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Five unseen pics from Return of the Jedi revealed

May 1st, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Where were you when the second Death Star was destroyed?

It was 30 years ago this month that Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi hit theaters and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we get an early look at this batch of exclusive never-before-published photos from J.W. Rinzler’s upcoming The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, which comes out in October.

I like the pic with the Ewoks note the code name Blue Harvest, whic Family Guy took for their movie. The last pic of Phil Tippett (then head of the Industrial Light & Magic creature shop) and Stewart Freeborn (the makeup wizard) is a nice one too.

Freeborn died on February 5th, of this year at the age of 98. He has been referred to as the “grandfather of modern make-up design” and is perhaps best known for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy, most notably the design and fabrication of Yoda.


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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool