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Where is Kenny Baker on Ep7

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Where is Kenny Baker?????? No-one has seen him on set!! How can they say they have all the original cast and yet no Kenny in R2......I have a bad feeling about this!

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Better question: Where is the content of the OP?!?!?!?!?

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sugarless said:

Where is Kenny Baker?????? No-one has seen him on set!! How can they say they have all the original cast and yet no Kenny in R2......I have a bad feeling about this!

 Do you realize how little he was involved in the prequels? I think his role in AOTC & ROTS (maybe TPM too?) was to sit in the can for one scene. One scene only.

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You need special decoder glasses to see the OP. ;)

You'd think they could make an Artoo that Baker could drive with video monitors inside the head now.

Even the radio controlled droids on the prequels occasionally went rogue.

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No one has seen him? To be fair, he's kinda easy to overlook. 

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timdiggerm said:


sugarless said:
Where is Kenny Baker?????? No-one has seen him on set!! How can they say they have all the original cast and yet no Kenny in R2......I have a bad feeling about this!

Do you realize how little he was involved in the prequels? I think his role in AOTC & ROTS (maybe TPM too?) was to sit in the can for one scene. One scene only.
And I'm sure he'll have just as much to do in the sequels, just to give him the credit.

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I was under the impression that Kenny Baker was listed with the cast as a courtesy only.  He's 80 and ill, so he's not going to be inside.  The model should be able to do anything they need.  

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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Would be nice if they gave him a bit part as an alien or something.

Anthony Daniels got to be seen out of suit as another character in AOTC.

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Last time I saw Kenny Baker and Dave Prowse, they were both in wheelchairs.

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Wolfman said:

Last time I saw Kenny Baker and Dave Prowse, they were both in wheelchairs.

I don't think David Prowse is in a wheelchair or otherwise has any trouble getting around (unless it is a very recent turn of events). I saw him in a YouTube video from last year where he puts on the Darth Vader costume and has a "lightsaber duel" with a fan:

http://youtu.be/rYgE-cvY57I

Are you sure you're not thinking of Peter Mayhew? He needs a cane to walk and is sometimes in a wheelchair.

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^I doubt very much that thats Mr Prowse in the costume I'm afraid.

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Nope. At the last London Film and Comic Con a few months back, I saw both Kenny and Dave in wheelchairs next to each other. Last November, Dave was walking with a stick at a Hammer Films event. The fact that he was in a wheelchair surprised me too. I will be seeing Dave again in November so I'll see what's going on.

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It would be a nice gesture for Lucasfilm to allow Prowse to appear at celebration again. I suspect his banishment mostly was George's doing.

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lpd said:

^I doubt very much that thats Mr Prowse in the costume I'm afraid.

You're probably right. I didn't watch it very closely the first time, but if you watch closely it doesn't look anything like Darth Vader from the movies. For example, at the 5:00 mark, he looks too short and too small-framed, and his stance is weird. Those sleeves are hanging off his arms like drapes. He almost looks more like Dark Helmet than Darth Vader in that shot.

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MaximRecoil said:

Wolfman said:

Last time I saw Kenny Baker and Dave Prowse, they were both in wheelchairs.

I don't think David Prowse is in a wheelchair or otherwise has any trouble getting around (unless it is a very recent turn of events). I saw him in a YouTube video from last year where he puts on the Darth Vader costume and has a "lightsaber duel" with a fan:

http://youtu.be/rYgE-cvY57I

Are you sure you're not thinking of Peter Mayhew? He needs a cane to walk and is sometimes in a wheelchair.

Last I checked Peter Mayhew was after surgery and, supposedly, all fixed up. I hope he's still fine.

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I really am surprised they're having Mayhew in EP7. But apparently his surgery & recovery went really well.

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It's not wise to recast a Wookiee. ;)

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SilverWook said:

It's not wise to recast a Wookiee. ;)

 But sir, nobody worries about recasting a droid.

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I have a feeling Chewie (Mayhew) won't be running around much in Episode VII anyway.

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ray_afraid said:

StarThoughts said:

SilverWook said:

It's not wise to recast a Wookiee. ;)

 But sir, nobody worries about recasting a droid.

 ...he says in the thread about worrying about recasting a droid.
; )

Yes. That was my point.

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StarThoughts said:

SilverWook said:

It's not wise to recast a Wookiee. ;)

 But sir, nobody worries about recasting a droid.

 /thread

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