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Who shot first? A quiz about the Star Wars trilogy before George Lucas tinkered with it

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December 17, 2015

With the imminent release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, lots of fans are sharing (again) their criticisms of George Lucas's prequel trilogy. For many old-school fans, though, Lucas's greatest offense against his own creation wasn't to make three more arguably mediocre films — it was to revise the original trilogy for the "Special Edition" re-release in the '90s.

The Special Editions — with a few more, relatively minor, tweaks — remain the only versions of the original trilogy currently in active release, including in the most recent digital release. If you think you're a trufan, though, you'll remember — or have discovered — what Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi looked like before Lucas fiddled with 'em.

Here are ten questions to test your knowledge of the original original trilogy. There aren't actually any questions about who shot first, though — that's just too painful to bring up (especially for Greedo).

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