Over at SFSignal.com, there is a link to an old filmstrip version of Star Wars. For those of a certain age, you will know what I mean by the word "filmstrip." The artwork in this strip doesn't seem to be the Marvel Comics version of Star Wars so it must me newly-commissioned art. It's fun to see what the narrator leaves out.
Man! The nostalgia!
Minor Rant (fueled by Nostalgia) - There will be nothing like the feeling most of us kids had in that wonderful time between Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). In those years, the sense of wonder, the sense that we were in the middle of something "new," that the story had so much more to tell us, was palpable. It was so simple. Vader killed Luke's dad. Period. Greedo shot first. Period. And what was cool for us with imaginations is that we were able to fill in all the blanks that we wanted to. I am one who likes all those details in the SF and fantasy worlds I enjoy (Star Wars, Tolkien, Narnia, etc.). But there's also a part of me that doesn't want to know. I just want to make it up myself. That way, you can never be disappointed, like with midi-chlorians or having to have Kenobi, in Return of the Jedi, parse the words he spoke in the first movie, giving Luke a grammar lesson regarding "it's true from a certain point of view." [sigh]