David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Things We Saw Today: The Original Star Wars Trilogy is Frozen in Carbonite/Turner Broadcasting Deal

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Ever since Disney announced that it would be launching its own streaming service in 2019, fans have been excited to find all their Star Wars content in one place. That is, until it was revealed that Disney does not have the streaming rights to the original trilogies. In 2016, Disney sold the TV broadcast and streaming rights for the first six films to Turner Broadcasting. Now, Turner won’t sell the rights back, and their contract lasts until 2024.

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I’m sure the folks at Disney find their lack of a complete Star Wars collection disturbing.

(via ArsTechnica, image: 20th Century Fox)

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