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An Index Thread for Original Trilogy Discussion

 
An Index of just a few of the 2000+ topics that have been posted in what is now the ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ section of the OriginalTrilogy•com down the years…
 

The Index Categories are:-

Original Trilogy Discussions…

• The Original Trilogy Films
• Scenes, Tropes & Meta
• Characters & Actors
• Creatures, Aliens & Droids
• Gadgets & Gizmos (including lightsabers)
• Ships & Vehicles
• Settings & Planets (and Systems etc)
• The Force (The Light, The Dark, in-between, and the mystery…)
• Fandom (Info : Thoughts : Questions - When, Where, Why? : What the OT (& OOT) means to you : This Site…)
• Media & Collections
• 40th Anniversary - 2017 (and some other anniversaries too)
• Archival / Historical Discussions (History & Events : People Behind The Scenes in the OT / Lucasfilm era)
• The numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…
• The Home Releases and Formats of the differing versions of the Original Trilogy films…

FAQs, Information & Useful Links…

• Useful Links & Information (many from some familiar names and faces around here…)
• FAQs, Encyclopedias & similar resources, and Star Wars Lore…

 
 

If you are new to the OriginalTrilogy•com then the following info may be of some assistance…

 
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Secondly, the About and Help sections may be of interest to you regarding this site and what the OriginalTrilogy•com is about.

Thirdly, the ’How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries thread should also hopefully be of some help as to many of the functions of the site, along with other related info as well.

The Announcements Section - including Site Rules & Guidelines, Fan Edit & Preservation Rules & FAQ, as well info for Signatures, Linking Policy for Downloads, and Plot Spoiler Policy (and much more) that may be of use too.

If you are having any issues with the site, have a question, an idea to improve the site, or would like to give some feedback - then these can be done in the Feedback Forum and General Assistance sections.

There are also several Index Threads pinned at the top of many respective sections of the OT•com - which may help members find various topics of discussion, fan edits, preservations and other projects etc.

To Join the OT.com Discord server! click on the link. There is also the OriginalTrilogy.com Twitter too.

’An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…’ chronicles both the history of this site & also it’s continuing evolution.

The ’Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread by doubleofive contains many sources of information as to the numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over time - as well as serving as an insightful and comprehensive discussion thread and reference point on the subject.

Finally, the ’George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…' thread attempts to highlight and catalogue some of the revisionism, altering of history and contradictory claims by George Lucas / Lucasfilm as to the formation, planning and history of the Star Wars films and universe therein.

 

 

These four ‘General’ Star Wars discussion threads prove to be quite popular / useful (and so are also ‘pinned’ up here at the top of this Index) - as well as a general ‘Star Wars News’ thread…

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

General Star Wars Questions

The Retro Star Wars Thread

Star Wars News - articles that may not have enough interest for their own threads…

4K restoration on Star Wars (2014 thread; starting with RelianceMediaWorks project on undertaking a 4K restoration on the Original Trilogy films - and onto the 4K releases (with further changes made to the films) on Disney+ in November 2019…)

 

 

 

 

Original Trilogy Discussions…

 
(The OT Films : Scenes, Tropes & Meta : Characters & Actors : Ships & Vehicles : Settings : Fandom : Media, Collections & Memorabilia)

 

 

 

 

The Original Trilogy Films…

 

4K restoration on Star Wars (a 2014 thread - Lowry Digital / RelianceMediaWorks)

Star Wars '73

The Journal of the Whills: A Reconstruction of the 1973 Plot

Visuals/Origins of the SW 1974 Rough Draft (image heavy)

Ben Burtt’s “Special Effects: Anything Can Happen” (with more sources and info on Ben Burtt’s work)

Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck’s work on SW

Leigh Brackett’s first draft of Empire

Hey guys, Remember when Star wars had writing like this?

Star Wars Scripts: Starkiller - The Jedi Bendu Script Site (links to external site)

The Lucas Film Edit (aka ‘How Star Wars was saved in the edit’ video) (2017 thread)

The Shifting Tone of Star Wars

OT Plot Development Analyses

• Harmy’s My STAR WARS Thesis; I need help! thread from 2012 (we’ll do your homework for you, Harmy 😉)

Star Wars could have been a modern day Iliad

Star Wars at MidAmeriCon (1976) thread - with videos.

Star Wars 1977 convention pictures

Star Wars Reviews from 1977

Star Wars mania in 1977

Original Trilogy Reception 1977-1983

How big was Star Wars in the 70s 80s and 90s?

Star Wars becoming “mainstream” and “popular” (2006 thread)

When did The Empire Strikes Back become more highly regarded than Star Wars?

The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie. Or is it?

Is Empire Strikes Back really George Lucas’ least favorite?

The Empire Strikes Back - Panic Attack Cut

Audience reaction to the reveal? (Empire Strikes Back)

Help Me Understand Empire Strikes Back?

The Empire Strikes Back is a “junk movie” (Washington Post review - a 2012 thread)

Return Of The Jedi is the best Star Wars film… discuss!

30 years: Your Memories of Waiting for ROTJ

Return of the Jedi - your opinion?

Return Of The Jedi Appreciation Thread

What is wrong with Return Of The Jedi?

Who Felt Return Of The Jedi Was A Letdown At The Time? (2010 thread)

Return Of The Jedi (why so much hate?)

My Top 10 Reasons ROTJ sucks (2011 thread)

Remember when everyone hated Return of the Jedi?

I can’t BELIEVE this guy!? What an A**HOLE!!! ROTJ Review (2008 thread)

Return of the Jedi: A Generational Conflict

Return Of The Jedi trivia (2003 thread)

Return of the Jedi cut-scene (2010 thread)

In Defense of the Ewoks (a ROTJ-ish thread)

Jabba the Hutt Strategy - from ROTJ (2008 thread)

Buttercup Valley, Arizona 1982 - Pics! it did happen! - fans find where ROTJ is being filmed…

How much time does each movie cover?

Implied starting date of the Empire from OT dialogue

What single (Non-SW) movie from the last 30 odd years has come closest to the spirit of Star Wars?.. and why?

The Visual Design of Star Wars

Ralph McQuarrie SW Art Site

Fantastic Interview with Colin Cantwell, Original Star Wars Prototypist! (2014 thread)

1975 Ship Models - Visible for 1st time (2019 thread - by Colin Cantwell)

Pre-MaQuarrie “illustrations” for Star Wars (NASA, Flash Gordon, Frazetta, etc.) (2016 thread)

The Man Who LITERALLY Built Star Wars (interview with Roger Christian; OT Set Decorator)

Hidden items in OT and other SW

Star Wars: The Costume Thread

‘Behind The Scenes’ Info on the Original Trilogy from The London Film & ComicCon '07

Star Wars Trailers

Shrinking Star Wars? - the SW universe that seems to shrink in the OT/Saga…?

Star Wars vs. A New Hope - Which title you do you refer to it as?

How to refer to Star Wars?

What’s Star Wars like in your language?

If Star Wars flopped… (2006 thread)

Star Wars internet Rabbit holes (2018 thread)

 

 

 

Star Wars scenes, tropes, meta etc…

 

Any favorite scenes?

THE Most Awesome Scene in Star Wars

Favourite Scene from the Original Trilogy?

Favorite line from the Star Wars Saga

Most Powerful Quote in all the Star Wars films

Lines you thought they said…

Worst Dialogue from the OT

Small details that took you FOREVER to notice in the Star Wars films

Bonus/Extras - What am I missing?

Original Trilogy Deleted Scenes Discussion (2011 thread)

The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film

another example of Lucas changing things to appeal to a new generation - lightsaber dueling styles of OT vs PT (2010 thread)

Shrinking Star Wars? (2011 thread)

Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)

Star Wars Inconsistencies

Inconsistencies, retcons, and other problems in the Original Trilogy

Flaws, plotholes, and “could-have-been-done-betters” in the OT (alternate plot points especially welcome) (2014 thread)

Oh my god-green shirt !

Continuity Errors in the Original Trilogy

Plot holes in the Star Wars saga

Star Wars flaws (a to do list for fan edits) (2019 thread)

Inconsistent use of “The Force”

Obi_Wan’s Reaction in Star Wars IV - Luke asks him how his father was killed…

Who Was Obi Wan Kenobi’s Real Master?

