“What a Piece of Junk!”

Pete Vilmur | August 31, 2009


Few Star Wars fans may realize that, in 1985, the Millennium Falcon underwent a few “special modifications” to fly once again in a low-budget thriller called Evils of the Night. Well, not really — it actually just appeared on the poster for the B-movie schmaltzfest, sporting a second cockpit along with a cast of strangely recognizable names: Tina Louise (that’s Ginger from Gilligan’s Island), John Carradine, and Julie Newmar (Catwoman!).

There must have been some behind the scenes jitters when it came to marketing the movie on video, since the poster artwork was changed to make the Falcon much less recognizable:


This is the second time we’ve seen the Falcon used on a B-movie poster — remember this one from our feature a couple years ago?

Thanks to Dean Plantamura for the heads up!


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