I also found it interesting how the OT actors complain about the dialogue they have to speak. Granted, some of it can be very corny but at the same time it's also sci-fi. Carrie Fischer, in the Empire of Dreams documentary, stated she had no clue what she was talking about during the Hoth/ion cannon speech. Was it bad writing, or just an actor uncomfortable with a sci-fi vocabulary?
I don't see too many actors nowadays say how uncomfortable/corny sci-fi lines are to speak. Is this maybe a sign of the times when science fiction/fantasy is more ingrained in our culture and we're simply used to it versus how we were in 1977?