Leia’s Role in the Rebellion

Han vs Greedo (2004 thread)

An exact quote from Lucas on Greedo shooting first (2006 thread)

Maclunkey (2019 thread)

Does this make sense? (Emperor and Vader dialogue from Empire Strikes Back…)

“If you leave now, help them you could…”

why do people like boba fett? (2005 thread)

“Hoooow is that possible…”

I cannot disobey my master

The infamous chest grope

Your first reaction to Hayden in ROTJ

Why don’t people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin’s re-casting in RotJ? (2019 thread)

The Surprisingly Strange Story of “Lapti Nek”

The Lapti Nek Appreciation Thread

The lost song from Jabba’s palace

Song In Jabba’s Palace

Am I the only one who prefers the old ewok music?

ROTJ Celebration Themes - 1983 or 1997?

Victory Celebration

Why no mention of “Sith” in Episodes IV-VI?

HowTo: Put Wookies into Return of the Jedi

• Stormtrooper Aiming - ‘The Infamous “Stormtrooper Aim” Explained With Science’ thread

All Stormtroopers with Jango’s voice (2004 thread)

Qui Gon’s death (why he did not disappear a la Obi-Wan?)

Why do they go into exile? (Yoda & Obi-Wan in & after Episode III)

Best battle (2006 thread)

 

 

 

Characters and Actors…

 

Star Wars Names - Star Wars character names thread

Star Wars character’s names - includes your own Star Wars name & name generator

How Star Wars names are translated in non-english countries…

Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in the Star Wars Movies

Strong Female characters in the Star Wars universe

The Worst Star Wars Characters

The Significance of British Accents in Star Wars

Have any of the actors from the original movies ever commented on the Prequels?

What Type of Hero do you Prefer? the Han Solo type? Luke Skywalker type? or Princess Leia type?

Favourite non Star Wars roles for Star Wars actors

What actor/actress would you like to see in new Star Wars Movies? - a 2013 thread (pre Sequel Trilogy)

Which Star Wars actors have you met?

The problem of Owen Lars (and more)

Who could Uncle Owen hand a serious bare knuckle beating to?

• Mark Hamill - A Force to be Reckoned With thread : Great interview : Happy Birthday Mark Hamill - September 25th

Ages of Luke & Leia

Luke’s rope-throwing talents in EP4

How did Luke not know Vader was his old man?

You’ve Failed, Your Highness

What is Luke’s goal in ROTJ?

Luke vs Han

• Carrie Fisher - on NPR : Aus interview : Wishful Drinking 2011 DVD : 2016 heart attack thread : RIP thread

Carrie Fisher on SNL 1978 (2008 thread)

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini (2012 thread)

Leia’s Role in the Rebellion

Why is Leia a princess?

Princess Leia

Should Princess Leia have gotten a medal in A New Hope?

Why is Princess Leia the only main character who gets shot by the otherwise aim impaired Storm Troopers?

Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke’s sister?

Why Leia remembers Padme but Luke doesn’t

• Harrison Ford - on the Holiday Special

Was Han Solo stupid?

Is han solo the best star wars character in the world?

When Han Solo was Frozen in Carbinite How did he survive so long without Water?

What is the symbolic nature behind the Han Solo/Lando Calrissean “It’s Not My Fault!” line?

What exactly did Han pull?

Who hear thinks Jedi would have been more dramatic if Han Solo died? (in ROTJ)

• Peter Mayhew - Tweeting Star Wars “Journal of the Whills” script : ‘Yesterday Was A Lie’ film : It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee : Remembering Peter Mayhew

• Kenny Baker - Where is Kenny Baker on Ep7?

• Anthony Daniels - Anthony Daniels (2004 thread)

• Billy Dee Williams - Thread Title Has Billy Dee Williams In It : What reason is there BDW hasn’t been announced for 8 or 9? : The sexy Bill Will (Billy Dee Williams) Thread!!!

Star Wars and “betrayal”

Alec Guinness

• Frank Oz - Yodaspeak: A Study In Yoda’s Speaking Patterns and Their Frequency in the Star Wars Movies : Yoda: CGI vs Puppet

David Prowse - What’s the beef with?

Actor of Darth Vader’s bald head in ESB

'78 interview with David Prowse [spoilers] - he reveals Vader is Luke’s father

LucasFilm Tells David Prowse that Return of the Jedi Hasn’t Made a Profit!?

Darth Vader’s suit

The Darth Vader costume changes

• Sebastian Shaw - Sebastian Shaw Dot Com

Why Sebastian Shaw is better…

James Earl Jones

All the actors who played the Emperor???

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid’s performance in the PT (also the OT) is memorable and absolutely enthralling (2007 thread)

Clive Revill

• Warwick Davis - Return Of The Ewok - preservation : Return of the Ewok on Hyperspace

• Denis Lawson - Emmy nomination thread : That’s impossible, even for a computer voice dub thread

Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson & Colin Higgins), ‘Col Takbright’ and Deepfakes

That’s impossible, even for a computer (2017 thread - re Wedge…)

• John Hollis - aka Lobot: RIP

• Richard LeParmentier Admiral Motti Has Passed Away

Kathleen (Koo) Stark Interview - aka ‘Camie’; a character cut from Star Wars '77

Voice dubbing in the first film

Beru’s voice

Original Trilogy Film Crew & People Behind The Scenes: Profiles, Info & Links… (2019 thread)
 

Just For Info (despite appearing in the Prequel Trilogy and more suited to ‘Beyond The Original Trilogy’ section)

• Ewan McGregor - Interview in Playboy

Peter Cushing

Christopher Lee

Useful Website: ‘Star Wars Actor Current Appearances’ - http://starwarsactorappearances.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Creatures, Droids and Aliens…

 

Star Wars: The Costume Thread

Monsters

What’s Your Favorite Version of the Krayt Dragon Call?

The Krayt Dragon Call

sandpeople - under the mask what do they look like?

The original ending of Ponda Baba

Whose arm? (Cantina Scene - with input from Lorne Peterson)

Tortured…droids?

IG-88

“Bounty Hunter”?

Bossk. Bounty Hunter. Ladies man!!!

We don’t need their scum

Mandalorian questions (2009 thread)

Full Scale Rancor Build - Teaser Trailer Documentary

Do you think the Sarlacc monster Force sensitive?

What happened to Rotta?

Where did the Mon Calamari come from?

Emperors Head Slugs???

I’m drawing a STAR WARS character every day for the rest of November

The Worst Star Wars Characters

Favorite Villain in the OT

Same actor in Star Wars?
 

R2D2…

R2D2’s Beeps in Return of the Jedi

R2D2’s gender

R2D2: Secret leader of the rebellion

R2 doesn’t taste very good

R2 left out in the rain on degobah
 

C3PO…

“Oh, Thank the Maker!”

R2D2 & C3PO Introductions to Ep4-6?
 

Chewbacca…

Let’s talk about Chewbacca

Chewie’s Debt

Anyone else totally disregard Lumpy being Chewbaccas’s son?

Wookies vs Ewoks in ROTJ
 

Stormtroopers…

"And these blast points,

The Infamous “Stormtrooper Aim” Explained With Science

Scientific evidence as to why the Stormtroopers had miserable aim (and why the good guys had nearly flawless aim)

Only Imperial Stormtroopers… etc.

“Close the blast doors”

All Stormtroopers with Jango’s voice

So, are all the Stormtroopers from IV-VI clones?..

Do you have a favourite stormtrooper?

Imperial “battle defection” theme (something I would like to see more of)
 

Greedo…

Greedo

Han vs Greedo

An exact quote from Lucas on Greedo shooting first

Question: Why is Greedo different?
 

Yoda…

Yoda: CGI vs Puppet

Really creepy Puppet Yoda…

the origin of yoda’s name

What species is Yoda anyway?

Yodaspeak: A Study In Yoda’s Speaking Patterns and Their Frequency in the Star Wars Movies

Was Yoda crazy?

Should Vader and The Emperor even know who Yoda is?

OT: No Lightsabres for Yoda or The Emperor

Yoda and Palpatine NEVER should have been given lightsabers

Yoda Movie
 

Boba Fett…

Did Boba Survive?

Fett’s “Death” in ROTJ

why do people like boba fett?

Why Boba Fett is now bunk

Why does Boba shoot at Luke in ESB?

Boba Fett

Dark Horse Kills Boba Fett

BOBA LIVES!!!

BOBA FETT WAS LUKE’S MOM?

