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#1469100
Topic
Return of the Jedi: The "Lightman" Mystery
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jedi_bendu said:

So film historian (and maker of an original trilogy doc, I think - definitely heard his name before) Jamie Benning has been tweeting about our mysterious lava man today, saying it’s been 40 years today since it was filmed before quickly being abandoned. Here’s the initial tweet, and I’l copy and paste from another below:

https://twitter.com/jamieswb/status/1485939204391587845?s=20

“For the role, stunt coord Peter Diamond was dressed in a racing driver’s jumpsuit rigged up with a plethora of
lighbulbs and plugged into the electricity supply. The suit and the glow of the bulbs made it difficult for him to manouevre.”

So cool! The legendary Phil Tippett replied to Jamie Benning on twitter:

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi VFX Artist Reflects on Abandoned “Lightman” Creature

 

Peter Diamond has his own website and talks about Lightman and his other work:

https://www.peterdiamond.co.uk/chase-1.htm

 

Jamie Benning is a member on here, and made the “Star Wars Begins”, “Building Empire” and “Returning To Jedi” documentaries (or “Filmumentaries”) on here years ago:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Some-info-and-help-for-Jambe-Davdars-Filmumentaries-of-the-Original-Trilogy-and-more/id/61399

He also has done many more documentaries, shorts, interviews, and is now doing an awesome podcast interviewing many people in film and in the Original Trilogy (which oojason recommended and switched me on to).
 

“Lightman: a Star Wars Story”, not coming anytime soon! But would be awesome to see in the background at Jabba’s Palace in BoBF.

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#1468731
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oojason has left OT
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Rodney-2187 said:

I debated about posting anything. I was hoping matters would eventually be resolved. When it appeared they wouldn’t, I waited to see if the mods would make an announcement or oojason himself would post something.

It seemed wrong to not acknowledge it at all, and since oojason said he didn’t mind if I posted his message, I started a thread for it so everyone could start talking openly.

I’m relatively new here, and I don’t know what happened before, but I’ve always felt there is an underlying tension I don’t understand, though I’ve never had any trouble with anyone.

All I can say is oojason was one of the first to reach out and make me feel welcome. I’ve always found him articulate, knowledgeable, and helpful. We have different tastes and don’t always agree on everything, but I consider him a friend. When I look at all the work he’s done around here, I can’t help but feel he will be sorely missed.

None of us can see the future. Maybe he will return one day. Until then, may the Force be with you, oojason.

Well said Rodney-2187.

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#1468308
Topic
Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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The box sets are also mentioned here, as being part of the “45th anniversary”:

https://www.hdnumerique.com/actualite/articles/19420-star-wars-coffrets-4k-2022.html

“It is in this year 2022 that the Star Wars saga (1977 - 2019) will celebrate its 45th anniversary. On this occasion, new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray boxes will be offered to fans of the universe imagined by George Lucas.”
 

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#1468307
Topic
Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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New box sets for each Star Wars Trilogy are due out on 15th April according to Amazon France.
They will very likely be repackaged releases of the 2019 Special Editions, but we can never really be sure!

Original Trilogy: https://www.amazon.fr/Wars-IV-Espoir-V-lempire-Contre-Attaque-VI-Blu-Ray/dp/B09QP3K7YC

Prequel Trilogy: https://www.amazon.fr/fantôme-II-LAttaque-Clones-III-Revanche-Blu-Ray/dp/B09QNV8KLS
Sequel Trilogy: https://www.amazon.fr/Wars-VII-Force-VIII-Derniers-LAscension-Skywalker/dp/B09QNX2LR4
 

Each Trilogy bluray box set has 9 discs in each set: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Blu-ray bonus disc - for €49.99
Each Trilogy DVD box set has 3 discs in each set: just the films themselves on DVD - for around €25
 

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#1468096
Topic
I remember seeing the scene of the Probot killing the Wampa, around 1993, on video tape
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I do not remember anything like this. Could it have been a dream?
Perhaps some confusion with deleted scenes or photos of the Wampa attacks on the Tauntauns inside the Hoth base, or maybe a comic?

Or maybe another sci-fi film or show that has become part of your Star Wars memories?
Have you had any luck in finding another 1993 German widescreen edition of Empire Strikes Back on video again to see?

I hope you find an explanation.

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#1468036
Topic
What do you think of the <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong>? - a general discussion thread
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“Why The First Order Didn’t Blow Up Coruscant in The Force Awakens”:
https://screenrant.com/star-wars-coruscant-force-awakens-republic-capitol-explained

I think it would have been a better to go with Bad Robot’s idea for Coruscant to have been blown up in The Force Awakens. It would have been more of a surprise for the story, something with more weight and resonance to it than the unfamiliar Hosnian Prime planet serving as the Capital. A planet we have no emotion or connection to.
Maybe using such an idea for the viewer watching it back in 2015 that anything or anyone could be blown up or killed, and that being a better start to the Sequel Trilogy. A more “edgier” and risky start? Though easy to say in hindsight.

