This is the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer you’re looking for

The primary trailer for “Star Wars: The Power Awakens” was launched this morning — delivering some tantalizing new twists on the beloved science-fiction franchise.

As you may anticipate, I’ve already watched it twice. On an enormous display screen, utilizing my Chromecast.

Love the return of the Millennium Falcon. Intrigued by the mild saber that has vitality popping out of either side of its hilt. The teaser trailer has simply sufficient new, with a big dollop of homage to the authentic three films, to enchantment to followers praying that J.J. Abrams and Disney don’t screw this up — like Lucas did together with his lame prequels.

And long-time Jedi watchers will be aware that almost all of the teaser trailer’s scenes seem to happen on Tatooine, the desert planet that’s been distinguished (or mentioned) in every of the different six “episodes.”

I noticed the authentic Star Wars movie as a young person per week earlier than it was launched, at the invitation of author Harlan Ellison, with a gaggle of science-fiction writers at the MGM/Academy screening room in Hollywood. We had no concept what to anticipate. What we noticed was jaw-droppingly superior. So I’m very a lot looking ahead to this sequence sequel, although it appears to have one thing like a podracer in a single scene. At the least there’s no signal of Jar Jar.

Star Wars Episode VII opens subsequent yr, in December 2015.

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