The Boba Fett movie
 

Jabba…

The Surprisingly Strange Story of “Lapti Nek”

The Lapti Nek Appreciation Thread

Song In Jabba’s Palace

The lost song from Jabba’s palace

Question re Jabba

“The Hutts are gangsters!”

The Jabba Movie
 

Ewoks…

In Defense of the Ewoks

Am I the only one who prefers the old ewok music?

Ewoks do what Ewoks do

101 Uses for an Ewok

‘Drunk’ Ewoks disrupt NBC’s ‘Today’ show

Ewok Films

 

 

 

Gadgets and Gizmos (lightsabers, blasters, utility belts etc - inc food & drink)

 

Star Wars: The Costume Thread

Darth Vader’s suit

When Han Solo was Frozen in Carbinite How did he survive so long without Water?

Did they really need Carbon freezing scene in ESB?

Hidden items in OT and other SW

Dejarik A.K.A. Holochess

Lucas’ EU in 1977 (midi-chlorians, space gypsies & crystal currency)

Hoth Bacta tank

Which of these technologies (on this list) would be the HARDEST to create in Star Wars?

What type of food do Star Wars humans eat?

do bathrooms/toilets exist in the SWU? discuss

How do Star Wars people go to the bathroom?

VIDEO: 3D Han Solo Blaster Animation Video

Real lightsabers and “holograms”
 

Lightsabers…

Original Trilogy: Luke’s lightsaber color

Confused about O-OT Lightsaber Colors

Original colour of Luke and Obiwan’s lightsabres

OT lightsaber colours (2019 thread)

what is the real blue color of the lightsabers cyan or dark blue?

The Curse of the Blue Lightsaber

Multiple Lightsaber Colour Appreciation Thread!

Best (and worst) lightsaber colour?

Best (and worst) lightsaber design?

the lightsaber

lightsaber ambient light

Lightsaber Goofs…

 

 

 

Ships and Vehicles…

 

Fantastic Interview with Colin Cantwell, Original Star Wars Prototypist!

1975 Ship Models - Visible for 1st time - by Colin Cantwell

Ship identification help

Kitbashed : Origins of Star Wars website; with some great articles on ships & vehicles - by Heilemann

Aalenfae’s Star Wars Video Essays - aka ‘EC Henry’ youtube channel; many insightful and informative videos on ships & vehicles in the GFFA

Discussing about scales of ships in star wars (2009 thread)

The Toys That Made Us. A documentary series

CGI and Digital or Real models and actors-whats your preferance?

Rare McQuarrie Sandcrawler drawing?

ANH - Skyhopper scenes

Which is more probable? (a ‘which ship’ type thread)

X-wing Ejection

The X-wing atmospheric functionality

how can the x-wing land if realistic physics

T-65 X-wing cockpit

X-Wing or Y-Wing, which ship would you prefer?

The Tie Fighter Sound

getting in and out of TIE fighter

Purple TIE Fighters

The TIE Fighter Pilot Who Saved The Day in ‘Star Wars’

my tie interceptor model

Building the Millennium Falcon - 10 Minute short film screened in Wales Pembrookshire

Ship of Riddles

Build the Millennium Falcon - New magazine (2014 thread)

When Should we see the Falcons Mandibles out the window?

Creating the Worlds of Star Wars - 365 Days, by John Knoll (was: Millennium Falcon Exterior Sets)

The Millenium Falcon and its missing conceptual development

Was there a scene with a Snowspeeder crashing into the cockpit of an AT-AT in ESB?

B-Wings in ROTJ (mainly for Fan Edits)

Anyone fancy a full size Scout Walker?

Real-life ‘Imperial Walkers’ coming to a galaxy near you…

Why did the rebels destroy the AT-At walker on Hoth in episode 5???

The original inspiration for Star Destroyers?

That thing, you know, under a star destroyer…

A Question on Imperial Lasers

Best battle

Your Favorite type of space battle…

Shields?

which ship would you wanna fly?

The Star Wars model building showing-off thread! - Post your pictures or kits, figures, dioramas that you’ve done (Or are working on)

Advanced Star Wars Origami

Man builds 140 foot Battle of Hoth diorama in his living room!

ship guide for sci-fi geeks

 

 

 

Settings, Places and Planets (and in some cases… Systems)

 

Visited some Star Wars filming sites

Save the Lars Homestead

Lars Homestead Restoration

Buttercup Valley, Arizona 1982 - Pics! it did happen!

Shrinking Star Wars?

Visuals/Origins of the SW 1974 Rough Draft (image heavy)

Pre-MaQuarrie “illustrations” for Star Wars (NASA, Flash Gordon, Frazetta, etc.)

The Visual Design of SW

Ralph McQuarrie SW Art Site

The Man Who LITERALLY Built Star Wars - re Roger Christian

How long to Alderaan from Tatooine?

How do long distance communication work in the star wars universe?

What are all the given figures for hyperdrive speed?

Have Star Wars planets been mapped?

the academy luke wants to go to

Jedi Temple In ROTJ!?

The battle of Yavin… (2010 thread))

The battle of Yavin (2008 thread)

The Battle of Yavin (2004 thread)

Two questions about the Battle of Yavin

newtonian star wars, Death Star assault

The Death Star trench run

The death star (2005 thread)

The Death Star

The Death Star’s Destruction (A Inside Job?)

A true conspiracy, why don’t we have answers (2007 thread - re The Death Star destruction)

Do you think Grand Moff Tarkin survived the Death Star Explosion?

DS detention block hallway

Build your own death star

In Defense of Death Star II

Imperial Bureaucracy (re the two Death Stars)

The battle of Endor

Victory Celebration

Your Weather Forecast - via Star Wars Planets

About the cave on Dagobah…

Jabba the Hutt Strategy (the setting and plan for the rescue of Han Solo)

Your first impression of “The Clone Wars”

What did you think the Clone Wars were gonna be?

Sets

Worlds with Double Sunsets Common

Why would starfields have been shot on colour film stock?

 

 

 

The Force… The Light, The Dark Side, in between, and the mystery…

 

Lucas’ Inspirations for SW

Bushido of Star Wars

Lucas’ EU in 1977 (midi-chlorians, space gypsies & crystal currency)

Ignorance in the Star Wars Galaxy

Do you think the average citizen of the Star Wars galaxy would even be aware of the Force?

Personal Opinions on the Nature of the Force

Questions about the The Force & the SW universe

Inconsistent use of “the force”

Frivolous use of the Force

Unused force ability?

Force Speed question?

How did Vader deflect those shots?

“explanations” about Vader (2009 thread)

Help me settle an argument: does Luke use the ‘force choke’?

“You don’t know the power of the dark side! I must obey my master”

Luke VS the Emperor- What if Vader hadn’t been there?

In 30 years why do you think Emperor… never taught Vader how to do the lightning? (2016 thread)

What would Darth Vader have been like as a ruler, if he had overthrown emperor palpatine and became the emperor/ruler of the galaxy himself??

jedi

When did the Jedi become monks?

how long does it take to train a jedi?

Do the Jedi steal children?

Are the Jedi so good? (2011 thread)

Too Old

the next generation of Jedi

The Jedi Now Seen In A Different Light…

Who Was Obi Wan Kenobi’s Real Master?

“I was ONCE (emphasis mine) a Jedi Knight, the same as your father.”

Is Obi-Wan a Jedi Master or a Jedi Knight?

Yoda & Emperor PT vs OT

The Jedi of the PT

Midicholorians

Less Offensive Midichlorians

 

Connection between the Telomere tail of human DNA and midi-chlorians?

The Force-O-Meter

What kind of Jedi are you?

How much of a Jedi are you?

Your Jedi name?

 

 

 

 

Fandom Discussion Threads…

Info : Thoughts : Questions - The When, Where, Why? : What the OT (& OOT) means to you : This Site…

 

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

General Star Wars Questions

What’s everybody’s favorite Original Trilogy movie - Star Wars, Empire, or Jedi? (2020 thread)

What do you think was the best release of the OT at the time it came out? (2011 thread)

The Retro Star Wars Thread

Star Wars internet Rabbit holes - members’ favourite / absorbing / intriguing Star Wars websites

The Random Original Trilogy Pics & GIFs Thread (2020 thread)

Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?

Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars?

Alternative Star Wars Movie Titles

Unlikely Star Wars Film Titles

Favourite Scene from the Original Trilogy?

