Your CNET "35 Years of Impossible" example:
There have been at least two conversations of film history books with SE pictures but discussion of 70s FX. One had it's own thread, the other is in the savestarwars thread. Will try to refind them.
Here are two video ones: (originally posted in the savestarwars thread)
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV 2000)
~41:55 they show the SE shot of Han running around the DS corridors and meeting up with the enhanced large crowd of Stormtroopers.
The Science Channel had a program last year called "The Science of the Movies". In the first episode they interview John Dykstra about motion-control technology. One of the opening quotes goes like this:
It's a technology which allows filmmakers to do the seemingly impossible. Turn tiny models into colossal spaceships.
and they cut to the SE Death Star approach shot.
So what I figure could be done is we can take these kind of shows and insert the original shot, so people can see the difference. I've taken this programs opening segment and inserted the OT shot, let me know what you all think.
http://noneinc.com/SSW/SotM-002-half_h264/ SotM-002-half_h264-desktop.m4v (8 min. 57 mb)
This version uses the whole segment, but probably it's best to severly cut out the extraneous, so this can probably be whittled down to 2-4 minutes. Used the Wookiegroomer Splits for the additional clip source.