Watch Lucas talk original Star Wars plans in vintage 1970s interview

George Lucas Interview: Original Concepts for Star Wars

While we drive ourselves crazy looking for every tiny detail about Star Wars: Episode VII, the folks at Lucasfilm are doing their best to keep us distracted — and this vintage footage of George Lucas talking up the original series is a pretty good start.

The official Star Wars YouTube page has been dropping tons of neat stuff in recent months, and the latest footage is a 1970s-era featurette dubbed “George Lucas: Original Concepts for Star Wars.”

It’s a fascinating peek into Lucas’ process, and finds the geek icon talking about how the concept evolved — and how it all started as a story about a father and his twin children, then grew from that simple idea.

Check out the footage above and let us know what you think. Then, you know, get back to obsessing about Episode VII.

(Via Star Wars)

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