I saw “Star Wars” in the summer of 1977 and distinctly remember that it didn’t have any “Episode IV” heading on the opening crawl. I was happy to see my memory was correct upon the release of the original version (not the Special Edition) on DVD last year. Of course, I have only gone on to see “Star Wars” hundreds of times at the theatre, on video, and on DVD.

Here is my rendition of the Han and Chewie publicity still to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of “Star Wars” on May 25th, 1977. Click on the image for a large version or visit the gallery.

Han and Chewie