Luke Skywalker's BFFs Biggs Darklighter (Garrick Hagon) and Laze Loneozner (Anthony Forrest) share their behind-the-scenes stories of 1977 film — and having their big moment cut from George Lucas's blockbuster.
The man behind the iconic protocol droid offers rare behind-the-scenes stories from every "Star Wars" movie in Yahoo's latest installment of "Role Recall."
To celebrate "Star Wars" Day we tabulated every utterance of the classic line in all the live-action films. The results include a few surprises.
British actor Alfie Curtis earned a place in the "Star Wars" pantheon by playing menacing Dr. Evazan, who has the "death sentence on 12 systems."
Art students have transformed Ralph McQuarrie's earliest concept art into a trailer for an alternate galaxy far, far away.
It’s not easy to get hold of actual props from a “Star Wars” movie, unless you were actually in a “Star Wars” movie. Yahoo Entertainment asked members of the “Last Jedi” cast whether they have a favorite reminder of their work on the film.
With no action figures to offer, Kenner sold "empty boxes." Here's the strange, true story from the "brilliant" folks behind the scheme.
From superheroes to Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to "Seinfeld" accessories, we've got suggestions for everyone on your nice list.
Whether it's a Death Star run or a walk around the block, these are the kicks 'Star Wars' fans will be looking for in a few days from shoemaker Sperry
At Disney's D23, Mark Hamill talks about Luke Skywalker aging into the mentor role in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' filled by Obi-Wan Kenobi in original
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality system in development from Disney, promises to let fans play a cutthroat game of holochess on the coffee table or experience the visceral thrill of firing up their own lightsaber.
During the summer of 1977, Star Wars was the only movie anyone wanted to talk about. Blasting into theaters on May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, George Lucas's space opera shot down box-office records left and right during its lengthy run, remaining a fixture on marquees as summer gave way to fall and then winter. But it's worth remembering that Star Wars wasn't the only film that Hollywood released that summer. Here are the other movies that are celebrating their 40th anniversaries during the next three months, from the good, to the bad, to the downright obscure.
The making of the 'Star Wars' trash compactor scene, based on recollections from Roger Christian, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and more
Maybe that’s because May 25 will be the 40th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars in theaters in 1977. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we’ll be posting Star Wars stories all month, including choice vintage interviews, original videos, and some of our favorite pieces from years past, like this one below, that first ran in 2015. Specifically, we’re remembering those ads for the original Kenner Star Wars action figures and playlets, in which boys with bowl cuts enthusiastically acted out scenes from the films.
Thursday marks the start of the 2017 edition of Star Wars Celebration. The long-running fan convention draws Force acolytes and Sith devotees from around the world to catch sneak peeks of upcoming projects, meet cast members from movies and TV, show off their costuming prowess, attend deep-dive panels covering all sorts of Star Wars arcana, gorge themselves on rare collectibles, and log quality time with members of their tribe. With the 40th anniversary of the original installment, A New Hope, and a new chapter, The Last Jedi, on the horizon, there will be plenty to celebrate. ...
Luke Skywalker is all set to head down to Tosche Station for a rendezvous with Biggs, Windy, Deak, and Fixer in this exclusive first look at the latest addition to Hasbro’s premium Black Series line. Recreate one of the saga’s most famous deleted scenes: Luke watching the opening space battle unfold above Tatooine. A major upgrade over the old-school Luke/landspeeder combo, this insanely detailed, highly articulated 6-inch figure is fully accessorized for his Tatooine routine — macrobinoculars, lightsaber hilt, and slugthrower rifle, as well as floppy hat and goggles worn by Mark Hamill in scenes that George Lucas ultimately excised from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Yahoo Movies has your first look at Hot Wheels' new Biggs-mobile, which will be available this week at Star Wars Celebration, as well as a peek at Mattel's other character cars, starships, and "carships" now shipping to stores in commemorative 40th anniversary packaging.
When it came to critquing Star Wars, Carl Sagan was ahead of his time. During one of the many visits the astrophysicist made to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1970s and ’80s, the host asked his guest to weigh in on the epic sci-fi movie that had swept the nation. In the clip above from 1978 (re-discovered via Reddit), Sagan, a professor of astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University, lamented that Star Wars did not take greater care with the science in its science fiction (while acknowledging “the 11-year-old in me” loved it).
In the late 1970s, Topps’ Star Wars line was even more popular than the trading-card titan’s signature baseball collectibles. A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, we have an advance look at Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book ($12.95), from Abrams Books, a new volume loaded with reproductions of the stickers that were included with the trading-card packs — and which lovingly adorned our Trapper Keepers back in the day. It will be available from stores and online retailers on April 4, ahead of May’s 40th anniversary of the original 1977 film and Star Wars Celebration, the fan-centric convention in Orlando that will have panels marking the milestone occasion, with scheduled appearances from luminaries such as Mark Hamill (on hand to promote The Last Jedi), Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Jeremy “Boba Fett” Bulloch.