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In what movie did Darth Vader battle a Tyrannosaurus Rex?

Indian in the Cupboard (directed by Frank Oz). The little boy brings a Darth Vader action figure and a Jurassic Park toy to life, and they are seen fighting each other.

Who is the voice of the droid "Rex" on Star Tours at Disneywor ld and Disneyland?

Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens

What were the first twelve Kenner SW action figures released?

Sandperson, C-3PO, Death Squad Commander, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Pr incess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Artoo-Detoo, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, Jawa.

What did Ralph McQuarrie think the Chewbacca costume was based on?

The apes from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The man who made the Chewbacca costume also made those ape costumes. He had a little different take than the version seen in McQuarrie's drawings (as noted in the Annotated Screenplays).

What Steven Spielberg film briefly shows "Star Wars: The Arcade Game" being played?

Gremlins (in the Gremlin party scene in the bar)

Which Star Wars actor has a spider named after them?

Harrison Ford.

According to the 1973, 40 page outline by Lucas entitled "Journal of the Whills", who is Mace Windy?

A revered Jedi Bendu of Ophuchi.

Who was "Mace" in the rough draft and first draft of Star Wars?

Mace was a Rebel Pilot.

Name all the Star Wars actors who were also in Superman 2?

I believe this is the one with the most, but you might want to check me. Superman 2. It had Terrence Stamp (Zod/Chancellor of the Galactic Senate), John Morton (Astronaut/Dack), Angus MacInnes (Prison Guard/Gold Leader), John Hollis (Kryptonian Elder/Lobot), Richard LeParmentier (Reporter/Admiral Motti), and John Ratzenberger (Controller/Major Derlin)

What was the first Star Wars video game, who made it, and when was it released?

It was "The Empire Strikes Back" for the Atari 2600 and Intellivision consoles, made by Parker Brothers in 1982.

In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the club at the beginning had a Star Wars related name. What was it?

Club Obi-Wan.

There is a dark violet / black colored hybrid iris with a Star Wars-like name. What is the flower's name?

The "Darkside" Iris

Which Star Wars actor was ironically featured in an anti-Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), or "Star Wars", film?

The 7 minute film, created by the Coalition of Concerned Scientists, was narrated by James Earl Jones.

In November 1985, Lucasfilm requested a restraining order to prevent someone from using the term "Star Wars". Who was it and what was it in reference to?

They wanted the Coalition for the SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) to stop using the term "Star Wars" to refer to SDI in their commercial spots. The request was denied by Judge Gerhard A. Gesell.

What did R2-D2 fall in love with on Sesame Street?

A fire hydrant.

What was the "Bogan" in early drafts of Star Wars?

The Dark Side.

What two directors did Lucas exchange ANH profit points with?

He exchanged one profit point with Speilberg in exchange for a point in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and one point with John Milius in exchange for a profit point in the box office bomb Big Wednseday. Milius seems to have gotten the best deal, eh?

How did Steven Spielberg help George Lucas celebrate the success of Star Wars in 1977?

They built an elaborate sand castle on the beach in Hawaii (and came up with Indiana Jones).

Where did George Lucas sit with his (then) wife and watch the lines at Mann's Chinese Theater in May 25, 1977?

Hamburger Hamlet across the street from the Chinese Theater.

Timothy Zahn named one of the characters in the Hand of Thrawn novels after a Star Wars actor. What was the character's name and who was the actor?

Entoo Nee was named after Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO. The following is a direct quote from Vision of the Future, on page 143:
"Entoo Needaan E-elz, at your service." "Call me Entoo Nee."
"Interesting Name,: Karrde said, eyeing him. "That Entoo part sounds rather like a droid designation."
"Oddly enough, people do sometimes mistake me for a droid," Entoo Nee said, his eyes sparkling all the more. "I can't imagine why."
Thanks to Cale Millberry for the quote.

What was George Lucas referring to in ANH when he said "It was the one thing on the picture that was better than I ever imagined"?

John Williams' soundtrack to the film.

What cartoon did Lucas place before the cast and crew screening of ANH on May 21, 1977?

The Chuck Jones cartoon Duck Dodger in the 21 1/2st Century.

What SW actor had a cameo cut from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?

Harrison Ford. He had a cameo playing Elliot's principal. He lectured Elliot on the evils of drugs while Elliot/E.T. was drunk. Though his face was not shown on screen, the scene was cut from the film.

