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Key moments from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer (pictures)

Stormtroopers! The Millennium Falcon! The baddest lightsaber since Darth Maul! Check out the key moments from the new "Episode VII" trailer.

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"There has been an awakening... have you felt it?" opens the trailer for "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens", with what appears to be a helmetless stormtrooper played by British actor John Boyega of "Attack the Block". He doesn't look much like the Stormtroopers of the prequels, who were identical because they were clones of bounty hunter Jango Fett.

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The white-suited Imperial Stormtroopers of the original trilogy get a subtle but sleek makeover.

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This is British actor Daisy Ridley, dressed for the desert.

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Ridley's character rides a landspeeder across a desert reminiscent of Tatooine from earlier movies.

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This cutesy droid is like R2-D2 crossed with a bowling ball.

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Oscar Isaac from "Drive" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a rebel pilot. This cockpit shot harks back to the classic spaceflight dogfights of previous movies.

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X-Wing fighters, the linchpin of the Rebel Alliance, make an appearance skimming a lake.

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Hang on -- isn't that the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?

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It is -- it's the Millennium Falcon, the ship belonging to "Star Wars" hero Han Solo.

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Don't worry, she'll hold together... You hear me, baby? Hold together!

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Bad. Ass. This super-cool lightsaber harks back to the moment in the "Phantom Menace" trailer that got fans hot under the collar. But who is the shady figure wielding it?

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The Millennium Falcon gets in a scrap with TIE fighters, suggesting that the Empire still has some fight left in it after Darth Vader and the Emperor Palpatine died along with the Death Star.

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"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" lands in movie theatres in December 2015.

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