These Videos Show All the Changes Ever Made to the Star Wars Trilogy

Even before George Lucas created his Special Editions, the filmmaker was tinkering with Star Wars. Case in point, if you saw the 1977 original in 1977, it didn’t have an “Episode” or even a title beyond “Star Wars.” That was added in 1981 and ever since then, the changes haven’t stopped. » 7/27/15 10:20am Monday 10:20am

I honestly thought this Return of the Jedi scene was real all my life

I keep getting my dreams shattered. When I was a kid I thought the Rebel Alliance hangar could have been a real stage but it was just one of many matte paintings, an example of ILM's visual sorcery. But the scene of the Emperor coming to the Death Star? I was absolutely, 100-percent convinced that it was real. » 1/09/15 1:46pm 1/09/15 1:46pm

This Is What David Lynch's Return Of The Jedi Might Have Looked Like

Most people know the story about how George Lucas offered the third Star Wars movie to David Lynch, who turned it down because of Lucas' poor choice of restaurant. Now, a gent named C-SPIT has taken it upon himself to imagine what that movie may have looked like. WARNING: You will have nightmares about Ewoks for weeks. » 5/22/14 5:30pm 5/22/14 5:30pm

Yoda hams up his death scene in more new Return of the Jedi footage

It's weird how all this lost Star Wars footage keeps popping up, but it's certainly fun. The newest find is alternate footage of Yoda's final scene in Return of the Jedi, which reveals Yoda was going to take forever to die before some editor mercifully trimmed it down. And there's a major revelation, too! » 10/29/13 12:10pm 10/29/13 12:10pm

Original Revenge of the Jedi teaser only has one line of dialogue

We just showed you the first trailer for Empire Strikes Back, and now here's the original teaser for Return of the Jedi, made when it still titled Revenge. Despite a great deal of footage, this video only contains a single line of dialogue from the film... but I think you'll agree it's the only line it needs. » 10/23/13 1:40pm 10/23/13 1:40pm

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

What Mark Hamill revealed about Star Wars: Episode VII in 1983

While we anxiously await more information about the Star Wars: Episode VII of tomorrow, here's a little nugget about the Episode VII of yesteryear. While being interviewed by Maria Shriver in 1983, Mark Hamill teased a 2004 Star Wars sequel, in which he'd either play an alternate universe version of Luke Skywalker or… » 11/03/12 10:30am 11/03/12 10:30am

Good morning, here is your recommended daily allowance of Ewok terror

Have you ever imagined what would happen if the Ewoks sang The Cranberries? Certainly, such a universal musing is shared by all members of the human race, but Alex Kropinak has actually gone so far as to render this tableau in this blissfully stupid animation. Not going to lie, on my fifth re-watch here. Hat tip to… » 9/19/12 6:45am 9/19/12 6:45am

What if the Emperor was more monstrous? Check out some insane Return of…

The final confrontation between Luke, Darth Vader and the Emperor could have looked even more intense, going by these storyboards from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In particular, the Emperor looks sort of like Darth Maul crossed with the Joker, in some of these storyboards by artist David Russell. » 4/23/12 4:38pm 4/23/12 4:38pm

Homeland security grills Megatron and Gamorrean Guards dance better…

We visit the Red Lantern home world this week, we see how babies are delivered in the Thundercats universe, and government officials question a former Ghostbuster on Transformers Prime. Also, MAD does an amazing job showing life inside of Jabba the Hutt's Palace prior the the Lucas CGI phase and My Little Pony:… » 4/14/12 7:00am 4/14/12 7:00am

Secret behind-the-scenes Star Wars photos show the final flight of Boba…

A couple of die hard Star Wars fans camped out in the scorching California desert to watch the filming of the infamous barge scene in George Lucas' Return of the Jedi. Separated only by a chain-link fence, the group snapped some truly astounding behind-the-scenes images. Including Boba Fett's last call. » 11/04/11 12:27pm 11/04/11 12:27pm

Watch Neil Patrick Harris' insane lecture on Ewoks from How I Met Your…

last night's episode of How I Met Your Mother, wild-eyed lothario Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) discovers that his girlfriend does not like Ewoks. Through an unlikely series of events, Barney ends up explaining his unified theory of Ewok fandom to a a college field trip. It doesn't make a lick of sense, but… » 10/11/11 6:30am 10/11/11 6:30am