Watch: Retro Hour-Long PBS Special on Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy
by Ethan Anderton
July 3, 2014
With a rumor lingering that Star Wars: Episode VII could end up being delayed to 2016 (we're betting that won't happen), we're not sure how long we'll really be waiting to see the continuance of the space saga. We're not counting on a big presence at Comic-Con this year at all, but maybe the title will be revealed in San Diego just to hold fans over. In the meantime, how about a retrospective look back at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy created by George Lucas? The Playlist has found an hour-long PBS program that dives behind the scenes of the first three films, and Lucas is pretty prominent in the special. Watch!
Here's From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, now in one single video (via Centropolis):
This special is definitely worth your time, complete with narration from Mark Hamill. This program actually aired in December of 1983, seven months after Return of the Jedi had dominated the big screen, so it covers all three episodes of the original trilogy. There's lots of cool behind the scenes footage for fans to soak up, and also some things that will have Star Wars prequel naysayers absolutely laughing their asses off about. For example, Lucas says, "A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing. Now that's funny.