Facts and trivia about The Mandalorian Star Wars show

Mar 24, 2019
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Trivia from The Mandalorian television show 

The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars show to be announced and it's the only one filmed thus far.

Here's some trivia that we've learned about it.

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  • The show is set seven years after the events of Return of the Jedi
  • Bryce Dallas Howard directed an episode. Her father, Ron Howard directed Solo: A Star Wars Story. 
  • The show was apparently set into production after Josh Trank's Boba Fett movie was quietly shelved. 
  • Lead actor Pedro Pascal was the thirteenth actor from Game of Thrones appear in the Star Wars franchise.

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  • The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson, who amongst many recent popular projects, worked with Donald Glover on his Childish Gambino identity. He recently won an Oscar for his work on Black Panther.
  • Nick Nolte auditioned for the original role of Han Solo 40 years ago. 
  • Thor: Ragnarock director Taikia Waiatiti has directed an episode and voiced the IG killer robot assassin:

This will be a living document as there is plenty more to be learned about this show!

Here's some quotes from the Mandalorian.

What's in a name? The meaning of titles of the Star Wars films explained...as if you didn't already know..

Mar 23, 2019

What do the names of the Star Wars movies mean?

Call us Captain Obvious but we thought it might be fun to explain the names or titles of the 9 Star Wars films.

Just in case you missed a trick.

For many, the first one was fairly confusing as to its interpretation...

The Phantom Menace

We think this title has two meanings.

The phantom menace is the trade dispute that has been deliberately manufactured by Chancellor Palpatine AKA Darth Sidious. As one half of the Sith duo with Darth Maul, he was the real threat.

Using his cunning he manipulated various parties into the blockade action against the planet of Naboo. While it was a real blockade, it was a 'phantom' menace in that Sidious was using it as a means to an even greater end.

That end, of course, is to strengthen his political position as part of his plan to build an Empire.

Another way to look at it is that he himself is the Phantom Menace in that he's part of a 'whispers and shadows' campaign.

He's a cloaked figure to many parties after all and his true identity is unknown. He is a phantom...

Attack of the Clones

The Battle of Geonosis where Yoda led his newly acquired Clone Army to rescue his lost Jedi (and Padme!) was were it really all began, indeed Yoda actually says “Begun, this clone war has.”

The Clone War was a further step in Sidious's path to greater power. His manipulations via Count Dooku by way of leading the Separatist movement allowed for the Kamino Clones to be used as a legitimate counter to that movement.

Revenge of the Sith

If you'll go back to The Phantom Menace, you'll recall that Darth Maul was hankering for getting some revenge when he chats with Darth Sidious.

It's totally on the agenda.

As for ROTS, after a long time of the Sith not being visibly in the frame work (not since the formation of the Republic), Palpatine has finally exerted his power and taken control of the Senate and formed his own Empire.

He destruction of the Jedi via Order 66 serves as a literal visceral revenge by bringing the Sith back into control of the galaxy as they had once before. 

Fact fact: Return of the Jedi was originally titled Revenge of the Jedi so ROTS was an opportunity to get that theme back on the agenda.

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A New Hope

Originally Star Wars was just known simply as that. Then in 1981, George Lucas added the title of A New Hope and the episodic nature of Star Wars was born.

In terms of the title's meaning, the new hope for the galaxy is Luke Skywalker.

After all the troubles that befell Anakin, Obi-Wan sees Luke as the new hope in response to Vader and the Emperor taking over the Galaxy.

The new hope being the one who will bring balance to the Force. Obi Wan was however wrong on that point and Anakin was actually the Chosen One.

Given the ending of Rogue One, 'hope' can also refer to that which came from Princess Leia receiving the Death Star plans.

The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire striking back title is literal. The Battle of Hoth is the Empire returning serve to the Rebel's first truly successful salvo.

After the Rebels destroyed the Death Star I, the Empire had hunted high and low around the galaxy and in finding them, they turned up the heat!

Vader taking Luke's arm is a physical manifestation of the Empire 'striking back' as well. 

Return of the Jedi

You could be forgiven for thinking of Luke as being the Jedi who returned but you would be wrong. Luke is not a Jedi until he has faced Vader as his final test (Yoda tells him this).

So, it's impossible for Luke to be 'returning' as he has never been a Jedi.

