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Star Wars and Star Trek memes

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May the meme be with you.

That didn’t take long. Upon news that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is reportedly also now set to direct the new Star Wars, fans expressed their excitement/dismay/jealousy that one guy was set to inherit all of nerd kingdom on social media last night, and it turned out there was mainly one way to annouce all of your feelings: Gifs and Memes.

How did people communicate about Star Wars ideas in the 1970s (or even the early ‘00s!)? We rounded up some of our favorites from Twitter; check them out below (hat tip to Mashable).

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