Despecializing the Classic Star Wars Trilogy

For a lot of Star Wars fans that were unlucky enough to be born after the original trilogy had its theatrical run, there was never an opportunity to see the movies in their natural state. In the 90s, George Lucas made the now lambasted decision to alter the movies and “modernize” them. Scenes were changed, effects were added, and a lot of the charm the admittedly dated special effects brought to the table was removed. Unfortunately, because of these “specialized” releases, those of us born post-1983 would never get to see the same movies our parents and older relatives did; we would be forever forced to watch these new versions.

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