Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Trailer Released

Star Wars The Force Awakens

As previously announced, the first teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in select theaters and online:

For those interested, io9 has a scene-by-scene breakdown along with speculation about what it all might mean. For me, all I really needed was that final, short glimpse of the Millennium Falcon in all her glory engaged in a fire fight.

Speaking of which….

Millenium Falcon

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  1. michael reynolds says:


  2. anjin-san says:

    If that’s the best they can do, it does not speak very well for the movie’s prospects.

  3. Lib. Cap. says:


    If that’s the best they can do, it does not speak very well for the movie’s prospects.

    So… You’re saying you feel a disturbance in the force?

  4. Matt says:

    NO DISH!!! WTF

  5. Matt says:

    Oh I guess it’s rectangular now.

  6. anjin-san says:

    @Lib. Cap.:

    So… You’re saying you feel a disturbance in the force?

    Let’s just say I’m old school. Sprocket Systems, where much of the editing of the original Star Wars movie was done, was on five doors down from my place in San Anselmo.

  7. @Lib. Cap.: I felt a disturbance in the Force, as if I should preemptively ask for my money back.

  8. sam says:

    These days, at my age, if I feel a disturbance in the force, I reach for the metamusil.

  9. MBunge says:

    If it’s anything like what Abrams did with Star Trek, it will be fun and far fresher than anything in the prequels. Then Episode VIII will come out and we’ll realize that surface gloss is all Abrams has to offer.


  10. Grewgills says:

    That and the final third or each movie will get progressively more effects driven and progressively more at odds with physics and common sense until it is so jarring that it completely pushes you out of the verisimilitude established in the first half.

  11. sam says:



    Now, if they had wanted to do it really, really, right, they would’ve got Joss Whedon…

  12. michael reynolds says:

    JJ Abrams doesn’t get the heart of things, he gets the special effects of things. His first Star Trek movie was fun but empty-headed. His second Star Trek movie was a calculated insult.

    This was a job for Joss Whedon, as @Sam said.

  13. PJ says:

    The movie could be quite bad and it still wouldn’t be close to the butchering of the original trilogy, or the prequels.

  14. @michael reynolds: I actually actively dislike like the first Star Trek reboot (haven’t bothered to see the second yet), mainly because 1/4 of the film is slapstick comedy that completely clashes with the overall darker and edgier tone.

  15. al-Ameda says:

    Looks like I’ll miss yet another Star Wars movie – VII out of VII – darn it!