Friday, May 12, 2006

Long Lost Biggs Scene

After a brief music-only b/w intro sequence, color and dialogue come into this scene cut from Star Wars,* depicting an encounter on Tatooine between Luke and Biggs.

Wikipedia features extensive coverage of the scene, in articles like Anchorhead Story of Star Wars, as well as individual articles on Camie and Laze “Fixer” Loneozner, two characters who do little other than roll their eyes at Luke.**

The scene proves that a long time ago, and I mean a long long-ass time ago, the phrase "written and directed by George Lucas" didn't carry a well-earned sense of apocalyptic foreboding.

*The first one, by which I mean number 4.
**Which is understandable. Luke's a twerp.

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