Watch Slipping Storm Troopers in Previously Unseen Blooper Reel & Outtakes from Star Wars

The “bloop­er” reel above from the film­ing of Star Wars: Episode 4, we’re told by io9, is “brand new” footage. Brand new to us, of course. Dis­cov­ered by a Red­di­tor, it made the rounds yes­ter­day and every­one pro­nounced it amaz­ing. And so it is. Many scenes lack audio, mak­ing the humor all the more sub­tle. We get some line flubs, action scenes gone awk­ward, and the vin­tage ear­ly title below.


If you’re any­thing like every­one else I know who’s seen this (if you’re read­ing this—you like­ly are), you’ll watch the two and a‑half minute reel at least two or three times, if not more. And if you find your­self less than jazzed about the com­ing of Star Wars: Episode 7 (or about the exis­tence of episodes 1–3), we’ll at least have the hun­dreds of new memes spawned by this ridicu­lous footage. As i09 says, “get to GIF-ing, peo­ple.” And get to writ­ing dia­logue for those silent scenes.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Watch the Very First Trail­ers for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi (1976–83)

Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Revis­its Aban­doned Movie Sets for Star Wars and Oth­er Clas­sic Films in North Africa

Star Wars Uncut: The Epic Fan Film

Josh Jones is a writer and musi­cian based in Durham, NC. Fol­low him at @jdmagness.

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