George Lucas:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Born 1944 in Modesto, CA; raised on a walnut ranch. Attended USC film school; while in school, he made various films including THX-1138. He co-wrote and directed the award-winning film American Graffiti. He is best known for Star Wars, box office champ in its time and winner of seven Academy Awards.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

3D 'Chess' Game Board - let the wookie win
A flatbed 3D display which is used to play chess-style board games in three dimensions.

Star Wars (1976)

Comlink
Short for communications link; a small portable communicator.

Star Wars (1976)

Death Star - that's no moon
The logical endpoint of a galactic empire.

Star Wars (1976)

Deflector Shield
A energy field used to shunt the energy of offensive weapons aside.

Star Wars (1976)

Droid (Star Wars) - lucas trademark
A contraction of "android", it actually describes one of a variety of robots.

Star Wars (1976)

Escape Pod - check the pod, Darth
A small ship used solely as a "life boat."

Star Wars (1976)

Habitable Exoplanet Moon
An Earthlike moon that orbits a gas giant.

Star Wars (1976)

Ion Cannon
Fires blasts of charged particles.

Star Wars (1976)

Landspeeder - the future of hovercraft
A small repulsion-based hovercraft capable of high speeds over flat terrain.

Star Wars (1976)

Lightsaber - the original light saber
A sword the blade of which is formed by a beam of visible light which cuts like a laser.

Star Wars (1976)

R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - the original
Now the generic term for a small, maneuverable robot.

Star Wars (1976)

Remote (or Seeker Remote) - Jedi training device
A training aid for use by Jedi knights.

Star Wars (1976)

Restraining Bolt - keeps robots in check
A device that makes sure a robot does what you want (rather than what it wants).

Star Wars (1976)

Sandcrawler - Jawa condo
A very large mobile home, used by jawas on the deserts of Tatooine.

Star Wars (1976)

Sensor Arm
An extendable multipurpose sensor cluster.

Star Wars (1976)

Supralight Drive
A propulsion system that allows a spacecraft to travel faster than light.

Star Wars (1976)

T.I.E. Fighter (Tie Fighter) - the bane of the rebel resistance in Star Wars
A highly maneuverable fighter spacecraft using an ion drive propulsion system.

Star Wars (1976)

Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth) - automated religion
Automated religious confessional with monotone, programmed responses.

THX 1138 (1970)

Vaporator
A device which extracted moisture from the air for use in farming.

Star Wars (1976)


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