Rebel Crest(CONTINUED - PART C- 67- 99)

(reproduced from an insert included in an order of Star Wars postage stamps from the International Collectors Society in 1996)

Droids at the computer67. LucasArts (computer games) has several Star Wars games available, distributed in more than 30 countries and translated into seven languages.

68. The work of Industrial Light & Magic produced special effects "firsts" in the movies Willow, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Death Becomes Her, The Mask, Dragonheart, Casper, Jurassic Park and Jumanji.

69. Luke's best friend and fellow fighter pilot, Wedge Antilles, saved his life twice: during the first Death Star run and again at the Battle of Hoth.

70. In 1989 Star Wars was selected as one of the first 25 films placed in the National Film Registry, an act of Congress to preserve American movies of significance.

71. England had candies shaped like various Star Wars characters, as well as "Jabba the Hutt Peach Melba" low-fat yogurt.

72. John Williams composed additional music for the revamped ending of Return of the Jedi, which was extended by 3-1/2 minutes.

73. There are now more than 25 official Star Wars sites on the Web, not including fan clubs.

74. More than 30 people worked for three years to clean up and restore the original negatives, frame by frame.

75. Work has already started on a new trilogy of three prequels, which will include up to 1,500 shots of visual effects.

76. The Sultan of Brunei purchased two life-sized Stormtroopers on display for a Star Wars promotion at a Singapore department store.

77. A monument to George Lucas will be erected in his hometown of Modesto, California, in honor of the hit movie American Grafitti.

78. An album of Christmas music featuring the talents of C-3PO an dR2-D2 is available.

79. Because it was Britian's hottest day in 400 years during shooting of the final Rebel X-Wing fighter scenes, the pilots wore yellow helmet visors instead of clear to hide the streaking makeup.

80. All of the shots showing close-ups of the Rebel pilots were filmed using a single X-wing fighter cockpit.

81. The actor playing Rebel X-wing pilot Janson also played an Imperial Tie-fighter pilot battling Rebels in the very same scene.

82. The only Rebel pilot besides Luke to survive all three films was Wedge Antilles, also the only other pilot to help destroy both Death Stars.

83. One scene later cut from Star Wars showed Luke visiting some friends on Tatooine, including one played by actress Koo Stark.

84. Garrick Hagon (Rebel fighter Biggs) also appeared with Sir Alec Guinness as the young Prince of Wales in a production of Richard III.

85. Two rarely-seen Star Wars collectibles are a life-sized metal plaque of Han Solo in Carbonite (over 6-1/2 feet tall!) and a 6-foot tall, life-like Imperial Stormtrooper.

86. George Lucas, relaxing on Hawaiian beaches with Steven Spielberg after wrapping up Star Wars, struck a deal with his good friend for a series of films about an adventurous archeologist named Indiana Jones.

Yoda's house87. Because of weather conditions during filming in the Tunisian desert, a mechanized Imperial beast of burden was totally inoperable and consequently stands motionless in the original movie.

88. Inter-galactic bounty hunter Boba Fett was not in the original Star Wars and was later added to the Special Edition.

89. The Bantha, a large pack animal used by the Tatooine Sand People, was an Asian elephant dressed up with long hair and huge ram's horns.

90. Actor Peter Mayhew wore a body suit of knitted mohair and yak hair as the Wookie Chewbacca.

91. The creators of Yoda, wanting a wise and old look, modeled his face after Albert Einstein.

92. A mounted Darth Vader helmet, mask and shoulder plate from The Empire Strikes Back brought $ 20,000 at a charity auction.

93. Six of the Top 20 box-office hits of all time are from Lucasfilms Ltd.

94. While filming the Return of the Jedi in Tunisia, the crew said they were working on a horror film called "Blue Harvest" to avoid crowds and publicity.

95. Silver and gold collector coins were released in 1988; dealers say there are only 14 complete sets of all 24 coins, now worth approximately $ 20 - 25,000 per set.

96. Harrison Ford asked that Han Solo die at the end of Return of the Jedi but his request was denied by George Lucas.

97. When Luke returned to the Rebel base after destroying the first Death Star, he called Princess Leia "Carrie" by mistake.

98. As well as X-wing and Y-wing fighters, the Rebels also had B-wing fighters, the designation being "B" for blade.

99. The two androids R2-D2 and C-3PO promoted children's immunization programs in the U.S. and Australia as well as savings campaigns for the German post office and an Australian bank.


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