If you’ve always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes of Star Wars movies, this video c. mid-1970s shows “the computer effects that were employed in the original 1977 theatrical release.” Continue reading to watch.

The computer graphics for the first Star Wars film was created by Larry Cuba in the 1970s at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) (at the time known as the Circle Graphics Habitat) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

[via Slashfilm]