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The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977)

C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.




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Credited cast:
Narrator (original narration from 1977) (voice)
host, C-3PO
Gary Kurtz ...
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Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make the movie. Even interviewed are the cast and crew, even features scenes of when C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vader planted their footprints (or in R2's case, tread-prints) into cement. Also discussed is Star Wars mania, how fans loved the movie, collected the merchandise and danced the disco music. Also shown are behind-the-scenes looks at the movie, as well as how difficult each effect was in doing since they didn't have the convenience of computer animation back then. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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The Making of 'Star Wars' ....as told by C-3PO and R2-D2  »

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William Conrad was the original narrator. On later VHS releases Don LaFontaine dubbed over Conrad's original narration. See more »


At about 22:23 minutes, Chewbacca can be seen on the TV monitor, and R2-D2 beeping. C-3PO asks "what did he say?", even when he is fluent in over six million forms of communication. See more »

Crazy Credits

R2-D2 was credited as himself rather than being listed as being portrayed by Kenny Baker who really did portray him in this documentary. See more »


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4 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

When this first aired, I could not even stand on my own. By the time I could read, Jedi hit the streets and naturally, I had to go see it. I cannot remember exactly if I saw this Making of before or after that time, but having purchased it recently, I can safely say that if you don't get it, there is no problem: almost of all its coverage already appears on the extra disc of the new DVD release. If you are a completist or really, really want to see what was on the minds of everyone involved in it, or really, really want to see Carrie Fisher (and the rest) in their usual, everyday garments commenting (with no damaging comments), or really, really want to have every Tony Daniels performance, then this one is for you.

Having bought the Spanish dubbed copy (with the awful, original 1978 dubbing!), I can only think it must be a very different experience in its original form. But I will continue to watch it every once in a while, that's for sure.

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