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Classic Pictures give a heart warming glance into The Empire Strikes Back

May 14th, 2012 by Marc Comments

For most of us at FTN – and I’m sure most of you reading this – The Empire Strikes Back is in our top five movies of all time. The sequel to A New Hope, it’s not just the best Star Wars movie, it’s just a great movie.

Now the Daily Mail have released a series of pictures (courtesy of Lucasfilm, and from the upcoming book Making Of The Empire Strikes Back by J.W Rinzler) that show that, despite the pressure of the shout -how exactly do you top one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time – the cast ahad a lot of fun while filming what is easily the darkest of the saga. Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew )Chewbaccca), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and the late director Irvin Kerschner all feature. We love these pics. A lot.

We could write about these all day, but we’d rather let them speak for themselves.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….