Star Wars is a fictional epic science fiction, fantasy, space operate series created by George Lucas. The story is made up of a number of archetypal motifs common to science fiction, political climax, and classic mythology; music also played a large part in telling the story. The series began in 1977 with the hit film Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, continued with two more films in an original trilogy, three prequel films, and a number of television shows, books, comics, role-playing games, video games, and various other mediums. It became a large part of mainstream culture throughout the world, and is one of the highest-grossing film series of all time.
- Main article: Alternative Star Wars Saga
The Star Wars fan community spans worldwide on thousands of internet websites and beyond, some of which includes fan fiction. One of these fan fiction efforts is the Alternative Star Wars Saga. The Alternative Saga was founded in 2008 by fan fiction authors Squishy Vic, Wayne Lipman III, and Brandon Rhea as an effort to re-imagine the Star Wars Saga, similar to successful film re-imaginings like Casino Royale and Batman Begins. The series has a number of novels and is still being written by Rhea and Lipman; Squishy Vic left the project in late 2008.