ByJohn Carter, writer at Creators.co
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John Carter

So what exactly has been happening in that galaxy that's so far, far away? When we last saw our heroes (not referring to the prequels) they had defeated the Empire, or at least a portion of it, and the sith had taken a devastating blow to the face. But now they are back and in business. So what do we learn from this trailer?

Lots of explosions... which for Star Wars is par the course. I particularly am interested in the above image, as it is clearly a TIE fighter attacking a TIE fighter hangar. Can someone say, "Traitor?"

Must go faster...
Must go faster...
MUST GO FASTER...
MUST GO FASTER...
Ka-BOOOOMMM
Ka-BOOOOMMM

The above sequence is special because it really gives the first look at how the action will play out. Not only is the action itself incredible in this 5 second chase, but the camera work is perfect. In the middle image where the two ships are flying into the engine of the destroyed space ship the camera quickly zoomed in to get a closer look at the action. This motion made me feel like a fish being yanked out of the water by a hook. It hooked me into the action (silly pun intended). I truly believe we are going to see some masterful cinematography with Episode VII.

...this cute guy...
...this cute guy...

I don't know anything about this robot, but I like it.

Stay on target!
Stay on target!
Shiny
Shiny
This is not the Sith lord you were looking for
This is not the Sith lord you were looking for

Sweet duds, baby! I love the direction they are going with the costumes. The TIE fighter pilot looks rather standard with a few upgrades. The silver storm trooper is a bit curious. I wonder what his rank is. As for the sith guy... he looks sweet. I am appreciative of the mask. It is very old school, and makes me feel right at home. Speaking of home...

There's no place like home...
There's no place like home...

If the 3 second clip of Han and Chewie was all that was in this trailer I would be happy with that. This was an incredible high five to the entire planet. I love you J.J. Abrams. And finally...

the BIG one
the BIG one

The number one thing I have been curious about is what the Star Destroyers will look like. Will they still be using the Imperial class? Did the Empire have a Super tucked away in case of an emergency? Did they build new ones that might resemble the Eclipse class? Well, now we know. Sort of. It is definitely a new design, at least new to me. The short clip doesn't give any sort of definitive perspective. I would imagine it is somewhere between the Imperial and Super classes, but that is completely a guess. I really like it. It is yet another nod to the original trilogy, which is fine by me. Below I will include the rest of the stills that I pulled. I didn't pull a still from every clip because some of them would be a blurry mess. Let me know what you think of the images and my theories in the comments section... and my the force be with you.

to infinity... AND BEYOND!!!!!
to infinity... AND BEYOND!!!!!
You mean Luke actually kept that? gross.
You mean Luke actually kept that? gross.
R2 is depressed... like Marvin from HHGTTG
R2 is depressed... like Marvin from HHGTTG
...and that's why we can't have nice things
...and that's why we can't have nice things

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