100 days of star wars

100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 84: Guinness

Day 84: Before he accepted the role of Jedi Knight in hiding Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness called the story “fairy-tale rubbish” in a letter to a friend. Once filming started he actually loved his role but worried about it dominating his acting legacy. After his… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 84: Guinness

100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 85: Ewoks

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… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 85: Ewoks

100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 87: On Location

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… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 87: On Location

100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 88: The Bet

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… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 88: The Bet

100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 89: Dogfights

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… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 89: Dogfights

100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 90: Fox

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… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 90: Fox

100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 91: J.J.

Day 91: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams comes to the Star Wars franchise after directing the last two “Star Trek” films. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy personally pitched Abrams to direct the film after he expressed reluctance. Abrams claims he was more of… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 91: J.J.