Well I guess this star wars is happening. I have never really been a big trekkie or Jedi, or whatever. However I did have a phase I went through where I was obsessed with the space race and han solo, mars and so on and so forth. There have been some questions in my head about Star wars I feel should be answered. There are not many ambiguities left in the franchise and if you ask me the prequels were all about taking away ambiguity. The Midchlorian crap took away what was a great spiritual reality for the universe. However, ever since I was a little kid I have wondered what the opening statement meant. And more importantly, where's earth? Lucas was trying to create a mythology that wasn't from the past nor the present but rather the future. I get that, but I still can't place the star wars universe and it irritates me every time. I used to think Yavin was earth but it isn't. So if anyone can explain to me let me know. When it says "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away", does it mean that were are watching this from way in the future as if it has already happened, or are we watching it in the present and mankinds origins do not belong to earth? Maybe earth is some experiment done by the Galactic Republic, forgotten when the rebellion won? Maybe the universe is like middle earth and I shouldn't be asking questions that make my head hurt? I don't know it makes my head hurt.