What Star Wars Could've Looked Like, A Long Time Ago

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Ever wondered what Star Wars was originally going to look like, back when Luke Skywalker still called himself Starkiller? These images from early storyboards for the 1977 movie let us glimpse a time when the Millennium Falcon was half the ship that we've come to know and love, Darth Vader wore mittens, and Star Wars still had a definitive article in its title. Click through to see the world we didn't grow up on.

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More images can be found on Michael Heilemann's Flickr set.

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garrisondeanog
GarrisonDean

"Darth Vader wore mittens" Well to be fair, it's quite cold in space. The real embarrassing thing was how the Emperor made him clip them to his jacket because he kept losing them.