The creator of the Star Wars Saga and Indiana Jones series, George Lucas is also the critically acclaimed director of American Graffiti and THX 1138, as well as the producer of a myriad of independent films. In 1971, Lucas formed his own film company, Lucasfilm Ltd., in San Rafael, Calif. In 1973, he co-wrote and directed Graffiti, which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Four years later, his Star Wars broke all box-office records and set new standards for sophistication in film visuals and sound. Lucas continued the Star Wars saga as storywriter and executive producer with The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. He returned to directing in 1999 with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which was the first major live-action film to be projected digitally. Three years later, Episode II Attack of the Clones broke new ground as the first major movie shot using entirely digital media. In 2005, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith concluded the live-action Skywalker arc, but Lucas continues to explore the “galaxy far, far away” and his impact on the film industry continues to grow.
In the late 1980s, Lucas donated the Star Wars story rights toKUSC-FM, the National Public Radio af?liate station at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. The result was the Star Wars Original Radio Drama and subsequent Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi radio dramas
I naturally fell in love with the NPR broadcast of Star Wars radio dramas.
Overall, this is a great set to listen to during commutes, even if you've watch the movie dozens of times already.
It's great detail that adds so much more character depth and so much more to the Star Wars universe at that time.
Awesome really enjoyed this radio drama if you are a Star Wars fan this is a must have item. Would recommend this to anyone.Published 4 months ago by Jonathan King
ok my lead in was not exactly true... this is not a NEW look at star wars but if you have never heard the original radio shows before then you will love this. Read morePublished 5 months ago by what
This is Star Wars. I have love the movies since I was a Kid and have been searching for the Radio Drama's ever since I heard them on Public Radio. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K.Giles
Actually that's all this is - words. I highly recommend this. It is a greatly expanded version of the Star Wars story and great fun to listen to. Highly recommended!Published 8 months ago by MLS
At some point between childhood and adulthood the story we knew as Star Wars became the evil half-machine we now know as "The Star Wars Franchise. Read morePublished 18 months ago by rabbit-light
The Star Wars radio drama degrades as the trilogy goes on- both in length and in quality. Episode 4 adds quite a few scenes, making an interesting addition, though I suppose some... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Pavel Bass
I wanted to like these so much. Listen to my favorite trilogy while driving to do my errands everyday? Don't mind if I do! Read morePublished 20 months ago by K. Hatch
I'm part of the generation that literally grew up with STAR WARS, ten years old when it was first released. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by D. E. Griffiths