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I didn't realize that Star Tours in Disney World was gone. Glad I went on it both times I was there.

This thread reminded me that I have the Star Tours preservation DVD somewhere. I should dig it up and watch it.

 

EDIT: On second thought....

description on myspleen said:

This is a great collection of rare material from the Disney Star Tours ride, including the Star Tours News Kit.  I wanted to make sure this disc got out there, because it appears I may have the only working copy of this disc left.  There are some great as well as groan-worthy moments on this disc, including some things like the really cheesey opening ceremony and C-3PO rapping.  Yes, you heard right.

 

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I'm glad I got to go on the original. For a kid growing up in the late 80s when SW was basically dead, it was a total trip to heaven to see a 20 foot AT-AT guarding a Star Wars gift shop full of merchandise that led into one of the most entertaining rides I had ever been on. I guess it couldn't hang around forever, it's starting to get dated, but it's nice to know that it was connected to the OT with its models and optical composites. It's a shame, because I've watched the preservations of the video, which are cool, but it doesn't do the ride justice. Unlike most other thing Star Wars, there truely is no substitute for the experience of this, and its slightly sad that no one will ever be able to get this again. I guess that makes all of us who had the experinece among the elite. I have to hope that in 50 years from now, this will be re-activated at some sort of Star Wars museum.

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TheBoost said:



xhonzi said:


Gaffer Tape said:

I hate Disney World...


And they have fully grown men wearing their knickerbockers- buttoned above the knee.


 Well, at least they don't have trouble.
DARN IT, way too slow!

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Anyone got any links to the Star Tours preservations? I have a version that I tried to color-correct, but it still never looked very good. Too many blown-out details.

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MeBeJedi said:

Anyone got any links to the Star Tours preservations? I have a version that I tried to color-correct, but it still never looked very good. Too many blown-out details.

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Yeah, I found it last night, and am still at 0% this morning. I guess it's a bit dead. It'll be interesting to see how this version of Star Tours compares to mine.

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MeBeJedi said:

Yeah, I found it last night, and am still at 0% this morning. I guess it's a bit dead. It'll be interesting to see how this version of Star Tours compares to mine.

It's seeded now. There's a "Reseed Request" button at the bottom of the description in case you come across any other unseeded items.

Edit: I guess it's not really a button.

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Well, ride reports are coming in from preview riders at Disneyland of the new version. 

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Basically, the Empire is after a Rebel spy that is one of the passengers aboard the Starspeeder, with Vader or other imperial forces meeting you at the Star Tours spaceport. Making an escape to one of the other planets, you are then contacted by one of the rebels (Leia, Ackbar and Yoda for some reason) on how to reach one of the bases where the spy you're carrying will be safe, which leads into another destination and the ride's end, presumably avoiding Imperial interference along the way
 

Mixing the six planets into that base story (Tatooine, Hoth, Coruscant, Naboo, Kashyyyk, and Geonosis with an under-construction Death Star) and other changes and you've got an interesting changing experience.

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Mixing the six planets into that base story (Tatooine, Hoth, Coruscant, Naboo, Kashyyyk, and Geonosis with an under-construction Death Star) and other changes and you've got an interesting changing experience.

So, the ride takes place on two OT locations, one location that appeared in both the OT and the PT, and five PT locations.*

:(

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 "Darth Vader's voiceover was recorded by the original actor. It was also great working with Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz, who reprised their roles as C-3PO and Yoda respectively."

 

Wow, that is awesome.

 

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Tobar said:


"Darth Vader's voiceover was recorded by the original actor. It was also great working with Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz, who reprised their roles as C-3PO and Yoda respectively."

Wow, that is awesome.
Interesting that it doesn't mention WHO the "original actor" is, you think one would name-drop James Earl Jones. Who is playing Leia, that's my question. The rest of them are CGI, puppets, or costumes.

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Makes it sound like the voice was done by Prowse. ;-)

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David Prowse said:

OO-AAR! 'Ello Princess! Don't talk bollocks! You weren't on any mercy mission, Oo-ar oo-ar!

 

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David Prowse said:

OO-AAR! 'Ello Princess! Don't talk bollocks! You weren't on any mercy mission, Oo-ar oo-ar!

 

Henry Higgins said:

David, you are to stay here for the next six months learning to speak beautifully, like a lady in a florist's shop. If you work hard and do as you're told, you shall sleep in a proper bedroom, have lots to eat, and money to buy chocolates and go for rides in taxis. But if you are naughty and idle, you shall sleep in the back kitchen amongst the black beetles, and be wolloped by Mrs. Pearce with a broomstick. At the end of six months you will be taken to Buckingham Palace, in a carriage, beautifully dressed. If the king finds out you are not a dark lord of the sith, you will be taken to the Tower of London, where your head will be cut off as a warning to other presumptuous lanky dudes! But if you are not found out, you shall have a present... of, ah... seven and six to start life with as a dark lord. If you refuse this offer, you will be the most ungrateful, wicked dude, and the angels will weep for you.

 Blimey!

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xhonzi said:

David Prowse said:

OO-AAR! 'Ello Princess! Don't talk bollocks! You weren't on any mercy mission, Oo-ar oo-ar!

 

Henry Higgins said:

David, you are to stay here for the next six months learning to speak beautifully, like a lady in a florist's shop. If you work hard and do as you're told, you shall sleep in a proper bedroom, have lots to eat, and money to buy chocolates and go for rides in taxis. But if you are naughty and idle, you shall sleep in the back kitchen amongst the black beetles, and be wolloped by Mrs. Pearce with a broomstick. At the end of six months you will be taken to Buckingham Palace, in a carriage, beautifully dressed. If the king finds out you are not a dark lord of the site, you will be taken to the Tower of London, where your head will be cut off as a warning to other presumptuous lanky dudes! But if you are not found out, you shall have a present... of, ah... seven and six to start life with as a dark lord. If you refuse this offer, you will be the most ungrateful, wicked dude, and the angels will weep for you.

David Prowse said:

Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait!
You'll be sorry, but your tears'll be to late!
You'll be broke, and I'll have money;
Will I help you? Don't be funny!
Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait!

Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, till you're sick,
And you scream to fetch a doctor double-quick.
I'll be off a second later And go straight to the the-ater!
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait!
Ooooooh 'enry 'iggins!
Just you wait until we're swimmin' in the sea!

Ooooooh 'enry 'iggins!
And you get a cramp a little ways from me!
When you yell you're going to drown I'll get dressed
and go to town! Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins!
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins! Just you wait!
One day I'll be famous! I'll be proper and prim;
Go to St. James so often I will call it St. Jim!

One evening the queen will say:
"Oh, Davey, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing.
Next week on the twentieth of May
I proclaim Davey Prowse-y Day!
All the people will celebrate the glory of you
And whatever you wish and want I gladly will do."

"Thanks a lot, Queen" says I, in a manner well-bred;

But all I want is 'enry 'iggins 'ead!"

"Done," says the Queen with a stroke.
"Guard, run and bring in the bloke!"
Then they'll march you, 'enry 'iggins to the wall;
And the Queen will tell me: "Davey, sound the call."
As they lift their rifles higher, I'll shout:
"Ready! Aim! Fire!"
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins,
Down you'll go, 'enry 'iggins!

Just you wait! oo-aar!!

 

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doubleofive said:

You guys are so great.

You catch on pretty quick.

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TV's Frink said:

doubleofive said:

You guys are so great.

You catch on pretty quick.

Now there are two of them!


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Warning given.

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Greenpenguino is the new Frink! Frink is the new Ric! Ric is the new...um...

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Ric is the new Han Solo

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