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Star Wars in three minutes montage

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If the idea of watching all six Star Wars films before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters makes you want to willingly slip into a long carbon-freeze sleep, you can catch up on the entire saga of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and (the possibly evil?) Jar-Jar Binks in just three minutes.

YouTube channel Eclectic Method has crammed 13-plus hours of Star Wars films into a three-minute video, starting with The Phantom Menace and running chronologically through the episodes to trace the story through Return of the Jedi. That means segments like most of the CGI battles of the prequels or Luke’s training on Dagobah in the original trilogy are boiled down to a second or two of footage at most, but the video hits on most of the important notes of the Skywalker lineage.

Watch the video above for a quick refresher course on the galaxy far, far away, and for more on the next entry in the franchise, check out EW’s continuing coverage of The Force Awakens.