Do you remember the first time you watched Star Wars? I can remember slipping the VHS into the player and entering another galaxy. I know how the music and huge reveals moved me. I know how they stirred my essence. 

Of course, I am not alone in this phenomenon, and neither are you. 

From the moment of its release in 1977, Star Wars has become a cultural phenomenon that has not only stood the test of time, but inspired sequels, prequels, and an entire world to be built for generations to come. 

Among the first generation of those influenced are some of our favorite filmmakers now. People like Ridley Scott, John Singleton, and Peter Jackson. 

Check out this video from Movie List and let's talk after.

Star Wars opened up a whole world beyond our wildest dreams to a generation of filmmakers and creative talents. I know this is a wild worry, but there are times I wonder what the world would be like if James Cameron kept driving that truck, or if John Lasseter never pursued animation. 

The wide range of faces in this video, like Ben Burtt, Ed Catmull, Richard Chew, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Irvin Kershner, Lasseter, Dennis Muren, John Singleton, and Steven Spielberg are proof of just how far-reaching these films are. 

As we see a new generation expand beyond the Skywalker saga, the sky's the limit as to where these paths can lead them. Aside from just the storytelling, Star Wars built out a visual effects empire in ILM. 

Source: Movie List