Apologies for the bump - though in my humble opinion it is very much worth it…
Holy crap, I did Greedo Shot First.
Frame by frame comparisons, GIF’s, the whole nine yards. I conclude that the “new” shot is based on a wide shot of Han shooting Greedo. They took the clarifying shot Lucas claims didn’t exist in the 70’s and changed it so Greedo shoots (at different times with different effects). It’s a fun read, hopefully.
^ from his superb Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes thread in the Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases section.
💥 doubleofive knocks it out of the park - yet again! 💥
The George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist… thread (Category Numbers 26 • ‘Han Shot First…’ and 27 • ‘George Lucas claims in 2012 that Han NEVER Shot First…’) may also be of some interest on the issue too…
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?