Greg Mitchell is a screenwriter and novelist and the author of The Coming Evil Trilogy and Rift Jump. He also wrote the Syfy Original Movie Snakehead Swamp. Along with Rich Handley, he co-authored the reference book Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology for Hasslein Books. Through StarWars.com’s What’s the Story feature, he authored the Dusty Duck databank entry and contributed to the Silya Shessaun databank entry.
First Star Wars MemoryI remember being in third grade and watching a behind-the-scenes special on the making of Return of the Jedi. Seeing the nuts and bolts of the special effects and monster making was really eye-opening and exciting for me. I’m not sure if I’d seen the movies before that point—but I was ready to watch them after that!
Favorite FilmEmpire Strikes Back (with a heaping helping of Revenge of the Sith)
Favorite CharacterDarth Maul
Favorite SceneThe scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke drops off the plank over the Sarlacc pit, then flips back on board, catches his lightsaber (thanks, Artoo!) and starts dishing out the hurt on Jabba’s goons. Thrilling stuff! Star Wars at its best.