History Channel show explores the cultural roots of Star Wars

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We are pleased to be working on a new special from the History Channel, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed ! Premiering May 28th at 9 PM EST, the show examines not only the cultural impact of the Star Wars films but also reveals parallels to their historic connections. The show will feature interviews with some famous Star Wars fans as well other important voices in today’s culture. Here is some info on the show:

The special makes the argument that Star Wars’ intensely compelling stories—borrowed from diverse traditions, from Greek mythology and American westerns to the Bible and even Vaudeville—compel us to explore some of the biggest questions of our time. STAR WARS: THE LEGACY REVEALED explores that view through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics, who all weigh in on the creations of George Lucas. The special shows how seldom a movie can make us laugh and think about our role in the universe—which may be why it has stood the test of time.

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