Premakes: The Empire Strikes Back (1950)
What if Star Wars was a 50's 3-D Movie? ~ That was the premise in which filmmaker Ivan Guerrero concocted the above "1950 PREMAKE" of Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back! CLICK THRU for more info, including a frame-by-frame visual comparison between the actual George Lucas-directed sci-fi classic from the 70's, and Ivan's edits.
VIDEO-TEXT: "Let's turn back the clock, shall we? Back to a distant time in an alternate universe far, far away... The 50s! It was a simpler age of 3-D movies, and robots named Robby, Gort, and Tobor. A hidden gem of this period in cinema is a little film called "The Empire Strikes Back", the second chapter in a planned three-part epic science fiction trilogy. While the preceding and succeeding episodes were never actually produced due to budgetary constraints, "Empire" shines as an example of 1950s 3-D space opera. The re-release of this trailer coincides with the 60th anniversary of this amazing film."
[Above Text-Description via Youtube]
Flash Gordon (Deadline at Noon, Conquers the Universe), The Phantom Planet, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Invasion of the Animal People, Man Beast, Lunar Walker, Golden Bat (Ogon Batto), The Mysterians, Captain Midnight, First Spaceship on Venus, The Flying Saucer, The Fighting Devil Dogs, The Outer Limits (Second Chance, Soldier, I Robot, The Sixth Finger), Things to Come, Space Patrol, Atragon, Terror in the Midnight Sun, Forbidden Planet, Rocketship X-M, Latitude Zero, Space Flight, Metropolis, The Jetsons, Devil Girl From Mars, Tobor the Great, The Alligator People, The Return of the Fly, Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, Starman (Attack from Space), Marvel Super Heroes (Iron Man), The Cyclops, The Sea Hawk, Kings Row, Mahler Symphony No. 6, Gustav Hoists The Planets (Mars), and The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama.
"What if STAR WARS had been made 30 years earlier, in 1947 instead of 1977?"
DISCLAIMER: I am uncertain if the above premake was done by Ivan as well, as there seems to be no specific credits provided with the youtubed-video. So enjoy it as it is.