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First Order view Star Wars Episode VII Agust 10 Tv spot Korea

It’s really only one image.

Still.

Lucasfilm released a new TV spot in Korea, released internationally via the Interwebs yesterday.  It’s brief, with scenes previewed before but recut into a new TV trailer, complete with the new Star Wars Episode VII logo in Korean.  But it begins with something new.  JJ Abrams & Co. clearly have reached back to the darker side of our own history to reveal the evil behind The First Order–the villains of The Force Awakens.

The First Order, especially as shown in the opening image, should evoke the New Order of Nazi Germany in World War II.  This is further bolstered by the name of the Rebels in the post Return of the Jedi galaxy–they are now the Resistance.  Resistance groups were those factions opposing the Axis states during World War II.

Abrams is also pulling propaganda imagery created by Goebbels to create awe and fear of Hitler and his ilk.  The red banners seen in the preview similar to those carrying swastikas in Hitler’s regime.

We have a dark empire coming to the Star Wars galaxy.

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Chewbacca SDCC 2015 preview

So how can you possibly select the best image from Friday’s sneak preview of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at San Diego Comic-Con?  Really, so many quick glimpses seem to reveal too much too soon.  We now seem to know what everyone will look like, and you can almost begin to piece together scenes and plot lines from the teaser, the trailer, and more than three minutes of previews shown in the Hall H panel at SDCC 2015 yesterday.

Watch the entire sneak preview below.  But first, let’s look at all these great shots from the preview.  It’s the original cast of characters that brings back those memories of seeing Star Wars for the first time.  And the set decoration.  C-3PO in front of the war room glass as we once saw him and Princess Leia long ago.  A certain Wookiee and his pal Han back in the Falcon.  Princess Leia giving someone a talking to, like she did back on Hoth or Yavin.

TIE Fighter down Star Wars Force Awakens SDCC 2015

Then there’s the new.  The remnants of a TIE-Fighter.  An X-Wing pilot named Poe taken prisoner.  Some Jabba’s palace-style denizens.  The new droid.  And stormtroopers everywhere you turn, one with a torch weapon like those that took out Uncle Own and Aunt Beru.

Check out stills from the preview and then watch it all below:

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