That’s no moon, it’s a 36-year-late ‘Star Wars’ blooper reel

BY News Desk  October 28, 2013 at 3:17 PM EST

While many movie fans get their blooper reels on the DVD extras a few months after the film leaves theaters, “Star Wars” fans had to wait a bit longer — 36 years longer, to be precise. A long-lost blooper reel for the original installment of the iconic space-fantasy series wound up on YouTube Sunday and has been making its way around the web at light speed. The outtakes were discovered by Lucasfilm book division author and editor J.W. Rinzler while compiling archive footage for a “making of” production.

The reel made its debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and its lifespan on YouTube is uncertain. Give it a watch before it goes the way of the Death Star.

H/T Justin Scuiletti