Star Wars is an outer space epic from the mind of George Lucas.
The franchise began in 1977 with the film release of Star Wars, which quickly became a global phenomenon. Upon its success, two sequel films were then released in theaters, first with The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, followed by Return of the Jedi in 1983.
This original trilogy of movies became known as Episodes IV through VI, with a trilogy of prequel movies released years later. After more than two decades passed, a new Star Wars film returned to the big screen with the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999. Episode II: Attack of the Clones followed in 2002, and the third installment of the prequel trilogy was released in 2005 with Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
The Star Wars franchise has expanded outside of major motion pictures into nearly every available media and retail outlet. Books, toys, televisions series, video games, comic books and apparel have boosted the presence of this fictional universe.
A series of intergalactic battles known as the Clone Wars takes place, featured in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, as well as in the 2D animated television series Star Wars: Clone Wars and the 3D CGI television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is in these Clone Wars where this website’s namesake, the Kandosii Squad, fought as Republic Commandos.