Granted, this would have made the original 1977 classic only ten minutes long, but still better than the prequel trilogy...
"I want to know what you've done with those plans!"
"R2...take these plans, get in the escape pod and find Obi Wan Kenobi. He's our only hope."
"Funny...the damage doesn't look as bad from out here."
"Lord Vader, an escape pod was just launched, but there are no life signs aboard."
"Eh, blow it up, anyway. Your boys could use the practice."
THE EMPIRE WINS...END OF SAGA.