Totally unbelievable these facts are!

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ONE

Due to a budget shortfall during Episode IV, 30% of Chewbacca’s costume had to be made with hair found in the drain of Carrie Fisher’s shower. There was so much left over that they were then able to create an entire Bantha from scratch which had been previously removed from the budget.

TWO

John Williams was brought on board to score Episode IV when Lucasfilm was unable to secure usage rights to “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph for the opening title & text crawl.

THREE

It took twenty men operating a sophisticated system of pulleys and levers to control Yoda’s left arm.

FOUR

If you replicated R2-D2’s first line of dialog in The Empire Strikes Back with a touchtone telephone George Lucas will personally deliver a pizza to your house in thirty minutes or less.

FIVE

Before opting to have Little People in costume play Ewoks in Return of the Jedi the production crew tried using 150 rescued Russian circus bears. When the bears proved too uncooperative to work with they were slaughtered and BBQed for the wrap party.

SIX

Actor Liam Neeson largely credits his role as Qui Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace as when he finally “made it” as a serious actor.

SEVEN

Despite a widely held belief to the contrary, Batman never appeared in any of the Star Wars movies. Yet.

EIGHT

A little known part of the Star WArs story is that E.T. and his family were vacationing on Alderaan when it was destroyed by The Empire. Yes…The Empire killed E.T….AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY!

NINE

Return of the Jedi almost didn’t meet deadline when the Industrial Light an dMagic crew tasked with removing Mark Hamill’s boner from the scene where he swings off the barge with a bikini-clad Carrie Fisher all came down with the flu. “The problem,” ILM effects artist Lank Rapthorn recounts, “was that Mark insisted on redoing the scene over, and over, and over again so we had to remove a boner from like, 5,000 yards of 35mm film!

TEN

The only consumable liquid available in Cloud City is Colt 45 Malt Liquor.

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