30 Best 'Star Wars' Moments

From jaw-dropping lightsaber duels to last-minute rescues, we count down the saga's most unforgettable may-the-Force-be-with-you scenes

30. Luke and the Binary Suns ('A New Hope')

It's small moment in the original Star Wars (or, if you like, "Episode IV"), but a striking one: A frustrated Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) storms out of his uncle’s farm and stands on a small rise, looking out at Tatooine’s two suns setting in the distance. It’s a classic sci-fi image, straight off of a vintage paperback or 1950s SF magazine cover, and a nice homage to the movie's pulpy roots. But the scene is both poignant and majestic (thanks, in no small part, to John Williams’ magnificent score), a nice shorthand for Skywalker's longing for excitement and adventure. Be careful what you wish for, Luke.