By Max Knoblauch2014-10-01 16:55:31 UTC

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The original Star Wars trilogy: a pinnacle of science fiction, a master class in space opera, an iconic example of universe building and, maybe, just a little bit too long to watch.

If you’re planning on watching the J.J. Abrams-helmed 2015 installment and want a bit of a refresher course, look no further than our breakdown here.

We got deep with this one. Characters were explored, themes were discussed, mind-controlled rancors were theorized.

You’re probably thinking, “There’s no way they can cover everything they need to in three minutes!” Well, you’re right, but at least we tried. Kind of.

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