|Kenny Baker with Anthony Daniels |
on the set of Star Wars in 1976
Friday, 26 August 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
|Elvis on May 29, 1977, the week Star Wars |
was released. Photo: elvisconcerts.com
Episode Nothing asks whether Elvis saw Star Wars – and considers what that question tells us about the tumultuous times of 1977.
Friday, 5 August 2016
|A young George Lucas|
If Star Wars had been just that kind of minor success, or even a failure, the history of cinema since then might have looked very different. But so would the course George Lucas’s subsequent career. Oddly enough, even the films he made before Star Wars would be different today.
Friday, 29 July 2016
George Lucas directing Star Wars
Today, Episode Nothing looks at film makers who were trying to make science fiction and fantasy, or to revive old movie genres, in the 1970s.
Friday, 22 July 2016
Millions of children will have seen it in December 1977, but a fascinating clip of Mark Hamill on the British children's show Blue Peter has only recently reappeared.
Episode Nothing considers what it tells us about the 1970s and the early days of Star Wars fandom.
Friday, 15 July 2016
|Darth Vader arrives on the Rebel |
blockade runner in Star Wars
Forty years ago this Saturday – on July 16 1976 – George Lucas was able to call "It's a wrap" as principal photography on Star Wars finally finished. The final days of filming had been hurried, with multiple camera crews working under huge pressure. Yet they turned out to be some of the most memorable moments of the film. Episode Nothing looks at the scenes which were the last to be shot, but first in the film.
Friday, 8 July 2016
|A chance to win Empire Strikes Back toys in |
TV Times as Star Wars came to television
When Star Wars reached British television in 1982, the listings magazine TV Times gave it an unprecedented amount of space. It even commissioned short comic strip telling us something of how the Rebel Alliance stole the plans to the Death Star – and almost certainly contradicting the forthcoming film Rogue One. Episode Nothing takes a trip back to October 24 1982.