A Shot-For-Shot Remake Of Empire Strikes Back, Made By Hundreds Of Fans

What happens when you ask hundreds of Star Wars fans to remake short segments of Episode V—with toys, animation, and amateur actors—and cut them together into a single film? You get The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a sometimes silly, sometimes remarkable feature-length tribute to the film. » 10/10/14 12:36pm 10/10/14 12:36pm

The Painstaking Work That Went Into Empire Strikes Back's AT-AT Scenes

The legendary Joe Johnston just revealed this classic behind-the-scenes video of the making of one — one of the shots from Empire Strikes Back featuring the AT-ATs as they lumber across Hoth. It's amazing how slow and low-tech this process was, but also how fantastically the special effects still hold up. » 6/24/14 11:36am 6/24/14 11:36am

Behold handwritten pages from the Empire Strikes Back script

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan wrote his first script draft for The Empire Strikes Back (though his was certainly not the first draft) by hand, and recently donated those handwritten pages to the Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Slashfilm got a peek at a few of those pages, and how they differ from the final version of… » 5/04/13 1:00pm 5/04/13 1:00pm

They mocked her "science fantasy." Then she wrote Empire Strikes Back.

May the Fourth! Tomorrow's the day we celebrate all things Star Wars — which makes it the perfect day to recognize one of the great unsung contributors to the galaxy far, far away: Leigh Brackett wrote the first script draft of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and her contributions helped make the saga epic. » 5/03/13 2:38pm 5/03/13 2:38pm

Donkey Kong heads to Westeros, Hoth, and the Land of Ooo

Artist BazNet takes Donkey Kong's classic ladders and levels and adapts them for all geeky occasions. Head to the arcade version of Westeros where a Mario-sized Ned and Robert dodge Rhaegar Targaryen's dragonfire. Pop in while Indiana Jones navigates around the pixellated ghosts of the Ark or while Ice King Kong… » 2/23/13 4:00pm 2/23/13 4:00pm

The Lost Sword-And-Sorcery Classic From the Art Director of Star Wars

If you saw Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in the theater in Europe or Australia, you may also have seen a short film called Black Angel. This ground-breaking 20 minute sword-and-sorcery film was directed by Star Wars art director Roger Christian, and it influenced the look and feel of 1980s fantasy films like … » 12/29/12 5:00pm 12/29/12 5:00pm

The Wampug Strikes Back stars the most vacant-eyed, dog-breathed…

If you've already had a cute aneurysm over the Wampa costume for StarWarsChick01's Pug Chubbs, then brace yourself for the adorableness of her latest video, in which Chubbs acts out the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back with the help of a Luke Skywalker doll and what I can only assume is loads of peanut butter. » 3/10/12 7:20am 3/10/12 7:20am