- Kenneth Brown and Marcellus Kidd are back with a new Star Wars themed episode of Disney+ Deets.
- This episode is all about the first film in the series, released in 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope.
- Here are some of the fun facts Kenneth and Marcellus share in this episode:
- George Lucas began thinking about Star Wars before he made his first film, THX 1138 in 1971.
- Lucas was most inspired by Flash Gordon stories and Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films from Japan.
- The first written treatment for what would become Star Wars was drafted in 1973, but he had a hard time selling the concept.
- James Earl Jones recorded all of his lines for Darth Vader in a single recording session that lasted two-and-a-half hours.
- Peter Kushing wore house slippers in scenes where his feet weren’t seen as Grand Moff Tarkin because the boots the wardrobe department made for him were too small.
- Luke Skywalker’s heroic swing with Princess Leia inside the Star Destroyer was done in a single take and in reality, they were only a few feet above the ground.
- 20th Century Fox wanted a narrator to read the opening crawl, but George Lucas refused.
- At the end of the episode, Kenneth and Marcellus share that all of the facts from this episode come from The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film by J.W. Rinzler.
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