History Trivia / StarWars

25th Nov '16 10:50:19 AM nombretomado
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* OddballInTheSeries: The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Jedi Prince'' cycle. ''The Glove Of Darth Vader'' has Luke Skywalker on a quest to [[GreenAesop save the whales]] from being hunted by The Empire. It also contains "Mount Yoda"; the "Tatooine Retirement Home for Aged Aliens"; Leia being replaced by a [[AustinPowers Fembot]] at her and Han's wedding; Triclops, the emperor's crazy three-eyed son, versus Trioculus, an evil three-eyed impostor; "mofference", or the line "[[CardCarryingVillain I bid you Dark Greetings!]]"; and lots of {{Narm}}y {{Written Sound Effect}}s. It was eventually {{retcon}}ed into a minor event described as being of little importance involving a minor rogue faction of TheEmpire.

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* OddballInTheSeries: The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Jedi Prince'' cycle. ''The Glove Of Darth Vader'' has Luke Skywalker on a quest to [[GreenAesop save the whales]] from being hunted by The Empire. It also contains "Mount Yoda"; the "Tatooine Retirement Home for Aged Aliens"; Leia being replaced by a [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Fembot]] at her and Han's wedding; Triclops, the emperor's crazy three-eyed son, versus Trioculus, an evil three-eyed impostor; "mofference", or the line "[[CardCarryingVillain I bid you Dark Greetings!]]"; and lots of {{Narm}}y {{Written Sound Effect}}s. It was eventually {{retcon}}ed into a minor event described as being of little importance involving a minor rogue faction of TheEmpire.
25th Nov '16 2:56:43 AM crazyrabbits
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* There are two major fan organizations of cosplayers - the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/501st_Legion_(organization) 501st Legion]], aka "Vader's Fist", is composed of people who make and wear the various "villain" costumes. They take [[YouAreNumberSix letter-number designations]], the letters reflecting their costumes - someone who wore a stormtrooper costume would take the prefix "TK", for example. In reaction to the 501st, the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rebel_Legion Rebel Legion]] was formed. There is significant overlap between the two, and they're the next thing to professional in keeping standards.
** The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has reverse-[[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/501st_Legion 501st]]. Creator/TimothyZahn, whose Imperials are basically a BadassArmy, has used them in ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest'' and ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'', where they are Vader's personal legion, the best of the best, possibly the only suboordinates he values. [[RevengeOfTheSith The clones who invaded the Jedi Temple with pre-Mustafar Darth Vader]] were in the 501st. Perhaps most flattering of all, ''Star Wars Battlefront II'' reveals that almost every Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper in the Star Wars movies, from Geonosis to Hoth, is a member of the 501st.
*** The ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' series actually covers the formation of the unit, even if only by mention.
*** They are also mentioned in ''The Force Unleashed''.
** The infamous "Hello Kitty Vader" is actually a photoshop of a 501st member's [[http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13343 white Vader]].
* In ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', there is a female Chiss admiral in white whose name is [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ar%27alani Ar'alani]]. A few years before the book was written, Zahn [[http://public.fotki.com/Kait/star_wars/tim_zahn_booksigning/thrawntim.html met]] and eventually became friends with a fangirl named [[PromotedFanboy Ari Roselani]]. When they met, Roselani was cosplaying as Mitth'raw'nuruodo (better known as [[MagnificentBastard Thrawn]]), a male Chiss admiral in white.
* Creator/NoriyoshiOhrai's poster designs for the promotion of the movies in Japan are so popular that other countries have adopted the same design.
