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FF:NZ Imagine if Star Wars could be filmed here . . .

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Kitt327, Jan 11, 2001.

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  1. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 23, 2000
    I was on holiday over new year experiencing the beauty of Godzone,
    and I was thinking of some great locations to film Star Wars scenes. George Lucas has always been very conscious of the natural environment . . .
    Imagine a light saber duel around the mudpools at Rotorua - or a ground battle in the Southern Alps.
    I always thought the Californian forest in ROTJ looked to tame to be alien - imagine the same scenes filmed in New Zealand bush.

    Perhaps with the LOTR release, this might even be a reality. Any other suggestions . . . ?
  2. Darth Sebious

    Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 21, 2000
    Some of NZ *was* actually scouted for Episode II, I believe. The old Air Force Base at Wigram in Christchurch was one location scouted (if the first line is correct).
  3. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

    Jun 12, 1999
    that would have been so cool
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