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Small details that took you FOREVER to notice in the Star Wars films — Page 5

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Morgan the Boost said:

So many things on this thread and other things I never noticed because the cropped VHS image is permanently burned into my mind, and sometimes MEMORY fills in the scene in my brain even as I’m watching it.

Same here! There are a bunch of things I never knew/noticed because of VHS cropping - the static Stormtrooper at the start of the “look sir, droids” scene, the second Tusken Raider running on the ridge alongside the Bantha, the blue of the Wampa arm, the hologram of the Imperial Officer being struck by an asteroid while Vader’s talking,…and I’m sure there are more!

But dammit I still adore those videos…

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Yeah the scene where Luke says he can see one of the sand people through the scope always confused me since it was cut off at the edges.

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Mocata said:

Yeah the scene where Luke says he can see one of the sand people through the scope always confused me since it was cut off at the edges.

Unless you were watching the HBO version where that shot was squeezed. 😉

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While I was doing some editing I found this, if you look closely you can see Hayden’s “blue arm” appear & disappear.


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This thread makes me want to watch Star Wars and Empire again. It’s been a few years.

Jabba’s palace blew my mind when I saw it in widescreen on the sci-fi channel around the buildup to the special editions. They also showed the extended Abyss which is where I saw it first. I was in high school.

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eiyosus said:

Jabba’s palace blew my mind when I saw it in widescreen on the sci-fi channel around the buildup to the special editions. They also showed the extended Abyss which is where I saw it first. I was in high school.

Same here! I’d only seen the films pan-n-scan before that.
In fact, this was also when I realized what the difference between PnS & widescreen was! So my mind was doubly blown!

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I always noticed IG-88 apparently dead in the Cloud City scrap heap, but re-watching this week I saw that 4-LOM is also in there.

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Mocata said:

I always noticed IG-88 apparently dead in the Cloud City scrap heap, but re-watching this week I saw that 4-LOM is also in there.

That’s actually Zuckuss (or his relative). I remember seeing him years ago but I forgot about that, so thanks for reminding.

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Zuckuss is the alien not the droid. But I think that mix-up comes from an old Kenner toy line mistake which a lot of people remember.

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And during filming, Zuckuss’ name – then spelled “Tuckuss” – was intended to apply to Dengar (and vice versa?), while the script doesn’t mention 4-LOM at all.

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I’d be surprised if the script was specific about anybody except Boba Fett since he’s the only one with lines.

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It mentions IG-88, “Tuckuss”, Dengar, Bossk, and Boba Fett all by name:

The group standing before Vader is a bizarre array of galactic fortune hunters: there is BOSSK, a slimy, tentacled monster with two huge, bloodshot eyes in a soft baggy face; TUCKUSS and DENGAR, two battle-scarred, mangy human types; IG-88, a battered, tarnished chrome war droid; and BOBA FETT, a man in a weapon-covered armored space suit.

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Mocata said:

Zuckuss is the alien not the droid.

Exactly, and it looks more like Zuckuss than 4-LOM.

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LexX said:

Mocata said:

Zuckuss is the alien not the droid.

Exactly, and it looks more like Zuckuss than 4-LOM.

Wait… you know I think this is a case of my mind seeing what it expected (in a droid trash heap) but on closer inspection it doesn’t look exactly like either of them?

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That IG droid is painted white, like K-3PO in Echo Base. (K-3PO also has a red Captain’s insignia painted on, which looks rather like a large vampire bite.)

I recall hearing that 4-LOM’s torso was based an unused mold for C-3PO from the first film.

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There’s also either a TIE pilot or AT-AT driver helmet and armor just left of Chewie. The lighting mak3s it hard to tell which it is.

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Looks like a modified pilot helmet with the roundel repainted and a large visor. I wonder if it’s a prototype of the stormtrooper or TIE pilot helmets, or even of the early full-face Rebel pilot helmets from the first film’s storyboards.

There’s also some stormtrooper upper body armor painted black attached to it.

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Shopping Maul said:

I’m really gonna sound like a moron here, but I didn’t fully get the Falcon’s interior (in terms of dimensions, what leads where etc etc) until TFA. The fact that the movie makes a point of walking through the set the way it does made me put it together properly after a mere 40 years or so!

Lego TFA is what did it for me. Being able to actually walk around freely in it…I even used it as one of my references when building the Falcon in Minecraft.

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Here’s one that I found pretty recently, it’s the sort of thing that hides in plain sight and blows your mind when you finally connect the dots in your head.

So if you have some knowledge of the production of the original Star Wars, you’ll know that the Falcon’s early design was ultimately repurposed and used for the (much larger) Blockade Runner. It would have had a linear interior, basically a single hallway running the length of the ship.

It wasn’t until I saw the following production image that I realized the interior set design from the abandoned “linear falcon” concept made an appearance in the finished film. When compared to the sketch it’s almost an exact match.

I assume that this particular set was built as the Falcon’s interior, and quickly redressed for use as Princess Leia’s ship. This would mean that the Falcon’s original design made it way further into production, which is something I was absolutely unaware of. It’s just weird to think that the famous scene of Leia putting the plans in R2 technically takes place in what was once the Millennium Falcon’s interior.

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Great find! Looks like they cleverly recycled those vertical pipe/vent things from the tractor beam control set.

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