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#1353605
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The vintage (and not so vintage) OOT T-shirt thread
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I know many more versions have been made since, but this was the original “han shot first” t-shirt, sold by pvponline. I had this one for many years and it’s now part of a quilt made from some of my favorite worn out t shirts.

In fact, I just remembered I had an old photo of me wearing this available. I don’t mean to sound boastful but I am kinda proud of this one. It’s me in the LoC holding the copyright deposit print of my favorite single reel of film ever made (reel 6 of ESB if its too small to read).

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#1351942
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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You guys are crazy! That is so OBVIOUSLY a car jumping one of those Hollywood “car flipper” half ramp things as it plows through some explosions. Yes it it’s composited into the shot (they probably didn’t want to destroy the set yet, or risk running over the actors). But it is ABSOLUTELY a big 70’s or 80’s style car crashing through those explosions! Plain as day! I’m flabbergasted that people are arguing it’s not! Lol. At least Ray gets it.

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#1351431
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Chase Adams said:

canofhumdingers said:

It’s a car!!

Is it? I ain’t see nothing. 😐

Yeah, the interior shot of the officers jumping away from the explosion. The thing crashing in through the window is very obviously a car. The Topps card shows the front bumper and wheel clearly. Watch the gif closely. Once you see it you can’t miss it. I even checked the actual movie just to be sure this wasn’t some joke, and it’s not! They crashed a car through something as part of the effects for that composite.

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#1349156
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Interesting that George is wearing an ESB crew jacket considering the efforts they took to hide the ROTJ location shoot under the Blue Harvest name.
And I wish they made those jackets now.

You’re 2 years too late! Columbia did make a limited edition reproduction of that jacket in 2018!

https://www.starwars.com/news/columbia-star-wars-empire-crew-parka

You can find them for sale on eBay still. At a markup, of course.

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#1348745
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I haven’t watched his rebels episodes yet, but shouldn’t Rex be like super old and dead by the time of the Mandalorian? I mean, he was a clone who ages faster, right? And his timeline of clone wars-rebels-post ROTJ would span, according to official cannon… …wait. Less than 40 years?! What the crap? The events of TPM, the clone wars, the fall of the republic, the empire, the rebellion and all happened in a span of just 36 years?! That’s ridiculous!

Well, I guess if you compare it to the historical timeline and of the lead up to WW1 on through to WW2 and the aftermath, it’s not that preposterous, but it still seems a bit far fetched. Whatever, its all pretend anyway.

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#1348573
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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Broom Kid said:

I understand being upset about the revisionism, and worse, the concerted effort for the revisionist version of things to take precedent over the original versions. I get all that, and I agree…

…but I definitely wouldn’t refer to Jeremy Bulloch as looking “Clint Eastwood-ish” there. I mean, if you maybe want to stretch it, sort of Chuck Norris-ish. And either way, he definitely doesn’t look like more of a badass, stoic, tough sonofabitch than Temuera Morrison does.

I didn’t know Treat Williams was an extra on this movie until today, though. That’s pretty cool.

Ah, come on…


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#1348472
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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I just finished the first season of Rebels myself and it was pretty great. Honestly, I prefer it to Clone Wars, even if the best Clone Wars has to offer is better from a critical standpoint than anything rebels has to offer (so far). It’s just Rebels NAILS what I would want from an OT Star Wars cartoon. Like, (most of) this show could’ve been made in the 80’s just as easily as when it actually was.

I will say I’m really glad I finished season 7 of Clone Wars on D+ before getting too far into Rebels. I won’t spoil anything but those of you who’ve seen both can guess what confrontation I’m anticipating after the season 1 finale of Rebels, and I feel it will be even more powerful given the (great!) ending of Clone Wars…

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#1348434
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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SilverWook said:

The Boba Fett figure was out way before ESB though, especially if you sent in your Kenner proof of purchase seals. 😃

So was the costume built before the Holiday Special cartoon was made?

