10 Things You Didn't Know About The Star Wars Original Trilogy (Probably)
The very first Star Wars movie underwent extensive reshoots. In fact, it is rumoured that only 30-40% of the original footage made the final cut.
For his portrayal of Han Solo in Episode IV, Harrison Ford was payed $10,000.
Etched onto Darth Vader's chest piece was ancient Hebrew text reading: “his deeds will not be forgotten, until he merits”.
Sticking with Vader, it was said that the opening noise of his pod in The Empire Strikes Back was made from the slamming of every door in an entire cell block inside Alcatraz.
The sound effect of horses played backwards were used to create the echoing shrieks of the mynocks.
Filming for the Great Pit of Carkoon scene in Return of the Jedi took place only a matter of miles away from a dune buggy festival and its 35,000 fans.
Speaking of which, three of the guards on Jabba's sail barge - Klaatu, Barada and Nikto - were named as an homage to classic sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles were the only Red Squadron pilots to survive Episodes IV, V and VI.
In a similar manner, Jack Purvis was the only actor to appear in all three movies as different characters - for he successively played Chief Jawa, Chief Ugnaught, and Teebo.
And, last but not least...
You may already know that the title of Episode VI flip-flopped between “Return of the Jedi” and “Revenge of the Jedi”, but what you might not know is that Star Trek II had follow suit, as a result. Indeed, so to disassociate the two franchises from one another, “Revenge of Khan” was changed to “The Wrath of Khan”.
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