Amid all the spaceships, blasters, and droids, it's easy to forget that the "Star Wars" saga takes place in the distant past. But the appearances of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher in the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" serve as a potent reminder of the passage of time.

After all, it's been more than 38 years since we first saw them in the original trilogy. Here's what the stars of the original trilogy have been up to since we first saw them a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.