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#1385026
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Names matter
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I see your point, I just call the movie “Star Wars” and I guess it does sometimes cause confusion. I definitely agree with you that that would be clunky.

I guess I’m more accepting of referring to it as Episode 4 (even though it never actually called itself that) because the original version of Empire did refer to itself as episode 5.

I never cared for the subtitle A New Hope, that might be why it bothers me.

Star Trek makes a ton of sense to me, because there are so many movies and series, and even a movie that is simply called “Star Trek”, so you really do need to further specify. With Star Wars there are only 3 movies… no matter what George Lucas wants you to believe.

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#1384957
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Names matter
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I’m curious what everyone thinks on this. I have found that most people hate the changes to the movies and want them in their original form, yet they refer to the first movie as “A New Hope” instead of “Star Wars”.

Since the original didn’t reference this title in any way, I see it as just another change, just like the SE changes (even though it came earlier). In fact I think using this name adds credibility to the argument that George Lucas can change the movies after release.

What do all of you think? Is it more acceptable because the change was made closer to the release? Or did you never see the original release first?

Personally, I think its hard to make a strong argument against the special editions while using a name that George Lucas came up with years after the movie came out. I’d love to know if I’m alone in this thought.

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#1384953
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George Lucas' Special Edition plans
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Personally, I refuse to even call it ANH. The original had no reference to that name that I’m aware of (correct me if I’m wrong). I dont think the director/writer/etc gets to rename or rewrite a movie after its been released. I have no problem with him releasing new versions. Its the failure to preserve the old versions alongside them that I have the bigger problem with. Today its all in Disney’s hands, Lucas is no longer involved. Unfortunately, I dont expect disney will do much better.

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#1384947
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💡 <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡
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Hi everyone!

I’m Kevin. I’m here because the original trilogy were some of my all time favorites. I’ve owned every version of the films that have been released and the new ones make me sick to my stomach. For years I got by with just the old laser disc versions but now I have kids and they’re too spoiled to watch the very poor quality laser disc version and I can’t stomach the new ones. I appreciate all the hard work this community has done to try to recreate a version of these films that I can show my kids so they can love the movies too.