It might seem like an odd consideration, but writing over at The Metro I describe why the 70’s aesthetic which infused the 1977 original is so important to the continued design and ‘feel’ of the saga going forward.

Packed with a rainbow of colours and designs, this couldn’t look more ’70s sci-fi’ if it tried. For people paying attention, that’s a very good thing.

Think back to the original film in 1977.

Star Wars came out of nowhere and changed the film industry with its groundbreaking effects and unique designs that were rooted in the sci-fi of the 30s, 50s and 70s.

With that in mind check back and watch the film again.

The 70s hairdos, the occasional dodgy moustache, the cut of the clothing – Star Wars is deeply rooted in the mid-70s.