Saturday, October 24, 2015

Star Wars – Royal Mail First Day Cover

The new Royal Mail First Day Cover is dedicated to Star Wars, issuing 18 new stamps to celebrate Star Wars and the upcoming release of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Story so far is as follows:
George Lucas’s space fantasy Star Wars is set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and tells an epic story of a battle between good and evil. Exploding onto cinema screens in 1977, this film saga- soon to be joined by The Force Awakens- has become a huge cultural phenomenon, enthralling fans around the world.

In many respects, Star Wars is the story of the Skywalker family, spanning generations across the galaxy: from the boyhood of Anakin Skywalker on the desert planet Tatooine, through Anakin’s meteoric rise as a Jedi and his tragic fall after being lured by an evil tyrant to become Darth Vader, to Anakin’s son and daughter, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, working together to redeem their father and never losing faith in the goodness behind Vader’s inhuman mask.

The struggle of good and evil in Star Wars is powerfully represented by a mystical energy called the Force, which pervades the entire galaxy and everything within it. The Force has two sides, the light and the dark. The light side is associated with compassion, selflessness, self-enlightenment and healing, while the dark side is aligned with hatred, fear, anger and jealousy.

The mystical Jedi Knights train to sense and control the light side of the Force, using it only for good, while their sworn enemies, the Sith, seek to embrace the power and destructive energy of the dark side. Ultimately, Star Wars is about the eternal struggle to achieve a lasting balance between the forces of good and evil . . . 

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