However, if you look at it in the sense of Jedi as a collective, you could well argue that the Jedi (as a plural collective) have returned when he says to the Emperor:

Luke: I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
Palpatine: So be it... Jedi!

The real Jedi returning is Darth Vader.

When he decides to save his son in preference to Emperor Palpatine, he becomes a Jedi again. Listen carefully to the music that plays just as he's throwing the Emperor down the shaft, it is the Force theme (AKA Binary Sunset).

It is marking Vader (now actually returning as Anakin Skywalker) bringing balance to the Force!

In short, Vader is the returning Jedi (singular), Vader and Luke together are the returning Jedi (plural).

The Force Awakens

One word:


Rey is a ray of hope.

A new one.

She is also a ray of light.

The light side of the Force.

The Force has awoken in her. She's able to learn the ways of the Force just by an initial thought.

As a guess, she chances her arm with a Jedi mind trick. She can summons a saber to her open hand just by think about it. All in less than 2 days worth of action and adventure. The Force has indeed awoken in Rey.

You could also consider that the dark side of the Force has also fully awoken in Kylo Ren. When he killed his father, he fully committed to crossing over to the dark side and resisting the temptation of the light.

Rogue One

We think this is a reference to three things.

The first is that it is the military call sign of the ship Jyn's crew leave for their mission on.

The second is a reference to Jyn Erso's personal nature and the third reference is the fact the movie is set somewhat outside of the Skywalker family saga.

Check out Rogue One's meaning in more detail.

The Last Jedi

A cold read suggests the title is referring to Luke Skywalker. Or does it? Indeed it does, as director Rian Johnson has confirmed as part of the events for Star Wars Celebration 2017 that the title indeed refers to Luke and maybe Rey eh?

Feel free to chip in with your thoughts and ideas of what the title of these film can mean!

Han Solo

We may be mistaken about this but we think the Han Solo movie is about some guy called Lando. Here's some trivia from the Solo movie.

Why did Leia lead the Empire to the Rebel Fleet hidden on Yavin IV?

Mar 18, 2019

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Why did Leia lead the Empire to the Rebel Fleet hidden on Yavin IV?

We wonder if the most popular question asked about Star Wars is "why do Storm Troopers always miss?" then is the second most popular question "why did Princess Leia leave the Empire to Yavin IV" and thus the location of the rebel fleet?

What is the answer anyway?

The short answer is Leia bet the farm on taking down the Death Star.

With the knowledge that they had found a weakness in the structure of the planet killer, it was time to play and she was prepared to put the entire Rebel fleet at risk to do it. (One question I have is did she know this at the time of her escape from the Death Star)

Once the planet Alderaan was destroyed Leia realised that the Empire was in a massive new position of power.

There was nothing left to lose now that the Emperor had the power of the Death Star at his disposal.

There would be no more negotiations with dissenting planets - anyone who stood in the Empire's way could be obliterated.

Basically, it was now or never and so Leia deliberately let Han Solo drive the Falcon to Yavin IV in the knowledge she and her rescuers had been allowed to escape (which explains why the Storm Troopers missed all their shots).

She knew Tarkin and Vader would have a plan and she was correct in that the Falcon had been bugged.

Recall Leia says to her rescuers "They let us escape".

It was thus a game of I know you know with Tarkin.

One which ultimately cost Tarkin his life.

Everything you need to know about Anthony Daniels & C-3PO

Mar 8, 2019
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Here are some facts about C3PO and the actor who gets inside the golden suit, Anthony Daniels.