Top 5 Moments in the Original Trilogy (2005 thread)

CGI and Digital or Real models and actors-whats your preference.? (2004 thread)

Things that you have always wondered about…

Small details that took you FOREVER to notice in the Star Wars films (2019 thread)

Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie

What if Disney decided to remake the OT? (2017 thread)

Remake of the Original Trilogy (2016 thread)

Original Trilogy Remake (2019 thread)

You know what’s better than Star Wars?

Permission to speak candidly? (a 2013 thread; re civility, tolerance and opinions…)

I just can’t watch Star Wars anymore… (2007 thread)

How often do you actually watch an entire Star Wars movie?

Random memories from 1977-83 (2009 thread)

Star Wars mania in 1977

What it was like to experience Star Wars for the first time in 1977?

If you saw Star Wars in 1977, what do you remember?

opinions (2008 thread - featuring thoughts from members who saw the OT at the cinema)

How did you first see the Star Wars films?

What Do You Remember From Your First Viewing Of The OT?

Trying to find where I saw Star Wars (2017 thread)

When you were introduced to Star Wars for the first time (2016 thread)

A Long Time Ago… - Share Your Star Wars Story

Is the theater where you saw Star Wars still standing?

How many times have you bought the movies?

Adventures in Raising the Next Generation of Original Star Wars Fans

Introducing Star Wars to young children (2017 thread)

Best viewing order to introduce Star Wars to children? (2019 thread)

What age should my kids watch Star Wars?

Kids these days (2019 thread - watching the films with your kids etc)

The New Generation of Star Wars Fans (2014 thread)

An inclusive universe and a new generation of fans (2016 thread)

Was star wars truly meant for children? (2011 thread)

Star Wars is for children. Adults: Stop being selfish

An Experiment in Inducting a Star Wars newbie

Star Wars Trivia (a 2004 thread)

Star Wars fans - have you ever…?

What kind of Star Wars Fan are you? (2014 thread)

Visited some Star Wars filming sites

When did Star Wars stop being fun? (aka, the Anti-Correct Viewing Order thread) (2010 thread)

PT vs OT Scientific Study (2011 thread - highly scientific!!!)

The Phantom Star Wars Fan

Is Star Wars “Better Than It’s Ever Been”? (2018 thread)

The influence and Cultural significance of Star Wars?

What’s the status of the Originals? (2013 thread)

Hey, did you hear they came out with a DVD for that “Star Wars” movie last year? (a 2008 ‘what if?’ thread)

New Gary Kurtz interview! (2006 thread - a spoof interview 😃)

I will refuse to buy STAR WARS on bluray! (2010 thread)

FACEBOOK PAGE & Sticker Campaign (re the 2011 blu ray release)

Save Star Wars Dot Com (2010 thread)

Save Star Wars.com Posters (2014 thread)

Anywhere to keep up on news, or gossip about the archival editions coming? (2007 thread; they did not come…)

I want my kids to see the unaltered Original Trilogy in a real theater

What Star Wars has meant to you (2006 thread)

That Feeling (2004 thread; on the magic of Star Wars)

What feels most Star Wars (2017 thread)

How has Star Wars aged with you?

When/Why did you become an OT purist?

How Lucas created the O-OT fanbase (2006 thread)

A More Civilized Age of Star Wars… Now an Evil Empire in Dark Times (2012 thread)

A message to the forum and the Star Wars fan community in general (2004 thread)

Why we hate the prequels at OT forum - except many here don’t… (2010 thread)

So why Define STAR WARS as OT OR PT? (2005 thread)

Permission to speak candidly? (2013 thread)

“I am wondering… why are you here?” (2011 thread)

What can a Newbie do to help? (2015 thread)

Original Trilogy.com’s own documentary? (2009 thread)

STAR WARS: Preserving a Saga - My attempt at a documentary film… (2018 thread - by Rikter)

Sometimes do you feel like you should give up on the cause?

Are we part of a losing battle?

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…

An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…

For more info on the OT•com site and petition at the time… see the above thread, the Sites and Publications Supporting the Petition, as well as many threads in the Original Trilogy Discussion and Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases sections around that era…

Original Trilogy.com in the Press (2005 thread; with quote from Lucasfilm PR re the OT•com and the OOT)

How do others see the originaltrilogy•com community? (2012 thread)

 

Other websites supposed issues with the OT•com - or the OT / OOT…

 
OT.com = TFN? (2006 thread)

When was the turning point for TF.NET? (2009 thread)

Understanding the saga - A perspective from T.F.N (2006 thread)

Sick of Star Wars Prequel bashing… (2014 thread: TFn)

TheForce.Net? Anything Wrong? (2006 thread)

Moving in from the Basher’s Sanctuary (2006 thread: TFn)

Who’s worse, TFN or the official site, starwars.com? (2008 thread)

Starwars.com survey (2007 thread)

Starwars.com closes its forums (2011 thread)

starwars.com 2011 purge (2011 thread)

Shut Down 2011 continues : Star Wars Galaxies (2011 thread)

Hello I’m new and have a question (2007 thread; official Star Wars forums)

Has anyone noticed… (2004 thread; SW boards vs MF•com)

MagnoliaFan on MF.com (2005 thread)

Magnoliafag and Dickter (2005 thread: MF•com)

OT.com is so loved… (2004 thread: MF•com)

Fan Edits getting “trolled” by new kids on the block (2015 thread; MSW)

MF’s Report into MSW’s apparent actions (2015 thread; MSW & MF•com)

PrequelTrilogy.com - A new forum for a new era . . .

…and WE get the bad rap!!! (2011 thread; a different face of fandom - YouTube…)

What happened to Supershadow? (2005 thread)

Hilarious fan-site, but could it be a fake? (I’m guessing you know which one already…) (2010 thread: Supershadow)

666-The anti-originaltrilogy.com (2009 thread: TheGunganCouncil)

The mirror universe originaltrilogy.com (2017 thread: PrequelTrilogy•com)

Worst of Wookiepedia

Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects (2017 thread)

 

 

 

Media, Collections, Toys & Memorabilia Threads…

 

Star Wars News - articles that may not have enough interest for their own threads…

Star Wars internet Rabbit holes (2018 thread)

The Random Original Trilogy Pics & GIFs Thread (2020 thread)

The Random Star Wars Pics & GIFs Thread

Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!

Star Wars Posters - In the style of other movies (And LP mashups too)

Favorite Star Wars posters (2006 thread)

Thoughts on Star Wars Posters (2019 thread)

Star Wars Memes

General Star Wars Caption This (2005 thread; a lot of image links in here have since broken)

OTTO - Star Wars images with mirrored symmetry

Star Wars in “asciimation”

Star Wars Trailers

Youtube / Vimeo / Star Wars Video Finds (2010 thread)

YouTube/Vimeo/etc finds for Original Trilogy documentaries, making-ofs, promos, etc. (2019 thread)

WANTED: Original Trilogy TV spots (2014 thread)

Star Wars references in other movies (2005 thread)

The Retro Star Wars Thread

How many times have you bought the movies?

THX Ultimate Demo Disc (2005 thread)

We have X in HD, but we still don’t have Star Wars (2017 thread)

 

Collections, Toys & Memorabilia…

 
SilverWook’s vintage Star Wars newspaper clippings (and other stuff) thread (2019 thread)

DIY - LEGO 10179: Ultimate Collector Series - Millennium Falcon

Your latest Star Wars buys?

What was (Or still is) your single favourite Star Wars toy?

What’s currently your favorite SW collectable item and why? (2019 thread) - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

How many of you (still) have any of the old Kenner action figures?

What Was Your Reaction (If You Ordered It In 1978) To The Infamous “Early Bird Star Wars Toy Kit”?

Which Star Wars mini-rig should be realised in the movies? (2009 thread)

Show off your Star Wars Collection (This is the place…let’s see it already) - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

Little Men, Little Wars - Share Your Star Wars Collection - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

Lightsabers: Recommendations? - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

Vintage Memories - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

Stores and Websites selling Star Wars goods on sale / at discount / clearance etc - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

Batsh*t crazy ebay listings - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

A Star Wars memorabilia auction thread… - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

A thread for fan-made Star Wars projects, trinkets, gadgets and endeavours - in the Toys & Memorabilia section

The worst Star Wars thing ever made?

