Last week I was interviewed by Richard and Sarah Woloski for Episode 220 of their podcast, Skywalking Through Neverland. They are a delightful couple who are really knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, about Star Wars and Disneyana. Tune in tomorrow, August 6, to learn about the making of The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook, some behind-the-scenes Star Wars […]
Greetings, Star Wars fans! If you’re curious about the content of The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook, here are some sample pages from the year 1976. From these you can see the format of the book. Citations are arranged in chronological order. Quotes are provided from the cast and crew during production. Other citations come from […]
Hello, friends! At long last, after 41 years of meticulous research, The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook is now available to the public, through Amazon.com. Volume One covers the years 1971 to 1976. Producer Gary Kurtz wrote the Foreword. He says, “This historical sourcebook is an extraordinarily complete work, annotating almost everything that has been written […]
How big a Star Wars fan are you? Do you know the answers to the following questions: Who was the first Star Trek actor involved with Star Wars? Were Luke and Leia originally twins, according to George Lucas? How old were Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at the time of casting? What were the Whills? […]
“Alan Smithee” has uploaded a video of Gary Kurtz discussing his involvement in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, including an attempt to have the Skeksis speaking a totally alien language, the proposed prequel, and the use of practical effects vs. CG effects. Uploaded December 4, 2014.
February 3, 2015. At AED Studios in Belgium, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz shares his perspective: Uploaded May 3, 2016 by MAZEfilms. Here’s a news report from Kanaal-Z covering Kurtz’s visit: Uploaded February 6, 2015 by AED Group.
On September 20, 1977, Gary Kurtz, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford appeared on a French TV show, Spécial Cinéma, hosted by Christian Defaye. On May 16, 2014, Bertha Rand uploaded a video of Ford’s part in the interview. Here it is: This clip is also available at Les Archives de la Radio Télévision Suisse.
Comedian Bob “I’ve got an airport named after me” Hope hosted the 50th Academy Awards® held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on April 3, 1978. Here he introduces Mark Hamill, joined by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and Ben Burtt’s voice and sounds as R2-D2. Together they present the Special Achievement awards […]