When Anthony Edwards’ adventures in space and time were the coolest in the universe, he had a name for his fame: The Adventures Of Anthony Edwards.
The character, originally created by author Robert Heinlein and a short story written by a friend, was conceived as a companion to the original, and Edwards eventually brought his own ideas to the table.
He named the first version after his mother, who lived in the early 1950s, and she also came up with a name.
She named the second version after her grandmother, who died in 1970, which was based on Edwards’ favorite childhood memory of growing up.
Edwards was an early fan of Star Trek, and in the mid-’70s, when he was writing a series of Star Wars novels, he pitched a story in which the villainous Darth Vader appeared on the ship, and a boy named Luke Skywalker (later played by Harrison Ford) went on a mission to stop him.
The two of them were forced to fight in space, and the fight was one of the most iconic moments in Star Wars lore.
In the books, Darth Vader had to fight off a group of rebels led by the evil Jedi Master Darth Sidious, who had invaded the planet Crait.
He was defeated, and was revealed to be the one who killed his parents, Leia and Luke.
Edwards’ version of Vader was the inspiration for the character’s iconic voice, and it made the first novel, The Adventures, the best-selling novel of all time.
(The film Star Wars: Episode IV Revenge of the Sith, which opened in theaters in 1977, was an obvious inspiration.)
Edwards was a big fan of James Bond, so he approached James Bond producer James Bond about having his name appear in the novel.
“I remember thinking to myself, this is amazing.
There’s no way he can’t be James Bond,” Edwards said in an interview with Vanity Fair.
The first novel was called The Adventures.
The book was published in 1979.
“It was the biggest thing ever,” Edwards says.
“There was no way it could be any bigger than it was.”
After it sold a million copies in its first year, Edwards sold the book to a publishing house, and that was the start of what became the Star Wars franchise.
But there was more to Edwards’ story than just a plot.
He also wrote the screenplay for Star Wars.
The film was released in 1980, but it wasn’t Edwards’ idea to direct it.
In fact, the movie wasn’t actually filmed until after the book had been written.
“He was just very happy to get a chance to do it,” Edwards tells Newsweek.
“And it was the only time he ever got a chance.”
The book sold a lot of copies, but Edwards didn’t realize the success of his creation.
The paperback version was also released in 1981, but only because the first printing ran out.
In 1984, Edwards was working on another novel, and he turned to his wife, Gail Dines, for help.
“She was in the writing phase and she said, ‘I need to see what you can do for me on the screen.’
And I said, OK, Gee, that’s cool, but I want to do something with this story.”
So he wrote the story of Darth Vader and the Rebel Alliance, which would eventually be turned into a trilogy.
“You know, I’m not the best storyteller,” Edwards told Vanity Fair, “but I knew I wanted to tell this story.
And then I wrote it, and then I went back to Gail, and we started writing the script.”
The trilogy was released under the title The Phantom Menace, and by the time The Phantom Women came out in 1990, the book was still selling well.
“They knew we had this big book, and they knew we were going to be successful,” Edwards recalls.
“Because, you know, there was something about it that people had really connected to, which is the fact that the hero is a woman.
And I was a man.
And people were interested in that.”