Tim Dry, who played ‘J’Quille – Whiphid’ and a ‘Mon Calamari Officer’ in Episode VI writes in to tell us about his new ebook that is now available to buy as an ebook from:
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English mime, musician, photographer and actor Tim Dry was featured as ‘J’Quille – Whiphid’ and a ‘Mon Calamari Officer’ in Episode VI “Return Of The Jedi”. These are his honest, amusing, irreverent and very often surreal recollections of being in the movie and of his subsequent appearances twenty years later at Star Wars Conventions all over the world in the 2000s.
CONTINUUM – a series of things that blend into each other so gradually and seamlessly that it is impossible to say where one becomes the next.
Foreword. By Robert Watts.
CHAPTER 1. CAUSE AND EFFECT. 1982.How I got the job in the first place. My other work as half of the mime/music duo Tik & Tok before and during the audition.
CHAPTER 2. INSIDE THE PALACE OF DREAMS. Filming. The studios and the sets. Inside Jabba’s palace. The actors and performers. The story and the characters. The mechanics of filming. The costumes and the heat. Directors and Producers. The scale of it all. Jabba’s sail barge. Dressing room pranks.
CHAPTER 3. "ANYONE ORDER THE SQUID?" More filming as a Mon Calamari Officer. The costume and set etc.
CHAPTER 4. A POSTERIORI. Life goes on after filming. The Premier etc. My role as The Alien in the horror movie ‘XTRO’.Inside Tik & Tok world –supporting Duran Duran, Gary Numan etc. Recording our first single.
CHAPTER 5. GENTLEMEN TAKE POLAROIDS. Some tales from my somewhat unpredictable career as a performer in the 1990s.Including TV Commercials, co-presenting a food and drink series for UK TV and my role in the Cable TV series ‘The 10th Kingdom’.
CHAPTER 6. RETURN OF 'RETURN OF THE JEDI'. The growth of the Autograph Conventions. How did I become a part of this? Fans. Collectors. Obsession and pan-generational love for the saga. Boys with toys.
CHAPTER 7."HEY, JOHNNY DONUTS!" Chicago Convention 2004.
CHAPTER 8. I AM EURO WHIPHID. Some European Conventions.
CHAPTER 9. "IS THAT YOU IN THE COSTUME?" Some UK Conventions.
CHAPTER 10. SAYONARA SANITY. Tokyo 2005.Shop signings and madness!
CHAPTER 11. FLICKER. Celebration IV in Los Angeles 2007.Big!
CHAPTER 12. WHERE'S THE GRASSY KNOLL? Adventures on the way to a Dallas Convention 2008.
CHAPTER 13. A HIT FROM A MYTH. What ‘Star Wars’ means to me, and an overview of its mythic origins and enduring power.