A Long Time Ago: Mythologizing STAR WARS

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

The opening lines of each Star Wars film have practically become mythologized all on their own. It’s the sci-fi equivalent of ‘once upon a time,’ and anyone even remotely involved in pop culture can recognize that phrase in an instant. The ironic thing is that a lot of people tend to forget about the “long time ago” portion: Star Wars is not a futuristic film, nor is George Lucas trying to depict what the galaxy will be like centuries or millennia ahead of us.