Organiser and Star wars-mega fan Casey Pugh encouraged other fans of a galaxy far, far away to make their own 15-second segments of moments from the classic sci-fi film. He received thousands of scenes and pulled the best of them together to make this feature-length ‘director’s cut’ of George Lucas’s cinematic institution.

“Star Wars Uncut has always been incomplete without this,” Pugh has said of the release of the film in its unedited long-play form for all to view. “I’m very excited and proud to release the entire film. Watch it over the weekend for guaranteed LOLs and nostalgia.”

Pugh, who pulled the film together along with his video editor Aaron Valdez and sound designed and mixer Bryan Pugh, won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for his work on the Star wars project.

Had he decided to produce a remake of Lucas’ much-maligned prequel A Phantom Menace, it is likely the universal love in would have been greatly reduced.