When Star Wars exploded onto cinema screens in 1977, I had the opportunity to see it in both 70mm and 35mm versions in north Texas. In Dallas, the film played at the NorthPark Cinema II, where it opened on Friday, May 27 (though, it wouldn’t be until December 23 that the 70mm version would play […]
On November 4, Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank of Rebel Force Radio interviewed me for the latest episode of their podcast, uploaded November 5. They’re introducing a weekly feature, “Ask Bob!” If you have a tough Star Wars question, particularly related to the original trilogy, write to email@example.com with “Ask Bob!” in the subject line. […]
From the Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray, a visit to Lucasfilm Archives, to the accompaniment of glorious music by John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.
From Bat in the Sun Productions, posted online March 5, 2015: BATMAN vs DARTH VADER Directed by Aaron Schoenke The series is produced by Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke and Nikolay Zamkovoy. KEVIN PORTER/BATMAN DAMIAN BEURER/DARTH VADER DAVID BAXTER/DARTH VADER UNMASKED JON-CHARLES CORDERY/DARTH VADER’S VOICE JAKE ALLYN/SUPERMAN Original Music and Sound by Sean Schoenke Cinematography by […]
Some behind-the-scenes footage of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill taking a break in the Death Star set. Note the cigarette between Ford’s fingers. On November 28, 2019, “Star Wars” posted a featurette, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” talking about the legacy of the franchise. Notice the footage at 1:12: What happened to […]
Sam Witwer has a Halloween greeting for you! From Twitter: Trick or Treaters. I stand ready to confront you. #HappyHalloween2019
October 30, 2012. Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm is announced. George Lucas: “The future Star Wars films, Kathy and I have been working on future Star Wars films. The main reason I brought Kathy on, rather than quit, I wanted to move it forward but I needed somebody I trusted who could take that franchise and […]
Want to learn more about The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook? On Wednesday, September 3, 2019, Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank interviewed me on Rebel Force Radio, the premiere podcast for all things Star Wars. They perform a valuable service to Star Wars fandom, preserving views and interviews covering the world’s greatest science fantasy franchise. For […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made this presentation temporarily available online. Guests included John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund and Rachel Rose. Watch while you can.
Hi, folks! The Animation Guild is having a “Zinefest” tomorrow, June 28, at 6:00 at 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. I’ll be selling copies of my books, THE STAR WARS HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOK, Volume One: 1971-1976, the anti-quiz quizbook on Star Wars, MAY THE FACTS BE WITH YOU. Also, copies of the APATOONS Sampler […]