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100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 79: The Swing

Day 79: A lot of matte paintings were used to make the small sets of England’s Elstree Studios appear to be the size of a Death Star. In the scene where Luke and Leia perform that iconic swing to escape Stormtroopers, the production couldn’t afford… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 79: The Swing

100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 82: Release

Day 82: Every previous Star Wars film has been released in the month of May. Star Wars hit theaters on 5/25/1977, The Empire Strikes Back on 5/21/1980, and Return of the Jedi on 5/23/1983. There was then a 16 year pause until Episode I –… Read More »100 Days of Star Wars trivia – Day 82: Release

100 Days of Star Wars Trivia – Day 83: Mark Hamill

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

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