It’s finally happened… (2005 thread)

Awful Star Wars Collectibles (2006 thread)

 

 

 

 

Star Wars 40th Anniversary (2017) - and some other anniversaries too…

 

Celebration 2017 Speculation

Star Wars Insider celebrates the 40th anniversary with…

Our open letter to Disney and Lucasfilm

Star Wars 40th Anniversary (Discussion)

Star Wars 40th Reunion

40 at 40: Interviews from the 40th anniversary reunion on May 27th, 2017

Marcia Lucas Speaks!

• Some more info from the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Star Wars (both feature videos and interviews by surviving members of those involved making the film - as well as Empire and Jedi):-

http://www.32ten.com/celebrating-star-wars-at-forty/

https://vimeo.com/athenastudios

 

Some other Anniversary Threads…

 
Happy Birthday, OT.com - now 15 years old (as of 10th March, 2018)

Happy 35th Star Wars!!! - 25th May (a 2012 thread)

Happy 30th Anniversary, Star Wars! - 25th May (a 2007 thread)

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary (2007 - New Box-set)

STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV in Los Angeles - May 24-28 2007

What 30th Anniversary?

Celebrating 30 years of Empire

Where were you in '83? ROTJ 30th anniversary 5/25/83-5/25/13

10th Anniversary of the “GOUT” dvd release

10 years of the Special Editions - a 2007 thread

It was thirty seven years ago today… - 25th May (a 2014 thread)

Happy Anniversary Star Wars! - 25th May (a 2008 thread)

Happy Birthday, Star Wars!!! - 25th May (a 2005 thread)

May the 4th be with you!! - 4th May (a 2006 thread)

May the 4th Be With You - How are you Celebrating? - 4th May (a 2014 thread)

Happy Star Wars Day - 4th May (a 2016 thread)

Subtle May 4th - (a 2015 thread)

 

 

 

 

Archival / Historical Discussion threads…

 

History & Events of the Original Trilogy / Franchise as a whole : People Behind The Scenes in the Original Trilogy / Lucasfilm era

 

 

History & Events of the Original Trilogy / Franchise as a whole…

 

Star Wars: The Lucas Film Edit (aka ‘How Star Wars was saved in the edit’ video)

“The People Vs. George Lucas” documentary… thread : ‘People vs George’ website - link

The Secret History of Star Wars (zombie84’s own book thread of TSHoSW) thread

secrethistoryofstarwars•com has gone (2015 thread)

Save Star Wars Dot Com (zombie84’s 2010 website thread) thread : SaveStarWars website - link

Star Wars official website closes its forums (from 2011)

The Sad State Of Star Wars (2005 thread)

State of the Trilogy / annual SW depression (2008 thread)

Does it depress you… (2011 thread; on the-then coming blu ray release)

Lucasfilm to sell Physical Effects Unit (2006 thread)

“Lucas can’t find home for Star Wars spin-off”

Photo of Star Wars reels inside the Fox Film Vault (2018 thread)

BFI preserving OOT!! (the British Film Institute preserving the Original Trilogy - a 2006 thread)

OFFICIAL: Library of Congress had original prints replaced with 1997 SE

Opinions on film restoration/preservation and how it applies to Star Wars - what do you think should/should not be allowed? (2011 thread)

Is there a single Lucasfilm release on blu ray that has not been tampered with?

Free “farewell” Screening of 1977 Star Wars collector’s print - British I.B. Technicolor (2010 thread)

4K restoration on Star Wars (2014 thread - Lowry Digital / RelianceMediaWorks)

doubleofive’s List of Lists and Comparisons

Star Tours (2011 thread)

Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Ep 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Disney Theme Park) announced - a 2017 thread. Wikipedia page - link

Kathleen Kennedy (2012 thread)

Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? - they did, in Dec '17

A New direction for Lucasfilm Animation

Disney Closing LucasArts

George Lucas leaves Lucasfilm (2012 thread)

 

 

 

People Behind The Scenes of the Original Trilogy / Lucasfilm era…

 

George Lucas, Marcia Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, Gary Kurtz, Howard Kazanjian, Jim Ward, Rick McCallum, Kathleen Kennedy and many more…
 

George Lucas… (and some conflicting & hypocritical statements in interviews & articles)

 
George Lucas discusses letting go of Star Wars (2015 thread re his Charlie Rose interview)

George Lucas (2017 thread - opinions on GL)

G. Lucas to host showing of Star Wars “1977” for AFI’s 40th anniversary (2007 thread)

George Lucas Interview - Circa April 1977 (2010 thread)

29th October 1979 (2006 thread on a Lucas interview from 1979)

An article of lies and disgust (2004 thread)

You might not believe Lucas said this… (2004 thread)

Lucas: I can make just as much money with less effort (2006 thread)

‘Merge’ Article - Lucas in his own words (2006 thread)

An exact quote from Lucas on Greedo shooting first (2006 thread)

Fascinating article about Star Wars and George Lucas from 1997 (2006 thread)

Found this quote from Lucas about the Fans from May '05 (2005 thread)

Found this quote from Lucas about changing the Original SW (2005 thread)

Yeah, its us OLD people George - thanks! (2005 thread; comments by GL at Cannes ROTS screening)

Lucas’ Hypocrisy Strikes Again (2011 thread)

Why do you think he (Lucas) does it? (2011 thread)

Lucas is just trolling now - THR Interview (2012 thread - The Hollywood Reporter interview)

It’s Official: George Lucas hates his fans 😛 (2012 thread)

George Lucas’ comments re his Sequel Trilogy (2018 thread)

“The Ride of a Lifetime" - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention (2019 thread)

Was Lucas Just Lucky? (2005 thread)

Did GL take too much credit? (2004 thread)

George Lucas’s worst decision (with the Star Wars franchise) (2017 thread)

Proof of Lucas’ revisionism in Rinzler’s making-of book? (2019 thread)

Lucas’ EU in 1977 (midi-chlorians, space gypsies & crystal currency) (2016 thread)

Do the Star Wars movies contain evidence that Lucas makes it up as he goes? (2014 thread)

Did George actually have an “original vision?” (2005 thread)

My take (long) (2005 thread on some of the GL revisionism re the planning / history of the ‘Saga’)

When did you realize that George Lucas was full of it? (2019 thread)

See George there’s no reason to lie… (future of star wars) (2007 thread on GL interview)

Indication of twelve Star Wars episodes on an old soundtrack album cover? (2017 thread)

Expecting too much? (2006 thread)

Lucas to give the Oscars back to the Academy (2004 thread)

Judging by ESB & ROTJ original box office gross, here is why Lucas started to change (2006 thread)

The Lucas Bashing Phenomenon - brought to you by Wikipedia (2005 thread)

Try to take it easy with the Lucas bashing (2006 thread)

Let’s all say something nice about George Lucas. No insults allowed (2011 thread)

I Love George Lucas (2005 thread)

Happy Birthday George (14th May - 2012 thread)

George Lucas ties the knot… (2013 thread)

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist… (2019 thread on some of Lucas’ retcons & contradictions)

There are more discussion threads on George Lucas in the Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases section of the site.

 

Other people who collaborated and contributed to the making of the Original Trilogy…

 
The Lucas Film Edit (aka ‘How Star Wars was saved in the edit’ video) (2017 thread - re Marcia Lucas, Paul Hirsch & Richard Chew)

Do Star Wars fans have appreciation for the wrong Lucas?

3 ways George Lucas’ wife saved Star Wars

Marcia Lucas Speaks!

ANH screening with modelmaker Lorne Peterson… Why Screen The SE?? (2006 thread)

[Article] Kershner Would Have Directed One of the Prequels (2010 thread)

George Lucas jealous of Irvin Kirshner’s Star Wars?

Is “Empire Strikes Back” really George Lucas’ least favorite?

