Joke Website: Justice for Greedo

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, just after Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker hire Han Solo to take them to Alderaan, Solo is approached by a bounty hunter called Greedo.

In the original 1977 theatrical cut of the film, after a brief conversation, Han Solo blasted Greedo and killed him. In the 1997 “Special Edition” re-cut of the film, the scene was changed to show Greedo shooting at Solo first (and missing) and then Solo killing Greedo with return-fire. In the 2004 DVD release of the film, the scene was modified again to show Greedo and Solo firing nearly simultaneously, and showing Solo dodging Greedo’s shot. In the 2011 Blu-Ray release, the interval between the shots was shortened even further.

This all led to a lengthy and ongoing “Han Shot First” controversy in the Star Wars fan community, with the fans generally opposing the changes to the scene that have been (repeatedly) made by George Lucas.

I thought it would be funny to imagine a universe where the fans are right, Han shot first, and Greedo was a victim of a cold-blooded murder . . . and where the subsequent re-edits of the footage are, in fact, an effort by New Republic officials to cover-up what really happened and thereby protect Solo’s image as a hero of the Rebellion. So here’s a website about it. Enjoy!

Justice for Greedo

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.