Star Wars: Lando Calrissian replica cape found at Think Geek.
Star Wars: Han Solo replica jacket found at Think Geek.
While most Star Wars fans are familiar with the once-obscure, half-remembered Star Wars Christmas Special, the equally embarrassing and fully licensed Donny and Marie Star Wars episode remains forgotten to all but the most voracious pop culturephiles, despite the fact it completely predated the Christmas Special.
My favorite story about the making of the original Star Wars is that, while filming in Tunisia, R2-D2’s radio control unit malfunctioned, and he went out of control and rolled onto the film set right next door, for “Jesus of Nazareth.”
“Defeat the Dark Side,” a cross promotional advertising campaign where fast food mascots united to help fight the Battle of Naboo in 1999.
Not only did they get THE Star Wars artist of the 1990s, the Hildebrandt brothers, to do the posters (which gives it a polish and weird authenticity), they really worked out the backstory of all this (visit via the Wayback Machine). Pizza Girl was played by Bridget from 24.
The commercial was…something else. Unfortunately, and tragically, it is non-canon, but wouldn’t it be nice to know fast food mascots did their part during the Battle of Naboo?
Ian McCaig’s concept art for Padme Amidala.
This was created incredibly early in pre-production of the Phantom Menace, and no actress had been cast yet.