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May 25, 1977: Fans line up during opening weekend to see "Star Wars" at the Coronet Theatre in San Francisco. The Geary Boulevard movie house seated close to 2,000 and became a Mecca for the "Star Wars" films, before it was demolished in 2007.

May 25, 1977: Fans line up during opening weekend to see "Star Wars" at the Coronet Theatre in San Francisco. The Geary Boulevard movie house seated close to 2,000 and became a Mecca for the "Star Wars" films, before it was demolished in 2007.

The post-Star Wars years saw a boom for existing science-fiction franchises. The era launched Star Trek into the movies and brought this well-loved character back from comic strips, film serials, and early television. Glen Larson, who was also working on Battlestar Galactica at the time, reimagined Buck Rogers as a NASA Astronaut in the then-future year of 1987. While on a mission into deep space, an accident sends him into cryogenic stasis and returns him to Earth five centuries later. The…

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US President Ronald Reagan gives his “Star Wars” speech on March 23, 1983, proposing a space-based defense system equipped with high-powered lasers that would shoot down incoming Soviet missiles. (courtesy: pophistorydig.com)

US President Ronald Reagan gives his “Star Wars” speech on March 23, 1983, proposing a space-based defense system equipped with high-powered lasers that would shoot down incoming Soviet missiles. (courtesy: pophistorydig.com)

The existing six Star Wars films are already on Blu-ray (in "special edition" versions)But just in time for the the debut of The Force Awakens this December, the movies are being be re-released in some new packaging. Twentieth Century Fox, which distributed those movies for Lucasfilm announced on Wednesday that the whole repackaged collection will go on sale Oct.13, while the individual films will be available Nov. 10.

'Star Wars' Blu-rays will get new packaging

Star Wars Holiday Sweater is the Greatest Holiday Sweater

Star Wars Holiday Sweater is the Greatest Holiday Sweater

The Last Jedi star helped close out the Celebration with a funny story involving himself and Carrie Fisher sneaking into a movie theater.

Mark Hamill Says 'Star Wars' Trailer Was Heckled First Time He Saw It

The first golden trio of 'Star Wars.'

The first golden trio of 'Star Wars.'

Razer acquires audiovisual icon THX as it explores growth beyond the games industry Razer the company that developshardware and services for gamers and the world of gaminghas made an acquisition tocatapult it to more platforms and more people: the company has acquired THX the legendary audio and video quality assurance company that was originally founded by George Lucas as part of LucasFilm.  Razers CEO Min-Liang Tan said in an interviewthat the terms of the dealare not being disclosed. But…

Razer acquires audiovisual icon THX as it explores growth beyond the games industry Razer the company that developshardware and services for gamers and the world of gaminghas made an acquisition tocatapult it to more platforms and more people: the company has acquired THX the legendary audio and video quality assurance company that was originally founded by George Lucas as part of LucasFilm. Razers CEO Min-Liang Tan said in an interviewthat the terms of the dealare not being disclosed. But…

May 25, 1977: Fans line up during opening weekend to see "Star Wars" at the Coronet Theatre in San Francisco. The Geary Boulevard movie house seated close to 2,000 and became a Mecca for the "Star Wars" films, before it was demolished in 2007.

May 25, 1977: Fans line up during opening weekend to see "Star Wars" at the Coronet Theatre in San Francisco. The Geary Boulevard movie house seated close to 2,000 and became a Mecca for the "Star Wars" films, before it was demolished in 2007.

Chewbacca, left, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in a scene from George Lucas' "Star Wars" (1977). "Star Wars," which ran Friday, May 27, 1977. The movie premiered in theaters May 25, 1977.

'Star Wars': Newsday's 1977 movie review of the original

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