Radio drama

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Brian Daley's 1981 adaptation of the blockbuster space opera film Star Wars for NPR Playhouse was a notable success. Production costs on this serial were mitigated by the support of Lucasfilm, who sold the rights to NPR for a nominal $1 fee, and by the participation of the BBC in an international co-production deal. Star Wars was credited with generating a 40% rise in NPR's ratings and quadrupling the network's youth audience overnight. Radio adaptations of the sequels followed with The Empire Strikes Back in 1983 and Return of the Jedi in 1996.

List of Star Wars books

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Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker/Star Wars: Episode IVA New Hope (1976), by Alan Dean Foster as George Lucas (0 BBY) (A). Star Wars: Episode VThe Empire Strikes Back (1980), by Donald F. Glut (3 ABY) (A). Star Wars: Episode VIReturn of the Jedi (1983), by James Kahn (4 ABY) (A). Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - The Illustrated Edition (1983), by James Kahn (4 ABY). William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (2015), by Ian Doescher (32 BBY). William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (2015), by Ian Doescher (22 BBY).

Space opera

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The Star Wars franchise (1977–present) created by George Lucas brought a great deal of attention to the subgenre. After the convention-breaking "new wave", followed by the enormous success of the Star Wars films, space opera became once again a critically acceptable subgenre. Throughout 1982–2002, the Hugo Award for best science-fiction novel was often given to a space-opera nominee. Space opera is defined as an adventure science-fiction story. The term "space opera" was coined in 1941 by fan writer and author Wilson Tucker as a pejorative term in an article in issue 36 of Le Zombie, a science fiction fanzine.

Galactic Civil War

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The Galactic Civil War is a fictional interstellar war from the Star Wars galaxy. It serves as the setting for the original trilogy of films entitled A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, the 2016 anthology film Rogue One, as well as many novels, comics, and video games in the Star Wars expanded universe. Within the Star Wars narrative, the war was fought between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

Admiral Ackbar

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The voice of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi was performed by Erik Bauersfeld, a radio dramatist who also voiced the alien character Bib Fortuna in the film, and had unsuccessfully auditioned to voice Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. He was cast after Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt approached him in 1983, while Bauersfeld was producing a radio drama with Lucasfilm sound designer Randy Thom and suggested he audition for the part of Ackbar. The recording session took one hour, and Bauersfeld made up the voice on the spot after looking at a photograph of Ackbar, without having any other information about the character.

Irvin Kershner

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He is survived by two sons, David and Dana. * 1980: Alan Arnold: A Journal of the Making of „The Empire Strikes Back“ (contributor). ISBN: 0-345-29075-5. 1997: Laurent Bouzereau: Star Wars. The Annotated Screenplays. (contributor) ISBN: 0-345-40981-7. Winner, Lifetime Career Award – Saturn Awards (2010). Winner, Director of Achievement – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (2002). Winner, Best Director, The Empire Strikes Back – Saturn Awards (1980). Winner, Best Dramatic Presentation, The Empire Strikes Back – Hugo Awards (1980). Nominee, Best Director, Special Program-Drama, Raid on Entebbe – Emmy Awards (1976). Winner, OCIC Award, Hoodlum Priest – Cannes Film Festival (1961).

List of Star Wars cast members

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Carrie Fisher appears in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from footage originally shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but cut from the films. The previously unseen footage will be re purposed to fit the narrative for the franchise's ninth installment. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Star Wars Episode IX.

List of Star Wars species (U–Z)

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The armor they wear In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is black with a little shine, their faces are not visible due to the helmets they prefer to wear. Princess Leia was disguised as the Ubese bounty hunter Boushh in the beginning of Return of the Jedi. Ubese language is simply called Ubese. Ugnaughts are a race of workers and scavengers that appear in The Empire Strikes Back, and the 2019 TV Show The Mandalorian, as well as in the games Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight II, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Old Republic and the novel Boba Fett: Crossfire. They are short with pig-like faces.

List of Star Wars species (A–E)

A noted Defel representative of the Star Wars films is Arleil Schous, seen with glowing red eyes in the Mos Eisley cantina of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Devaronians were one of the first species in the galaxy to develop interstellar travel, and the males of the species have been common sights in spaceports throughout the galaxy for thousands of years. Devaronian males are driven by an urge to wander, usually taking the first opportunity to move on from one place to another. As such, they are often found traveling the galaxy as tramp freighter captains and scouts.

Technology in Star Wars

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Carbonite freezing in Star Wars is first seen on film in The Empire Strikes Back and also equally mentioned in its novelization, where Darth Vader and The Empire place Han Solo in a carbonite casing. Its usage and reverse is also seen in The Empire Strike's Back and its sequel, Return of the Jedi. Carbonite freezing is based on the concept of cryonics, which involves freezing a living organism to keep it in suspended animation. The technology is still being researched and developed by scientists into a more sophisticated form. Carbonite exists in real life as a type of gunpowder. According to professor James H.

