Since the original film hit theaters back in 1977, the Star Wars saga has seen more than its fair share of updates and revisions. Often, fans have ranted about George Lucas’ consistent tampering with their childhood classics, with the most famous and egregious change being the “Han shot first” debacle. However, some of the changes made to the films were ultimately wise decisions that added continuity, depth, and new meaning to the story. Here are 10 examples.
1. Yoda goes CGI in The Phantom Menace
When fans caught their first glimpse of The Phantom Menace, one questionable element that stood out was an awkward new puppet version of Jedi Master Yoda. The character had been done brilliantly by Frank Oz in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but this updated incarnation was a drastic departure from the design that fans remembered. Thankfully, the 2011 Blu-ray of the film replaced it with the prequels’ CGI model.