– by Seth McDonald

Youtube channel FXitinPost has shared a trailer for Scene 38 Reimagined which is an updated version of the famous lightsaber duel from Star Wars: A New Hope between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. The duel took place aboard the first Death Star and was the first lightsaber duel that was seen by fans.

What I really enjoy about the video is it stays true to the old idea of George Lucas that the lightsabers were very heavy, Mark Hamill has said Lucas told him they were like Excalibur. For the most part both Vader and Kenobi keep both hands on their weapons and that is nice nod to the original fight scene.

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I am really excited to see the finished product, this is one of the more iconic duels in the history of both Star Wars  and cinema itself. Having said that Kenobi vs. Vader leaves something to be desired in comparison to other lightsaber fights as far as choreography. The original scene’s dialogue is what makes it iconic to me, the back and forth between the old friends overshadow the actual fight in my opinion, so to see this scene get the modern treatment should be a lot of fun.

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Source: FXitinPost

  • Lenin1959

    Nice, but not necessary unless you are a fan of the prequel trilogy.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      I love the prequels. I don’t care. I’m not gonna hide it anymore. If people can openly declare The Last Jedi better than Empire then I can say I love the prequels.
      Although I haven’t been able to sit through them for sometime. I usually skip around to the cool scenes.

      • Lenin1959

        Well… People saying TLJ is better than Empire might also think that kool aid is more delicious than a good root beer.
        And love for the prequel trilogy… Phantom Menace was just George Lucas kicking me in the balls for two hours. Un-for-giv-able. AotC was about the level of The Last Jedi – it hurt. Hurt a lot. Revenge of the Sith was watchable despite its many, many flaws. So you might say that at least every movie of the PT was better than its predecessor – but that is not saying much.

        • Kindofabigdeal

          Duel of the Fates
          Double blades saber
          Duel wielding sabers
          Attack on Geonosis
          Obi Wan vs Jango
          We got good stuff out of them

          • Lenin1959

            And some of the worst dialogue (“Sand…”) and character arcs (“No, only I can save Padme!” “Really? Oh, well, count me in. Now I am going to kill the kids, m’kay?”) and stupid ideas (“This is a secret mission in the middle of a battle. Let’s fly right through the middle of it while trying not to fight!”) and… Oh, don’t get me started. I rate The Last Jedi as equal to Attack of the Clones – both are bad. Not as bad as Phantom Menace, but that movie should have been called “Plan 9 From Outer Rim” anyways.

      • Kratos

        i hear ya…for all the issues i have with the prequels…i at least would still watch them….i will NEVER give TLJ a 2nd viewing.

  • claudiomario

    And this single video tops TLJ. Ridiculously better

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Now don’t start that again.

      • claudiomario


    • the50sguystrikesback

      Oh let-it-GO already.

      The movie was not BAD, it simply did go the way YOU wanted it to.

      Fanboys…I tell ya.

      • JustAnotherOpinion

        Sorry, I’ve expressed my displeasure of the movie and I’m not a “fan boy”. Never read the EU stuff oreally got into it.

        Loved Episodes 4-6. Thought ROTJ was weakest.

        Episodes 1-3 were a misfire, IMO.

        Episodes 7-8 have been downright disappointing.

        It’s funny, I know this is science fiction and all. However, I just look at the new episodes the same wa just gets the hang together to take on bad guys, racs

      • agooseontheloose

        Regardless if it did NOT GO the way “fanboys” wanted it to go the film is BAD!
        It’s poorly written, badly paced and edited with characters contradicting what they stand for and it was set out to only serve Kathleen Kennedy’s agenda.
        It’s a disjointed film with many faults.
        They’re so focused on upping the twists and surprises they fail to tell a coherent, faithful to the lore and satisfying SW story.
        I’m in no hurry to see Ep.9 and how they’ll spend the movie retconning the issues made with 8.
        Disney can F-off.

    • agooseontheloose

      It does!!
      Hell TLJ didn’t even have a lighsaber ON lighsaber battle ffs!

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I’m pretty sure the LRM staff goes through Reddit and then posts what they see. Unfortunately they are always several days late.
    But I’m banned from r/starwars and r/marvel so at least I can now comment.

    • No one can match the speed of Reddit.

      • armyof100clowns

        I heard it can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

  • Victor Roa

    weird displacement of the face as the robes moves all over the place.

  • Behemothrex

    Eh, Ben wasn’t spry anymore and he wasn’t trying to duel with Darth anyway he knew he was going to die and he was just delaying and doing it to further push Luke along the path he thought he needed to follow. The fight is fine the way it is, we don’t need another Yoda scene…gah!

  • Kratos

    imo, vader WOULD have fought that way against obi wan in ANH…with the same pure raw aggression that gives the viewer an almost palpable feeling of his anger, hatred and intent to kill anyone that gets in his way…which is the EXACT same manner he was shown for all of 30 seconds as he mercilessly cut down the rebel soldiers in the corridor at the end of R1….obviously the films are 40 years apart, but no one can deny that the way and style DV was shown utilizing his saber against the rebels in R1 contradicts the way he was shown fighting against obi wan merely days later

    • axebox