In 1995, Irvin Kershner tried to make a remake of the classic Forbidden Planet. The project never materialized, but Kershner had already marshaled the artistic talent of Ralph McQuarrie, John Eaves, Mark McCreery, Syd Mead, and Stan Winson. And the early concept work of McQuarrie and Mead is readily accessible today.
When Steven Spielberg was filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he brought in Barbra Streisand, Carrie Fisher, and Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner to whip a confused, tied-up Indiana Jones. Also, Streisand was in a dominatrix costume. Yup.
Irvin Kershner, director of the best Star Wars film, has died at 87 in LA. Kershner also directed such genre hits as the Bond flick Never Say Never Again and Robocop 2, and the cult favorite TV series Seaquest DSV.