Star Wars Geekery

The release of the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD approaches, and I decided that details of any changes must have surfaced on the net. And of course they have — I found a summarised list of changes courtesy of Terribly Mauled.

Episode IV: A New Hope
* New Jabba the Hutt * Improved Han/Greedo scene — its a CGI Han and they both shoot at the same time now * Aurabesh on the tractor beam generator that Obi Wan deactivates. * Lightsaber colours tweaked.

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
* Ian McDiarmid plays the Emperor in his hologram conversation with Vader. The dialogue has also been changed slightly. * Temeura Morrison (Jango Fett) now voices Boba too. * Luke’s scream during his suicide plunge down Bespin’s main shaft has been removed

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
* Sebastian Shaw has been tweaked in the unmasking scene. He now has blue eyes to match Hayden Christensen, and he has no eyebrows — more fitting for a burns victim. * Naboo appears in the victory celebration scene, complete with Gungans. * The Jedi Temple can be seen on Coruscant in the same scene. * Hayden Christensen now appears as spirit Anakin.

Personally, I’m delighted that the scream in ESB has gone — that was my major wish. Having a CGI Han for the Greedo scene seems unnecessary when they had a perfectly good scene just waiting for them to put back properly. At least they’ve realised it needed changing.

In any case, I’m looking forward to the 22nd of September. Shiny case.