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TIE Fighter - short film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU - from the OtaKing77077 YouTube channel (7 mins long).

The blurb:
“What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80’s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?”

(Technically based on the PC games from the 90’s, but it’s still OT related so I think it fits in this thread.)

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oojason said:

Mocata said:

Too subtle, this one is more appropriate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw

Wow - I don’t recall ever seeing that video before… nice find Mocata - and quite a sobering one too.

The full works on it:-

 

'Original Star Wars Trilogy - Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever (1996):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw - at the Bamptonoid youtube channel. (28 seconds)
 

The blurb:-

“Star Wars VHS Trilogy Australian-TV Ad (1996)”
 

The voiceover:-

“Star Wars… The Empire Strikes Back… Return Of The Jedi…
Your last chance to own the original Star Wars is almost gone… Buy it today - or lose it forever…”
 

And none of us at the time realized just how honest they were actually being with that tag line! Doh!

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A Defense of Ewoks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNOwClygdI&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=22&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (3:30 mins long)

The blurb:
“Ewoks get a lot of hate. But is it deserved?”

What is Boushh Saying in Return of the Jedi? (Ubese 101)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnBqXQ1DE8&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=33&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (14 mins long)

The blurb:
“Ubese is a language of mystery and repetition, but is there an actual logic behind it? Let’s find out!”

EDIT: He also did a Learn to Speak Geonosian video which I posted on the Beyond the OT thread.

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canofhumdingers said:

oojason said:

Mocata said:

Too subtle, this one is more appropriate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw

Wow - I don’t recall ever seeing that video before… nice find Mocata - and quite a sobering one too.

The full works on it:-

 

'Original Star Wars Trilogy - Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever (1996):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw - at the Bamptonoid youtube channel. (28 seconds)
 

The blurb:-

“Star Wars VHS Trilogy Australian-TV Ad (1996)”
 

The voiceover:-

“Star Wars… The Empire Strikes Back… Return Of The Jedi…
Your last chance to own the original Star Wars is almost gone… Buy it today - or lose it forever…”
 

And none of us at the time realized just how honest they were actually being with that tag line! Doh!

Aye mate, it is now 25 years since the last dedicated official release of the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy…

We are also on the 5th incarnation of George’s continually changing ‘vision’ for these iconic films - currently have a tag line of ‘Maclunkey’ instead - and now a whole generation of fans denied a modern & dedicated retail release of landmark film history, one that stood proud and available for some 20 years previous.

The original and authentic version of the three classic Star Wars movies which underpin the entire Galaxy Far Far Away, on a modern digital format, is nowhere to be found. Well, not officially…

 

I best step off my soapbox again 😉
 

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ZkinandBonez said:

A Defense of Ewoks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNOwClygdI&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=22&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (3:30 mins long)

The blurb:
“Ewoks get a lot of hate. But is it deserved?”

I love that take on the Ewoks, and also makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

A little more of the ‘edge’ from the Ewoks would have likely helped ‘sell’ them more as capable and worthy adversaries rather than the cute 'teddy bears’so many think of them as.

Cool video 😃
 

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Some more excellent videos by EC Henry where he brings several background ships back to life (+ an unused concept design):

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

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The Star Wars: Concept Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AWgzNfzRCk - from The DAVE School YouTube channel (5:20 mins long)

The blurb:
"A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… we might have seen a version of Star Wars that featured a Han Solo with green skin and gills, Stormtroopers with lightsabers, and a female heroine named Luka Starkiller.

Many of these anomalies can be seen in concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie’s early illustrations of the Star Wars universe. While looking back at these early paintings we can’t help but wonder what Star Wars would have been like had it remained loyal to the concept art and early drafts of the script.

The DAVE School graduating class of August and October 2017 have answered that question by bringing Ralph McQuarrie’s paintings to life in a concept trailer for what might have been… The Star Wars."


Side note:
The info presented in this video is hardly news to most people here on this forum, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard mention of the short-lived concept of Starkiller as a girl being called “Luka”. Does anyone know where they got that from, or did they just make it up?

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I’ve never heard of “Luka” officially. I suppose female Luke might have been given Leia’s name, or something similar like Lara.

Or even just “Luke”. Like how Reverend Mother (Gaius Helen) Mohiam and Duke Leto Atreides both have genderbent first names in DUNE. (See also: Michael Burnham in Star Trek Discovery.)

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

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Yeah, I always assumed that “female Luke” would just have been called Leia, and that Luke would have become the younger brother or something like that. I haven’t done any “extensive” research of the early drafts, though I’ve read Rinzler’s making of book, and I’ve read the 2nd draft, most of the 4th, as well as the 1st draft comic adaptation, and as far as I know Lucas never actually wrote anything, or at least very little, with with a female Luke, he just one day suddenly told McQuarrie to draw the hero as a girl and then a while after handed in a new draft where the hero was male again. I’m sure someone here can confirm or correct me on this.

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FWIW, storyboard artist Alex Tavoularis designated his sketches of female Luke as “Luke”, without a name change.

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

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ATMachine said:

FWIW, storyboard artist Alex Tavoularis designated his sketches of female Luke as “Luke”, without a name change.

That’s interesting. I just googled it and found this storyboard with a female Luke and according to the person who posted it its supposed to be from the 2nd draft. Makes me wonder if there exists a draft “2B” or something to that effect where its essentially the same script but with a female Luke.

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Star Wars C-3P0’s cereal Ad 1984
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVwYlbxPAs - from TheStarWarsTrilogycom YouTube channel (35 sec long)

The blurb:
“Here is a commercial from 1984 promoting Kellogg’s C-3P0’s cereal which aired during the television premiere of Star Wars on CBS.”

