George Lucas came pretty close to ruining the original Star Wars trilogy with the story rewriting, added special effects and whatever else. I always felt that the more special effects he added, the less ‘human’ the film became. Well here is a version of Star Wars without much of the special effects. Better?
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Long before Space Balls, Troops, and a legion of other Star Wars spoofs, there was Hardware Wars. Filmed in 1978, it became one of the very first Star Wars spoofs, and as far as I can tell, there aren’t any really before this date. Rather corny, but certainly entertaining at the same time.
Here is a really early interview in England of Mark Hamill not long after the release of Star Wars.
In 1996 or 1997, photographs of a warehouse at Lucasfilm Archives at Skywalker Ranch containing props from the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the first three Indiana Jones films were released to the public. The photos definitely recall one’s inner 12 year old from the dark recesses of one’s mind, but at the same time you can’t help but wonder for how many millions of dollars all that junk would sell for. One advantage of these props is that many of these items in the subsequent prequel were completely digital and were never actual physical objects.