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  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Binary Sunset

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    binary star
    Luke is eating dinner with his aunt and uncle and asks about enrolling in the pilot academy a year earlier. His uncle states that they need his help on the farm and that he will make it up to him next year. Luke gets frustrated and goes outside for a walk. In the distance, there are two suns setting since their planet is in a binary star system.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Destruction of the Death Star

    hero's journey
    slaying the dragon
    Luke and others battle against Darth Vader in an effort to destroy the Death Star, before it fires on the Rebel Base.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Homesteading in Star Wars

    american history
    westward expansion
    This clip shows the Skywalker family discussing some of the difficulties of homesteading; there are obvious parallels to the American homesteading movement.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: "That's No Moon"

    hero's journey
    the labyrinth
    Arriving at Alderaan's co-ordinates, the hero's find that it's been destroyed by a space station known as the Death Star. They are pulled into the Death Star and forced to hide and come up with a plan.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Jump to Lightspeed

    speed of light
    Luke, Ben, Han Solo, and Chewbacca escape the Imperial Forces using the Millennium Falcon. They're being chased by Imperial cruisers, which are gaining on them. Han decides that the only way to lose them is to make the jump to light speed and prepares the ship for the jump. Luke is panicked and tries to rush Han to make the jump, but Han explains that they need to make the right calculations or it could spell disaster.