Imagine life without Star Wars. It kind of sucks, right? But that’s just because we think about not knowing Darth Vader and R2-D2 and Han Solo and light sabers and Death Stars. But imagine not just not having Star Wars in our pop culture but also not having all the things thatStar Wars influenced. All the things we love that were made possible by Star Wars would change.
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The chart above breaks down the influence of Star Wars and was made by Shutterstock and Pop Chart Lab. From the its design aesthetic to the special effects it spawned, the lovable robot characters, and so on, it paved the way for so much of what we love today. So yeah, life without Star Wars would totally suck.
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