Longtime readers of StarWars.com will already know this story. Parts of it were recounted in the official Homing Beacon email newsletter back in September 2004, and then a few months later on the ol’ user blogs that used to be hosted on this site. But since neither of those archives are readily available, and since I’m overdue for a blog post, I figured I’d retell the story of how I found the enigmatic briefing room Wedge Antilles from Episode IV. Also, this is an excuse to launch a semi-regular series of blog posts that have to do with little mysteries I’ve helped solve in my time here at Lucasfilm.
I am not a part of the tribe.
I have worked on every Star Wars Celebration since Celebration II, but no matter, I am not a member of the elite echelon of fans who traveled to Star Wars Celebration I in Colorado back in 1999. Not able to claim I had anything to do with the show at all, I do not possess even a nostalgic attendance badge.
My diorama images grew out of a combination of my childhood love of Star Wars toys and my career as a photojournalist. So, it makes sense that my toy art is grounded in mirroring human behavior. That’s why the holiday-themed Star Wars images I’ve done for more than a decade are fun exercises in translating celebratory traditions to the framework of a galaxy far, far away.
Holocron in action! Travel to Mustafar! Embo!
“Holocron Heist” (S201)
Cad Bane infiltrates the Jedi Temple and attempts to steal an ancient Jedi Holocron. It’s up to Ahsoka, Anakin, and Obi-Wan to stop the bounty hunter from escaping with the valuable Jedi artifact.
“Cargo of Doom” (S202)
Anakin and Ahsoka intercept Cad Bane’s warship, hoping to recover the stolen Jedi Holocron.
There’s a simple rule to most movies: Amputees are bad guys.
Almost without fail, if there’s a guy with a hook for a hand or one who walks with a limp or has a glass eye, then he’s a bad dude. It’s an easy metaphor to slide into movies and it extends past just amputated limbs. A character wears some disfiguring mark or bears the burden of some horrible malady, and you leave the viewer with the idea that there’s a dark past explaining it or some bad moral compass that led to it.
If you are hosting a party this Super Bowl, don’t forget to show your Star Wars pride. Dip into some Endor flare by cooking up this delicious and playful Ewok Guac! To make the greatest guacamole in the galaxy, all you need is:
- 5 ripe avocados
- Bundle of green onions
- Bushel of cilantro
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 lemon
- Clove of garlic (optional)
- Brown chips and crackers. (My favorites are Casa Sanchez Totopos tortilla chips and Mary’s Gone Crackers original crackers.)