Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer: Watch teaser for Episode 7 (VIDEO).

Watch the Trailer for the Next Star Wars Movie

Watch the Trailer for the Next Star Wars Movie

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Nov. 28 2014 10:44 AM

Watch the Trailer for the Next Star Wars Movie

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The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released Friday both online and in theaters—and it works very hard to evoke the original trilogy (and perhaps to make us forget Episodes I through III).

It also succeeds, at least for me. If John Williams’ score has the same powerful effect on your nostalgia receptors that it does on mine, I don’t know how you can resist hearing it swell while the Millennium Falcon does some kind of crazy loop-de-loop.

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Also, 2015’s R2-D2 equivalent is apparently a soccer ball with a slide projector on its head. I like it.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.