For a Limited Time, Watch the 1967 Student Short That Launched George Lucas Into Scifi History

By Cheryl Eddy on at

A long-ish time ago (1967) in a galaxy not so far away (the University of Southern California), a student named George Lucas was hard at work on a short film with a long title: Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This landmark early work is online for the first time, thanks to scifi channel Dust.

The trippy Electronic Labyrinth will only be up for the next two days, ahead of a little something called The Last Jedi. So don’t delay if you want a glimpse into the mind and method of a 23-year-old George Lucas—four years before he’d expand on the imagery seen here and add more of a narrative for THX 1138, and a decade before he changed the world of scifi forever with Star Wars.