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Long Long Time In A Galaxy Far Far Away \/\/TOP\\\\

The Star Wars opening crawl is a signature device of the opening sequences of every numbered film of the Star Wars series, an American epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas. Within a black sky background featuring a smattering of stars, the crawl is preceded both by the opening static blue text, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." and by the Star Wars logo which recedes toward a central point on the screen before disappearing. The crawl text, which describes the backstory and context of the film, then recedes toward a higher point in relation to the screen and with an apparent effect of disappearing in the distance. The visuals are accompanied by the "Main Title Theme", composed by John Williams.

Long long time in a galaxy far far away

According to Dennis Muren, who worked on the first six films, crawls on the original trilogy films were accomplished by filming physical models laid out on the floor. The models were approximately 60 cm (2') wide and 1.80 m (6') long. The crawl effect was accomplished by the camera moving longitudinally along the model. It was difficult and time-consuming to achieve a smooth scrolling effect. Afterwards, versions in other languages (such as German, French and Spanish) were produced by Industrial Light & Magic.[1][9]

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated that the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One would "more than likely" eschew certain traditional elements of the franchise, including the crawl, in an effort to distinguish it from the main film series.[10] In fact, Rogue One retains "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...", but then immediately cuts to the opening scene with no crawl. At the end of the opening scene, the title "ROGUE ONE" recedes against a star field, like the "STAR WARS" title of the main series, then there is a cut to the next scene.

The second spin-off film Solo does not feature a crawl, but does feature an introductory text shown sentence by sentence in the same font and color as and immediately after "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....".[11]

A galaxy far, far away is a setting for a story which is so far away from Earth, that the very fact of its distance lends an air of credibility to even the most fantastic of plots. After all, no one really knows what's out there in the vastness of space. There may be elements we've never heard of. The laws of physics may not work the same way. There may be space gods, ancient civilizations, Rubber-Forehead Aliens, all kinds of Applied Phlebotinum. Just about anything is fair game, because no one can prove that a given aspect of the story is impossible.

People have set their fantasy stories "far far away" for as long as they've been telling stories, but how far qualifies as "far away" changes as Technology Marches On. Once upon a time this might have been "about 30 miles south of the village", but as humans were able to travel further and faster, the plausibility of a troll living just over the mountain became less believable, so storytellers began conjuring up distant continents and Lost Worlds that explorers had yet to discover. When Earth was mostly mapped, writers began looking to Mars, Venus and the Moon, and once we were able to get a good look at those, they started setting stories in distant, unknowable space.

Just go to on any of your devices, type in "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away," and enjoy your search results, presented in that signature "Star Wars" opening crawl style. It even plays the theme song.

I don't know if this is canonical, but I believe the answer is that the setting is "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" relative to any given viewer regardless of their position in the space-time continuum. Presenting this up-front tells the viewer that they should put aside any pre-conceptions of how the galaxy, its politics, technology, or life-forms should be constructed. It entirely separates the fantasy world from reality, to provide a deeper immersion into the story.

Authors and researchers may speculate, but I doubt you'd find a canonical answer from George. From what I remember of George's comments (DVD commentaries, documentaries, etc.), he's inclined to want to include as many "mythological motifs" as possible. Consider also the somewhat whimsical initial conception of Star Wars, which apparently included dialogue references to The Lord of the Rings and was entitled Adventures of Luke Starkiller, As Taken From the Journal of the Whills, Saga 1: The Star Wars. As such, Star Wars is framed in many ways as mythology or a fairy tale, for which the deliberately non-specific "long ago and far away" setting is customary.

PH: There is no specific date assigned to the events of the Star Wars movies and there will likely never be. That famous introductory line is supposed to inform audiences that the following two-hours-and-change are pure escapist fantasy, and the rules and preconceptions of the dreary world do not apply. Asking how long "a long time ago" is akin to asking "once upon what time?" at the start of a fairy tale

The timeline on the star wars wiki states that the creation of its Galaxy was 13 billion years prior to the Battle of Yavin (during episodes 4-5-6). Our own Galaxy is 13.2 billion years old and the universe Is 13.8 billion years old. If the galaxies were in fact created at relatively the same point, .6 billion years after the Big Bang. Than we can assume that the original trilogy took place 200 million years ago, but say the galaxies were formed at different points, say the star wars Galaxy was formed around 799700 years after the Big Bang, 199700 years after ours, than Star Wars: into the great unknown could be considered true in the fact that the battle of Yavin occurred around 1804. Although that doesn't seem too "a long time ago". I prefer the former of BOY taking place 200 million years ago.

