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12. May 2014 13:35
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Cinefex 2 - August 1980 The Empire Strikes Back

12. May 2014 13:35 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

As special effects supervisor for The Empire Strikes Back, Richard Edlund was responsible for reestablishing the Star Wars effects facility and presiding over the production of some four hundred optical effects shots. A seasoned veteran of the original Lucasfilm epic, Edlund discusses how three years of advancing technology, coupled with a top-notch technical crew, enabled ILM to segue into an even more complex project — and with better results. Interview by Don Shay for Cinefex Magazine, circa August 1980. [More]
Cinefex 2 - August 1980 The Empire Strikes Back
 

7. May 2014 07:36
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Star Wars TV trailers from 1979

7. May 2014 07:36 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

These trailers were captured along with Saturday Morning Cartoons on ABC during the summer of 1979. Star Wars would not be available to rent or buy on Video tape until 1982 so it was enjoying another re-release in theaters that August. It's easy to see kids jumping up from watching cartoons and urging their parents to take them to see Star Wars again... [More]
Star Wars TV trailers from 1979
 

9. April 2014 05:54
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Maria Shriver interviews Mark Hamill (1983)

9. April 2014 05:54 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Maria Shriver interviews Mark Hamill for PM Magazine and gives viewers a sneak peak at Return of the Jedi, circa 1983. At one point Hamill talks about how he may one day reprise his role in about 20 years - turns out it would be 30, but I'm glad he'll get the chance. [More]
Maria Shriver interviews Mark Hamill (1983)
 

7. April 2014 16:41
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Beyond Jedi - The Saga Continues

7. April 2014 16:41 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Here is an awful attempt at Star Wars humor from the June 1983 issue of Playboy magazine. While the jokes all fall flat, and none of these 'plot ideas' are likely to make it into Episode VII, I do like the illustration and I couldn't help noticing that some of the faux episode titles for prequels and sequels are arguably better than those selected for the actual prequels - "THE JEDI'S TRIUMPH", "WAR OF THE JEDIS", "VADER’S LAST ASSAULT"... [More]
Beyond Jedi - The Saga Continues