What if, in 1977, George Lucas released "Star Wars," a story about Qui-Gon Jinn and his young apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, stopping the evil Trade Federation, finding Anakin Skywalker, etc, and it was every bit as much of a success and phenomenon as the actual Star Wars was that year, followed by the 1980 sequel "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones," with the original film being re-released the next year as "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," and finally the 1983 film "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" leaving fans stunned at the dark ending and incredible cliffhanger. Now imagine Lucas left fans with that cliffhanger for the next 16 years, until finally revisiting the saga with "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in 1999. As the series was being picked up AT LAST, and the issues at the end of 3 were FINALLY being resolved, this would have been as big a media splash/phenomenon as Episode I really was in 1999. And year, you know the rest, "Empire Strikes Back" in 2002, and "Return of the Jedi" in 2005, creating a similar media-hype as the end of the saga. Well, first of all, I don't think the original film would have been quite as big a hit because, while the special effects would still be a huge thing, the story just isn't as good (I actually think Episode I is quite underrated, but the sucess of the '77 film is largely due to the incredible mythological archetypal story). That aside, certain things would be different, especially the effects. I just have this burning curiosity to see what this stuff would have looked like in 1977. The Battle droids would obviously have to be guys in suits, so they'd look quite different, bt as far as the space battle goes, seeing as how that's quite similar to the actual '77 film, it'd probably remain unchanged. And I'd be curious to see how they did Jar Jar. I feel like Return of the Jedi would have been very criticized because, when looked at as the end of Anakin's 6-part story, it's pretty weak, just going back to the Death Star and such. That aside, here would be some casting suggestions of mine: Richard Roundtree as Mace Windu Mark Hamill as Anakin Skywalker Alec Guinness as Count Dooku Robert Downey, Jr. as Han Solo And obviously, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, and Peter Mayhew would get to keep their roles. The actor to play Obi-Wan would get to be the same. But the actor to play Palpatine would have to be old in 1977, but alive in 2005, so not quite sure how they'd pull that off. Makeup, I guess. So, what do you guys all think? Slimy!