  • Daniels has played C-3PO in all sight of the Star Wars feature films from the original installment in the series
  • In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he also performed the vocal tracks for scenes that featured a computer-generated C-3PO.
  • Daniels also took part in the Star Wars spin-offs Droids and The Clone Wars (film and show)
  • Daniels has reprised the role for cameos on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street (where he befriended Big Bird) and most recently a quick part in Legoman.
  • Anthony Daniels did a cameo in Attack of the Clones - check him out in the bar scene where the assassin is caught.
  • Anthony is the only actor to feature in all nine Star Wars films.
  • George Lucas took a lot of his inspiration for Star Wars from a film called The Hidden Fortress (amongst other things). It featured a pair of bickering sidekicks who served as comic relief and crucially managed to help keep the plot ticking along. Lucas adopted this concept and applied it to the C3PO and R2D2. The two loosely serve to tell the tale of Star Wars from their viewpoint and naturally make a few saves along the way. 
  • Robby the Robot from The Forbidden Planet movie also inspired Lucas, especially the fact that Robby was a protocol droid.
  • Here’s three choice quotes from the Golden Rod:
    • "I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookie win." 
    • "Excuse me sir, but that R2-D2 is in prime condition, a real bargain" 
    • "Sir, it's very possible this asteroid is not stable"
  • Famed artist Ralph McQuarrie designed C3PO by taking inspiration from the robot Maschinenmensch that featured in Metropolis.
  • As C-3PO, he has the first line in A New Hope (Did you hear that? They've shut down the main reactor) and the last line in the Revenge of the Sith (oh no!), neatly tying the two trilogies together. 
  • In Revenge of the Sith, all filmed shots of C3PO had the green screen set reflecting in his shiny gold armor, so digital effects artists in post-production had to digitally redo C3PO's armour frame by frame to remove any traces of the green reflection.
  • C3PO is proficient in Bocce. Ha!

15 cool facts and trivia about actress Carrie Fisher

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15 great facts and trivia about actress Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia is one of the quintessential Star Wars characters, one of the so-called 'Big 3' characters. 

Every epic adventure needs a princess to be rescued and Leia was that damsel in distress.

Or was she?

Carrie Fisher was one of Hollywood’s more interesting creatures. 

Made a worldwide star by Star Wars, her private life has maintained her legendary status amongst the fans, what with her coke addiction and mental health challenges. Add in the marriage to singer Paul Simon, her affair with Harrison Ford, and of course her role in the classic movie, The Blues Brothers all helped to add shine.

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So given Leia is Carrie and Carrie is Leia, here’s 15 facts and trivia about the actress and character.

  • Princess Leia never actually gets to 'meet' Obi-Wan Kenobi. She sees him from afar when she's escaping the Death Star and Obi-Wan is about to let Darth Vader kill him but that's it. Unless you count Obi-Wan being present for her birth in Revenge of the Sith...
  • As Adele would say, 'rumour has it' that Carrie Fisher had a massive drug problem during the filming of Return of the Jedi. Cocaine was apparently her powder of choice. Apparently. OK, there is no apparent. In Jedi you can see she wears an extra long fingernail which is just a perfect instrument to assist with the distribution of nose candy up the nose.
  • Carrie Fisher has spoken many times of her struggles with bipolar disorder. You wouldn't wish this on any anybody. Watch this interview she did with the great Steven Fry.
  • Princess Leia was subject to one of the most famous ad-libs in cinema history - that being Han Solo's response to her declaration of love - "I know". Harrison Ford apparently made it up at Irvine Kershner's suggestion. Leia got to return the line in Jedi during the Battle of Endor. After Han Solo grabbed her breast...
  • According to Fisher in her novel, The Princess Diarist, she and Harrison Ford had a three-month long fling during the making of A New Hope.
  • Carrie Fisher appeared as a nun in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This movie was a weird Kevin Smith homage to Star Wars and featured an appearance by Fisher as a nun and Mark Hamill as a parody of himself. Carrie's cameo was the one that got the laughs...do you follow the good book?
  • A lot of people forget this but Fisher appeared in the classic movie When Harry met Sally. She was the 'friend' of Sally who ended up marrying Harry’s best friend.
  • Carrie Fisher wrote an actual bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for the film based on her writing.  In some Holywood circles, she was considered an excellent script doctor. The book was about her drug addiction and her relationship with her mother. Fisher has managed to parlay her writing talent with a few turns at playing script doctor for a few Hollywood movies, most notably Dustin Hoffman's Outbreak. Her appearance in Scream 3 was apparently scripted by herself. Beauty and brains eh?
  • Speaking of mothers, Carrie Fisher's mother is actually a famous actress in her own right, Debbie Reynolds
  • Fisher was once married to one half of Simon and Garfunkel. It was Simon.
  • Fisher delivered some classic quotes:
    • Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope
    • Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.
    • Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
    • Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. 
    • I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie!
  • If you asked the average Star Wars fan what was Leia’s home world, they would be correct in answering the planet Alderraan and they could go to the head of the class. If you asked the most hard core fan, they might also quickly add that Leia and Luke were actually born at a medical facility on Polissa Massa – if you’ve seen Revenge of the Sith you might recall that is where Obi-Wan Kenobi took the injured Padme for medical assistance.
  • Leia's character has her own musical theme titled "Princess Leia's Theme". It is represented by the musical leitmotif method which is famously used across the films. The piece was composed by John Williams and was used several times. It first appeared in A New Hope, heard when Princess Leia is captured by the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader. Later, it surfaces as R2-D2 plays her holographic message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. The also theme plays when Kenobi is killed by Vader and it makes an appearance in the credits of the movie. It also is used in the two follow up movies and the Revenge of the Sith prequel when her adoptive father Bail Organa introduces her to her adoptive mother. 
  • Leia's golden metal bikini that she wore while strangling the slug Jabba the Hutt in Return of Jedi is perhaps one of the most famous bikini in the history of bikinis. Its iconic status in film history is perhaps only rivaled by Ursula Andress’s exit from the beach in James Bond’s Dr No. Many women (and the odd male!)  like to dress as Leia and attend conventions dressed in the bikini. Bless. Bless them all…
  • In a New Hope, Leia was kept captive on the Death Star in cell number 2187. This was a deliberate choice as 2187 is the year that the Lucas directed film THX 1138, was set. The Force Awakens took this even further and used the number as Finn's designated Stormtrooper number FN2187.
  • Leia says the last line of the movie Rogue One "What Is It They've Sent Us? Hope." It's a clever set up for the title of A New Hope and ties in thematically well. In saying this last line, that takes Leia's tally of saying the final line of a Star Wars movie to three - the other two being The Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi.
  • The Last Jedi was Carrie's last Star Wars movie, meaning Leia appeared in a total of seven Star Wars films (Remember the Revenge of the Sith appearance!). Sounds like she'll be shoehorned into IV so let's see what happens!
And there you have it! 