* Animator Nelson Shin (Who would later become the executive producer of the original [[TheTransformers Transformers cartoon]] and found Creator/{{AKOM}}) was the creator of the famous Lightsaber effect for the first film. Later films have it done in-house at [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]].
23rd Nov '16 6:48:36 PM TruebloodJoe
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** Rebellion: The comic book successor to Empire, [[VideoGame/StarWarsRebellion a computer game known as Supremacy in the UK]], or a board game from FantasyFlightGames?
18th Nov '16 2:08:58 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
18th Nov '16 2:08:32 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Sir Creator/AlecGuinness grew to hate the series over time and regretted having played Obi-Wan Kenobi, because of how audiences came to only remember him for the role despite his illustrious career. He once famously told a fan who claimed he had seen the movie a hundred times that he could have an autograph if he never watched the film again. Ironically, ''Star Wars'' made him rich, as he was the only actor able to get a cut of the gross (2%). In his autobiography, ''Blessings in Disguise'', he acknowledges this {{irony}}, and admits that the film gave him the financial freedom to do whatever he wanted with his career for the rest of his life. The other cast members knew how much he disliked the series while filming, and commented that he still remained professional despite his own feelings towards the film, and that despite his misgivings about the first film, he agreed to reprise his role in the two films that followed, even after Creator/GeorgeLucas cautioned him that by doing so, nobody would ever again be able to look at the actor without seeing Obi-Wan Kenobi.
** Jake Lloyd, the young 9-year-old Anakin's actor, hated the role so much he felt George Lucas ruined his acting career. This wasn't helped by him constantly getting teased by kids making lightsaber noises after the movie came out, as well as being bullied and harassed by fanboys [[MisBlamed blaming him for "ruining"]] ''Star Wars'' (and keep in mind, he was only nine at the time). He also had to do over 60 interviews, which was very exhausting for him to do. After all that, he quit acting after voicing Anakin in five video games and wouldn't watch the movie anymore. His opinions of ''Star Wars'' have since gotten better though.
** A great many of those involved in ''Star Wars'', up to and including George Lucas, came to see it (temporarily) as a noose around their necks. Lucas especially felt this way since working on the movies led to a divorce from his first wife.
** Everybody who worked on ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' either denies its existence or wishes to hunt down and destroy every copy. Yes, that includes George Lucas ([[MisBlamed even though he wasn't directly involved in it]]). When Creator/ConanOBrien brought up the subject of the Holiday Special with Creator/HarrisonFord during an interview, Ford first tried to deny it ever happened. Then, O'Brien announced they had a clip. The look on Ford's face was one of whether he should flee the scene or [[Film/ApocalypseNow terminate O'Brien with extreme prejudice]]. Creator/CarrieFisher has similar feelings about the special, she mentions in her autobiography ''Wishful Drinking'' that both the special and her association with ''Franchise/StarWars'' as a whole led to her to start taking drugs (her role as Princess Leia in the special has her noticeably intoxicated in each scene she's in).
** In a recent interview, Creator/NataliePortman said she has no intention of ever showing her children the prequels, and that acting in the franchise hurt her career.
15th Nov '16 4:17:32 PM TropesForever
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** In the original release of ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Palpatine was portrayed by Elaine Baker (sort of: Her appearance was superimposed with that of a Chimpanzee's eyes, and her voice, similar to that of Darth Vader's actor, would be dubbed over by Clive Revill). The DVD and Blu-Ray releases of ''The Empire Strikes Back'' would replace her with Ian [=McDiarmid=].

