An array of colorful personalities bring their perspectives and revelations to Galaxy Built on Hope.
Set Decorator Roger Christian made the weapons and props for Star Wars as well as dressing the sets. His approach, emphasizing a realistic believable look, made the wildly imaginative sets of George Lucas' epic fantasy understandable and accessible to a broad audience.
Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro is a world leader in horror cinema, best known for his films Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water. The first day he saw Star Wars in the theater, he kept returning to see it four times.
Former Wall Street Journal bureau chief Steve Sansweet has been called by George Lucas "The number one fan of Star Wars." Sansweet maintains a vast museum called Rancho Obi-Wan, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world. A writer of many books on Star Wars, Sansweet was also Lucasfilm's longtime head of Fan Relations.
Sansweet brings Galaxy Built on Hope into his Rancho Obi-Wan museum to share stories of some of his rarest treasures.
Cinema sound design legend Ben Burtt created the fantastic original sounds of the Star Wars universe, including the electronic voice of R2-D2 and the unforgettable hum of the lightsaber. Ben shares the precise origin of the lightsaber sound in Galaxy Built on Hope.
Cinema art department veteran Bill Harman built the first prototype R2-D2 and the original landspeeder for the Star Wars production. He tells his story on video for the first time in Galaxy Built on Hope.
American filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author directed the 2009 Star Wars comedy Fanboys, as well as the 2013 Star Wars concept artist documentary Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master.
British TV and radio presenter David Whitely presented and produced the 2017 Star Wars documentary The Galaxy Britain Built, which aired on BBC network television.
Other special guests include Star Wars veteran production manager Robert Watts, Star Wars archaeologist location scout Dr. David West Reynolds, Canadian film critic Richard Crouse, Star Wars artist Paul Bateman, film composer A. R. Rahman, and more.