The best films, even when they are set a long time ago in a galaxy far far away tell us something about ourselves and our place in the real world. We recognise them to be true. Star Wars must do it better than most. And their designers instinctively know what is good and what is bad. I wish that more architects and developers on planet Earth were building with the good side of the force and not creating places for Sith Lords instead of real humans.

By age three, Joseph F. Berenato began a life-long love affair with comic books, monster movies, and science fiction. Hailing from Hammonton, NJ, Joe obtained a B.A. in English and spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette before returning to his roots at his family's blueberry farm. Joe was a contributor to Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters, and is currently hard at work authoring or co-authoring two reference guides for Hasslein Books: It's Alive: The Unauthorized Universal Monsters Encyclopedia (with Jim and Becky Beard) and Something Strange: The Complete Unauthorized Ghostbusters Encyclopedia. A graduate student at Rowan University, Joe will earn an M.A. in writing in 2015. In what little spare time he has left, Joe serves as an administrator, art director, and content contributor at

Lucasfilm, the film and television production company responsible for creating and producing Star Wars, has a long history of protecting its brand and securing its intellectual property. George Lucas himself opted for future merchandising rights over a rise in salary in the 1970s (Fieldfisher). The Star Wars universe has continued to expand and evolve, especially since Walt Disney Studios acquired the production company in 2012. As of 2019, Lucasfilm has over 1,100 federally registered trademarks and 3,952 federally registered copyrights (Suiter Swantz).

A group of international astronomers has just made a momentous discovery. The study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, describes the sighting of the most distant object ever, some 13.5 billion light years away. An accompanying article in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, speculated what the object, a galaxy, may be like.

The galaxy, a faint smudge of starlight in the Hubble images, is tiny compared to the massive galaxies seen in the local universe. Our own Milky Way, for example, is more than 100 times larger. The researchers also described three other galaxies with redshifts greater than 8.3. The study involved a thorough search of data collected from deep imaging of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), a small patch of sky about one-tenth the size of the Moon. During two four-day stretches in summer 2009 and summer 2010, Hubble focused on one tiny spot in the HUDF for a total exposure of 87 hours with the WFC3 infrared camera.

The spatial manifold is expanding exponentially. As such particles are frame dragged along with that expansion. A galaxy observed with z = 8 is being framed dragged by the expansion of space away at 8 times the local speed we measure for light. It is moving not by ordinary velocity, but due to the fact it is commoving along with the expansion of space. It might be asked how it is that we can observe them. A photon emitted by this galaxy will pass through regions which have a slower expansion rate, and as a result reach us.

Simply. Distance and time are related to the speed of light. If you feel, say, the sunlight on your skin, the heat you feel has travelled the gulf of 150 million kilometres (93 million miles). Now light travels at a finite speed of 300,000 kilometres (186,000 miles) per second. Basic calculation, shows that light has taken (distance divided by speed) 500 seconds or 8 minutes 20 seconds to you feel the sunlight.So although the warm of the sun seems instantaneous, it has actually left the sun 8 minutes 20 seconds ago. This was eight minutes in the past. If we see a sunspot on the solar disk, we see the sunspot as it was 8 minutes 20 seconds ago.Now most astronomical objects lie much further than the Sun. The nearest naked-eye star is Alpha Centauri, whose distance is about 4.4 light-years away. This means light takes 4.4 years to leave the stellar disk and travel to Earth. You see the star, but the light you look at is 4.4 years old. It left Alpha Centauri in about August 2006, which is in the past.So in the view, astronomy is actually a historical science, because the light we see from every astronomical object is in the past.


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