Yep! See this article (https://www.starwars.com/news/the-real-first-appearance-of-boba-fett) to learn about Boba Fetts first public appearance in September 1978! Also, the old Kenner figure was based on one of the preproduction suits as seen in the databanks of the boba Fett fan club site above.

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#1348289
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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That info isn’t forgotten, it’s just the fandom has become so much larger with so many more niches (and so much more media than just 3 movies and some books and comics!) that you have to dig more. But if you visit places like theRPF or thedentedhelmet, that knowledge is alive and well. And there were MANY prototype Fett helmets and costumes.

Also, that shot of Jeremy Bulloch with the helmet off is always how I want to envision Boba Fett really looks. Very Clint Eastwood. Forget Temuera Morrison and official cannon!

JEDIT: There was a really cool article I ran across a few months ago about a lady in the lucasfilm art department who painted a number of the pre-production Fett armors that had some awesome pictures in it. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find it again right now. I’ll keep searching…

Revenge of the Jedit:
Found it! Really cool article with some great personal photos.

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fettpedia/exclusive-interview-with-sandy-dhuyvetter-aka-momma-fett/

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#1347390
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Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
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Yeah, I built the 6 inch Stormtrooper a while back and really enjoyed it. I got the 1/72 Y-wing, TIE Fighter, and TIE Striker, plus another 1/12 Stormtrooper. Can’t wait to built them. But I need to get an airbrush first. I painted the first stormtrooper completely by hand. I’m happy with how it turned out now, but brush-painting all that gloss white by hand was a real bear!

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#1346431
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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Well that’s frustrating, especially since I watched it in whatever order Netflix had it over the last few years. I’m slowly finding out that MANY tv shows are or were not originally aired in the correct order and have been transposed to streaming services in the incorrect order too.

Case in point: I started watching the 90’s X-men cartoon on Disney+ and just discovered that it’s WAY out of order. Luckily I caught it in season 1 and have found a proper lost online so I’ll be able to watch the important stuff in proper order. Which is really important for multi-part story arcs.

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#1346423
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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^cool, thanks.

Also, I dunno about last minute, but a LOT of the Tatooine exterior shots (the establishing shot of mos eisely, all of R2 and the Jawas in the canyons) were filmed in Death Valley. If you use a little google-fu you can find guides that will help you locate exact locations for specific shots. My family and I did a little of that on a trip there several years ago and it was a lot of fun!

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#1344658
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Happy Star Wars Day
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Right before the pandemic took hold in my part of the world we sold our house to move over 1500 miles for my job. The plan was to stay with some family (about 1/3 of the journey to the new place) for a few weeks while my wife and I took house hunting trips. Unfortunately that has become well over two months and counting. And with no school, all our belongings packed in storage, and stay-at-home orders we are constantly looking for ways to keep the kids occupied.

My father passed away unexpectedly in the first week of May one year ago. He was not a Star Wars fan himself, but the last thing he ever said to me (via text message) was “May the Fourth be with you.” I thought it would be nice to give my kids an awesome “Star Wars day” in his memory.

So on May 4th we spent all day doing Star Wars themed things. For breakfast we cooked “Princess Leia cinnamon hair buns”. Then we did Star Wars themed activity and sticker books followed by building a new Star Wars LEGO set. Afterwards we went outside and had an epic (but short-lived) battle in the “Endor” woods with some crummy* Rubies lightsabers that I got at the local party store. For lunch we cooked a “Jabba the Pizza the Hutt” and had “Yoda soda” to drink. Then we made and decorated “Wookiee cookies”. We spent the afternoon snuggled up on the kids’ bed watching 4K77 on my laptop and consuming WAY too much movie candy. My dad wasn’t a Star Wars fan, but he was a great dad and an amazing grandfather who loved going out of his way to do silly, fun stuff with his grandkids. It felt like a very appropriate way to remember him one year since his passing.








*seriously, these things shattered like glass after one or two whacks from a 4 year old…