Day 77: The speeder bike chase scene from “Return of the Jedi” seemed like a fast-paced race across the forested moon of Endor. But the reality was nearly as interesting. The chase was filmed in a grove of Redwood trees taht were slated to be… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 76: Redwoods
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Day 81: George Lucas was inspired to write the original Star Wars movie because he wanted to create his own version of Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. In order to add story structure that would stand the test of time, Lucas used theories taken from… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 81: Myth
Day 83: Actor Mark Hamill, who portrays farmboy-turned-jedi-knight Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, turned 64 today. That’s a couple years older than Alec Guinness was when he began work on the original Star Wars film. Like Guinness’ Obi-Wan, Hamill sports a “contractually obligated”… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 83: Mark Hamill
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.
Day 95: George Lucas initially saw actor Jeff Goldblum as his perfect space pirate Han Solo. Alas, Goldblum had already accepted a role in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” and had to pass on the role. Unfortunately for Goldblum, his part in Annie Hall was cut… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars – Day 95: Jeff Goldblum