While searching for a recording of “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana I came across this video which brings together scenes from across the various six Star Wars films to that musical accompaniment, connecting the early and later in a pretty effective way.
The look on Obi Wan Kenobi’s face in the first Star Wars film ever made, A New Hope, when Luke Skywalker asks him about his father, shows an incredible amount of forethought was already at work. The fact that one can splice in “flashbacks” to Episode III and have it work so well is impressive. Anyone who watched LOST and found themselves frustrated when things didn’t match up should appreciate what George Lucas accomplished in Star Wars rather than complaining about it.
Some have chosen to “reboot” classic shows and films rather than try to offer sequels that seek to maintain continuity. The spoof comic Gutters recently explored the idea of the New Testament as a “reboot” of the Jewish Scriptures (HT Hemant Mehta):
Do you think that the New Testament is better viewed as a sequel or a reboot in relation to the Jewish Scriptures? And when it comes to continuity (and continuity errors) is it more like Star Wars, LOST, or Doctor Who?