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** In the original release of ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Palpatine was portrayed by Elaine Baker Marjorie Eaton (sort of: Her appearance was superimposed with that of a Chimpanzee's eyes, and her voice, similar to that of Darth Vader's actor, would be dubbed over by Clive Revill). The DVD and Blu-Ray releases of ''The Empire Strikes Back'' would replace her with Ian [=McDiarmid=].
5th Nov '16 1:18:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** The StarWarsExpandedUniverse has reverse-[[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/501st_Legion 501st]]. TimothyZahn, whose Imperials are basically a BadassArmy, has used them in ''SurvivorsQuest'' and ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'', where they are Vader's personal legion, the best of the best, possibly the only suboordinates he values. [[RevengeOfTheSith The clones who invaded the Jedi Temple with pre-Mustafar Darth Vader]] were in the 501st. Perhaps most flattering of all, ''Star Wars Battlefront II'' reveals that almost every Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper in the Star Wars movies, from Geonosis to Hoth, is a member of the 501st.

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** The StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has reverse-[[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/501st_Legion 501st]]. TimothyZahn, Creator/TimothyZahn, whose Imperials are basically a BadassArmy, has used them in ''SurvivorsQuest'' ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest'' and ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'', where they are Vader's personal legion, the best of the best, possibly the only suboordinates he values. [[RevengeOfTheSith The clones who invaded the Jedi Temple with pre-Mustafar Darth Vader]] were in the 501st. Perhaps most flattering of all, ''Star Wars Battlefront II'' reveals that almost every Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper in the Star Wars movies, from Geonosis to Hoth, is a member of the 501st.



* In ''OutboundFlight'', there is a female Chiss admiral in white whose name is [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ar%27alani Ar'alani]]. A few years before the book was written, Zahn [[http://public.fotki.com/Kait/star_wars/tim_zahn_booksigning/thrawntim.html met]] and eventually became friends with a fangirl named [[PromotedFanboy Ari Roselani]]. When they met, Roselani was cosplaying as Mitth'raw'nuruodo (better known as [[MagnificentBastard Thrawn]]), a male Chiss admiral in white.

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* In ''OutboundFlight'', ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', there is a female Chiss admiral in white whose name is [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ar%27alani Ar'alani]]. A few years before the book was written, Zahn [[http://public.fotki.com/Kait/star_wars/tim_zahn_booksigning/thrawntim.html met]] and eventually became friends with a fangirl named [[PromotedFanboy Ari Roselani]]. When they met, Roselani was cosplaying as Mitth'raw'nuruodo (better known as [[MagnificentBastard Thrawn]]), a male Chiss admiral in white.
3rd Nov '16 6:50:49 AM fruitstripegum
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** Early sketches of Chewbacca depict him with a bat-like face.
25th Oct '16 6:47:00 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingMovies: To a degree the first three movies dueled with the first three ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies. In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody ''The Empire Strikes Out'' an off panel person hits GeorgeLucas with a snowball. A reader a few issues later suggested that the snowball was thrown by Creator/GeneRoddenberry.

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* DuelingMovies: To a degree the first three movies dueled with the first three ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies. In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody ''The Empire Strikes Out'' an off panel person hits GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas with a snowball. A reader a few issues later suggested that the snowball was thrown by Creator/GeneRoddenberry.



** The original ''Star Wars'' film itself drew from many sources. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known. The ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''-Tattooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell GeorgeLucas must have seen at least ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Plus plenty of ideas and concepts from ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."

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** The original ''Star Wars'' film itself drew from many sources. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known. The ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''-Tattooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas must have seen at least ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Plus plenty of ideas and concepts from ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."



** Many things were considered over the years, considering the vastness of the franchise. A major thing to consider is that GeorgeLucas originally wanted to serve as a mere supervisor as ''nine'' films were made under different directors, and looking forward to seeing how the franchise evolved with different people RunningTheAsylum. As things continued on (possibly due to a [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial particularly disastrous incident]] of "leaving it in someone else's hands") he took more direct control of TheVerse. The more recent Star Wars television productions seem to be him trying to salvage what was left of that original intent.

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** Many things were considered over the years, considering the vastness of the franchise. A major thing to consider is that GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas originally wanted to serve as a mere supervisor as ''nine'' films were made under different directors, and looking forward to seeing how the franchise evolved with different people RunningTheAsylum. As things continued on (possibly due to a [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial particularly disastrous incident]] of "leaving it in someone else's hands") he took more direct control of TheVerse. The more recent Star Wars television productions seem to be him trying to salvage what was left of that original intent.
24th Oct '16 9:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingMovies: To a degree the first three movies dueled with the first three ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies. In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody ''The Empire Strikes Out'' an off panel person hits GeorgeLucas with a snowball. A reader a few issues later suggested that the snowball was thrown by GeneRoddenberry.

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* DuelingMovies: To a degree the first three movies dueled with the first three ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies. In the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody ''The Empire Strikes Out'' an off panel person hits GeorgeLucas with a snowball. A reader a few issues later suggested that the snowball was thrown by GeneRoddenberry.Creator/GeneRoddenberry.
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