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How to refer to Star Wars?

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Okay, we all know the 1977 Star Wars has undergone a ton of changes over the years. But what would be the correct title to use when you want to refer to the Original Theatrical release? I know it only said Star Wars no episode or title, but now what’s right??

Star Wars
Star Wars 1977
Star Wars Episode 4
Star Wars A New Hope

Thinking about it, what’s the best way to entitle a disc?

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Darn, since there’s NO forum search & Google didn’t pick it up I assumed no one asked. Thanks for the FYI!

Remember, short controlled bursts.

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STAR WARS (1977).

That’s how I would label a disc.

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To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

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pittrek said:

To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

I don’t recall Return of the Jedi ever being THE Return of the Jedi.

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The One with Alec Guinness
The One with the Snow Walkers
The One with the Teddy Bears

The One with Boring Scenes
The Other One with Boring Scenes
The One with Four-Sabers Guy

The One with Another F**king Death Star
The One with Creepy CG Tarkin
The One with the Porgs

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That’s pretty good but Alec Guinness is in all three films. I’d recommend changing it to The One with Peter Cushing.

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No wait, TFA had a whole bunch of those at once. Damn this Friends-style naming scheme is difficult to pull off for ANH!

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pittrek said:

To be the original trilogy is and always will be Star Wars, (The) Empire (Strikes Back) and (The Return of the) Jedi

You sound like you have a cold.

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Go to this thread

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If I’m saying it in a sentence, it would be '77 Star Wars. If I was writing it down, it would be Star Wars (1977) or STAR WARS.

Man, who cares?

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It depends for me. I could call it Episode IV, or the original Star Wars, or just Star Wars, or A New Hope, or ANH or SW.

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crissrudd4554 said:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-vs-A-New-Hope/id/47058

I think that was the first thread I made. Or maybe it was the thread asking about the name of General Dodonna that really didn’t warrent its own thread.

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TV’s Frink said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

crissrudd4554 said:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-vs-A-New-Hope/id/47058

I think that was the first thread I made.

It would be nice if everyone would give it the respect it deserves, no?

Counter-point: “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.”

“My conscious wants vegetarianism to win the world, while my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat, but what do I want?”

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AveKender said:

The One with Alec Guinness
The One with the Snow Walkers
The One with the Teddy Bears

The One with Boring Scenes
The Other One with Boring Scenes
The One with Four-Sabers Guy

The One with Another F**king Death Star
The One with Creepy CG Tarkin
The One with the Porgs

Actually, TFA should be the one with yet another Death Star. Can’t believe people let it slide in RotJ but not TFA.

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How I refer to the films
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of The Jedi
The Phantom Menace
Attack of The Clones
Revenge of The Sith
The Force Awakens
Rogue One
The Last Jedi

Nicky Dee

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nickyd47 said:

How I refer to the films
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of The Jedi
The Phantom Menace
Attack of The Clones
Revenge of The Sith
The Force Awakens
Rogue One
The Last Jedi

FTFM

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When I talk to my 14yo nephew about the Star Wars movies, he’s not really that big a fan and has a hard time remembering which Episode number goes by which subtitle. At one point, he asked me why I don’t just call them by their episode numbers, and I said that it wasn’t until the prequels came out that their numbers even were on the box or that Star Wars was marketed as A New Hope.

Then I showed him images of OT posters and VHS boxes to prove my point.

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Harmy said:
It’s like it’s quite possible that Picasso would have loved to use Photoshop for some of his paintings if it was available back then, but if you take a picture from Picasso and recreate it in Photoshop, it’s not going to be the same picture and it can hardly be used to demonstrate Picasso’s brush techniques.

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