Saturday, 11 November 2017

CLASSIC ART: WHEN DESTINIES MEET...


The all-important event nexus showdown between Darth Vader and his son Luke Skywalker was an important part of the original marketing conceptual poster art for REVENGE OF THE JEDI in 1982, mixed in with Luke's all-new lightsaber and the environs of Endor.

Friday, 13 October 2017

CLASSIC ART: OUT ON THE PLAINS OF SICEMON!


We're used to seeing this world environment in its incarnation as Lothal for STAR WARS REBELS, but before that this grass plains world of Sicemon was originally home to the Rebel Alliance before its attack on the second Death Star, for REVENGE OF THE JEDI. during early conception in 1980, whilst the story was still being flux formulation by Lucas.

As we all know by now, unused classic art and concepts are always looked over anew for future SW productions, especially linked to Joe Johnston and Ralph McQuarrie.

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.