Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Darth Palpadious, Feb 10, 2018.
That concept was later reused for Raxus in TCW.
Is that concept by McQuarrie? Pretty impressive painting. Megacities like Coruscant really fascinate me. Slightly off topic, but there is also a book where a complete world is nothing but one huge city, the "first dominion" in Clive Barker's Imajica. I have no idea however if one work inspired the other somehow. The book was written in 1990/91. When did the first ideas for Coruscant appear? If I remember correctly it was originally to be included in ROTJ. I think that would have improved the movie a lot.
Yes and no. He did if for the 1995 Illustrated Star Wars Universe, apparently building on his ROJ pre-production artwork for Had Abbadon (Coruscant's original name).
You remember correctly (Had Abbadon), the first draft for ROJ from June 1981. But the concept of a city planet is something Lucas borrowed from Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, the city and center planet Trantor of Asimov's "Galactic Empire" (sic).
(^ that's a genuine Trantor illustration before Coruscant even existed...)
The Disco planet. Let's get down there!
The only reason why I am going down there is for this:
Fat lot of good that little hootenanny did.
I can't link to it but there is actually an early photo of George at his Desk with a Micky statue on it
^ IIRC it was the Mickey Mouse telephone in one of the documentary videos in the very first Lucasfilm headquarters.
That proved prophetic, didnt it?
George Lucas wanted to be a race car driver, but when he was 18 he almost died in a crash so he went to film school instead.
All of the interior ship architecture, furnishings, piping etc for interiors shot at Elstree for EPIV were bought buy the truck load from an aviation graveyard outside of London.
It was George Lucas’s one idea to bring back Darth Maul in TCW.
Resurrecting this as one thing that's occurred to me is the age of Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine) which is absolutely crazy in context. He's 38 in Return of the Jedi.
That makes him only 7 years older than Mark Hamill in the same film and two years *younger* than Harrison Ford!
He is also the same age in Return of the Jedi as Oscar Isaac in The Last Jedi.
Finally, in the same film Sebastian Shaw plays Anakin Skywalker, who is at least 50 years younger than Palpatine, but Shaw is 40 years older than McDiarmid in the film at 78, more than twice McDiarmid's age - resulting in an overall age miscasting of somewhere around 90 years.
^ that post hurt my brains! ;-)
Are there any pics of Ian mcdiarmid from Rotj out of make up?
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If you look at the wording of the TPM novelization and what GL said to Bill Moyers, it seems that GL intended for at least an additional 1000 years to pass in between Darth Bane creating the Rule of Two and the "extinction" of the Sith referenced by Ki-Adi Mundi. This explains Yoda knowing about the Rule of Two and recognizing Darth Bane in TCW.
His name is used in a Star Wars Adventure Journal for another character.
Garindan's voice is a distorted recording of John Wayne.
The "metaphorical death" would have worked if Han didn't come back good as new in ROTJ, so it doesn't really count. Han was in a similar state as the space travelers in hypersleep in the Alien saga. Easy definition for death: if you come back to life you weren't really dead, only if you stay dead.
And those Imperial officers certainly weren't main characters.
I would consider those MINOR roles, in contrast to TPM Anakin.
AOTC: the only episode in which we see holograms as decoration or as a memory (not just for communication or information), and pictures on walls (deleted Padmé's home scene). OK, maybe disqualified since not in the final movie. How about this one? The only episode that features an actual boat (not high-tech submarines but old-fashioned row-boat).
TPM and ROTS only: they have end credits music not heard in the respective movie itself but from the OT. Vader's Theme (ESB and ROTJ) in TPM and Throne Room theme (ANH) in ROTS.
ESB: the only episode that doesn't feature some kind of entertainment/leisure activities
ANH has the Cantina with live band and characters playing a kind of chess game
ROTJ has Jabba's palace band
TPM has the pod race
AOTC has the Coruscant club with drinks, drugs and video games, plus an ancient Rome-style Colosseum/arena for "bread and games" gladiator-type entertainment
ROTS has the opera scene
TPM: the only episode that doesn't have a character's name in the opening crawl. "Supreme Chancellor" yes, "two Jedi Knights", yes, but no names are given.
Although Vader has been referred to as a "Dark Lord of Sith" for as long as Star Wars has existed, Palpatine never was referred to as having any titles with "Sith" in them until TPM introduced "Darth Sidious".
Nor he was named Palpatine in ROTJ.
Not onscreen - but in the novelizations (ANH and ROTJ) he was.
Also, I don't think he was ever meant to have owned a lightsaber. The way he talks about Luke's ("oh yes... a Jedi's weapon" or something like that) indicates that, unless he was putting on an act. Nor was it ever explained what "Sith" means in the OT. I think the Sith, what they were and how they were the Jedi's main adversaries, including lightsaber duels, all these things were retconned in the PT.
Same thing with "Darth". I honestly doubt Lucas had meant that as a Sith title rather than just a name. But since TPM every bad guy suddenly is a Darth something.
That's correct. You should have seen the faces of many of my local Star Wars friends when I suggested in the early 1990's that "Sith" is probably the antithesis to "Jedi":
I think that in 1975-1983, the "Sith" were supposed to be Jedi who pledged themselves to Palpatine when the Jedi Purge began. Sometime in between ROTJ's release and when the Tales of the Jedi comics were written, GL decided to make the "Sith" as old as the Jedi.
From 1977 until the PT, I just remember the Sith being referred to as, "a powerful group of evildoers" or something like that. No specifics, though.