I didn't read the opening crawl, I tend not too since they are all the same anyway. Yes and I believe that the film could have done without the crawl. I really didn't want to use the crawl in my film but unfortunatly since it takes place 10,000 years before the events of episode IV the dialogue would be impossible to follow unless you have an idea of a backstory. EDIT: I love conan o'brein and his show. He is the best interviewer on a nighttime talk show. Whereas Jay Lenno just recited pre-fabricated leading questions and lame, tired jokes; Connan makes even the most boring intervieee a laugh-a-thon. His self-depricating attitude doesn't bother me and is quite funny at times because his show is so random.