Star Wars 7: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

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Will Yoda make a cameo in Star Wars 7? In a few days we will know for sure. Meanwhile, enjoy this Star Wars trivia:

  • While filming the lightsaber fight scenes, Ewan McGregor kept getting carried away and making the sounds of the weapon himself, which had to be removed in post-production.
  • Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Mace Windu.
  • An early draft of the Star Wars saga began with “This is the story of Mace Windu, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi who was related to Usby C.J. Thape, a padawan learner of the famed Jedi.” It wasn’t until Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace that Mace Windu and Padawans first made an appearance.
  • The waterfalls cascading around the capital city of Naboo was actually salt.
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was labelled as “Cue Ball” when it shipped to theaters.
  • The cow-like creature seen grazing in the fields behind Anakin and Padmé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones can be seen again as an asteroid later in the film.

Be sure to join us for our Star Wars Celebration. Check out this sneak peek video:

 

 

Star Wars – Only Imperial Storm Troopers are so precise

star-wars-episode-7-force-awakens-bb-8-droidMore Star Wars fun facts!

The Jawa language is based on a sped-up version of the Zulu language.

The language Greedo speaks is a South American language called Quechua.

The bounty hunter Bossk’s clothing is a recycled spacesuit from Doctor Who.

Yoda’s species has never been named.

Mark Hamill was in a bad car accident before filming started on Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, causing severe facial trauma. The scene in which Luke Skywalker is mauled by a Wampa was added to account for the scarring on his face.

Star Wars – The Force Is Strong With This One

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Here are five more little know facts about the Star Wars Empire!

While shooting the scene in the trash compactor, Mark Hamill held his breath for so long that he burst a blood vessel in the side of his face. They had to adjust framing while shooting the rest of the scene to avoid showing the blemish.

Many of the buildings constructed to be used in shots of Tatooine are still standing in Tunisia. In fact, some of them are still used by locals.

Denis Lawson, who played Wedge Antilles, is Ewan McGregor’s uncle.

Luke Skywalker was originally going to be named Luke Starkiller, and retained the name up until the film began shooting. Luckily, the name was never mentioned, so it was changed to Skywalker with little effort.

The starship that became the Blockade Runner seen at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was the original design for the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars – Now it Begins

Star Wars: Episode VII.  December 18.  If you haven’t marked it on your calendar, do it now.  And get your tickets soon!forceawakens-fanart-1 Meanwhile, if you’re a bit rusty with your Star Wars trivia, no problem. Studio 300 has that covered.  Here are five little know facts about the Star Wars Saga:

  1. Star Wars‘ was not the original title of the film.  In early drafts, the script was entitled Adventures of Luke Starkiller, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: The Star Wars. Later it was changed to The Star Wars, and then, eventually, just Star Wars.
  2. Attack of the Clones earned $302 million in domestic box office receipts, it was beaten by both Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  3. Every clone trooper in Revenge of the Sith is computer-generated. Not a single clone costume or helmet was created for the film.
  4. Lucas originally wanted Orson Welles for Vader’s voice but ultimately decided that Welles’ voice was too recognizable. Darth Vader was, of course, voiced by James Earl Jones.
  5. Harrison Ford was no one’s first choice for the role of Han Solo.

More to come. And may the Force be with you until the most anticipated movie of all time opens.

Star Wars Day Celebration

Be sure to join us at the Fountaindale Public Library  for the Star Wars Day Celebration on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00-4:00. Fun for the whole family. Here’s a video promo:

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