I digitally put Jabba the Hutt back into the original Star Wars movie! I do what I want!
Worked a Doc screening of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Monday night.
Correction: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope: Special Edition: 1997.
It's odd to have to specify which version of Star Wars played the original 1977 release (Han shoots first), the 1997 special edition (Greedo shoots first) or the 2004 special edition (Han and Greedo shoot at the same time) but I won't knock Lucas' revisionist tendencies because I repeatedly revise my work too post-posting.
Besides, the revisions in the 1997 special edition are minor, save for the computer-generated Jabba, which does NOT hold up well. What was cutting-edge then now looks like a character from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
To this day, Lucas' decision to leave the Star Wars universe's graphics technology intact bothers me immensely.
I detest how the graphics on the monitors inside the Millennium Falcon's turrets and the X-wing starfighters consist of grids and basic shapes and how during the Rebel Alliance pilot briefing, a screen depicts the destruction of the Death Star with a circle and a line and then an (ugh) asymmetrical dotted asterisk.
Apparently, a galaxy full of elaborate spacecraft and droids cannot engineer video graphics more sophisticated than an Atari 2600's.