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From the opening of the 1938 version of The War of the Worlds: "In the thirty-ninth year of the twentieth century came the great disillusionment, near the end of October....the war scare was over."
The Radio Drama of A New Hope has this scene, in which Darth Vader is interrogating Leia with a combination of drugs and the Dark Side of the Force, making her suggestible. Vader tells her that her father wants to know what she's done with the Death Star plans, and goes from gently coaxing to telling her her father orders she tell them. When she gasps that Father wouldn't, Vader switches to telling her that she's in incredible pain. Burning alive, and her flesh has been torn apart, she's dying!