I was looking through some of my Star Wars reference books the other day and noticed a lot of people who have made key contributions to making Star Wars what it was, and what it is today, yet don't get the same recognition as people like the actors and George Lucas do. So how about a vote on who we think the most underrated contributor to Star Wars is? Here are some choices: Dennis Muren: An original employee of ILM, worked on special effects on all 5 films. Ralph McQuarrie: Production artist on the original trilogy. If it weren't for some of his paintings, the movies might never have gotten made. Doug Chiang: Design director for TPM and AOTC. Helped shape the new look of Star Wars in a pre-Empire universe. John Williams: Musical composer of all 5 films. I don't know if he would quite qualify as being "underrated," because the music is one thing I think most of us love. But his touch adds so much to what we see on the screen. Steven Spielberg called him "the greatest composer who ever lived." Ben Burtt: Sound designer of all 5 movies and editor of TPM and AOTC. The hum of a lightsaber, the blast of Han Solo's pistol, Jabba's laugh and the roar of the podracers all came from the creativity of Ben Burtt. Joe Johnston: Designed the look of many of the ships in the original trilogy, and another early ILM employee. Nilo Rodis-Jamero: Costume designer for ESB and ROJ. Designed the ultra-cool royal guard outfit, Luke's Jedi outfit and many other things that made up the look the characters had in Episodes 5 and 6. Rob Coleman: Animation director for TPM and AOTC. His work helped raise the bar on creating an acting performance out of a CGI character to a new level of believability. Watto in TPM and Yoda in AOTC were groundbreaking to say the least. John Knoll: ILM supervisor. He makes it all happen, and has been Lucas' right hand man in the prequel trilogy. Feel free to add your own nominees, but this is a topic I wanted to start so we could give a little recognition to these people who have played a huge role in creating this universe we all love.