Having come out all the way back in 1977, Star Wars feels like it’s always been a part of our lives. But there was a time when we didn’t know what The Force was. When we had no idea what a Skywalker could be. When we didn’t even know a laser sword would make sounds, let alone know how to make them yourself with our mouths while swinging around our mom’s broom.
Star Wars, the epic space saga set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, is ubiquitous. And maybe that’s why it’s so fascinating to see where it all began. The actor who played Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, just tweeted out a video of his very first screen test with the actor who played roguish anti-hero Han Solo, Harrison Ford.
It’s a look into a time when Star Wars was nothing more than an idea on a page and the iconic characters were still being formed. Check out the video to see a primordial version of cinema history.