The edits, the voice-over, the special effects...none of this should have worked to launch the biggest sci-fi saga of all time. Even the score is bad -- I watch this and half expect the music to become Funeral For Queen Mary at any second (there's virtually nothing of John Williams' score used in this trailer). This seems awful even for 1976. You can tell that no one was really clear about how to sell a story set in another galaxy that was more western than sci-fi. And yet, STAR WARS became the first science fiction blockbuster that we now know & love. Watch this and leave your comments below:
This trailer is really only slightly better than the first STAR WARS parody (not counting MAD Magazine).
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