… that Luke, Leia, Han, R2-D2, Obi-Wan, and Darth entered our lives.

In honor of the anniversary, let’s revisit a nearly 10-year-old column from John Hood contrasting the politics of Star Wars and Star Trek.

In Star Wars, evil characters have been seduced by the dark side of the Force. They have given into temptation, and are held accountable for their actions. The Star Wars movies are really morality tales, and have a strong religious component in spite of themselves. No one argues that Sith Lords might have turned out differently if they had just been enrolled in a quality preschool program.