Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.
And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.
Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too. These Space Valkyries should have been left in.
They really should have.
I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.
Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.
Just a reminder - here are the things that made it when Lucas recut all the movies in 1997: a CGI Jabba, a whole new Wampa, and a brand new slave girl musical number. He also edited the films slightly with each major home video release, replacing Sebastian Shaw’s ghost with Hayden Christiansen and making the Ewoks blink.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances I’m unaware of, this shit could get added back in so easily. Disney is going to rerelease these at some point - why not with these characters?
George, why you fucking up?