Name two Star Wars actors who also had guest shots on Seinfeld.

Wawrick Davis played Wally Sparks and Wilford Brimley (Noa on the Battle for Endor movie) played the Postmaster General. If you know of more, let us know! (thanks to Eric Hanson for the question!)

What was the original retail price for Kenner Star Wars figures (in US Dollars)?


Denny Delk was never in a Star Wars movie, but he has been in 4 separate Star Wars creations. Any idea what they were?

He was the voice of Wicket on the Ewoks Cartoon from 1986-1987, in the Jedi Knight video game as Pic, in Rebel Assault II as the Intercom voice and Red Shirt One, and Dark Forces as a Stormtrooper, a Dying Rebel, and the Narrat or. He also happened to be in More American Graffitti and Howard the Duck!

What rocker got a cease and desist from Lucasfilm in 1978 for having Jawas run on stage during a concert?

Neil Young. He also had them in a tour film to support "Rust Never Sleeps".

Can you name someone who played both a Star Wars character and a Dune character?

Sian Phillips was Charal in "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" and Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in "Dune".

Cree Summer, the voice of Elmyra Duff of Tiny Toons and Penny from Inspector Gadget, also was the voice of a Star Wars character. Who was it?

Princess Kneesaa on the Ewoks TV Cartoon (fro m 1985-1986).

Which Star Wars character has the most new and old 3 3/4" and 12" figure varia tions (costume, etc.)?

As of 2/99, Luke Skywalker. He has an all time record of 57 different versions.

Name nine ACTORS who were in both Indidna Jones and Star Wars productions?

Harris on Ford - Indiana Jones and Han Solo
Anthony Daniels - in Young Indiana Jones and C-3PO
Benedict Taylor - Sixtus in Young Indy and Naboo Pilot in TPM
Ian McDiarmid - Young Indy's Uncle and Palpatine
Julian Glover - Donovan in Last Crusade and General Veers
Michael Sheard - Hitler in Last Crusade and Admiral Ozzel
Julie Eccles - Irene in Last Crusade and Jan Ors in Dark Forces and Rebel Assault II Video Games.
William Hootkins - Major Eaton in Raiders and Porkins in ANH
Pernilla August - Princess Sophie's nanny, Emillie, in the Vienna 1908 Episode of Young Undy and Shmi Skywalker in TPM
(Got more? Let us know.)

What movies did ILM work on between Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983)?

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Dra gonslayer(1981), Poltergeist (1982), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and The Dark Crystal (1982)

How much was James Earl Jones paid to do the voice of Darth Vader in ANH?

JEJ says, "I got a flat fee, $7,000" in Movieline, May 1999. Lucas gave hima nother $7,000 bonus at Christmas.

What were the first three vehicles made for the old Kenner action figures?

The Landspeeder, TIE Fighter, and X-Wing.

Who was the first Visual Effects artist to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

Dennis Muren. (Source - SW Insider #45)

A Star Wars talent had a cameo in Beverly Hills Cop 3. Who was it?

George Lucas had a cameo in BHC3!

George Lucas has appeared in a Star Wars production (T.V., film, game, etc.). What did he appear in and who did he play?

George Lucas played as an extra in the Star Tours film which is part of the ride at the Disney Theme parks. At the end of the film when the ship crashes, he plays one of the ground crew that scrambles out of the way of the ship!

"Polemistus chewbacca" and "Polemistus yoda" are actually real scientific names given to two types of a kind of animal by biologists (who were obviously Star Wars fans). What kind of animal are they?

They are both species of wasps.

What other movie were both Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and John Hollis (Lobot) in together?

For Your Eyes Only, the James Bond film. Bulloch played Smithers and Hollis played the villan Blofeld.

What famous Star Wars artist created the ILM logo?

Drew Struzan

How tall is Chewbacca?

2.28 meters

What piece of music was on the very first trailer for Star Wars?

The music was MARS from The Planets by Holst

Where did Geroge Lucas come up with the name 'wookiee'?

George's friend, Terry McGovern, was driving with George and hit a bump. Terry said, "Sorry Geroge, must have run over a wookiee back there." Terry simply made up a nonsense word and Lucas wrote it down for later use.

What odd thing did Alec Guiness do before filming his first scene as Obi-Wan?

He laid down on the desert floor and rolled around in order to get his costume dusty and dirty.

Who painted the famous Empire Strikes Back "Kissing Scene" movie poster?

Roger Kastel

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