Bib Fortuna

Only then did Marquand reveal that it was a Star Wars film. Carter was sworn to secrecy about the role, but he told his family about the part anyway, and the next day his daughter discussed it publicly with a friend at her school. Carter had never seen the original Star Wars film, and had only seen the sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, because he was working at the time in a theater production with Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in the film. Following his appearance in Return of the Jedi, Carter was offered several alien roles or parts that involved heavy amounts of prosthetics.

Bail Organa

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Bail does not appear in The Empire Strikes Back due to being deceased. While Bail is not mentioned directly in Return of the Jedi, the films expands upon some of his backstory from A New Hope, revealing Leia is not Bail's biological daughter. Instead Leia was adopted by Bail. Her biological father is Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi who had turned to the Dark Side; Anakin Skywalker. Leia's biological mother is mentioned but not given a name, nor a backstory. Bail does not appear in the sequel trilogy.

Howard Kazanjian

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Kazanjian (born July 26, 1942) is an American film producer known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Kazanjian also was Vice President of Lucasfilm, Ltd., and is a published non-fiction author. As Lucasfilm's Vice President of Production, Howard Kazanjian was intimately involved in the day-to-day strategic and practical operations of Lucasfilm during the times immediately after the 1977 release of Star Wars until approximately 1984 or 1985. Kazanjian graduated from the University of Southern California. While there he first met a young George Lucas, and they became not only Delta Kappa Alpha cinema fraternity brothers but also long standing friends.

Toby Philpott

Like most bit players in the original Star Wars trilogy, Philpott was bought out of his contract in 1983, the year Return of the Jedi was released, and thus receives no future royalties for his participation in the film. Toby Philpott served as president of the International Jugglers' Association from 1982 to 1983, and also did animatronic work for the 1984 film, The Company of Wolves. By 1985, Philpott was out of work and in desperate need of money while living in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. On an impulse, he called The Jim Henson Company to inquire about work.

Science fiction film

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Star Wars (1977) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) were box-office hits that brought about a huge increase in science fiction films. In 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought the television series to the big screen for the first time. It was also in this period that the Walt Disney Company released many science fiction films for family audiences such as The Black Hole, Flight of the Navigator, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The sequels to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), also saw worldwide box office success.

List of Star Wars species (P–T)

Rianna Saren in the video game Star Wars: Lethal Alliance is a Twi'lek, often called a Twi'lek by zeeo. Twi'lek were one of the species playable in Star Wars: Galaxies, where they were given bonuses in the Entertainer skillset. Twi'leks such as Bib Fortuna and Oola were first seen in Jabba the Hutt's lair in Return of the Jedi (1983). Lyn Me was digitally added to the scenes in the Special Edition (1997). Twi'leks are never named in the Star Wars movies, and in the game Star Wars: X-Wing there is a planet called Twi'lek, most likely Ryloth.

List of Star Wars comic books

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This is a list of Star Wars comics, comic books set in the fictional Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm's now-corporate sibling Marvel Comics, which published Star Wars comics from 1977 to 1986, are once again publishing Star Wars titles that started in 2015. Dark Horse Comics owned the license to publish Star Wars comics from Lucasfilm exclusively from 1991 to 2014. Comics published prior to 2015 have been rebranded as non-canon with the designation Legends. BBY stands for years before the Battle of Yavin, which occurred during Star Wars: Episode IVA New Hope. ABY stands for years after the Battle of Yavin.

Saturn Award for Best Writing

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The Saturn Award for Best Writing is a Saturn Award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Saturn Award for Best Costume Design

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The following is a list of Saturn Award nominees and winners for Best Costume Design (formerly simply Best Costume):

Saturn Award for Best Music

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The Saturn Award for Best Music is an award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films to the best music in film.

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

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The following is a list of Saturn Award winners and nominees for Best Supporting Actor (in a film). Burgess Meredith, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are the only actors that have won the award twice, while only Javier Bardem and Heath Ledger have won both the Saturn Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same performance.


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BLAM Entertainment Group: includes Star Wars and Star Trek LaserDisc catalogs and lists of Dolby Digital and DTS equipped titles. Blog and Database: articles, title information, marketplace. RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ: also contains some DiscoVision history. eBay UK guide - Laserdisc Players and Laserdiscs - Formats and Features. Guide to and software for the Matrox 286/LaserDisc player.

Saturn Award for Best Actor

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The Saturn Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. The Saturn Awards were devised by Dr. Donald A. Reed, who felt that films within those genres were never given the appreciation they deserved. The physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, surrounded with a ring of film. The award was initially and is still sometimes loosely referred to as a Golden Scroll. The award for Best Actor was first introduced in 1976 for the 1974 and 1975 years, to reward a lead performance by a male actor in film.

London Symphony Orchestra

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Another milestone in the LSO's history in film music was in 1977 with the recording of John Williams's score for the first of the Star Wars films. Rider comments that this film and its sequels "attracted a new group of admirers and consolidated the period of film music activity for the Orchestra, which continues unabated to this day". The LSO also recorded other Williams film scores, including Superman: The Movie (1978) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Notes References * * London Symphony Orchestra on IMDB LSO St Luke's. Culture of London. A Classic Case. London Symphony Orchestra official website. London Symphony Orchestra on IMDB.