This Week’s Spotted in the Wild

In anticipation for the new Star Wars films, the Star Wars media team has been posting the original trailers for the original Star Wars films to YouTube. The Star Wars trailer and the Empire Strikes Back trailers are odes to a bygone time where every trailer was painstakingly narrated by men with serious voices.

On Wednesday, the media team posted the first Return of the Jedi trailer, which still bears the original title of Revenge of the Jedi. When I watched it, I chuckled that sound designer Ben Burtt even managed to get a Wilhelm Scream in the damn trailer. It’s right there at 1:09:

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  1. You just know the Sarlacc pit is there mostly as a stage for Wilhelm screams. I wonder how many bottomless pits (and accompanying Wilhelms) show up in both trilogies?

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