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  • 100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 85: Ewoks
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    Day 85: In an ironic twist George Lucas originally considered using Wookiees as the forest creatures to take on the Empire in “Return of the Jedi.” However, Lucas and his team figured the Wookiees were too technologically advanced for the plot. Yes, the same plot where Ewoks ended up defeating…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 86: The Score
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    Day 86: The original score for “Star Wars” was composed by John Williams. Not only did he win an Oscar for his score, the American Film Institute has named it the best film score of all time. Willaims has worked on all Star Wars films up through Episode VII. While…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 87: On Location
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    Day 87: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” traveled to far flung places to create the alien worlds of a galaxy far far away. Filming took place in Abu Dhabi, Iceland, and Ireland, among other places. Much of the filming took places at the Pinewood Studios in England. Most of the…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 88: The Bet
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    Day 88: In 1977 Steven Spielberg and George Lucas each had major films being released (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Star Wars” respectively). While arguing over which film would do better at the box office they made a bet where they would share 2.5% of the profits in…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 89: Dogfights
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    Day 89: George Lucas loved the “Flash Gordon” and “Buck Rodgers” serials as a kid. He wanted his “Star Wars” to have some great space battles like the ones he remembered from his youth. In order to communicate what he wanted to the special effects artists plus film and sound…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 90: Fox
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    Day 90: After United Arists, Universal Pictures, and Walt Disney Productions rejected George Lucas’s script, 20th Century Fox agreed to take it on. Still studio executives at Fox did not have much faith in Lucas’ “Star Wars” film. They released the trailer for the original film 6 months prior to…

  • 100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 92: IMAX
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    Day 92 Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot on 35mm film with one scene filmed in IMAX format. (We’re told it will be on the planet Jakku as evidenced by the IMAX format movie images (like above)) Episode VII will take over all the large format IMAX screens in…

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