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The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Gets A George Lucas Makeover

After the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer was unleashed on Friday, fans got their first, albeit very small, taste of director J.J. Abrams' vision for the sevenquel. While excitement and approval seemed to be the general tone, fans couldn't help but wonder how even the briefest of peeks into the film would be different in the hands of George Lucas. Thanks to the effort of YouTube user Michael Shanks, we now have a George Lucas edition of the teaser, and it is as hilariously congested as you would expect. If there isn't a double-sided, double-crossbar lightsaber by "Episode 8," we're calling for mutiny. Watch the spoof teaser above.

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • The Cover
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  • R2-D2 & C-3P0
    "'Construction robots' (per the second draft) R2-D2 and C-3P0 are rocked by an explosion, as rebels prepare to expel the inva
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    "'Construction robots' (per the second draft) R2-D2 and C-3P0 are rocked by an explosion, as rebels prepare to expel the invaders." -- Alex Tavoularis
  • Princess Leia
    "My inspiration for Leia's look, if I remember correctly, was Alex Raymond's women in his 'Flash Gordon' comic book strip." -
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    "My inspiration for Leia's look, if I remember correctly, was Alex Raymond's women in his 'Flash Gordon' comic book strip." - Alex Tavoularis
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    "These storyboards were drawn by Ivor Beddoes at Elstree Studios in England, before George Lucas had decided that Ben would s
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    "These storyboards were drawn by Ivor Beddoes at Elstree Studios in England, before George Lucas had decided that Ben would sacrifice himself in his duel with Darth Vader. Here, Ben survives – as he did in the script at that time – until the end of the movie."
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  • Death Star Attack
    "A later iteration of the rebel attack of the Death Star begins." -- Joe Johnston
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    "A later iteration of the rebel attack of the Death Star begins." -- Joe Johnston
  • Hoth
    "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johns
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    "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johnston
  • "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johns
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    "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johnston
  • The Emperor
    As drawn by Joe Johnston.
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    As drawn by Joe Johnston.
  • Han Solo Returns
    "Han Solo emerges from carbon freeze." – Dave Carson
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    "Han Solo emerges from carbon freeze." – Dave Carson
  • The Rancor
    "In a later iteration, Johnston storyboarded the rancor's entrance." - Joe Johnston
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    "In a later iteration, Johnston storyboarded the rancor's entrance." - Joe Johnston
  • It's A Trap
    "Aboard the rebel 'headquarters frigate,' Mon Mothma, General Nadine, and Admiral Ackbar explain their strategy for destroyin
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    "Aboard the rebel 'headquarters frigate,' Mon Mothma, General Nadine, and Admiral Ackbar explain their strategy for destroying the second Death Star." -- Joe Johnston
  • Endor
    "An early iteration of the tussle between our heroes and numerous biker scouts had the latter blasting away at Luke and Leia,
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    "An early iteration of the tussle between our heroes and numerous biker scouts had the latter blasting away at Luke and Leia, who loses her blaster as a result." -- Dave Carson
  • Ewoks
    "Paploo" – Nilo Rodis-Jamero
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    "Paploo" – Nilo Rodis-Jamero
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