CNN is airing a 6-part docuseries called The Movies. They’re going in a weird order, starting in the 80’s and taking us up to today before jumping back to the 70’s (the one that aired earlier tonight) and then covering the 60’s and “the golden age” for the final two.
When they showed the very last shots up to and including the Death Star blowing up, it was blatantly the original version.
I know every time something like this happens we dismiss it and say “it doesn’t mean anything,” but at a glance the footage at least looked like full hd quality to my eyes and not like an upscale of the GOUT.
The irony is that the very last shot of the episode on The 80’s was the DS2 blowing up and it was blatantly from the SE.
Edited to add:
Someone posted about this on another forum I frequent, and they pointed out that the Han/Greedo “Yes, I bet you have” clip was also the unaltered version.
I suppose it’s possible cnn simply used the Harmy version, but like I said, it didn’t look like upscaled GOUT footage to me.
If anyone wants to look it up for themselves on their computer or cable box, it should be right after the very last commercial break towards the end.