In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
It was just announced that Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga will be called The Last Jedi.
I'm sure you all remember that Episode III, Return Of The Jedi, was first announced as Revenge Of The Jedi, before George Lucas decided that was too harsh. (I recall seeing a low-budget film around that time where one teen asked another "Do you want to see Revenge Of The Jedi?" I'm sure they were not happy when Lucas changed his mind.)
There's already a lot of speculation regarding this last Jedi. Is it Luke (new hope to last Jedi)? Rey? Is it plural? Does it mean the Jedi are coming back?
Whatever, they sure fell off the map fast. In the original Star Wars, you got the feeling it was an ancient, long-forgotten cult from centuries ago. Then came the prequels--ah yes, the prequels, screwing with our ideas of what happened. Thanks, George. We saw that the Jedi were well-known, common, and running things just a generation before Luke and Leia saved the rebellion.
Things happened fast a long time ago.