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Whilst watching the Star Wars movies recently for the first time1 - in order of release - I detected a decrease in the technology between the last of the "new" movies - Revenge of The Sith - and the first of the "old" movies - A New Hope.

I now have two questions:

  1. Is this apparent drop in technology real or perceived?
  2. If it's real, is it ever explained in-universe?2


1 Yes, it has taken me this long and I'm 28!

2 I know that out-of-universe it is because an improvement in the technology, CGI capabilities and imagination and so on between those movies (ANH was release in 1977 and RotS was released in 2005).

  • Basically a dupe of this, which is marked as a dupe of this. – Null Dec 14 '15 at 4:17

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