Anyone got a reference for this stuff? I've been watching some of the movies and cartoons with my son. He loves Star Wars now, and, beyond knowing Luke is the son of Darth Vader, I'm lost. I've seen the movies a long time ago, but where I get lost is why are all the soldiers in the Clone Wars cartoon dressed like storm troopers? How did we get from a Repulic to the Empire? Where did all the Jedi go? For that matter, where did all the Sith go? From what I gather, they were the jedi that fell to the dark side. The only ones in the original movies were the Emporer and Vader. What is the un-dark side called? In any case, I think my son liking stuff so old that I was too young to get into it is really funny.