The 501st Legion Honors Bryce Eller, the Promotional Darth Vader
On July 2, 2022, the Southern California Garrison of the 501st Legion–aka Vader’s Fist–honored Bryce Eller (formerly Kermit Eller) with an honorary membership. Eller wore the original screen-used Darth Vader costume at promotional events from 1977-1982. He’s the one in the poster, here: And partially out of costume, here: And here we are at the […]
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Darth Vader vs. Buzz Lightyear!
What would happen if a certain Dark Lord of the Sith met a celebrated Space Ranger from Star Command? On February 1, 2017, “Nukazooka” uploaded such a confrontation on YouTube here: Enjoy!
From Darth Farmer to Darth Vader
What would Darth Vader sound like if he was voiced by Darth the actor who wore the costume? Listen to this excerpt from the 2004 documentary, Empire of Dreams: Uploaded by Guardstark on June 23, 2007. Visual effects maestro Ken Ralston described it as “hilarious and terrifying at the same time, because we didn’t know […]
How Darth Vader Gets Dressed
Here’s some footage of David Prowse becoming Vaderized on Stage 3 at EMI Elstree Studios, in 1976. Presented by the 501st Legion. Uploaded May 16, 2014.
The Empire is Coming to Town
Happy Holidays from the Empire! Ruby Rinekso and his fellow stormtroopers from the 501st Legion promote Spike TV’s Star Wars Holiday Marathon, which aired January 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. Uploaded by Ruby Rinekso on December 23, 2013. Here’s another starring Rinekso as the stormtrooper, to promote another Spike TV Star Wars marathon. Uploaded […]
Darth Vader: Just Say “No”
Since today, September 16, 2011, marks the North American release (September 12 international) of the Blu-Ray editions of the Star Wars saga, it’s opportune to present one of George Lucas’s updates in Return of the Jedi. The first clip demonstrates Darth Vader’s disposal of the Emperor, without dialogue. The second clip is the new, “improved” […]