Designing the sound of any movie is an incredible creative feat all on its own. The actions that happen on screen must be translated into sounds that represent what exists in the real world, and in most genres the sound designer makes decisions that represent the vision of the director. But when a film takes place in an imagined world, the possibilities multiply tenfold. Sounds must not only represent reality, but must also create—from scratch—a reality that either never existed or, in the case of Star Wars, existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Listen as the technology, locations, life forms, and atmosphere of this beloved franchise come to life with every whoosh, gurgle, beep, and screech.

Do you, like us, have a passion for all things classic “Star Wars”? Then don’t miss our videos: The Funny Thing About “Star Wars” or George Lucas: The Early Years. We also have great profiles on original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. If you are also into the new movies, we have vidoes of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” director Ron Howard, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director JJ Abrams, and see our profiles of stars Adam Driver and John Boyega.