Did any fan edits attempt to make Coruscant the planet destroyed in TFA?

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#1467922
Topic
George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy
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Stardust1138 said:

He meant human heroes killing many human villains. They very purposely didn’t do it much after A New Hope. It became mainly faceless and non human characters in the later films.

No, he didn’t. As I quoted George again in my post:

George Lucas: Yeah, we very consciously didn’t kill very many humans in those movies.

The facts in the “movies” (plural) themselves prove they also did do this after Star Wars (1977).

George forgets the title of his films are “Star Wars”, and also the more bloodshed content in them.
He wants to play down some of the violence in them as he aged, had a family, and maybe wants to leave a moral legacy behind.
Looking for justifications for his retcons and false claims is not new to him.

I will not derail your thread further as this is about the many differing and changing incarnations of his Sequel Trilogy, including the times George said they did not exist and never existed, other than his previous vague claims and ideas.

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#1467756
Topic
George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy
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George Lucas: When writing the movies, I tried to make sure that aliens and droids got killed, but not people.

Paul Duncan: A lot of stormtroopers died.

George Lucas: That’s right, but you didn’t know they were people. We did kill three humans and that was unfortunate. I was always bothered by it.

Paul Duncan: When was that?

George Lucas: On the Death Star, when Han and Luke go into the prison with Chewie to rescue Leia, they shoot three Imperial guys. The guards drew their guns and fired first, but it’s still a shame.

Paul Duncan: Really?

George Lucas: Yeah, we very consciously didn’t kill very many humans in those movies.

Sorry for going a little off topic, but George Lucas’ quotes in the OP reek of him spouting revisionist rubbish yet again! Unless there is yet another Special Edition coming out sometime soon where no humans die in the Original Trilogy?
 

George Lucas: “We did kill three humans and that was unfortunate. I was always bothered by it.”

So it was four human Imperials that were killed on-screen in Detention Block AA-23!:

 

Not forgetting:

 
There are probably more on-screen human fatalities in the Battle Of Yavin, these are just gifs I quickly found.
There are also probably more ‘people’ dying on-screen just in 1977’s Star Wars too, let alone Empire and Jedi.

George Lucas: Yeah, we very consciously didn’t kill very many humans in those movies.

Sure George. Sure.

I love George for creating all this, but how can we believe the things he says given his long history of being loose with facts and the truth, and also making many false claims and retcons.
If he published or released every note, written down idea, scrawls or scripts for the Sequels over the decades, even when he was claiming “there is no VI, VIII & IX. There never has been.”, would anyone believe them without fact-checking or cross-referencing beforehand? Not many would, I think.

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#1467557
Topic
Are there any new <strong>Star Wars Books</strong> coming out soon? a general book discussion thread
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Less than a month to go for the “The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season Two)” book!

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-art-of-the-mandalorian-season-2-interview

I really hope it is as good as the season 1 book and we also see more concept and early alternative images

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#1466942
Topic
❕ An <strong>Index</strong> &amp; <strong>Help Thread</strong> for <strong><em>Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases</em></strong> ❕
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mykyta-R4 said:

There are many great threads here, but can anyone point me to some of the changes made to the Prequel Trilogy films releases too. Please.

I would like to see more on the Prequels changes too.
Does anyone know if there is a thread on here for this ? I have looked around but cannot find much.

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#1466776
Topic
A thread for reporting any spam seen on the site
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https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/New-20th-Century-Fox-Intro-Templates-For-Star-Wars-Fan-Edits/id/91559/page/1#1466382

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/OTcoms-LOST/id/11261/page/3#1466581

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/TheStarWarsTrilogy-com-and-invite-codes-to-it-read-the-actual-thread-before-posting/id/76099/page/3#1466563 ?

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#1466543
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Rodney-2187 said:

The Gallery doc on that episode has a lot to say about it. I started a Deepfake thread, but no one has commented on it yet.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Deepfake/id/91591

There are some Deepfake discussions in the Star Wars Fan Edits forum too, along with a number of Deepfake projects as that probably have some discussions.

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#1466488
Topic
<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I second that remark on Canadian Universities.

Is there a political thread we can take this conversation to to avoid further derailing talk of The Acolyte?

You know politics is banned on here, oojason reminded you and everyone else on here last week.

Maybe the comments section of the racist video you posted, and were banned for, is more suited for your problems with people who are different to you.

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#1464861
Topic
<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I really enjoyed this, it was not earth shattering, but the start of a good story told simply and well. Loved the world-building, pace and feel of the episode, and also the Kraken! Morrison was good too, and played the character well.
Is it Wednesday yet for the next Chapter?