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Much like Thanksgiving, the Star Wars teaser trailer has a long and hearty history. Even before fans knew what “Star Wars” was, Lucasfilm was making trailers to tantalize moviegoers with just enough information and visuals to get them excited. The process continued after Star Wars became massive, reached new heights with the prequels, and continues in 2014 as fans everywhere freak out over seven brief glimpses into the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

If you’ve already watched the trailer a hundred times but still want more, why not check out the teaser trailer for all seven Star Wars films?

These Star Wars teaser trailers mostly come from the fantastic Star Wars YouTube page. Others are from Movies.com.

Star Wars Teaser Trailer

The Empire Strikes Back Teaser Trailer

Revenge Return of the Jedi Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

The Force Awakens definitely shows the least of all of these trailers, but it’s also the furthest out from release. In the case of the prequels, the trailers were all about six months away from release. That gave post-production a lot more time to finish shots for a teaser trailer, like Attack of the Clones for example. It’s shorter than Force Awakens, but has so much more in it.

If J.J. Abrams had cut a shorter trailer with as much footage as the Attack of the Clones trailer, the Internet might have broken with all the speculation. I think – about 13 months out – this teaser trailer does exactly what it should. It tells us there’s a new Star Wars coming out, it has cool stuff in it and you’ll want to know more.

Which is your favorite Star Wars teaser trailer of all time?

Additional source: Movies.com

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