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Original Star Wars Trailer Surfaces Online (and it is as amazing as you think it is)


In all of it’s 1970’s glory, the original teaser trailer for “Star Wars” has surfaced online. The trailer touts the now iconic science fiction film as a simple “story of a boy, a girl, and a universe.” In the trailer, you will also notice the lack of the series classic yellow logo which had not been created yet.

The two-minute trailer employs on brief glimpses of Darth Vader and no use of John Williams’ iconic score — but it does boast “aliens from a thousand worlds.” Unfortunately for the trailer, it seems to replace “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” with the less amazing sounding, “Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now.”

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, hit theaters in 1977. In case you have been living under a rock or in one of those families that thinks science fiction is poppy cock,  the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance as they plot to destroy the powerful Death Star space station, a devastating weapon created by the evil Galactic Empire. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids carrying the stolen plans to the Death Star. After the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droids, Skywalker decides to accompany Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droids, rebel leader Princess Leia, and save the galaxy.

You can watch the magnificent 70’s trailer below:

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