Thursday, 9 March 2017

KENNER's 'REVENGE'...


It may still be the era of EMPIRE, but that doesn't mean that there can't be a taster for REVENGE OF THE JEDI and its approaching blockbuster toy line, as seen with this now classic send-away gift advert for its exciting all-new alien character hero, Admiral Ackbar.

Friday, 23 December 2016

FAMILY REUNION!


Newly arrived at the Shield Generator base on Endor, Darth Vader meets an Imperial party bringing in a young Rebel that has deliberately surrendered himself to the enemy, in a production painting created by Ralph McQuarrie used in mid to late 1982 onwards publicity for the then REVENGE OF THE JEDI.

Friday, 18 November 2016

DELETED SCENE: DROID OF THE STORM


Artoo Detoo cuts a lone figure as the Tatooine sandstorm around it and the Millennium Falcon continues, in this great filming image from the start of production of EPISODE VI, for what was originally titled REVENGE OF THE JEDI.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

WHEN 'FANTASTIC FILMS' MET 'REVENGE'!


1982 was already a great year for blockbuster sci-fi movies, from STAR TREK II to E.T., and just around the corner in 1983 was the next STAR WARS film, or the epic sounding REVENGE OF THE JEDI as it was then called, previewed in the US FANTASTIC FILMS magazine's expanded Summer Edition, supplied via LUCASFILM some key and explosive Ralph McQuarrie Sail Barge battle art to whet fans appetites, of which it certainly delivered the expectant goods!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

'REVENGE' AT 'CELEBRATION 2016'


Some of the REVENGE OF THE JEDI items from the collection of UK designer Michael Lamont, shown at the Prop Store exhibition during the three-day STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2016 London event.

Friday, 28 October 2016

A 'REVENGE' IN '82!


A great preview/behind the scenes spread for REVENGE OF THE JEDI, from a Lucasfilm Yearbook of 1982, recently sold in auction via the Prop Store website.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

CLASSIC ART: THE CREATURES OF ENDOR!


From 1981, when RETURN was REVENGE OF THE JEDI, an interesting shot of an early Ewok (or Ewak as it was first known) riding one of the second originally planned races of Endor- the long stilted leg creatures the Yuzzum, very near to being seen on screen but ultimately abandoned, before reconceptualized to a shorter, singular creature, for the Jabba's Palace monster menagerie by January 1982. We presume the art is by either Joe Johnston or Phil Tippett.

Image: via PROP STORE website auctions.