(Side Note: OK, I realize this somewhat contradicts an earlier post I had, but the more I think about it, the more I believe this one is true.)

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Although it takes place “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” Star Wars has always been – at least marginally – a franchise about the future. It’s been described as “more space-fantasy than science fiction,” but it trades in futuristic technologies like spaceships and portable instant communicators at least as much as wizards and knights-errant.

Wait a second though, because while spaceships of the Star Wars variety are absolutely science fiction, portable communicators are definitely not a futuristic technology.

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