Gunshot squibs are one thing. Blastershot squibs are something else entirely.
Things occasionally got pretty hot on the set of the original "Star Wars" as our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip reveals that getting blasted by Han Solo's blaster sometimes left more than just a hole in your armor. One Stormtrooper's squib continues to burn after exploding in this take, which causes stunt coordinator Peter Diamond to rush to the fallen stuntman after "Cut" is called in order to blow out the flame like you would candles on a birthday cake.
The clip is just one of many that will be featured in the enhanced eBook version of "The Making of Star Wars." The eBook edition contains all of the text and art featured in the 2007 print edition by Lucasfilm executive editor J.W. Rinzler in addition to bonus multimedia content featuring 30 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video, 15-20 minutes of rare audio interviews and additional art work and photos. If you've been holding out on getting one of those newfangled reading tablets, this new look behind the curtain of "Star Wars" makes for a pretty good reason to make the leap into the digital age.
The enhanced eBook of "The Making of Star Wars," courtesy of Lucasfilm and Random House, will be available on October 22, along with enhanced eBook editions of "The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" (the print edition of which came out in 2010) and "The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" (the print edition of which came out on October 1).
And just think … in just a few years' time we'll probably be getting a "The Making of Star Wars: Whatever Episode VII Ends Up Being Called."