The Original 1977 Trailer for Star Wars

I just watched this wretched trailer twice and a few thoughts popped into my head:

1. This trailer doesn’t even attempt to tell you what story is about (The story of a boy, a girl and a universe????) I always heard that Lucas kept the studio in the dark and this seems to be evidence supporting those stories.

2. Gotta love the voice over guy.

3. I’m convinced that without John Williams’ score, we wouldn’t have the prequels to bash because nothing after “A New Hope” would have been made. It’s jarring to see those clips without the music in the background.

As a bonus here’s The Empire Strikes back trailer without the music

and with the music

(via YesButNoButYes)

Nesting Golden Eagles Delay Durango Airport Work

From TheDenverChannel:

DURANGO, Colo. — An airport runway expansion plan in Durango has come to a halt because of some traffic the tower can’t control.

Two golden eagles, with wingspans that can exceed six feet, have decided to nest in a pine tree near a runway of the Durango-La Plata County Airport.

That has brought a two-year $18.6 million runway expansion plan to a halt, at least temporarily. They are expected to move on around June 1.