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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread — Page 444

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Luke.

PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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With all the worry over the initial Falcon design being too similar to the Space 1999 Eagle, I shouldn’t be so surprised to learn Lucas actually visited the studio during production of the series.
http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/epguide/t17wg.html (Under observations)
Too bad there isn’t a photo of him on Moonbase Alpha.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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I discovered a small interesting anecdote, while i was browsing around another website. I don’t know if the story really happened that way, so take it with a grain of salt:

[…] Years ago, when I was up North at the Lucas Ranch, getting approval on a bunch of toy sculpture prototypes, I was invited to a party that night. I was staying the night anyway and flying back the next day, so I went… At this party, I met some of the designers and concept artists that worked on the prequels. One of them (who shall remain nameless), whom I’d met before actually, told me that Spielberg had come up to visit George while they were in pre-production on Episode 1. He continued to say that while there, he overheard a conversation between Lucas and Spielberg in which Lucas was trying to convince Spielberg to re-do all of the shark sequences in “Jaws” with a CG shark, then re-release the film…[…]

Source: http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?58985-quot-Back-to-the-Future-quot-Is-it-me-or-do-the-sequels-suck/page3&p=739023#post739023

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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That may have been less Lucas “trying to convince” Spielberg to re-do Jaws and more of him idly musing about that being a possibility with the advances in CGI that were happening. That anecdote is third-hand, after all.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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ATMachine said:

That may have been less Lucas “trying to convince” Spielberg to re-do Jaws and more of him idly musing about that being a possibility with the advances in CGI that were happening. That anecdote is third-hand, after all.

True, it is a third hand anecdote. But after all, we all know what happened in 2002 with “some other” Spielberg movie…

So maybe there is a small amount of truth in that story 😉

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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I LOL’d at the Praxis-wave explosion.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Even though it was Jaws, they were clearly zinging Lucas.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Was watching this behind the scenes video with ILM model makers talking about the original designs for some of the ships compared to the final. I haven’t seen Solo and maybe they’ve done something clever as throwback to this before but was very intrigued by the idea brought up of the falcon having a rotating cockpit. Then I wondered with some stabilization or roto work can this simulated?

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Man, I wouldn’t even know where to begin to find it now, but I remember a detailed post on some message board about the guy who played Vader in that back-of-the-head shot for ESB. I don’t remember who it was, but it wasn’t Prowse (according to that post). No idea what that photo you linked is.

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Doesn’t someone have the Rinzler book handy to check?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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According to this thread - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Actor-of-Darth-Vaders-bald-head-in-ESB/id/16462

it is Prowse; unfortunately the picture is apparently only in the e-book version of Rinzler’s Making Of ESB book (I’ve had a look through the physical book version and can’t find it).

 

Our good friend Jambe Davdar says it is from e-book version too - and that it is Prowse…

https://twitter.com/jamieswb/status/961615108475703302

‘Rarely seen The Empire Strikes Back video showing Dave Prowse in the famous “under the helmet” prosthetic.’
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?