Librarian Kristian Brown of UNB Saint John found an original Star Wars script during a project to digitize the library's sci-fi collection. The script is bound in blue paper and features 'Lucasfilm' stamps. Brown thinks it may be a fan made copy of an original script as it was dated earlier than the film's release.
The script had some interesting differences to the films, like its title: 'Saga 1', when its release marked it as Episode IV. Luke Skywalker's name was written as Luke Starkiller, which feels weird to say. And one of the most famous scenes, that was later changed in a re-release, revealed that Han Solo shot the bounty hunter without warning. The Bounty Hunter never drew his weapon in the original script.
No one knows how the script found its way into the library, but the journey would probably be very interesting. Can you imagine finding that item? Work would be done for the day because I would sit there and read it all the way through! It's interesting that it was found this year when the film series is set to begin again, but maybe we should take it as a sign that Star Wars should never end.
Can you imagine the prequels with Anakin Starkiller?
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