In film studios long ago but not so very far away, George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand each directed a Star Wars “episode” in what became known as the Original Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. But they didn’t do it alone…
Film historian Dennis Pellegrom gathers an eclectic ensemble of Star Wars cast and crew for a wide-ranging series of interviews. From Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and David Prowse (Darth Vader), to producer Howard Kazanjian, visual effects guru Paul Huston, and puppeteer Dave Barclay, you’ll learn more about your favorites, and discover the behind-the-scenes wizards who make the real magic happen.
Pellegrom also dishes up a grab bag of chats with some of the notables from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including Shannon McRandle (Mara Jade), voice actor Mark Dodson, and LucasArts game designer Hal Barwood.
Whether you’re looking for backstage gossip, fan interaction stories, or the nitty-gritty about how the effects of the early Star Wars films were created, you’ll find it here.
VOLUMES TWO (Original trilogy and Expanded Universe) AND THREE (Prequel trilogy, Clone Wars and Expanded Universe) will be released in 2019.