Technology In Star Wars

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Star Wars is a hugely popular science fiction film, featuring grand battles, alien species, and a mysterious energy called The Force. With seven films in the enterprise, Star Wars is a widely known collection of science fiction films. Following the Sci-Fi genre, Star Wars using far advanced technology throughout the film as common place. Though Sci-Fi films usually follow a more fearful approach to science and technology. Using this logic, Star Wars does not fit the typical Sci-Fi genre. This is shown through their use of technology, the antagonist forces, and the force being a key component throughout the films.
Technology in Star Wars is far advanced from anything humans have created to this point. However, to the characters portrayed much of this technology is old, frequently being referred to as junk. As stated by Lando Calrissian, “You know, that ship's saved my life quite a few times. She's the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!” (Ratcliffe)
Though this is far advanced from the current state of technology, it is common for the time in which the films take place. This type of view on technology
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There is so much technology in these films that mankind could one day create, so much that could be based off of science. Though the film shows us the technology present is common place for that universe, it takes the audience by storm and captivates like no film before it’s time. The antagonist, while using science to an extreme potential, is not science itself and could exist without technology. And the final nail in the coffin, the force. The key which ties all the films together and fuels the fire between the opposing forces is a work of fantasy. What is the force? A non-scientific power which just is. However, it wouldn’t be right to say Star Wars isn’t science fiction. There is just too much based on science to say that it’s just fantasy. Instead the answer is simple, it’s both science fiction and
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