Do you have anything else to add? If so, leave a note in the comments. 

RIP Carrie.

How LOTR's Gandalf Lucas' inspiration for Obi-Wan Kenobi

Mar 2, 2019
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It is a burden he should never have had to bear...

When asked about the inspirations for Star Wars, fans would probably be quick to come up with Flash Gordon, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Hidden Fortress or John Wayne’s The Searchers.

But not so many would come up with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

But this guy did and makes a good point about this piece of Tolkien prose:

"What do you mean, ‘good morning’? Do you mean that it is a good morning for you, or do you wish me a good morning, although it is obvious I’m not having one, or do you find that mornings in general are good”

Actually that’s not the writing of Tolkien.

It’s from scene 39 of George Lucas’ third draft of Star Wars. Yes, George had paraphrased something Gandalf said for Obi -an Kenobi.

Here's the original:

“What do you mean?“ he said. ”Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

Lucas cut Obi Wan's question to Luke from his draft as perhaps he had used it for inspiration and couldn't make it work.

Or it was too close to the original text? Either way, Tolkien was at least a small part of what went through Lucas’s mind as he drafted his space opera.

But is Gandalf really the inspiration for Obi Wan?

And by extension the Jedi?

Yes and No.

Kitbashed notes, “That Gandalf and Obi-Wan share traits is perhaps better written off to the fact that both draw on the stereotypical wizard of fairytales and fantasy. Granted, Tolkien planted the seed for all modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, and so Gandalf is in many ways the stereotypical wizard because he was the first wizard; but he himself was based in large part on Merlin of the Arthurian legends.”

And given that Lucas was mostly inspired by stories and characters found in film and television mediums, it would seem unlikely that Gandalf was a direct inspiration, especially as Lucas took the loose concept of Jedi (Jedarks) and Sith from Edgar Rice Burroughs so he was no stranger to borrowing from strong source material.

When did Star Wars become known as 'A New Hope'?

Feb 28, 2019

Why did Star Wars name get changed to Episode IV - A New Hope?

When Star Wars was originally released in 1977 it was but a single movie.

A single movie that smashed attendance records all around the world and everyone who saw that movie in that theatrical run saw that now famous title crawl without reference to 'A New Hope'. 

Star Wars was simply called Star Wars

Spring forward to the making of The Empire Strikes Back. During production, George Lucas was sufficiently sound of a mind that he had lots of Star Wars stories to tell - some of them were set before Star Wars so he came up with the idea that The Empire Strikes Back was actually Episode 5.

