Mark Hamill (right) and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and C-3PO in the radio adaptation of Star Wars.
By Derek John
This week, the latest installment in the Star Wars film saga is posting record numbers around the world. In 1981, NPR hoped the interstellar fable would do the same for its audience numbers. That's right: Some of you may have forgotten (and some might not even know) that the network created three radio dramas based on George Lucas' original three movies.