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A sequel to the Emmy Award winning, Star Wars Uncut, The Empire Strikes Back garnered over 1,500 responses from fans sending short 15-second segments using their own actors, props, animation, artwork, or action figures to tell the story of The Empire Strikes Back.
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A level-headed ship officer schooled in diplomacy, and a capable pilot entrusted to ferry about the royal family of Alderaan, Captain Antilles served in Bail Organa's command staff. He was part of the bridge crew of Organa's diplomatic cruiser, a role he would continue during the time Princess Leia served as Senator of Alderaan.
Both Bail Organa and his adoptive daughter, Princess Leia, used their position in the Senate to benefit their heartfelt causes of freedom and to aid those that desperately needed it in war-weary times. Their consular vessels were afforded diplomatic immunity due to their ambassadorial status, and frequently ran mercy missions into dangerous territory. Bail's vessels of choice ranged from a streamlined diplomatic cruiser to the more rugged, war-ready Tantive IV that served as his transport to Toydaria during the Clone Wars. Princess Leia inherited the Tantive IV from her father, and used it to intercept vital Rebel Alliance transmissions of secret Imperial plans to the Death Star. Darth Vader's Star Destroyer pursued the Tantive IV over Tatooine and captured the blockade runner high over the desert planet.
If ever one needed an example of the irredeemable evil that was the Empire, turn to the shattered remains of Alderaan. An influential world, Alderaan was represented in the waning days of the Republic by such venerated politicians as Bail Antilles and Bail Organa. A peaceful world, Alderaan was bereft of weaponry in an era of galactic strife. It was not without spirit, however. Alderaan was one of the earliest supporters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, though its officials prudently kept all ties to the Rebellion secret. Despite such discretion, the Empire knew it to be a haven of Rebel activity, and Grand Moff Tarkin targeted the beautiful world for reprisal as soon as the Death Star was operational. The massive primary weapon of the battle station obliterated Alderaan, leaving only a lifeless asteroid field behind.
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In this segment of a special Q&A on Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions, supervising director Dave Filoni discusses his personal additions to the Yoda arc.
Star Wars Celebration is coming April 16-19, 2015, to the Anaheim Convention Center. Lucasfilm's official fan festival, Star Wars Celebration includes appearances from the saga's actors and creators, in-depth panels, exclusive merchandise, and lots more. We would be honored if you would join us.
Artists from across The Walt Disney Company including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, Marvel, and Pixar -- as well as select street artists and celebrity Star Wars fans -- have created individualized interpretations of the iconic Stormtrooper helmet.