With the new trailer for the Star Wars sequel all set to be unleashed to the public this coming Friday, there will surely be some who will ask, “Anyone recall what happened in the last trilogy?”
Such “fans” need not worry as Steven Thomas from Youtube has edited his own epic 10 minute trailer summarizing the original trilogy in one swoop (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi), entitled Star Wars: Original Trilogy – Epic Retrospective. Using voice-overs, quick cuts, and dramatic beats, Mr. Thomas has created an exciting plot refresher for the original trilogy, using the classic John Williams score.
[The 10-minute trailer can be viewed above this article]
The creator of this trailer, who is named Steven Thomas, was available for an interview to talk briefly about this work:
WK: How did this video come about?
ST: I have a channel on Youtube where I have made videos about cinema and various series of cinema. I started a series called Epic Retrospective of Popular Sagas/Trilogies. After making one for The Dark Knight Trilogy and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, I made the Star Wars: Original Trilogy. For this video, I decided to put some clips from the originals to illustrate the entire Star Wars universe and Luke Skywalker’s past. I tried to show all the best lines from this trilogy.
WK: You are obviously a fan of this series. What are your thoughts about the upcoming Star Wars sequel?
ST: I think another Star Wars sequel was inevitable. Director J.J Abrams is a good choice. I just hope he can show us something new after his Star Trek movies–which I liked. He is a talented director who can show beautiful shots and emotions. I really like the cast, and the return of John Williams is probably one of the best things about the upcoming movie. But, personally, i would like to see something other than [more of] Skywalkers’s family.
WK: Are there other projects that you are currently working on?
ST: I’m planning to release a special 7 minute video for the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future really soon. And, probably do an Epic Retrospective of The Hobbit Trilogy.
WK: Sounds great! Do you have a website where viewers can see more of your work?
ST: I don’t have a pure website but you can check my Tumblr which has all my works. The address is: Selfdementia.tumblr.com.
WK: Thank you for your time!
ST: With pleasure.
Steven Thomas is a French student who is currently working in Paris, France. His Tumblr website is Selfdementia.tumblr.com. His Youtube video channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYWsRkhK_M7ylgUPC5U2PA He has also made a 10 minute Epic Retrospective for the Star Wars Prequel.