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ESB30: Space Slug Reviewed

Posted By TFN on March 26, 2010

The "Empire Chronicles" series over on StarWars.com rolls on with the latest archived article from Pete Vilmur that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Space Slug.

The intro to the article is provided below, and then click HERE for the full read.

"The space slug, whose exterior we see for all of a few seconds in The Empire Strikes Back, is probably one of the most memorable life forms introduced in the saga's first sequel, trumped only by the surprise revelation of a little green Jedi Master.

The entire asteroid-crater-turned-space-worm scene actually came together with just a few props and an improvised set, enhanced with some select sound effects, editing, and musical score. When combined, the sequence provides a necessary reprieve from the driving action of the asteroid chase, and a rare opportunity for Han and the Princess to share a romantic moment in the Falcon's hold.

We've scoured three decade's worth of interviews and behind-the-scenes discussions to put together a handful of passages about the space slug sequence, which George Lucas once confessed "worked better on the page than how it finally turned out." It's likely many fans would respectfully disagree."


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