When Star Wars Ruled The World
This 2004 VH1 documentary provided interviews with Star
Wars stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones,
Billy Dee Williams, and more!
Few movies have reached the iconic status of the original Star Wars
trilogy. A long-shot science fiction project that was rejected by multiple
Hollywood studios, Star Wars (and its creator George Lucas) defied the
skeptics and became one of the biggest pop culture phenomena of all time.
Now VH1 and Lucasfilm provide this hour-long documentary that takes
viewers back to those rapturous moments when the whole world wanted to
wield a lightsaber.
The show begins in the mid-1970s as George Lucas struggles to find a way
to make his dream project a reality. Relive the incredible and unlikely
impact of the first Star Wars movie, the sudden fame of unknowns like
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and the way fans around the
world fell in love, first with the movie and then with the action figures,
pillow cases, C-3PO cereal and everything else they could - and did - line
up to buy.
The show also chronicles the immense anticipation for the first Star Wars
sequel, The Empire Strikes Back and the build-up to the climactic Return
of the Jedi that had fans traveling hundreds of miles to visit the gates
of the movie's set. Along the way, they will highlight the cultural
impression made on millions of fans by Star Wars icons like Darth Vader,
Ewoks, and Yoda, and lines like "I am your father," "That's
no moon. It's a space station," and, "May the force be with