I made this thread last week. http://boards.theforce.net/threads/are-the-duels-in-ot-underrated.50019533/ Sadly it got derailed and turned into a PT VS OT thread. So I'm publishing a new thread on a whole separated topic specifically on the skill and quickness of the OT duels. What I was trying to say is that there is a stigma (especially within casual SW fans who haven't watched the OT for years) that OT duels literally move at slow motion bullet time speed (no lying, I really saw this at one site) and there is no technique whatever that they are just randomly flailing blows. No strategy, no agility, no use of the force, no fluidility, no technique, no (insert). But after rewatching the OT duels, I was ******* surprised at how fast they actually move and the amount of techniques as well as how much force powers are actually being used. For example in the ESB duel alone, Darth Vader and Luke uses far more force powers than Darth Maul VS Quegon & Obi and Obi VS Anakin combined! I was actually quite shocked that by the time he realized Luke was going to be a much harder nutcracker than he expected, Vader ultimately turn the tides and won the match by force throwing heavy items at Luke. The popular perception is that Vader just kept dueling Luke with random swinging blows until he finally cut Luke's hand by luck (but in reality the ESB duel was really one of epic proportions in which both combatants used a variety of tools at their disposal). To repeat a statement from a Youtube clip of the ESB duel comments section. Its even worse among non-Star Wars fans who think that they literally took turns hitting each other by agreement in the OT. What do you think of this stigma? That OT duels literally move at snails pace and are just random flailing to the point it looks like Vader and Luke are just literally taking turn hitting each other by agreement? Even in the Death Star duel between Obi Wan and Vader, they are not taking turns but are actually trying to carefully time their attacks to look for an opening.