Best sci-fi movie trivia of 1983

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi picture

Trivia: When filming ROTJ, Lucas didn't want anyone to find out that they were shooting the third Star Wars movie, because pandemonium could break out. So when someone asked the crew what they were filming, they said "Blue Harvest". All of the crew had shirts and hats that said Blue Harvest on them. The fictitious film's tagline was "Horror beyond imagination."

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Superman III picture

Trivia: Annette O'Toole, who played Lana Lang in Superman III, plays Clark Kent's mom on Smallville.

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TiggBoy
Twilight Zone: The Movie picture

Trivia: Vic Morrow, one of the leading actors in the movie, and two children, Renee Chen and My-ca Le, were killed during filming when one of the helicopter stunts went wrong. For more information: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/.

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Brainstorm picture

Trivia: Natalie Wood drowned while the film was still being made. The movie was almost canned.

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Larry Koehn
The Day After picture

Trivia: The US department of defence did not allow the producers to use stock footage of actual mushroom clouds so they had to rely on special effects of the time, which is why the clouds appear so fake. They also wanted the script changed to state that the Russians started the war.

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