Those WERE the nerds we were looking for!

Those WERE the nerds we were looking for!

Would have made Roger Moore as Bond much, much cooler.

Would have made Roger Moore as Bond much, much cooler.

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On set (A New Hope)

Oh, so apparently Lucas shot first. Photographic evidence proves it.

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On set (A New Hope)

Oh, so apparently Lucas shot first. Photographic evidence proves it.

Countering Lucas’ revisionist history or heavy handed editing in Star Wars, here’s how the search of the Millennium Falcon actually went down.

Obi Wan! I did find a hive of scum and villainy more wretched than Mos Eisley! Is there anything else you haven’t been exactly straightforward about with me? - Luke Skywalker

Really, the Borg is the answer.

Really, the Borg is the answer.

Simon Pegg is one of my favorite nerds. Language Warning: There is a barely bleeped explitive.

The Star Wars Christmas Special we should have gotten.

npr:


I was a projectionist at that time at USC cinema, and there was a  motor in the projection booth that had a humming sound when it just sat  there idling. It had a very musical sound, a nice tone, almost a  hypnotic tone. And I thought immediately that would be a good element  for the lightsaber, so I recorded that motor. And a few weeks later I  had an accident with a broken microphone cable, and the microphone  picked up the hum from a nearby television. [It] had kind of a  scintillating, angry buzz. Normally you throw that away, thinking it was  a mistake, but I saved that picture-tube buzz, and I combined it with  the sound of the projection motor, and the two sounds together became  the basis for the sputtering hum of the light sabers….
The actors in the more recent Star Wars prequels found that when they were fighting on the set  they were making those sounds verbally — unconsciously — ‘cause they  might have done it as boys, from the original film.

- Ben Burtt, discussing his sound-effects work in the Star Wars films.
Luke…. I am your foley artist!

npr:

I was a projectionist at that time at USC cinema, and there was a motor in the projection booth that had a humming sound when it just sat there idling. It had a very musical sound, a nice tone, almost a hypnotic tone. And I thought immediately that would be a good element for the lightsaber, so I recorded that motor. And a few weeks later I had an accident with a broken microphone cable, and the microphone picked up the hum from a nearby television. [It] had kind of a scintillating, angry buzz. Normally you throw that away, thinking it was a mistake, but I saved that picture-tube buzz, and I combined it with the sound of the projection motor, and the two sounds together became the basis for the sputtering hum of the light sabers….

The actors in the more recent Star Wars prequels found that when they were fighting on the set they were making those sounds verbally — unconsciously — ‘cause they might have done it as boys, from the original film.

- Ben Burtt, discussing his sound-effects work in the Star Wars films.

Luke…. I am your foley artist!