Star Wars: Episode IV Sped Up Every Time a Laser Is Shot Makes the Movie Less Than 90 Seconds

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Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up” by Lord Aussem on YouTube is exactly what it says on the tin. I’m more surprised by the long stretches of time where no lasers are fired than I am by the fact that this only lasts one minute, 17 seconds.

And even though it’s going too fast to actually show if Han shot first, the new Jabba shots tell us that this is the sped-up version of the Special Edition. I don’t know if that affects your decision to spend 77 seconds on this, but there you go.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

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DISCUSSION

Did the creators of the video go through this exchange every time a laser was shot?

Video Operator:
Preparing to fast-forward!

Colonel Sandurz:
Fast-forward!

Video Operator:
Fast-forwarding, sir!