New movies within the Star Wars franchise will apparently just keep coming, but the magic of the early years of original trilogy fandom can never be replicated. For instance, younger fans will never know, and older fans will never again experience, the feeling of watching a new Star Wars trailer on a crummy, staticky TV.
But they can get pretty close, thanks to some brilliant fan going by the name of “The Sleepy Skunk,” who edited a version of the trailer for The Last Jedi to look like it came out in 1983, the year Return of the Jedi was released.
Beginning with a “Prevues of Coming Attractions” screen, the trailer is supposed to look like it comes from a previews sequence on a VHS tape. With muted colors, static, the classic version of John Williams’s theme, and a couple scenes from Return of the Jedi, it’s a perfect blast from the past. Indulge your nostalgia and check it out below.
This is only the latest reimagining of the Star Wars: Episode VIII trailer that fans have been working on. One even remade it in the style of a video game. Hey, it’s still many months until The Last Jedi comes out on December 15. Where else are we supposed to direct our anticipatory energy besides endlessly swapping theories and messing with the trailer?