Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS

"Through the Force, things you will see. The future, the past, old friends long gone." Someone has just found a disc full of behind the scenes, never before seen footage from Return of the Jedi. Two clips were uploaded to a Facebook page yesterday: a silent 59 seconds of R2-D2 repairing Luke’s X-Wing on Dagobah, and a minute of Frank Oz getting fed lines and doing Yoda like only he can (which, in the end, sounds like quite a strain on the ol’ vocal cords).

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS

There’s apparently a full half hour of raw, unedited material where these came from, which will be rationed out in bits and pieces. EditDroid, the LaserDisc-based system developed by Lucasfilm used here, is now (somewhat predictably) defunct—though it was a a key first step in the evolution of digital editing tools like Avid and Final Cut Pro—so the whole thing is an artifact of epic proportions. See these, you must.

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars FootageS