George Lucas' Decision that Paved the Way for the New Star Wars Films

As excitement for the new Star Wars films heats up with casting announcements and the reappearance of some fan favorites, take a look back at George Lucas' 1997 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show to celebrate the 20th-anniversary reissue of the iconic series' first film, Star Wars: A New Hope. George explains the small sacrifice he made for creative control of the franchise—a decision that ended up being very smart indeed. Plus, find out why he never offered to try on C-3PO's suit.

Original airdate: February 18, 1997

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