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I did 4 more and published them in the last couple of days.

RICHARD BELLIS; the composer of the Star Tours music!
Thrilled to have him “on my site” and imho a nice interview

JOHN WHITMAN, author of the Galaxy of Fear books!

WILLIAM C. DIETZ, author of the Dark Forces Trilogy!

And a short one with TERRY MADDEN; Assistant Director of A NEW HOPE. Unfortunately he didn’t remember a lot what happened 45 years ago, so it’s a short one.


Thanks for the great compliments!

Last week I did 7 new interviews!
Five are already online, the other two will follow soon.

Lucy Autrey Wilson, Lucasfilms Director of publishing during the “George Lucas years” (she left before Disney took over)

Blair Bess, a LONG interview with the voice of Even Piell in the Clone Wars series

Howie Hammermann, retired ILM veteran who did the burps of Jabba and the Sarlacc

Willie Coppen, who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi (and also starred in Willow and The NeverEnding Story)

Terrence Masson, who was responsible for several digital FX in the SE’s and TPM

I hope you like 'em!


Edit: I forgot one I did 3 months ago… Time Winters, the actor who played the Twi’lek BOC in the cutscenes of the Dark Forces: Jedi Knight videogame.



Some of you may know about my website StarWarsInterviews.
This site focuses on the stories cast & crew from the Star Wars movies have to tell.
Since 2005 I have done over 210 interviews, which are also collected in a 5-volume book series.

Two years ago I semi-retired but recently did an interview with Michael Pangrazio, who worked at ILM during the days of the original trilogy and was responsible for several famous scenes (including the legendary warehouse shot from Raiders)

I hope you enjoy it!

<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread

oojason said:

A new and intriguing interview with Craig Miller, the Director of Fan Relations for Lucasfilm back in the day, and also the man who wrote all of the Fantha Tracks newsletters.

He also talks about Lucas telling his plan, at the time, for Return Of The Jedi…

“The biggest thing was, as you mentioned, that Boba was intended to be the main villain in Return of the Jedi. That film was going to be about rescuing Han, dealing with Boba, etc. The redemption of Darth Vader and overthrow of the Emperor was intended for the next trilogy. But when George decided in 1980 not to do that next trilogy, Boba Fett became expendable and those things had to be dealt with in the third movie.”

and some other intriguing stuff in the interview too…


(Both the ‘Original Trilogy’ and the ‘Star Wars Crew’ sections of are well worth checking out too.)

Thanks for the kind words!
The site is a ‘labor of love’; all 210+ interviews were done by myself from 2005 - 2021.
(Well, mostly 2005 - 2019…in 2020 & 2021 I did less than a handful since I semi-retired)

Shameless self promotion: they’re also available in the form of 5 paperback books: