Star Wars

Trivia: Originally Obi-Wan Kenobi survived the duel with Darth Vader and fled aboard the Millennium Falcon. But the character had very little to do with the rest of the film, and George Lucas decided that he should be killed off. Alec Guinness threatened to quit the production over the change, but Lucas convinced him that the change was better for the overall story.

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Trivia: "Star Wars" was the first film to list the entire film crew in the closing credits crawl. Prior to this, the custom was to list only department heads.

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Trivia: Actor Shane Rimmer has two parts in the film, at the start as one of the Rebel soldiers in the corridor and at the end as a Rebel technician, he's the one who asks Luke if he wants another R2 unit. No way is he the same character.

Trivia: Sir Alec Guinness was apparently not a fan of the Star Wars dialogue. A letter was found in 2016 that he wrote to his friend saying "New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."

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Trivia: At one point during production, George Lucas lost his voice; because he was so non-communicative anyway, none of the cast or crew knew about it for a number of days.

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Trivia: Princess Leia and Obi-Wan Kenobi never meet once in the entire film.

Trivia: When Luke is the climbing the ladder to his X-Wing fighter before the Battle of Yavin, an InCom Engineer asks him if he needs another Artoo unit. This engineer is Shane Rimmer, best known for the voice of Scott Tracy in the Gerry Anderson series "Thunderbirds".

Continuity mistake: After Darth Vader kills Ben, there's a shot from the docking bay towards him. Vader's lightsaber is missing its red color. [This has been fixed in the 2004 DVD, but is still valid for VHS prints.] (01:28:20)

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Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Question: There's a HUGE rumor that's been going around since Return of the Jedi came out: There's actually three more scripts (besides the prequels). Is there, in fact, a Star Wars: Episode VII, Episode VIII, and Episode IX? If so, what are they about?

Answer: While planning Star Wars, Lucas had a vague notion of doing a long series of movies inspired by old serials, then dropped that idea in favor of just one. When Star Wars became a phenomenon and sequels became feasible, Lucas revisited the idea. He thought of three trilogies along with some stand-alone "in-between" stories for a total of 12 films. By the time of The Empire Strikes Back's release, this was pared down to the 9 mainline films, going by interviews with Lucas and the cast at the time. By Return of the Jedi, Lucas had decided to end the saga there, with the option that he could revisit the first three at some later point. It's unclear if Lucas ever had any specific story ideas for the proposed sequel trilogy, and they never had any scripts. Producer Gary Kurtz suggested in an interview they would've been about Luke's twin sister (not Leia), though many fans are skeptical about just how much he would know about them. Of course since this question was asked a sequel trilogy was written and released.

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Answer: This was long a long-standing rumour, but George Lucas always denied it. He allowed various authors to cover the history of that time period in book form - if he'd had any serious intention of doing films set in that timeframe, he wouldn't have done that. Since that time of course Disney took over the franchise and has announced new films, but entirely separate from the previous "expanded universe" of the novels, and not involving any ideas George Lucas may have had in the past.

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Answer: I'm not sure how old this question is but it is a sequel trilogy. Episode VII : The Force Awakens is about a scavenger and former stormtrooper teaming up the Resistance to attempt to defeat the new First Order and Kylo Ren (Ben Solo). Episode VIII : The Last Jedi is about Rey finding Luke Skywalker who is in exile hoping that he would be left alone, and he tells the story of how he tried to murder his nephew who in retaliation, turned to the dark side. Episode IX : Rise of Skywalker is about the return of Emperor Palpatine and recovering Sith Wayfinders that will lead them to Exegol and kill him, with Billy Dee Williams returning as Lando Calrissian.

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