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ZkinandBonez said:

ATMachine said:

FWIW, storyboard artist Alex Tavoularis designated his sketches of female Luke as “Luke”, without a name change.

That’s interesting. I just googled it and found this storyboard with a female Luke and according to the person who posted it its supposed to be from the 2nd draft. Makes me wonder if there exists a draft “2B” or something to that effect where its essentially the same script but with a female Luke.

It’s possible. There was something similar with the rough draft: a revised rough draft or “version 1A” where Lucas just went through and changed all the character names and some of the planet landscape descriptions to see if he found ones he liked better.

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

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ATMachine said:

ZkinandBonez said:

ATMachine said:

FWIW, storyboard artist Alex Tavoularis designated his sketches of female Luke as “Luke”, without a name change.

That’s interesting. I just googled it and found this storyboard with a female Luke and according to the person who posted it its supposed to be from the 2nd draft. Makes me wonder if there exists a draft “2B” or something to that effect where its essentially the same script but with a female Luke.

It’s possible. There was something similar with the rough draft: a revised rough draft or “version 1A” where Lucas just went through and changed all the character names and some of the planet landscape descriptions to see if he found ones he liked better.

I like to think that this 2B draft existed at some point during McQuarrie’s involvement. The female Luke was the Starkiller’s only daughter and thus would meet a little extra adversity on her journey. It was quite an idea for Lucas to have at that time, especially since I still think he would have kept the love story between her and Han rather subtle. I suspect he didn’t keep with it because he thought the film in this state would be a hard sell.

The second draft does make the most sense of all the development drafts with a female Luke, if you ask me.

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Tack said:

ATMachine said:

ZkinandBonez said:

ATMachine said:

FWIW, storyboard artist Alex Tavoularis designated his sketches of female Luke as “Luke”, without a name change.

That’s interesting. I just googled it and found this storyboard with a female Luke and according to the person who posted it its supposed to be from the 2nd draft. Makes me wonder if there exists a draft “2B” or something to that effect where its essentially the same script but with a female Luke.

It’s possible. There was something similar with the rough draft: a revised rough draft or “version 1A” where Lucas just went through and changed all the character names and some of the planet landscape descriptions to see if he found ones he liked better.

I like to think that this 2B draft existed at some point during McQuarrie’s involvement. The female Luke was the Starkiller’s only daughter and thus would meet a little extra adversity on her journey. It was quite an idea for Lucas to have at that time, especially since I still think he would have kept the love story between her and Han rather subtle. I suspect he didn’t keep with it because he thought the film in this state would be a hard sell.

The second draft does make the most sense of all the development drafts with a female Luke, if you ask me.

Agreed.

The change to a female lead in the second draft happened mostly because Lucas initially conceived the prisoner on the Imperial cloud city of Alderaan (later changed to the Death Star) as Luke’s older brother Deak. Meanwhile he couldn’t find a good place for the character of Princess Leia, whom he’d already had in the rough draft and wanted to reutilize. Hence why Leia Lars shows up as a bit character in the second draft, with her story held off for a sequel.

Then it occurred to him to swap out Deak’s role for Leia’s, and the female protagonist idea dropped out as no longer necessary to the story he wanted.

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“Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars” - A Star Wars Mixtape by EXP TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0vBP-WODYk

From the description:
"The Mixtape is the ultimate feature-length comedy compilation documenting the last 40 years of the the Star Wars phenomenon and comprised entirely of unseen, lost, forgotten and is-this-real-or-am-I-dreaming archival Original Trilogy video madness.

Featuring Star Wars ripoffs, Star Wars TV specials, Star Wars commercials, Star Wars interviews and even shameless Star Wars pornography [rated R]. It’s Star Wars gone wild, gone weird and gone wrong, and there’s nothing else like it.

C-3PO rapping? It’s here. Mark Hamill turns into a homicidal maniac? Yep, we got it. Jabba the Hutt Italo disco? Check. Tusken Raider Voyeur Pornography? Oh yeah, and lots of it. You’ve never seen Star Wars like this and you’ll never see Star Wars quite the same way after watching."

Warning: Contains blue language and adult positions.

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I think I might have already shared this video on another thread at some point, but its such a good tribute that it deserves to be posted again.

Star Wars: 40 years ago (35mm)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6nBtcFzS-k&t - from the Steven Thomas YouTube channel (4 mins long)

The blurb:
“40 years ago in theaters not so far, far away… George Lucas made a movie that changed movie industry forever.”

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Rescuing Star Wars’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSXsvC4ZUHk - at the HardbatProductions youtube channel. (5 mins.)
 

The blurb:-

“Documentary” 😉

^ From 2009…
 

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ZkinandBonez said:

All the previous videos in EC Henry’s restoration of forgotten background ships series (+ a few similar videos):

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA777Ru7aI - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (10 mins long)

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

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ray_afraid said:

ZkinandBonez said:

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

I LOVE THIS!

Yeah, he has such a great grasp on the OT aesthetic, and IMO his designs are on par and sometimes even better than what Disney SW is currently adding to that era. I especially like his Imperial Nebulon-B frigate design.

And while on this subject, he also did a video where he fixed a starfighter design made by Porsche which, to put it mildly, wasn’t very Star Wars-y.


Fixing Porsche’s Star Wars Ship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJevc8fQVEg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (7:40 mins long).

The blurb:
"Porsche and Lucasfilm collaborated on a six-week project called ‘The Designer Alliance’ to make an original starfighter design for the Star Wars universe. The final design really doesn’t fit in the Star Wars universe, so I thought I’d try fixing it. "