42. It’s the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, and it’s how many years it’s been since Star Wars first hit the world’s cinemas.

It was simply called Star Wars then, too, before the name changes – and the odd scene change. That was the beginning of the Skywalker saga, and with it culminating in the ninth movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this month, it’s time to quickly look back.

To that end, a brief but quite wonderful featurette has been released, featuring a bunch of behind the scenes and interview footage with the original cast, along with many of them today – and a few of the newer faces as well.

Even if you’re reaching Star Wars promotional overload, this one’s worth it.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands in Australian cinemas from December 19.

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