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Six years after "Star Wars" made its debut, the original series came to a close with "Return of the Jedi." For Lucas, it was a welcome ending.
"There hasn't really been one day in the last 10 years that I haven't had to wake up in the morning and say, 'God, I've got to worry about this movie,'" Lucas said at the time
. "Now I feel as if this huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders ... If I had to do it all over again, I'd have to think about it, especially if I knew what I was going to have to give up in order to get it."