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1. January 2014 12:52
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Star Wars Re-imagined As a 1980's Anime

1. January 2014 12:52 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Remember The Mysterious Cities of Gold? Battle of the Planets? Imagine for a moment that Star Wars had only been a badly dubbed and translated import of a 1980s Japanese anime. Yep, this is exactly how it would have looked. Love the nod to the original Famicom Star Wars game in which Darth Vader transforms into a huge scorpion with a human face! [More]
 

19. December 2013 15:16
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Star Wars Connections with C3P0 and R2D2

19. December 2013 15:16 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

This introduction to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition was recorded in April 2002 as part of Fox's 25 years of Star Wars celebration. [More]
Star Wars Connections with C3P0 and R2D2
 

10. October 2013 16:05
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Carrie Fisher and Bily Dee Williams 1980 TV Interview

10. October 2013 16:05 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Filmed sometime in mid 1980, this television interview with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) doesn't reveal anything new about the movie, but it does capture just how beautiful Carrie was, and how charming Billy Dee Williams can be. [More]
Carrie Fisher and Bily Dee Williams 1980 TV Interview
 

4. October 2013 12:12
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New Recording of the Star Wars Holiday Special Surfaces

4. October 2013 12:12 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Until a couple of weeks ago, there were really only two or three common sources to all the Star Wars holiday Special video available on the internet, now a new, First generation VHS recording from WHIO in Dayton Ohio has appeared. Is this now the best quality source available? TheStarWarsTrilogy.com investigates. [More]
 

12. September 2013 09:08
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The history of Star Wars video games (Episode I)

12. September 2013 09:08 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

The first two Star Wars prequels may have dipped below our expectations, but in early 2005 the upcoming prospect of Episode III had Retro Gamer stupidly excited... so excited that they asked Star Wars uber-geek Dan Whitehead to chart the history of games based on the sci-fi saga. In this article, the first of a three part series leading up to the release of the new movie, Dan looks at Atari’s original arcade trilogy and the early computer and console licenses. [More]
The history of Star Wars video games (Episode I)
 

29. August 2013 10:36
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Sci-Fi Channel Special - The Force Returns 1997

29. August 2013 10:36 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Yet another TV special from 1997, this time from the Sci-Fi Channel (before it became SyFi), once again exploring the Star Wars phenomenon and the technical wizardry behind the new Special Edition re-releases. [More]
Sci-Fi Channel Special - The Force Returns 1997
 

15. August 2013 11:16
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What if Episode I and II were good?

15. August 2013 11:16 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Michael Barryte from Belated Media suggests some very simple changes that could have made Episode I the Star Wars Prequel we all hoped it would be. First of all, Lucas should have made Obi Wan the main character, that way, the prequels are about him, and the original trilogy is about Luke, while the over arching story is about Darth Vader. In Barryte's version, Obi Wan yearns for excitement and adventure... [More]
 

9. August 2013 06:35
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Nickelodeon's Lights, Camera, Action on Return of the Jedi

9. August 2013 06:35 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Standby: Lights, Camera, Action! was an educational TV show that aired on Nickelodeon from May 1982 to December 31, 1987. The main focus of the show was to teach children of all ages about what occurs behind the scenes of movie productions.

Standby: Lights, Camera, Action was hosted by Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy and was rated Nickelodeon's #1 show in 1983 when this episode took viewers behind the scenes of Return of the Jedi [More]
Nickelodeon
 

5. August 2013 06:49
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Star Wars An MTV Movie Special (1997)

5. August 2013 06:49 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Another TV special from 1997, this time on MTV, exploring the Star Wars phenomenon and the technical wizardry behind the new Special Edition re-releases. [More]
Star Wars An MTV Movie Special (1997)
 

27. July 2013 06:41
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1977 Burger Chef Ad

27. July 2013 06:41 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

In this 1977 commercial, C-3P0 and R2-D2 rush to their local Burger Chef restaurant to get a set of handsome 18" x 24” Star Wars posters. Burger Chef was a major fast-food chain in the 60s and 70s, but gradually diminished until the last store closed in 1996. [More]
1977 Burger Chef Ad
 

21. July 2013 06:47
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Walter Cronkite's "Universe" Visits ILM

21. July 2013 06:47 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

If you watched the first part of the featurette that aired on CBS with the US network television premiere of Star Wars, you may have seen a short clip of Walter Cronkite meeting with George Lucas and visiting Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). We have tracked down and done our best to restore the whole segment of Cronkite's "Universe". [More]
Walter Cronkite