This meant he would be able to make prequel films if he wanted.

So Empire was released in 1980 to even bigger success than the original film with a crawl that referenced the story as being Episode 5.

This lead to a second theatrical release of the original movies in 1981 and it was at this point that George Lucas added 'A New Hope' to the film's crawl. 

It was this version of the film that was used for home video release - thus ensuring many fans first experience with Star Wars featured the title A New Hope.

So you can be forgiven for thinking ANH was always called that but it's pretty clear it wasn't officially named as such until at least 3 whole years after the film's original release. 

If you're wondering where George Lucas got the idea for the crawl from, it was the original serial versions of Flash Gordon.

42 facts, trivia and Easter Eggs about The Last Jedi

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Facts and trivia about The Last Jedi

Star Wars VIII had some big shoes to fill.

On the left foot was the behemoth that was The Force Awakens and on the right was the juggernaut that was Rogue One.

So the Star Wars production crew went hard under the watch of Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy.

And now we have The Last Jedi.

Some might say it's an amazing film. Others may say it has too many plot holes and plot choices.

Some might say, it's better on a second watch.

Whatever, on with the show.

Here's some facts and figures about making the movie:

  1. Director Rian Johnson came up with the episode's title during his first draft and had to keep it secret for several years.
  2. Benicio Del Torro, was originally cast as Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace but dropped out when he realized his on screen time would be minimal. So the trivia is he has been cast twice for a Star Wars film!
  3. Rian has confirmed that to his mind, The Last Jedi title refers to Luke.
  4. Tom Hardy (Batman, Peaky Blinders) and Gary Barlow (singer from Take That) made cameo appearances as Stormtroopers, however their scenes were cut (as were those of Prince William and Harry).
  5. Rogue One's director Gareth Edwards has a small cameo (as he did in Rogue One)
  6. It's almost a forgone conclusion these days, but Warwick Davis has yet another cameo. Here's a list of the cameo parts of The Last Jedi.
  7. Jimmy Vee plays R2D2, formally replacing Kenny Baker following his death.
  8. Carrie Fisher had filmed her scenes in the months before her untimely death.
  9. The horses that Finn and Rose escape on during the scene on Canto Bight are called 'falthiers'. The handler / trainer of the falthiers goes by the name of Bargwill Tomder.
  10. Rian reckons that Carrie Fishers dog 'Gary' can be spotted in the Canto Bight casino scene. He's a pet of a gambler. He can be found at the bar.... 
  11. Rian Johnson watched three particular movies to help inspire him when writing the script. Rian said "Twelve O’Clock High was a big touchstone, for the feel and look of the aerial combat as well as the dynamic between the pilots. Three Outlaw Samurai for the feel of the sword-fighting, and the general sense of pulpy fun. And To Catch A Thief was a great film to rewatch, for the romantic scale and grandeur".
  12. TLJ begins immediately where The Force Awakens left off.
  13. Luke's first words to Rey are "Who are you?"
  14. John Williams again wrote the score, his eighth time for a Star Wars movie. When Rian was asked about his approach to the soundtrack and whether it was to lean on the classic themes or lean more on new music he reply that his approach was "to hand the movie to John Williams. ;-)"
  15. Captain Phasma returns and now brandishes a spear as her weapon of choice.
  16. Canto Bight is on a planet called Cantonica.
  17. Carrie Fisher's sudden death in December 2016 meant she had not completed her audio dialogue re-recording parts. The sound team had to take snippets of her work "from here and there" to get the job done. 
  18. Rian Johnson asked JJ Abrams for a Force Awakens script change to allow R2D2 to accompany Rey to Ach-to Island instead of BB8. This was so R2 could feature more and also echo the fact that he was on Degobah with Luke during his training with Yoda, much the same as Rey does with Luke.
  19. The Falthier boy jockey at the end used the Force to pick up the broom
  20. When Rey reaches out and touches the rain on the Island, this is her first experience of rain. When she is drawn into the dark side of the island, that's probably her first time submerged in salt water or perhaps even swimming. Remember, there was not a lot of water on Jakku.
  21. As the Force Tree burns, its flames appear to make the Rebel Alliance symbol. This could be interpreted as the Jedi rising 'from the ashes'
  22. The Last Jedi has 12 scene end 'wipes' compared to The Phantom Menace which had 55.
  23. Kelly Marie Tran by playing Rose Tico is the first major character of Asian heritage. 
  24. George Lucas had absolutely no part in the development of the movie.
  25. In the prequel Rogue One, Jyn Erso reads out the list of data file names - one is 'hyperspace tracking' - this shows it was a 'thing' in the Star Wars universe and not just a gimmick for the movie. 
  26. When Luke is projecting himself to Crait from the Island there are two clues for the view. His beard is brown and he appears younger - the same look as when he last say Kylo Ren. While Kylo's feet where disturbing the red salt, when Luke walked over it, no red salt was disturbed. 
  27. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has a cameo as one of the last Rebels on Crait - you can catch him in the trenches. 
  28. The classic line "I've got a bad feeling about this" was not said by a human but apparently BB-8.
  29. DJ's name stands for Don't Join. As in 'don't join a side' - it's actually written on his hat in Aubresh. 
  30. No light sabers actually cross each other in the heat of battle, a first for a main trilogy Star Wars film.
  31. If you look carefully in the movie, you can see Laura Dern's Admiral Holdo say “pew” when she fires her stun blast at C’ai Threnalli.
  32. The 'iron' ship fakeout scene is a nod to 'Hardwear Wars', a short film which was one of the original parodies of Star Wars that came out in 1978.
  33. When Luke raps Rey over the knuckles with the plant, that's a call back to when Yoda trained Luke in Empire.
  34. When Poe says to Rey, "I know" this is a call back to Han Solo's famous quote.
  35. When Luke Skywalker takes the saber offered by Rey as they meet, a close inspection of the hand shows damage exactly at the place Luke was shot in The Return of the Jedi during the escape from the Sarlac Pitt:
  36. Rian was hired  to  direct the The Last Jedi just when J.J. Abrams was starting to shoot The Force Awakens.
  37. More than 125 sets for the production where made. 
  38. There was a 110 days shooting schedule.
  39. The amount of practical creatures in The Last Jedi is bigger than The Force Awakens and Rogue One combined.
  40. Adrian "Ade" Edmondson, of British Sitcom TV Royalty, has an extended cameo as a First Order Officer.
  41. Frank Oz was brought back to be the puppet master for Yoda, the first time since The Phantom Menace when the theatrical release featured the puppet (the home release was CGI). Oz assumed that Yoda would be a CGI version and was surprised to learn Lucasfilm intended to Yoda to be a puppet. 
  42. Finn's jacket shoulder as now been repaired  - Kylo Ren made a cut in it when he and Poe fought in The Force Awakens.
But wait! That's not all! We have plenty more trivia about the prequel Han 'Solo' film.

