Star Wars Uncut is a crowd-sourced remake of A New Hope, featuring 15 second clips from contributors. (PHOTO: Facebook / Star Wars Uncut)
Imagine Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and company 15 seconds at a time, in 473 versions.
There's a live action recreation in somebody's garage, Lego stop motion, Claymation, video game animation and a smorgasbord of others.
There are even kids -- born more than 30 years after the original -- posing as the heroes from a galaxy far, far away.
Sprinkle said clips with snippets of original sound, music and voiceovers from the original 1977 Episode IV: A New Hope and you get Star Wars Uncut, a crowd-sourced remake that has gone viral.
The project, which is actually more than two years old, was conceived by web developer Casey Pugh. In 2009, Pugh, who worked for Vimeo at the time, chopped up A New Hope into 15 second clips and created a Web site where fans were encouraged to submit their own scenes. The final version of the film was made based on which clips were most popular (as multiple submissions were received for each 15-second clip).
In 2010, Pugh and the Star Wars Uncut team won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.
I'm just so happy that the Internet is taking this step into the broadcast world . . . the reward for people is doing the work. That's their favorite part - actually re-enacting the scenes, Pugh told the New York Times in August 2010.
Last week, Pugh unleashed Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut, a hand-picked version of the feature-length collaboration.
Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure . . . we can't thank everyone enough for making this a such a special project, Pugh wrote on his Web site.
Star Wars Uncut may be the single greatest achievement of humanity, wrote one fan.
As Star Wars out as I even am. Even I can say this is pretty great, wrote another.
Scroll down to watch all 2 hours and 3 minutes of Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut.