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#1431316
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Emperor Palpatine Chair Designs and Blueprints
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oojason said:

Yes mate, we know from the other thread(s) you have made about this 😉

If anyone knows something that may be of some help I am sure they will respond - though there is no need to create multiple threads on it across the boards here (or making off-topic posts in other people’s threads) - thank you.
 

Have you tried asking Lucasfilm (at www.facebook.com/lucasfilm) about any plans / blueprints for the Emperor’s chair?
 

Good luck with the search 👍

There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I’m looking for similar information regarding his throne in Episode VI.

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#1431299
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Emperor Palpatine Chair Designs and Blueprints
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oojason said:

Yes mate, we know from the other thread(s) you have made about this 😉

If anyone knows something that may be of some help I am sure they will respond - though there is no need to create multiple threads on it across the boards here (or making off-topic posts in other people’s threads) - thank you.
 

Have you tried asking Lucasfilm (at www.facebook.com/lucasfilm) about any plans / blueprints for the Emperor’s chair?
 

Good luck with the search 👍

Thanks!

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#1431042
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Where is the original Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie?
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jedi_bendu said:

bpvxvqd said:

They all tell me just ask here originaltrilogy.com
Please Help Me

Jason definitely knows the information stored on this site very well - I’m thinking that the suggestions he’s given might well be the best you could get from originaltrilogy.com. Have you looked into trying to contact these people? I’ve seen you asking around on twitter, and while you’ve put great effort into this search, if I’m being pessimistic I really doubt that random fans are going to know the location of this chair since it doesn’t seem to be common knowledge. You really might have to look at getting in touch with people who have worked in high positions at Lucasfilm, or in the props department of ROTJ.

I didn’t think it would be a Top Secret

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#1430498
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Where is the original Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie?
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jedi_bendu said:

bpvxvqd said:

They all tell me just ask here originaltrilogy.com
Please Help Me

Jason definitely knows the information stored on this site very well - I’m thinking that the suggestions he’s given might well be the best you could get from originaltrilogy.com. Have you looked into trying to contact these people? I’ve seen you asking around on twitter, and while you’ve put great effort into this search, if I’m being pessimistic I really doubt that random fans are going to know the location of this chair since it doesn’t seem to be common knowledge. You really might have to look at getting in touch with people who have worked in high positions at Lucasfilm, or in the props department of ROTJ.

thanks for the help

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#1430450
Topic
Where is the original Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie?
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oojason said:

bpvxvqd - Have you had any luck or leads with finding information on the Emperor’s chair at the other websites & forums you have also asked about this on?
 

I’m still searching in vain
Mystery still surrounds about the Emperor chair

They all tell me just ask here originaltrilogy.com
Please Help Me

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#1428909
Topic
Emperor Palpatine Chair Designs and Blueprints
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Please Help Me
I am looking for information on the designs of Emperor Palpatine’s chair from Return of the Jedi (1983).

There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I’m looking for similar information regarding his throne in Episode VI.

Emperor Palpatine chair

Resources From Star Wars Chronicles

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

The Making of Return of the Jedi
The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The Making of Return of the Jedi

The Art of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Emperor Palpatine’s chair sculpted in polystyrene by Keith Short

I find it interesting that at some point somebody changed the leather pattern on the chair so the back matched the seat, instead of having contrasting strips like in Joe Johnston’s sketch and the initial sculpture.
They also carried the padding up to the very top of the chair, whereas in the sculpture there was a dark void that framed the crown of the Emperor’s head, rather like an anti-halo. Was that meant to have a glowing panel installed at one point like in the Johnston sketch? I can see how that might make lighting his face difficult on set.

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#1428908
Topic
Where is the original Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie?
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can i ask you
Where is the original Emperor Palpatine chair from Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie?
There is neither in the Star Wars Museum nor in Star Wars Exhibition
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