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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

How many people went to see the new Star Wars movie last week? I saw it yesterday, but don't worry, I won't give away any spoilers!

In honor of this big movie release, here are some fun original Star Wars facts for you all...

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."

HINT: (1821-1867), was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

According to the book The Making of Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler, George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by an adorable monkey wearing a mask and carrying a cane.

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You may think you never see Boba Fett's face in the original trilogy, but the actor who played Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, did stand in for an Imperial officer at the last minute.

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In a story development session for Return of the Jedi, George Lucas toyed with the idea that after Luke removes dying Vader's helmet, he puts it on, proclaims "Now I am Vader" and turns to the dark side.

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George Lucas admired Stanley Kubrik, and when he set out to make Star Wars, he hired so many people who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey that the group was referred to as "The Class of 2001."

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The noise a lightsaber makes is created by combining the hum of an old television's picture tube and the buzz of a film projector's motor.

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Harrison Ford almost wasn't Han Solo. Burt Reynolds was among the top contenders to play Han Solo, along with Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Christopher Walken.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art."

ANSWER: Charles Baudelaire.

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