I had experienced true convergence. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of my obsessions. Star Wars was coming to Disneyland. I was in high school and completely consumed by all things Disney and George Lucas when I first heard about Star Tours, a new Star Wars-themed attraction slated to open at Disneyland in January of 1987. Disney’s fabled Imagineers would be joining creative forces with the Maker himself to finally give the residents of our mundane galaxy the chance to blast off with R2-D2 and launch our own assault on the Death Star? I thought my head was about to explode just like that doomed battle […]
Category: Behind the Scenes
Learn how the B-29 bomber and World War II films influenced the design of everyone’s favorite bucket of bolts.
See how a ’60s World War II film influenced that Star Wars films and The Clone Wars cartoon.
Learn how the famed writer/artist of Maus came to create early Star Wars merchandise!
Learn how the aerial dogfights and radio chatter by Rebel pilots in A New Hope were influenced by this 1955 classic!
Meet the cantina patrons of 1978’s infamous TV special.
See the connections between David Lean’s epic and a galaxy far, far away!
The co-host of The ForceCast podcast runs down some exciting behind-the-scenes details found in J.W. Rinzler’s new book!
Author J.W. Rinzler gives a glimpse at George Lucas’ writing process and a taste of things to come in The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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