Contributors: Feb. 10, 1997

BRUCE HANDY, who wrote this week's Star Wars cover story, was a 12-year-old growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area when he saw his first George Lucas film, the 1971 science-fiction feature THX-1138. So when the story called for spending a day at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, he jumped at the chance to interview his boyhood hero and watch him put the finishing touches on the "special edition" rerelease of the Star Wars trilogy. Handy remembers well when the original film came out in 1977. "I must have seen it five times that summer," he says. And how...

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