Star Wars Always

Feb 27, 2019
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Topher Grace and Jeff Yorkes have created a marvellous fanboy trailer of Star Wars by taking parts of every Star Wars film and editing them into a single 5 minute trailer that depicts the saga so brilliant well. 

Topher tweeted their work as the result of:

10 movies. 2 nerds. 1 weekend (when our wives were out of town). Enjoy…
It's running wild across the internet, in part because of Topher's fame but mostly because it's arguably one of the best fan edits of Star Wars that there's been.

Topher is well known for his love of Star Wars and this is not his first rodeo as editing films, he's caused a murmur a while back when he edited the Lucas Prequel Trilogy into an 85 minute film.

General Grievous's walk was inspired by the vampire Nosferatu!

Feb 26, 2019
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General Grievous's movement actions from Revenge of the Sith were inspired by a famous film vampire!

Uber Star Wars fan Mike Klimo is clearly well onto another Star Wars project after the release of his amazing Star Wars Ring Theory effort.

He’s clearly getting further into the history of how and why George Lucas did things in the films. A recent tweet made me sit up and take notice. 

Klimo has found a 2005 account from Entertainment Weekly which described that the movements of Grievous were in part inspired by Nosterfartu from the 1922 film of the same name.

This article suggests that to be the case and also throws in that Fagin from the classic Oliver Twist film also had a part to play as inspiration for a character who also ‘moves in the shadows’.

According to animation supervisor Jamy Wheless, they not only studied Nosferatu but also Bruce Lee films in preparation of the fight sequence.

Lucas has a rich history in taking elements from movies he likes and incorporating them into his films - check out some of the more famous references to movies he put in Star Wars.
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