In this 1977 image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are shown in a scene from "Star Wars" released by 20th Century-Fox. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012, 7:22 AM CDTPublished : Friday, 25 May 2012, 7:16 AM CDT
(CNN/LIN) - Thirty-five years ago, anxious movie-goers saw those famous words for the first time on the silver screen: STAR WARS!
The original film was released on May 25, 1977.
Since then, "Star Wars" has spawned two sequels and three prequels, as well as hundreds of spin-off novels, comic books, TV shows and video games.
It has also inspired countless viral videos on YouTube, including the Star Wars Kid.
And the power of the Force remains strong today, even in advertising.
To mark the occasion, the films' official website StarWars.com has added the theatrical trailer to the first movie on its home page.
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