A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Star Wars is an immensely popular sci-fi/action series created by George Lucas in 1977, that has had a huge impact on western culture.
- Luke Skywalker
- Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Chancellor Palpatine/The Emperor/Darth Sidious
- Princess Leia
- Lando Calrissian
- Han Solo
- General Grievous
- Darth Maul
- Qui-Gon Jinn
- Admiral Ackbar (IT'S A TRAP!)
Pizza the HuttJabba the Hutt
- Jar-Jar Binks
The Movies & Their Plot
Warning: Spoilers ahead. You don't need to read this article. This is not the info you are looking for.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- This movie features probably the one of the most annoying characters to ever be conceived, Jar-Jar Binks.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Too shitty, and can be skipped with no continuity problems, so moving on...
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire finds the Rebel Base on Hoth and captures it, though Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia escape. Luke goes to train with Yoda, and they all eventually end-up in a city in the clouds, where they are betrayed. Meanwhile, Luke and Vader fight, and Vader wins. Vader then tells Luke that he is his father, and Luke tries to commit suicide. Also, Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite.
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
They rescue Han Solo, then meet Teddy-bear things. Later, Lando blows-up the second Death Star, and Darth Vader turns back into Anakin. They then celebrate greatly.
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
The first of the Sequel trilogy, set 30 years after Return of the Jedi. A group attempts to resurrect the old Galactic Empire, and a group from the new Republic tries to stop them. Darth Vader is seen as a martyr, ignoring his return to the light side, and is idolised by Kylo Ren. Most notably, Han Solo is killed by Kylo Ren, who happens to be his son.
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
The middle entry in the Sequel Trilogy, and the most controversial. Luke Skywalker dies, Kylo Ren kills Snoke, and Leia becomes Mary Poppins.
An upcoming series of films providing background, in much the same way that the Expanded Universe did prior to being discontinued. Not technically counted as part of the main saga.
Mostly covers the theft of the Death Star plans by the daughter of a scientist who worked on the Death Star Project who ends up tagging along with a few members of the Rebel Alliance. Despite getting the plans to the rebellion, most of the main characters die while setting the stage for Episode IV.
Focuses on the background of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca as well as how the former managed win the Millennium Falcon from Lando Carlrissian.
Usage in Youtube Poop
- Avojaifnot and LightningLuigi both used the movies as a source.
- There was a collab featuring the duel on Mustafar.
- Danielle Pluzsik uses Darth Vader saying "NO!", an edited clip of Darth Vader saying "I am your mother", Admiral Ackbar saying "IT'S A TRAP!", Boba Fett from the animated portion of the holiday special, and Luke Skywalker whining in her poops.
- Many smaller, lesser-known poopers have used it as a poop source, mainly for their first poops.
- Some poopers have also used video games related to the franchise as sources such as the case with iteachvader using the Star Wars: X-Wing games as a source.
- Usage varies from the main saga of films, to the Clone Wars cartoon, and even the Ewoks cartoon.
- Was never expected to be a huge hit in 1977, much less spawn a whole franchise and make a huge impact on western culture. As it turned out, everybody was dead wrong.
- George Lucas, believing that "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" would do far better than Star Wars, even made a bet with Steven Spielberg, offering him 2.5% of the profit from Star Wars if it did better than "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", and vice-versa. As of today, Steven Spielberg is still making money from this bet.
- In fact, everybody was so wrong, that, Kenner, the original producer of most of the Star Wars toys, had a hard time meeting demand in 1977, due to the fact that they only signed on for a toy deal to make a line of space toys, and not expecting as high of a demand as what actually happened. In fact, to avoid missing out on Christmas sales, they sold "certificate packs", which could be redeemed for the actual figures when completed.
- Star Wars actually single-handedly saved 20th Century Fox from the brink of bankruptcy, and turned it completely around, to the point that the studio was making huge profits.
- George Lucas ruined them all in 1997, except for the ones that didn't yet exist, which were the prequel movies.
- The episode most commonly cited as the best of the series is The Empire Strikes Back, which is commonly described in reviews as the "deepest" and "darkest" and the most complex of the series.
- They have one of the largest fanbases. Like most fanbases, it is composed primarily of nerds.
- It holds the record for most movie merchandise in history.
- It also has several cartoons.
- As well as multiple disco remixes of its music, all from Meco.
- Apparently, according to some weird people, you have to hate some things in order to become a true fan of Star Wars.
- There are also some awesome Star Wars video games that were released for consoles like the NES' The Empire Strikes Back game, SNES' Super Star Wars games, many on the Nintendo 64 and the Playstation, and the current consoles that we have, as well as the 2 arcade Star Wars games from the 1980s, which used colour 3D vector graphics.
- Most of these were made by George Lucas' video gaming company called LucasArts, formerly known as LucasFilm Games, who also made games like Maniac Mansion, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and the Tales of Monkey Island.
- They also released a Star Wars Christmas Special. Yep, it was bad. So bad in fact, that George Lucas considered it his personal shame in his entire film career. The Christmas Special was his personal shame over shit like Howard the Duck and Jar-Jar Binks.
- Speaking of Jar Jar Binks, according to a popular theory, Jar Jar Binks is secretly a Sith lord, responsible for the Empire.
- It is the source of 2 internet memes: the "IT'S A TRAP!" meme, as well as the "DO NOT WANT!" meme.
- Both Family Guy and Robot Chicken have done parodies of it. Multiple, episode-length parodies.
- Not to be confused with Star Trek, or Spaceballs.
- In the Ukraine, a statue of Darth Vader replaced V. I. Lenin, as part of a process of decommunization.
- May the force be with you.