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David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, is dead at 85 (ars technica)

David Prowse as Darth Vader and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia filming the original "Star Wars." [credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images ] David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films, has died at the age of 85. Prowse's agent confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday evening. Prowse was a body builder who stood six feet, seven inches ta...
Tags: News, Getty Images, Carrie Fisher, Darth Vader, George Lucas, Leia, Timothy B Lee, Chewbacca, Hollywood Reporter, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Prowse, Sunset Boulevard Corbis, Chewbacca Prowse

George Lucas, Mark Hamill & More Pay Tribute to Star Wars’ Dave Prowse

George Lucas, Mark Hamill and More Pay Tribute To Star Wars Icon Dave Prowse Earlier this weekend, Dave Prowse passed away at the age of 85. Prowse had a long career in film and television including roles in A Clockwork Orange, Doctor Who, and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series. However, Prowse was best known for portraying Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, as his physical performance was matched with James Earl Jones’ voice. Via, the creator of the franc...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Dave, David, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Drew Struzan, David Prowse, Prowse, Anthony Daniels, ComingSoon, Movie News

Dave Prowse: George Lucas remembers 'imposing' Darth Vader actor

The Star Wars creator says the actor made Darth Vader "leap off the page and on to the big screen".
Tags: UK, News, Darth Vader, George Lucas, Dave Prowse

George Lucas, Mark Hamill and More Pay Tribute to David Prowse: ‘He Made Vader Leap Off the Page’

After news broke Sunday morning that David Prowse — the actor behind Darth Vader’s armor in the original “Star Wars” trilogy — had died, members of the franchise came together to honor him. Prowse died on Saturday at age 85 after suffering from an illness. Though James Earl Jones voiced the famous villain in “Star […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, George Lucas, David Prowse, Prowse, George Lucas Mark Hamill

Darth Vader Actor From Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Dies at Age 85

Reuters reports: David Prowse, the English actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died aged 85, his management company said on Sunday... The champion weightlifter-turned-actor starred as the body, but not the voice, of one of cinema's best-known villains. Director George Lucas opted to dub another voice onto Prowse's portrayal of the towering, masked antagonist Darth Vader in "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". More from the Los Angele...
Tags: Amazon, England, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Tech, Bbc, Bristol, Darth Vader, Terry Gilliam, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Reuters, Frankenstein, Lou Ferrigno, David Prowse, Prowse

‘The Mandalorian’ Comes with Major Revelations and More Questions in “The Jedi”

Naturally, there are spoilers here. Dave Filoni, protege of George Lucas and a shepherd of the future of Star Wars, wrote and directed the thirteenth chapter of The Mandalorian. In this episode, Din Djarin finally makes his way to the forest planet of Corvus and the city of Calodan, and it’s there that we meet a familiar face. In the city of Calodan, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), has besieged a city controlled by an evil magistrate named Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), and he...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Akira Kurosawa, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Star Wars Rebels, Grey, Luke Skywalker, Dawn, Anakin Skywalker, Kurosawa

20 Interesting Tidbits From ‘Star Wars: Fascinating Facts,’ the Latest Must-Own ‘Star Wars’ Book

Written by Pablo Hidalgo, Senior Creative Executive of Franchise Story & Content at Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts – Story, Lore & History From the Greatest Galaxy is a compendium of hundreds of little-known facts about the Star Wars saga. From behind-the-scenes on-set tidbits to in-universe lore, this guide from Portable Press has tons of interesting info, including character profiles and firsthand accounts from cast and crew members. Whether you are a diehard Star Wars fan or a casua...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Earth, Features, Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson, Ilm, Kenner, Lucas, Yoda

Big Love

Loving another person is one form of love, but you can also love a grand purpose or vision that doesn’t directly involve loving a specific person. By expressing love at the individual level, you may make another person happier. But by channeling love into an expression of purpose, you may delight or inspire a great many people, even well beyond your lifetime. Consider the creation of Star Wars, a grand labor of love for George Lucas. Or consider the love energy that Walt Disney poured into Disne...
Tags: Careers, Values, Emotions, George Lucas, Walt Disney, Steve, Don

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Vol. 1 Soundtrack Available Now, Vol. 2 Arrives Next Month

Today, Walt Disney Records announced that a digital version of The Mandalorian Season 2 Vol. 1 soundtrack is available for purchase, featuring composer Ludwig Göransson‘s music from episodes 9 through 12 of the acclaimed Star Wars Disney+ series. The second volume of the soundtrack, which will feature music from episodes 13 through 16, is set to be released in December. Take a listen to some of the newly-released tracks below. The Mandalorian Season 2 Vol. 1 Soundtrack During the first seas...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Ryan Coogler, George Lucas, Mando, Tenet, Walt Disney Records, Dan Harmon, Action/Adventure, Soundtracks, Star Wars Disney, Goransson