The making of The Empire Strikes Back (Michel Parbot) (2007 thread)

Judging by ESB & ROTJ original box office gross, here is why Lucas started to change (2006 thread)

Jedi 30th Ann. screening at Pixar…of the original version! - with input from Phil Tippett

Interview with Gary Kurtz (very good) (2004 thread - interview with FilmForce/IGN)

Quotes from Gary Kurtz (2005 thread)

New Gary Kurtz interview! (2006 thread)

Important Behind The Scenes Info on the Original Trilogy - from London Film & ComicCon - Sept '07 (2007 thread)

Gary Kurtz L.A Times article (2010 thread)

Anatomy of Star Wars Masterclass w/ Gary Kurtz & Sandy Lieberson (2011 thread)

Gary Kurtz Blasts ‘Star Wars’ Myths (2014 thread)

Howard Kazanjian (2005 thread)

Making of Return Of The Jedi (the book) Thread

Interview With Richard Marquand Director of Return of the Jedi (June 1983)

The unmasking of Vader and Richard Marquand

What was the point of hiring Richard Marquand in the first place? (2016 thread)

Why LFL is actually cool (I know we need some reasons right now)… (2006 thread)

Ben Burtt redeems himself…he doesn’t like CG effects replacing a good story (2008 thread)

Lucas to sue Star Wars designer (2008 thread)

“Banned from the Ranch” (2012 thread)

Jim Ward steps down (2008 thread)

Sansweet’s leaving Lucasfilm… (2010 thread)

Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm! (2012 thread)

Kathleen Kennedy (2012 thread)

Brilliant Effects Master Phil Tippett Sheds Some Light on George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ - Tinkering Mind - 2011 article at the Movies website

R.I.P. Gary Kurtz (2018 thread)

Irvin Kershner has passed away (2010 thread)

Gilbert Taylor RIP (SW '77 Cinematographer - 2013 thread)

The legend is gone - Ralph McQuarrie 3/3/12

Star Wars make-up artist (and designer of Yoda) Stuart Freeborn dies aged 98 (2013 thread)

Carol Titelman has passed away at 73 (2019 thread)

HelloGreedo’s ‘Star Wars Profiles’ series of actors - and people BTS - of the Original Trilogy (and beyond…)

Original Trilogy Film Crew & People Behind The Scenes: Profiles, Info & Links… (2019 thread)
 

Note: There is far more information to be found on the various and differing releases of Star Wars down the years - in the ’Theatrical Cuts vs. Special Editions’ section of this site…

For example, doubleofive’s superb ’Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread, and the ‘George Lucas / Lucasfilm’ section of the An Index Thread for Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases

 

 

 

 

The numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…

 

Various sources of information regarding the man number of changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years (and many topics of discussion on them) can be found in the ‘Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases’ section of the OT•com, and also in the main discussion thread on the issue, here:-

Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread, by doubleofive

(^ in the 1st post of the above linked thread there is a list of many differing sources which cover the changes made to the films)

 

as well as these two threads:-

An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…

 

 

 

 

The Home Releases and Formats of the differing versions of the OT films…

 

Info Links : Home Video : Laserdiscs : TV : 2004 DVD : 2006 DVD (GOUT) : Blu ray : Digital Downloads : Streaming : 3D : Misc : Cinema
 

Wookieepedia’s timeline page listing many of the (yet not all)Star Wars home video’ releases

Video Collector’s superb & informative ‘Star Wars on Video’ resource website (with images and info)

projectcclarke’s quality & insightful ‘Star Wars On Home Video Reference Site(with images and info)

Nathan P Butler’sStar Wars Home Video Library Timeline 3.2: Star Wars Films & TV Series on Home Video’ on youtube

DavisDVD•com’s Information Pages on OT VHS & DVD releases (from 1982 to 2004) - SW : ESB : ROTJ : Misc

NeverarGreat’s image guide for the image quality of the various Star Wars releases (and also projects on the OT•com)

World Of Media’s home video timeline for the Star Wars films (1982 onwards)

StarWars•com’s article featuring many of the VHS releases of the Original Trilogy

• Threads on Star Wars video and laserdisc preservation projects can be found in the Star Wars Preservation section of the site.

“Star Wars will never be on home video.” - George Lucas, circa 1978/1979.

 

Original Trilogy Discussion Threads:-

 

Home Video Tapes…

 
Open letter to Lucas in October 1980 to release Star Wars on Home Video (2019 thread)

I’m finally getting the OOT on vhs (2017 thread)

OOT vhs box set? (2018 thread)

Which VHS Trilogy? (2018 thread)

Original Star wars vhs (2018 thread)

1992 VHS release of the OT (2011 thread)

Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases (2018 thread)

1995 VHS (2004 thread)

The 1995 Executor VHS Set (2006 thread)

Difference between the theatrical versions and the first VHS home releases? (2018 thread)

Gout vs Faces vhs - which is better? (2018 thread)

When OOT films were released on video (2009 thread)

Video8 release of ROTJ (and other info on the OT home releases and formats (2019 thread)

1997 & 2000 VHS Boxset Differences? (2006 thread)

How many times have you bought the movies? (2010 thread)

 

Laserdiscs…

 
What’s better than sitting down and watching the original Star Wars on laserdisc? (2004 thread)

Star Wars Laserdisc Preservations (2013 thread - featuring some quality leaserdisc release info)

18% of LD owners cite Star Wars as a main reason for keeping obsolete format (2008 thread)

watching the Laserdiscs directly (2006 thread)

Laserdisc… (2017 thread)

PAL vs NTSC laserdiscs (2005 thread)

Which version is better for the OT? Laserdisc or the limited edition 2 disc dvd? (2014 thread; GOUT DVD vs LDs)

GOUT or Laserdisc (what to buy?) (2011 thread)

“Best” home releases of the pre-SE original trilogy? (2016 thread)

Extras on SW laserdiscs and not on DVD or BD… (2013 thread)

Why laserdisc soundtracks are better… (2013 thread)

1997 Special Edition, and how can i find it? (2016 thread; included here just for info)

 

TV…

 
Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up? (2005 thread)

Disney+ streaming platform : Star Wars content & various info (2019 thread)

Star Wars UK Broadcast dates (2012 thread)

Star Wars ITV broadcast version (2005 thread)

1983 UK ‘TVS’ Star Wars premiere - anybody still have a recording? (2012 thread)

Star Wars - ANH - first TV broadcast in Portugal - November the 8th, 1991. In WIDESCREEN! (2017 thread)

1990s USA Network Star Wars OT Marathon (2014 thread)

Star Wars Original HD TV broadcast? (2014 thread)

STAR WARS is on TCM right now…which version is it? (2019 thread)

CNN Movies series uses HD OT footage! (2019 thread)

When was the Special Edition first shown on TV? (2019 thread)

 

2004 DVD…

 
SE Trilogy on DVD coming this Fall (23rd January, 2004 thread)

Changes in 2004 DVDs (8th March, 2004 thread)

More Changes!!! (19th March, 2004 thread)

Why not release both the Originals and Special Editions on DVD? (15th September, 2004 thread)

STAR WARS DVD Producer Van Ling answers the tough questions! (24th September, 2004 thread)

Star Wars DVD Music Mix Botched!! (20th September, 2004 thread)

Letter to LFL about DVD Defects (No OT vs SE discussion) (29th October, 2004 thread)

Director’s Cuts? (5th November, 2004 thread)

Another Trilogy DVD Screw Up? (2005 thread; on the 2004 DVD release)

Now it’s just getting ridiculous - Obi Wan’s new howl (2004 DVD change, and discussion for 2011 blu rays)

Star Wars ANH DVD replacement disc (2005 thread)

Forget about the ridiculous and unnecessary changes… (2009 thread - re 2004 OT DVD commentaries)

opinions on film restoration/preservation and how it applies to Star Wars - what do you think should/should not be allowed? (2011 thread)

 

2006 DVD… (aka The GOUT)

 
A 2 disc DVD for each movie (a 2003 thread postulating on a future DVD dream release…)

George Lucas says that the original versions of SW will probably be released on DVD (21st June, 2005 thread)

6 DVD Box Set for this November (5th June, 2005 thread - the release was apparently delayed a year…)

Evidence of OOT at Lucasfilm? (14th Feb, 2006 thread)

“Future Theatrical and DVD Releases” What do we think they will be? (18th Feb, 2006 thread)

ITS HAPPENED – OOT AVAILABLE FROM LUCASFILM (3rd May, 2006 thread)

ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY OUT 09/2006 BY LUCASFILM (3rd May, 2006 thread)

We won! (4th May, 2006 thread)

The Official Discs Will Be No Better Than What We Have! (4th May, 2006 thread)

Original Trilogy DVD FAQ (Unofficial) (8th May, 2006 thread)

Lucas talks about the Sept 12th Release of the O-OT (14th May, 2006 thread)

What are you going to do with your SE discs? (15th May, 2006)

New DVDs NOT 16x9 (17th May, 2006 thread)

make your voices heard! (again) (17th May, 2006 thread)

