Did I ever tell you that I once did a 23-page paper on Star Wars and the effect it had on American culture? Hence, nothing on this infographic was news to me but I figured that my readers might enjoy it…
Via Geeks Are Sexy.
One fact I’m surprised they left out: during the filming of Return of the Jedi, visual effects artist Ken Ralston was so frustrated by the dwindling budget and lack of time left to finish all the spaceships required for the Battle of Endor scene that he decided to throw in some random objects to pose as ships in the background. Included in the original Return of the Jedi (not the remastered, altered version) are yogurt containers and tennis shoes, zipping by at high speeds and too small for any casual observer to notice!
Oh, man. I DID know all of that because I was a huge Star Wars geek in high school. Like, the kind that bought all the books and then enjoyed them, and re-watched at least one of the films every weekend. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that I didn’t see any of the films until I was sixteen, so it was like this giant, awesome toy.
haha these are awesome! not being an expert like yourself, these were all new to me. i love your tidbit about the flying yogurt containers.
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