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"Star Wars takes place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," if you are slow and didn't quite get that the first time I mentioned it. Yes, George Lucas was such a mastermind, he didn't have to set his story in the future, which is clearly a Sci-Fi cliché.
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Star Wars takes place in the past, completely ignoring every law of science and common sense about technology there is to ignore. The movie also takes place in an alternate galaxy, because it seems like it should. Really, look at the Milky Way. BORING! Unless you throw in an extra dimension or two, you just can't make our humble galaxy interesting."

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"No tales of the past can compare to this romance of the future"
The same trailer, getting a bit confused.

"A long time ago, In a Janitor's closet far far away."
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A long time ago, but somehow in the future...

"This story happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It is already over. Nothing can be done to change it. It is a story of love and loss, brotherhood and betrayal, courage and sacrifice and the death of dreams. It is a story of the blurred line between our best and our worst. It is the story of the end of an age. A strange thing about stories—though this all happened so long ago and so far away that words cannot describe the time or the distance, it is also happening right now. Right here. It is happening as you read these words. This is how twenty-five millennia come to a close."
—From the intro of Matt Stover's novelization of Revenge of the Sith

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Gavin Free: It's actually blown my mind that it's way in the past and really far away. They should have put that in the beginning of the movie!
Michael Jones, Geoff Ramsay, Jack Patillo, Ryan Haywood and Matt Bragg: THEY DID!


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