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Delighting Star Wars fans everywhere, Disney’s Lucasfilm has released the first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars feature, The Force Awakens, which was previously known only as Episode VII. Although Return of the Jedi ended with the downfall of Emperor Palpatine and the destruction of the Second Death Star, from the looks of things, the Galactic Civil War is apparently still being fought. There are images of Stormtroopers, pilots with Rebel insignia flying X-Wings of different sizes (if the original X-Wing was akin to a Flying Fortress, a new one shown onscreen is like a Superfortress or Stratofortress) and the Millennium Falcon eluding TIE fighters.

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