A long, long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away… [cue amazing, soul-electrifying fanfare]
It is a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE.
During the battle rebel spies managed to steal the secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the secret plans that can save her people and restore peace to the galaxy…
I think I must have been about ten years old when I first saw those words scroll across a television screen. Oh boy, was it awesome.