The Official Lucasfilm Response (23rd May, 2006 thread)

We have to buy this set at least to preserve it for the next generation of fans (27th May, 2006 thread)

first viewing of the OOT dvds (22nd July, 2006 thread)

The “original crawl” on the new DVD is NOT the original crawl! Screenshot inside! (24th July, 2006 thread)

OUT Audio: Pablo Speaks (25th July, 2006 thread)

Remember what Lucas said about the OOT not existing…? - BFI keeps preserved OOT prints (13th August, 2006 thread)

It has begun: StarWars.com to celebrate original films (20th August, 2006 thread)

O-OT Star Wars “Bonus Disc” menus (www.starwars.com) (23rd August, 2006 thread)

So, this is how the DVDs are going to look… (25th August, 2006 thread)

Where Does it Actually Say that the DVDs are NOT Anamorphic?!? (27th August, 2006 thread)

Selectable crawl on new DVD? Or just the old one? (30th August, 2006 thread)

In defence of the 2004 DVDs (5th September, 2006 thread)

Star Wars Limited Edition Screen Captures (11th September, 2006 thread - comparison images with fan-made releases)

Are the PAL GOUT DVDs upscaled from the NTSC masters? (12th September, 2006 thread)

First Impressions of the OOT… (12th September, 2006 thread)

So then, PAL or NTSC GOUT for best quality? (13th September, 2006 thread)

SW.com: “First and ONLY Time” (13th September, 2006 thread)

What’s missing from GOUT (30th September, 2006 thread)

Star Wars Trilogy - Original Theatrical Versions: 2006 DVD Flaw List (19th October, 2006 thread)

I heard the 2006 set with the GOUT is now gone… (2011 thread)

Where do I go from here as a SW fan? (12th November, 2006 thread)

Will you buy the OOT again? (25th November, 2006 thread)

Archiving seminar reveals ‘Star Wars’ tidbit?" Another SE?! (31st January, 2007 thread)

To those who own the OOT Sept (2006) Release & an HD TV (3rd March, 2007 thread)

So, um… no new DVD’s announced this year? (30th May, 2007 thread - re a possible 30th Anniversary DVD boxset)

2006 DVD OOT (general discussion - 18th June, 2007 thread)

Why is the GOUT not anamorphic? (22nd April, 2008 thread)

I heard the 2006 set with the GOUT is now gone… (2011 thread - 2006 GOUT DVD box set out of print)

10th Anniversary of the “GOUT” dvd release (in 2006) (2016 thread)

I say forget the OOT on DVD, lets target HD-DVD/Blue Ray Now (29th July, 2007)

 

2008 DVD… (Repackaged DVD Box Set)

 
Yet ANOTHER DVD boxed set…sigh (2008 PT and OT SE DVD re-issue Box Set info thread - 20th August, 2008)

2008 box (10th December, 2008)

 

Blu ray… (including Steelbooks - and some later DVD Combo Pack releases)

 
Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!) (April 2010 thread)

Star Wars Blu Ray Impressions (2011 thread)

What HASN’T been changed on Blu-ray – the uncorrected mistakes of Star Wars (2011 thread)

McCallum Wishes OOT Were on Blu-Ray (2012 thread)

Besides “The films need to be the way I want them,” has Lucas stated anything as to why the Blu-rays became the travesty that they are? (2014 thread)

Should I buy the Original Trilogy Blu ray? I already have the 2004 DVD (2014 thread)

Star Wars Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs (2013 thread on the 2013 PT & OT blu ray / dvd Box Set releases)

2013 OT blu ray steelbook Box Set release thread - ? AVForums.com thread : Blu-ray.com thread

2015 OT blu ray steelbook individual films release thread - ? AVForums.com thread : Blu-ray.com thread

RUMOR - Original theatrical cut of the Original Trilogy to be released on blu ray!! (2014 thread - it didn’t happen)

Star Wars theatrical versions not coming in 2015

 

Digital Downloads

 
Star Wars Digital HD Release … April 10th 2015

 

4K… (and also the Disney+ streaming service)

 
4K restoration on Star Wars (2014 thread - Lowry Digital / RelianceMediaWorks)

Disney+ streaming platform : Star Wars content & various other info (2019 thread; the 2019 SE Disney+ version - 12th Nov 2019)

Changes to the Disney+ 2019 SE of the Original Trilogy (2020 thread)

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD – 27 DISC Boxed Set – 3/31/2020 (2019 thread; + the 18-disc blu ray & 9-disc dvd sets)

Speculation about the 4K Future of AOTC and ROTS (2019 thread; listed here for information)

 

3D…

 
STAR WARS in 3-D! (2005 thread)

3D ?! (2006 thread)

3D STAR WARS for the masses…has ARRIVED! (2009 thread)

3D Conversions (2017 thread)

 

Miscellaneous…

 
Evidence of OOT at Lucasfilm? (2006 thread - based on Empire Of Dreams documentary content)

What can Be done to save the real original star wars trilogy from 1977-1983? (3rd August, 2009)

What versions of the SW saga do you own (OT, PT, preservations, etc)? (2006 thread)

How many times have you bought the movies? (2010 thread)

What do you think was the best release of the OT at the time it came out? (2011 thread)

What’s the status of the Originals? (2013 thread)

OOT release not in anyone’s plans… (2016 thread - no OOT set for the 2017 40th anniversary / near future)

Star Wars trilogy box sets coming next year? (2019 thread)

JJ Abrams mentions “Despecialized” - OUT not coming (2019 thread - re JJ’s interview on NowThis about the theatrical versions not being officially available & and instead watching the Despecialized Editions)

We have X in HD, but we still don’t have Star Wars (2017 thread)

Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects (2017 thread)

 

Theatrical Showings of the Original Trilogy films (since 1997 - inc Saga Showings):-

 
ANH screening with modelmaker Lorne Peterson… Why Are They Screening The SE??? (2006 thread)

70mm screening of Star Wars '77 (2008 thread)

Free “farewell” Screening of 1977 Star Wars collector’s print - British I.B. Technicolor (2010 thread)

Recent screening of 1980 print of The Empire Strikes Back in Austin (2010 thread)

Star Wars (SE) shown at Piedmont Park (Atlanta) (2010 thread)

Darth Lucas Strikes Again! (2011 thread re a planned free showing of the OT at a bar halted by Lucasfilm)

SW screening in San Diego (2012 thread)

Original cut showing in a theater in Wales(U.K.) tonight! (2012 thread)

Star Wars Day (UK) - Screenings of OT (2014 thread)

Jedi 30th Ann. screening at Pixar…of the original version! - with input from Phil Tippett (2014 thread)

Disney brings back all six movies to the big screen on 2014-05-03/04 - In Germany (2104 thread, OT SE’s shown)

Secret Cinema - Empire Strikes Back in London (2015 thread)

Carolina Theater in Greensboro claims to be showing GOUT this weekend (2019 thread; 2006 GOUT DVD on the big screen)

Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA (2019 thread; the OUT were planned to be shown - later changed and the Special Editions were shown)

OT screenings at Rivoli Ballroom, S.E. London UK (2019 thread)

70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA! (2019 thread; an actual OUT 70mm showing of Star Wars '77)

Note: There is more information to be found on the various and differing releases of Star Wars down the years - in the ’Theatrical Cuts vs. Special Editions’ section of this site…

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs, Information & Useful Links…

 
(FAQs & Info links : Encyclopedias & similar resources, and Star Wars Lore)

 

 

 

 

Useful Links & Information (from some familiar names & faces around here…)

 

The links below are FAQs or Info sections from other Star Wars related websites (many of which focus on the Original Trilogy) - they may contain certain points of view you may not agree with - or that may not be factually correct…
 

F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: D:A:T:A:B:A:S:E - superb array of Star Wars information exhaustively compiled by none : OT.com thread

SaveStarWars.com - comprehensive history of Star Wars; and some of it’s revisionism - by zombie84 : OT.com thread

Secret History Of Star Wars website - by zombie84, re-hosted by none : OT.com thread : AudioBook thread for SHOSW book

Star Wars Special Edition Visual Comparisons : Star Wars Visual Comparisons - doubleofive’s blog & twitter : OT.com thread

Star Wars Changes (Original Trilogy) - YouTube Videos by 13las : SW : ESB : ROTJ

Star Wars Comparison’s YouTube video channel - by Blackout; for comparing theatrical cuts to official releases and fan projects.