Watch: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Barack Obama During the Pandemic Using Incredible Green Screen Technology

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom. Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Bara...
Tags: Television, Movies, California, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Oprah-Winfrey, Oprah, George Lucas, David Fincher, Robert Rodriguez, True Story, Zodiac, Video Clips, Winfrey, Oprah Obama, Tech Stuff

Star Wars Legend Alan Dean Foster Says Disney Is Withholding Book Royalties

The man who helped start Star Wars’ literary universe as we know it is now saying Disney is failing to pay up. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Publishing, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Authors, Alien, 20th Century Fox, George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster, A New Hope

The original Star Wars would have been trash if not for Marcia Lucas's editing

Earlier this week, a disgruntled journalist began railing on Twitter about the tyrannies of editing. While there were some shades of David Graeber's "Bullshit Jobs" implied between the lines, that particular criticism took a backseat to other, more general ideas about authoritarianism and power. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Video, News, Filmmaking, Editing, George Lucas, Editors, David Graeber, A New Hope, Star Wars: A New Hope, Film Studies, Edits, Marcia Lucas

Star Wars’ George Lucas Weighed In On The Infamous Han Shooting First Scene

The debate about Han Solo shooting first has been going for years, and Star Wars' George Lucas himself as weighed in.
Tags: Religion, George Lucas, Star Wars George Lucas

George Lucas Says Fox Feared the Prequels Would Destroy ‘Star Wars’

The Star Wars prequels have gained a sort of infamy amongst fans of the franchise, and some fans even suggest they “destroyed” the series. Which is what 20th Century Fox executives feared would happen — though not for the reasons you may think. In Taschen’s upcoming book The Star Wars Archives: 1999-2005, it’s revealed that Fox thought George Lucas would “destroy” the franchise if he made 10-year-old Anakin Skywalker the star of the prequel films. There are a number of reasons that Star Wars...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, Sci-fi, Fox, United Kingdom, Sequels, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, George-Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Anakin Skywalker, George, Anakin, Taschen, Star-Wars

A Disturbance in the Force Trailer Explores the Star Wars Holiday Special

A Disturbance in the Force trailer explores the Star Wars Holiday Special More than 40 years since the first-ever Star Wars Holiday Special had debuted on CBS in 1978, and despite the TV special’s infamous legacy, fans can’t seem to forget this unique piece of content within the sci-fi franchise. Now, Star Wars fans will finally have the chance to get an in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes story of how the Star Wars Holiday Special came to be with io9 bringing word that filmmaking duo Jer...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Trailer, Disney, Cbs, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Chewbacca, Star Wars Holiday Special, Peter Mayhew, Kozak, Kyle Newman, Coon, Adam F Goldberg

‘A Disturbance in the Force’ Trailer: A Documentary That Investigates the Infamous ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

Even if you’ve never seen the Star Wars Holiday Special, you likely know what it is. It’s an infamous 1978 TV special featuring the cast of Star Wars coked-up out of their minds, celebrating “Life Day,” which is the Star Wars equivalent of Christmas. It was such a disaster that George Lucas, who didn’t have much to do with the special to begin with, wanted it blinked out of existence. And while there are bootleg copies floating around, there’s never been an official release. Now, the documentar...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Disney, Movie Trailers, George Lucas, Force, Peter Mayhew, Kozak, Coon, The Star Wars Holiday Special, A Disturbance In The Force, Jeremy Coon, Steve Koza, Leonard Ripps

Anthony Daniels Recalls the “Mistake” of the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ and C-3PO’s Finest Moment [Interview]

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is out today on Disney+, exactly 42 years after the abysmal original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. Thankfully, the new holiday special set in the building brick version of the Star Wars universe brings a lot of holiday fun and time-hopping action to the table, and will entertain kids and adults alike. And longtime franchise star Anthony Daniels couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised to finally be part of a good Star Wars holiday special. In sup...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Cbs, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rey, George, Skywalker, Daniels, Anthony Daniels, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar

See How The Star Wars Holiday Special Came to Be in a Brand New Documentary

The Star Wars Holiday Special is one of the most mysterious and intriguing pieces in all of Star Wars history. Released after A New Hope, but before The Empire Strikes Back, the bizarre variety show was unlike anything fans had ever seen or would ever see again. After its release, George Lucas famously tried to erase…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Holidays, Documentary, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Nostalgia, Star Wars Holiday Special, Kyle Newman, Adam F Goldberg, A Disturbance In The Force, Jeremy Coon, Steve Kozak

‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’ Is a Light-Hearted Life Day Romp Through Galaxy’s Greatest Hits: TV Review

It’s hard to discern which of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” creations is the most mocked, the prequel trilogy, or the infamous holiday special. That much ridiculed 1978 affair featured arguably career-worst performances from lead actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and was set on the wooded Wookiee planet of Kashyyk where Chewbacca and […]
Tags: Reviews, Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, Mark Hamill Harrison Ford, Disney Plus, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Kashyyk

George Lucas Knew Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Focusing On A Young Vader Was A Risk

The Phantom Menace is one of the most infamous installment of the Star Wars franchise, and George Lucas knew this might happen.
Tags: Religion, George Lucas, George Lucas Knew Star Wars

How we made: Take My Breath Away, the Top Gun theme tune by Berlin

Giorgio Moroder: ‘The lyrics were written by a guy who came to fix my Ferrari. It won me my third Oscar’Before I was in Berlin I auditioned for the part of Princes Leia in Star Wars. I was 15 but looked 12. Harrison Ford was over 30 but looked 19 or 20. We sat in deckchairs to say our lines. George Lucas, bless him, sent me a letter thanking me and saying: “We chose Carrie Fisher, but we’d like to help you.” He introduced me to Steven Spielberg and all these guys. I was offered the part of Lucy ...
Tags: Music, Film, Berlin, Carrie Fisher, Culture, Pop and rock, Dallas, Harrison Ford, Giorgio Moroder, Top Gun, George Lucas, John Crawford, Steven Spielberg, Leia, Lucy Ewing

‘The Mandalorian’ Delivers One of Its Best Episodes, and Brings Back Some Familiar Faces, With “The Heiress”

Naturally, there are spoilers here. The third episode of The Mandalorian season 2 brings Bryce Dallas Howard back to the director’s chair, and gives the Mandalorian new friends and foes on his quest to return the Child to the Jedi. In the previous episode, he agreed to take the unnamed frog lady to Trask in exchange for information leading to the whereabouts of a Mandalorian covert. They crash land and, after paying to have his ship repaired, the Mandalorian starts paying for information to ta...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Favreau, George Lucas, Din, Anakin Skywalker, New Republic, Howard, Imperial, Jedi, Sasha Banks

George Lucas' Plans for His Star Wars Sequels Were More Familiar Than You'd Think

For the most part, George Lucas has stayed fairly quiet about his own future plans for Star Wars before selling off Lucasfilm and the franchise to Disney. We’ve had teases here and there, but in a new interview, Lucas lifted the lid even further on what could’ve been Star Wars VII through IX—and while there are some…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, Darth Maul

George Lucas Planned to Make Darth Maul the Star Wars Sequel Villain

George Lucas Planned to Make Darth Maul the Main Villain of Star Wars VII – IX After years of waiting, fans finally got a new trilogy of Star Wars films titled, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, all of which were met with mixed results. Specifically because there didn’t seem to be any linear plot connecting each film into a satisfying whole, to say nothing of the trilogy’s lack of a clear-cut villain. As it turns out, George Lucas would have remedied the latter issu...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, George Lucas, Leia, Lucas, New Republic, Luke, Darth Maul, Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, ComingSoon, Maul, Movie News, Darth Talon

21 Good Things About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a movie so bad we joke about how it doesn’t exist—“Oh, it’s a shame they never made a fourth Indiana Jones movie” is a statement one might say or hear. But over a decade since its release, it’s a whole new world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, John Williams, Nostalgia, Steven Spielberg, Ray Winstone, Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Would Have Brought Back Darth Maul, Leaned Heavily on Princess Leia

Before the new Star Wars trilogy came around, the prequels were the most divisive installments of the sci-fi saga. While older Star Wars fans love the original trilogy more, those who grew up with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith hold the movies in high esteem. So there’s plenty of interest in learning anything and everything about the making of those films with the benefit of hindsight. And a new Star Wars book has finally provided that. The Star Wars Archives: ...
Tags: Isis, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, United States, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Saddam Hussein, George-Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Ben Solo, Rey, Luke

Latest ‘The Mandalorian’ Creature of the Week Was Inspired By Old ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Concept Art

Last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian introduced us to another terrifying creature in the Star Wars universe…and it’s not the Child’s hunger for eggs. After the Razor Crest landed on an unknown ice planet, Mando, the Child, and a new passenger encountered some nasty spiders lurking in a cavern. This is the first time the deadly creatures have been introduced in the live-action Star Wars universe, but their inception goes all the way back to concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie for The Emp...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Canada, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Concept Art, Carl-Weathers, Kevin J Anderson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Dave Filoni