I honestly thought this Return of the Jedi scene was real all my life

I keep getting my dreams shattered. When I was a kid I thought the Rebel Alliance hangar could have been a real stage but it was just one of many matte paintings, an example of ILM's visual sorcery. But the scene of the Emperor coming to the Death Star? I was absolutely, 100-percent convinced that it was real. » 1/09/15 6:16pm 1/09/15 6:16pm

Enjoy the final battle of Return of the Jedi without the Ewoks

My favorite part of Return of the Jedi was the final Death Star battle, a perfect choreography of models filmed with computer-controlled cameras. It was truly amazing—except for the Ewok clowns interrupting the flow with their unrealistic fight.* So I always wanted to see this: The entire battle in high definition. » 12/31/14 3:31pm 12/31/14 3:31pm

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

"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… » 10/23/13 8:00pm 10/23/13 8:00pm

Luke was going to become Vader, destroy the Rebels and become Emperor

Did you know that George Lucas originally wanted Luke Skywalker to become Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi? His last lines were going to be "Now I am Vader. Now I will go and kill the [Rebel] fleet and I will rule the universe." That would have been cool. It's one of ten unknown facts about the movie.
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Toy Modder Extraordinaire Steampunks Return of the Jedi

Some of you may be suffering from Steampunk fatigue, but I still get giddy when I see it done up right. Master toy modder Sillof » 10/10/08 3:10am 10/10/08 3:10am, whose we've a couple times before, has tickled my fancy with an update to his action figure line. This time you've got even more detailed Steamtroopers, a mob boss-like Jabba the Hutt,…