CT background stuff in the OT

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by darthbarracuda, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Knight

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    There's various background easter eggs in the OT. Like Luke calling Leia "Carrie", or the shoe in the ROTJ battle of endor sequence, or the mon calamari alien saying "Die D@#$heads!" once the Executor crashes into the DS2. And then there's Bib Fortuna telling Bousch (sp) that 3PO is "gay" and boba fett nods.

    I wanna know some other easter eggs that are in the entire saga, and if they have been removed in the following special editions.

    Thanks!
  2. Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan

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    I'll state the obvious one. Stormtrooper bumps his head.
  3. darthbarracuda Jedi Knight

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    Oh yeah I forgot bout that one XD
  4. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    Apparently some of Greedo's dialogue to Han translates as "I love your big blue eyes"

    Similarly, an Ewok says "It smells of cornflakes here"

    Half the asteroids in ESB were potatoes

    There's a sneaker doubling as a Star Destroyer in the distance in one shot of the climactic battle of ROTJ

    There's a Jedi ghost wandering around the Falcon when they leave Mos Eisley

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  5. Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Master

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    I never heard about either of these two.

    As far as Ewoks go, when our heroes get surrounded by a whole tribe of them, you can clearly hear two having a conversation: "That guy's wise." "Like I'm short."
  6. OldSchoolFan Jedi Padawan

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    Die D***heads???? I've never heard that, gonna look it up haha, also I always though Bib Fortuna said ''he's king'' referring to Jabba when he addresses Leia/Boussh? and Fett nods. It sounds a lot funnier Bib calling 3PO gay...
  7. Jabari Jedi Master

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    There is no shoe or footballs (or potatoes, I think) in the asteroid field. I have friends that have watched the scene frame by frame looking for them...

    The Imperial Guard who uses Leia as a human shield at Bespin was the actor who played Boba Fett.
    The language used by the Sullustans is a real African language, as suggested by the actor who played Nien Nunb, who was a fluent speaker (I don't remember which language, though.)

    I do know a bunch more for the Prequel Trilogy...
  8. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    The shoe was ROTJ - the potatoes in ESB weren't there as a joke, it was just the ILM guys saving time on making asteroids. The actual potato asteroids were the ones in the distance, you wouldn't be able to pick them.
  9. SweetZombieJesus Jedi Padawan

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    I've been looking to spot this forever. Is there a screenshot?

    And the ghost in the Falcon was confirmed to be a stage hand retreating from the set when filming started.
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  10. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    Don't think so, it's just based on accounts from ILM guys. I imagine an actual screenshot would just be something in the distance that looks a bit like a sneaker (or just as much as a Star Destroyer) based on the shape - not a Hardware Wars-type gag. They did this sort of thing for their own amusement, not the audience's.
  11. SweetZombieJesus Jedi Padawan

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    Which makes me doubt that this is true. If true, it's so far in the background it is not easily noticed. But in today's age with Blu-Rays and so many rewatchings of the films, somebody must have pointed it out.

    So I'm going to call B.S. on this one, I've been hearing it since the VHS days and nobody can post a screen cap.
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  12. SlashMan Jedi Master

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    I just realized that Jabba had various animal heads mounted on the palace walls, including a Tauntaun (from ESB) and a Jerba (from ANH). Creepy.
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  13. Jabari Jedi Master

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    The wind chime Leia bumps into in ROTJ has Hutts for the wind sails (the dangly pieces that hang below the chimes).
  14. SlashMan Jedi Master

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    Boba Fett screams "what the-?!" before blasting off after his jetpack malfunction. I wonder who voices him here.
  15. Minez01 Jedi Master

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    I've never heard that before...I'm going to watch ROTJ tonight and find out.
  16. JediMasterKeno Jedi Master

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    I grew up watching the original trilogy when I was a little kid in the 1980s. Even in the 1990s when I was a teengager I would always watch the original triogy even the special editions for VHS.

    I still dont see any stupid asteroids shaped like shoes or potatoes. I wish people would stop this nonsense. How in the hell do ou see potatoes or even a freakin asteroid shaped like a darn potatoe? Seriously
  17. Aaronaman Jedi Knight

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    Sort of makes you wonder if the production staff/model makers just said that sort of stuff to muck with people haha.....

    Model Maker One "Hey man this ship doesn't doesnt look to great aye?"

    Model maker Two "It'll be sweet man, we'll just say theres a shoe floating in thge background and they'll be so busy looking for that they won't even notice!"

    ....very cunning those ILM Model Makers
  18. Scummy_and_Villainous Jedi Knight

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    Not really an easter egg. But anyway:

    I just recently noticed at the end of the scene in which Palpatine boards the Death Star II, you can see, right at the end in wide shot when Palpatine starts cackling, some imperial lackey (Jerjerrod perhaps?) is jabbering away with one of the high command in Palpatine's entourage. The gesticulation between the two would imply that they were knee deep in conversation thus giving the indication that they had been talking all the while The Emperor and Lord Vader were addressing important matters. [face_shame_on_you]
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  19. Darth Scourge Jedi Master

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    If it's the hangar scene after the Battle of Yavin you mean, he says "hey", not Carrie.
  20. Jordan1Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Now that's freaky!