J.J. Abrams + 11 more sci-fi supergeeks on why they love Star Wars

It was 35 years ago this week that Star Wars hit silver screens around the world and changed movies forever. Three and a half decades, six flicks of varying quality, two TV series and countless books, comics, toys, fan films and cosplayers later, it's still one of the most influential cultural touchstones ever, and Hollywood's biggest geeks still turn to it for inspiration.

In honor of 35 years of the Force, we've assembled thoughts from some of the biggest celebrity Star Wars fans on why George Lucas' creation means so much to them.

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