10 Star Wars Moments You'll Never See Again
George Lucas made sure you'll never see these Star Wars moments (officially) ever again.
Star Wars is undeniably one of the most successful franchises in the history of not only cinema but pop-culture as a whole, and though the series has created many lifelong memories for fans both young and old, there are also some that you'll never be able to officially see ever again.
It's no secret of course that George Lucas has used modern technology to "revise" the earlier Star Wars films over the last 25 years, and rather than continue to offer both the original, untouched versions and the newer editions, Lucas has basically done away with what came before.
Unless you're lucky enough to own an old VHS or DVD of the earlier releases, you're left resorting to YouTube clips or less-savory means to watch the films in their original release state.
Given that Lucas sees these new versions as "definitive", and they're also the only versions viewable on Disney+, it's incredibly unlikely that the original versions will ever be re-released.
While it's fair to say that not all of Lucas' changes were sacrilegious - some, in fact, were actually pretty smart - it nevertheless stands that these moments can't be officially seen in their pristine initial form ever again...
10. Han Shoots First - A New Hope
Let's kick things off with the single most infamous change instituted by George Lucas across the entire Star Wars franchise.
In the original version of A New Hope, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) memorably guns down bounty hunter Greedo (Paul Blake) in the Mos Eisley cantina - an act which demonstrates his cunning ruthlessness, taking out a threat before said threat can get the drop on him.
Yet for the 1997 Special Edition of the film, Lucas made the decision to digitally alter the scene, showing Greedo firing at Han first, before Han awkwardly dodges it and then fires back, killing him.
Fans argued that this diminished Han's character arc over the course of the original trilogy, softening his personality as originally presented, while Lucas has since maintained that he never intender to portray Han as a "cold-blooded killer."
Though the scene has received mild revisions in subsequent home video releases, Han shooting first has never been restored to any official version of A New Hope, and given Lucas' passionate stance on Han's rules of engagement, surely never will be.