Star Wars Archives - a great resource for the OT films, by Darth Neo : OT.com thread

Star Wars Legacy website - SW '77 Preservation/Restoration project by mverta : mverta’s Vimeo Page : OT.com thread

Filmumentaries - Original Trilogy documentaries & more by Jambe Davdar : OT SW thread : OT ESB thread : OT ROTJ thread

Save Star Wars - Boycott The Blu-Rays - facebook page run by Mielr

SWonVideo.com - a great resource for SW home video releases, run by Video Collector

Star Wars On Home Video Reference Site - another great resource for SW home video releases, run by projectcclarke

Galactic Trade Federation - quality fan-made dvd info site run by russs15 (via the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine)

Aalenfae’s Star Wars Video Essays : EC Henry’s Youtube Channel

Kitbashed : Origins of Star Wars - run by Heilemann

HelloGreedo’s ‘Star Wars Profiles’ series of actors and people BTS of the Original Trilogy (and beyond…)

Star Wars Holiday Special website - a great resource of SWTHS info, run by SKot

T-Bone’s Star Wars Universe - great info & one of the longest running SW sites on the internet

Starkiller - The Jedi Bendu Script Site - a top resource for many various drafts of Star Wars scripts

Star Wars Aficionado Blog - great info blog, run by starwarsmania

The Chronological Star Wars - A Critical Reappraisal - by DavidMDaut; including the various animated series and more

StarWarsInterviews.com - interviews with people working behind the scenes of Star Wars

The People Vs George Lucas - 2010 documentary website : OT.com thread

Star Wars ScreenCaps website

Star Wars At The Movies - a great resource for the OT films (with articles, blog and podcasts)

Star Wars Obscurities - in-depth info (such as unused footage and screenplays) on the Star Wars Saga

From the Desk of Charles Lippincott - insightful info & rare gems on the OT films

Star Wars Underworld (info and news twitter account)

SW Holocron (info & photos twitter account)

Star Wars 1977-1983 (info & photos twitter account)

Classic Star Wars (info & photos twitter account)

Star Wars 1977-1996 (info & photos facebook account)

Rebel Scum (website and forum with masses of info on all things SW Collecting)

FanthaTracks - site / blog / podcasts; assorted info, news & reviews etc

Jamie Stangroom youtube channel - interviews, documentaries and info on all things Original Trilogy : Twitter

Milners Blog - Star Wars - assorted info and news (+ great images)

Star Wars News & Views - youtube channel; assorted info and news, run by zombie84 and friends

 

 

 

FAQs, Encyclopedias & similar resources, and Star Wars Lore…

 

The links below are FAQs or Info sections from other Star Wars related websites (many of which focus on the Original Trilogy) - they may contain certain points of view you may not agree with - or that may not be factually correct…
 

Wikipedia’s Star Wars page

StarWars.com’s Databank

Reddit’s Star Wars FAQ

StarWarsFAQ.com

Wookieepedia

Wookieepedia - Star Wars ‘home video’ releases page

Star Wars Galaxy Map - a ‘Google Maps’ type site for the GFFA

T’bone’s Star Wars Universe

Yoda’s Datapad FAQs

ThoughtCo’s Star Wars Mysteries (FAQ)

GalaxyFarAway.com (FAQ)

TheForce.net’s Encyclopedia

Star Wars Comparison - youtube channel; assorted comparison videos of various releases of the Original Trilogy films

Star Wars Actor Appearances - website featuring info on actors at Cons to Signings

Star Wars Explained - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news & SW lore

EckhartsLadder - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news & SW lore

Stupendous Wave - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news & SW lore

The Lore Master - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news & SW lore

EC Henry - youtube channel; assorted mix of info & ponderings on SW ships & vehicles (and much more…)

HelloGreedo - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news, reviews & ponderings

Wit & Folly - youtube channel; assorted mix of indepth info & thoughts, reviews & ponderings

At-AT Chat - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news, reviews & ponderings

Girls With Sabers - youtube channel; assorted mix of info, news, reviews & ponderings

Sleemo.com - assorted mix of news and info; also with more content at https://twitter.com/sleemo_

 

 

 

If you have any suggestions, or for specific threads to be added to this Index, please post them below.

Also, if you see any broken links or errors please also post them in here too - thank you.

 

Last updated - 14th January, 2020.

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Excellent idea. Is this stickied?

Also: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Worst-of-Wookiepedia/id/10971/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Star-Wars-Holiday-Special-1978/id/53262/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Ewok-Films/id/1823/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/An-Experiment-in-Inducting-a-SW-newbie/id/12991/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/What-we-like-about-the-Prequels/id/11950/page/1 (there’s already one but this one was older and has more pages)
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Free-farewell-Screening-of-1977-Star-Wars-collectors-print-British-IB-Technicolor/id/11733

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I’m honestly surprised yhwx never took a shot at creating this thread himself ages ago.

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NeverarGreat said:

Excellent idea. Is this stickied?

Also: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Worst-of-Wookiepedia/id/10971/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Star-Wars-Holiday-Special-1978/id/53262/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Ewok-Films/id/1823/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/An-Experiment-in-Inducting-a-SW-newbie/id/12991/page/1
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/What-we-like-about-the-Prequels/id/11950/page/1 (there’s already one but this one was older and has more pages)
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Free-farewell-Screening-of-1977-Star-Wars-collectors-print-British-IB-Technicolor/id/11733

Cheers mate - it’s not stickied yet - though hopefully will be soon. Edit: thanks Jay 😃

(It was your suggestion for an FAQ thread in here that inspired me - and my ‘copy & paste’ skills were getting a little rusty too 😉)

I’ve added your 6 links above to the Index - nice one - and many thanks!

 

If anyone has any suggestions for additions to it please post them in here - thank you.

I struggled to find a decent ‘Attack Of the Clones’ & ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ discussion thread in here - if anyone can point a couple out please do
 

Am struggling to find some threads with Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels in…
 

200+ accessible pages of the ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ section - a lot to go through - and occasionally miss a good thread 😉 - so if anyone has any more suggestions, please keep them coming…

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
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I don’t think we discussed the prequels all that much a decade ago, believe it or not. Even though we were around when ROTS was in theaters.

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Where were you in '77?

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I’m honestly surprised yhwx never took a shot at creating this thread himself ages ago.

I decided not to but I forgot why.

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Aw man I was so excited about my post I didn’t even see DE’s.

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TV’s Frink said:

Aw man I was so excited about my post I didn’t even see DE’s.

TV’s Frink’s modus operandi: Post first, look at screen later.

What a grand and intoxicating innocence. How could you be so naive? There is no escape. Come, lay down your weapons. It is not too late for my mercy.
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The good news is Neverar hasn’t taken a shot at me yet.

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TV’s Frink said:

Jason is yhwx sock confimred. 😉

confimred is my sock and also my goldfish

my goldfish is also code for my BanHammer 😃

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SilverWook said:

I don’t think we discussed the prequels all that much a decade ago, believe it or not. Even though we were around when ROTS was in theaters.

Aye, I managed to find a couple of threads on it - but didn’t really want to post the more… mainly negative threads… in general (though some good and valid points made in amongst them).

I think I found a little bit of balance there - though if anyone knows or finds a more positive thread on AOTC & ROTS please post them up 😃

 

Valheru_84 said:

Nice thread oojason!

.Val

Cheers mate 😃

The Index thread has been updated to include a few more threads from the earlier part of the site history too.

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There are at least a couple ROTJ threads that might be a good idea to index, as that film tends to spark a lot of discussion (and extraneous threads among noobs).

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DominicCobb said:

There are at least a couple ROTJ threads that might be a good idea to index, as that film tends to spark a lot of discussion (and extraneous threads among noobs).

Added a couple more ROTJ (and also ESB) threads mate - if there any specific ROTJ threads you’d like to see added let me know 😃

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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

sktthemes said:

nice discussion

Nice contribution.

Nice spambot…?

a now deleted and banned spambot - a nice pick-up on it 😃

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
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All that effort, and your spam will only end up deleted. Man, do you suck.

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I am quite new to this whole deal, yet VERY interested in seeing a bluray quality copy of the original trilogy. I have them on VHS, but no way of doing my own edits. So, I assume there is a general place to go find the Harmy edits? How do I go about finding it?

Tank