Sidious, and revealing he was Skywalker’s father, all just before passing away.

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