Star Wars 40th anniversary: Facts you may not know

Star Wars expert Brian Jay Jones guides us through some of the lesser known facts about the space movie franchise.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film

Originally published on May 25, 2017

Brian Jay Jones is a treasure trove of information on Star Wars and George Lucas. With this year being the 40th anniversary of Star Wars IV: A New Hope hitting the big screen, Jones, the author of George Lucas: A Life, guides us through the Star Wars universe with information and background on some of the lesser known facts about the space movie franchise.

For example, do you know the unlikely link between Star Wars and Flash Gordon? Or, why C-3PO has an English accent? Or better still, what Lucas was actually doing on the day the first Star Wars film was released? (Let's just say he might have forgot something.)

Jones reveals the answer to these questions and many more as we celebrate this Star Wars milestone.

— Produced by Ty Callender

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