Recut to the tune of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Star Wars' is more '70s than you remember

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As Marvel continues its campaign to convince you to watch Guardians of the Galaxy—its raccoon-, tree-, and classic rock-starring sci-fi film—fans have done some reverse engineering on an older property, recutting footage from the original Star Wars trilogy into an imitation of a recently released Guardians trailer.

The video, made by Youtube user The Unusual Suspect, features an introduction to the rebel team set to the rhythms of “Spirit in the Sky.” Once that’s over, it shifts gears into pure action as “Hooked on a Feeling” plays. The music and cutting all comes courtesy of Marvel’s trailer, but it’s a fitting reminder of the decade that spawned George Lucas’s saga. No matter how hard Star Lord tries, he’ll never be as old school cool as Han Solo.

The trailer ends with a title card advertising “Disney’s Star Wars,” a nod to the corporation that now owns the franchise. The possibilities of a Disney-run galaxy have also been parodied in other, less classic-rock-flavored mock trailers.

Ponder the video (and the possible debt Darth Vader owes to glam rock) below.

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