Chris Tauber

Director J.J. Abrams and the Star Wars special effects crew on how they created a fitting farewell
The stars, the director, the droids, the creatures, the secrets, the new photos — we have them all in this packed commemorative edition
Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and more stars share memories of Carrie Fisher in PEOPLE's new special issue Star Wars: The Ultimate Guide to The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Force Awakens' chief of creature and droid effects tells PEOPLE "it took us a long time to find Maz [Kanata] creatively."
Princess Leia is now called "General" in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Director J.J. Abrams reassures that Luke is "a very important aspect of the story"
"A Wookiee survives over a period of time," says Peter Mayhew
Costume designer Michael Kaplan dishes to PEOPLE on the new character outfits for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
"I was trying to do something that would again be iconic, simple, realistic, but not overdone," says Star Wars' chief hair designer
"There's quite a lot," says creature-concept designer Jake Lunt Davies
Did J.J. Abrams and Harrison Ford create any more epic Han Solo moments?
Anthony Daniels explains to PEOPLE how modern technology has improved the C-3PO suit for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
"In Kenya they would play Star Wars during public holidays," Lupita Nyong'o says of her bond to the franchise. "So it was something I could look forward to. I watched it five or six years in a row"
The inside scoop on Andy Serkis' mysterious villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Billie Lourd tells PEOPLE she and her mom watched Star Wars "at least once a week" growing up
Where is Luke Skywalker now? Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gives PEOPLE a hint
"If we got intoxicated by the nostalgia of what we were doing, the movie was gonna suck," Abrams, 49, admits in PEOPLE's new Star Wars special issue
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the lines between good an evil may be blurred
"Poe evolved from the initial idea to what ended up being in the film," Oscar Isaac tells PEOPLE of his character
Adorable as the droid may be, BB-8 may have a few tricks in the works
The British actor endured sizzling temperatures while shooting the buzzy sequel in the scorching Abu Dhabi desert