• Mark Hamill kept the big 'Star Wars' secret from Carrie Fisher
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    Jeremy Belanger

    Mark Hamill kept the big 'Star Wars' secret from Carrie Fisher

    Mark Hamill couldn't tell Carrie Fisher about the reveal that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father because she would have told everyone.

  • Mega haul of film and TV memorabilia going up for auction in the UK
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    Ben Bussey

    Mega haul of film and TV memorabilia going up for auction in the UK

    Iconic items from 'The Shining,' 'Batman' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' are among those going under the hammer.

  • Unaltered Star Wars trilogy to be released later this year?
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    Ryan Leston

    Unaltered Star Wars trilogy to be released later this year?

    Will we finally get an original Star Wars cut? It’s no secret that ‘Star Wars’ fans have been clamouring for an unaltered release of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. Essentially, it would be an unaltered, pre-Special Edition version of the original ‘Star Wars’ movies.

  • The best changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release
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    Tom Butler

    The best changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release

    George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release. “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes.

  • The WORST changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release
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    Tom Butler

    The WORST changes made to the Star Wars trilogy since its original release

    George Lucas has a long and chequered history of tinkering with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy since release.  “Films never get finished, they get abandoned” he once famously said, and he’s never managed to fully abandon his sci-fi trilogy yet. The first changes were made to ‘Star Wars’ just weeks after the film hit cinemas in 1977 when a new audio track was added featuring amended sound effects and alternate dialogue takes. Greedo shot first The most controversial and debated change made to ‘Star Wars’ came in the 1997 Special Edition release. In the cantina confrontation where Han coolly dispatches Greedo in cold blood (watch the original here), George Lucas made it look like the bounty hunter shot first in a misguided bid to make the Millennium Falcon pilot seem less ruthless.  The exchange now looks stilted and has caused countless nerd arguments ever since.

  • Boba Fett Was Meant To Be The Main Villain In Return Of The Jedi
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    Ben Arnold

    Boba Fett Was Meant To Be The Main Villain In Return Of The Jedi

    Boba Fett is the ‘Star Wars’ bounty hunter with a cult all his own, but according to a key insider in the Lucasfilm empire, he was once being teed up for a far bigger role. Despite having scarcely any dialogue (just four lines, in fact) Fett, who first shows up in 'The Empire Strikes Back’, was set to be the main villain in 'Return of the Jedi’, no less. Which is why, perhaps, he was unceremoniously shoved into a big pit with teeth in the desert in 'Return of the Jedi’.