The beginning of the franchise started way back in 1977. It was the geek phenomenon, and it captured the space is the new frontier ethos among geeks. Terrifyingly huge in its vision, the saga stretches across 6 movies, games and online worlds. The plot? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... It's too long to explain. George Lucas didn't just create a masterpiece, he created an industry.

Techie Chewable Nugget: Galactic Civilizations

Quotable quote: "May the force be with you."