For Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Knights are legends from the past, heroes from another time whose light has been extinguished by the dark conflict raging in the galaxy. Then Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi reveals a long-held secret to young Skywalker - Luke's own father was a Jedi. When Luke ignites his father's lightsaber for the first time, he begins a journey down a difficult yet magnificent path that leads to the salvation of an entire galaxy. The Force is strong in Luke and he grows in skill and wisdom through the teachings of Ben Kenobi and his training with the wise Jedi Master Yoda. Strengthened by their profound guidance and encouragement, Luke pierces the oppressive darkness with the brilliant slash of a lightsaber - a Jedi has returned from the mists of legend to fight for freedom. Attacking enemies with skill and courage, Luke reawakens hope in the despairing hearts of the Rebels and all those who yearn for peace.