The exhibit "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination," running at Boston's Museum of Science from Oct. 27, 2005, to April 30, 2006, plays host to costumes and props from all six "Star Wars" films and takes a look at current research that could someday lead to real-life versions of the cinematic technologies. One of the items on display is Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder, from the original 1977 movie, now known as "Episode IV: A New Hope."
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