For the last few years a Father’s Day tradition in my house has been for this old man to eat the apple pie made for him by his daughters and to watch the original Star Wars from 1977, which I first saw on my 12th birthday that same year. No Episode IV. No New Hope. No Jabba the Hut scene. No CGI banthas. And…no Greedo shooting first.
As a Star Wars fan and a film buff, this side by side is fascinating.
Update: My daughter topped the apple pie with no bake cookies. I may need a new pancreas.
Subject: Star Wars names (fwd) Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 10:40:24 -0700 (PDT) How to determine your "Star Wars" name: For your new first name: 1. Take the first 3 letters of your 1st name and add 2. the first 2 letters of your last name For your new last name: 3. Then take the first 2 letters of your Mom's maiden name and add 4. the first 3 letters of the city you were born How to determine your Star Wars honorific name and title: 1. take the last three letters of your last name and reverse them. 2. add the name of the first car you drove/owned 3. insert the word "of" 4. tack on the name of the last medication you took. Have fun, Glagu Goman, Otndatsun of Aleve
“I was working for a promotional merchandise company when we got the chance to pitch ideas for a few items that would be made to tie-in to Pepsi’s big Episode One promotions. Until we actually won the job, we could only use things from the original trilogy to concept with. If they liked the idea, we could later try and make it fit with the new movie once they let us see a storyline and artwork. We didn’t have a budget, or even know what the items might be used for (part of the pitch was for us to tell them how to use the merchandise). So we could be making something that cost $.25 to manufacture (say, an on-pack for a Pepsi bottle of can) or we might make something for $300 (a “dealer loader”, that it, a display in store that the store owner would keep or raffle off after the promotion is over).”
— Jason “Toy Otter” Geyer
Please click on the picture to see the other toy concepts and read Jason’s narrative of how the process all went down. It’s quite interesting.