The Director and the Jedi (2018)

Introduction A 2018 documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. Outline An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. Trivia Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) remains the most controversial film in the Star Wars franchise,… Read More

Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)

Introduction A 2016 documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Outline An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Trivia This was included as a special feature on the… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode III: Within a Minute (2005)

Introduction A 2005 behind-the-scenes documentary on the visual special effects in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith“. Also known as Within a Minute: The Making of ‘Episode III’ (original title). Outline The various departments of Lucasfilm build the Mustafar duel scene. Trivia This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc DVD for Star… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode II: From Puppets to Pixels (2002)

Introduction A 2002 behind-the-scenes documentary on the visual special effects in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones“. Also known as From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in ‘Episode II’ (original title) and From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in Star Wars Episode II (US alternative title). Outline For Star Wars: Episode II… Read More

Star Wars: The Making of Episode I: The Beginning (2001)

Introduction A 2001 behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace“. Also known as The Beginning: Making ‘Episode I’ (original title) and The Beginning: Making Star Wars Episode I (US alternative title). Outline The Beginning is a documentary on the making of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace,… Read More

Toy Empire: The British Force Behind Star Wars Toys (2019)

Introduction Star Wars superfan David Whiteley celebrates the unlikely toy heroes of the 1970’s. Outline Toy manufacturer Palitoy, based in Coalville, Leicestershire, was chosen to make toys for the new Star Wars movie in the UK. The company was already successful with Action Man and Tiny Tears, but Star Wars toys were about to become… Read More

The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Force Behind Star Wars (2019)

Introduction Superfan David Whiteley celebrates the unsung British heroes behind the first film in the Star Wars’ franchise, 1977’s eponymously titled Star Wars. Outline The Star Wars saga ended with the release of The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. This documentary celebrates where it all began. It includes previously unheard stories from the people… Read More

Science of Star Wars (2005): S01E03 – War, Weapons and the Force

Introduction Science of Star Wars is a 2005 TV documentary miniseries aired by the Discovery Channel. Outline From the Future Force Warrior to the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton, more fighters are equipped with Storm Trooper-like gear. Science of Star Wars Series You can find a full index and overview of the Science of Star Wars… Read More

Science of Star Wars (2005): S01E02 – Space Cowboys

Introduction Science of Star Wars is a 2005 TV documentary miniseries aired by the Discovery Channel. Outline A look at Star Wars from a scientific perspective, focusing on aspects such as robotics, artificial intelligence, space-age transportation and military technology. Science of Star Wars Series You can find a full index and overview of the Science… Read More

Science of Star Wars (2005): S01E01 – Man and Machines

Introduction Science of Star Wars is a 2005 TV documentary miniseries aired by the Discovery Channel. Outline Droids, bots, artificial intelligence. C3PO and R2D2 meet the people who have been helped or inspired by `Star Wars’ technology in a significant way. Science of Star Wars Series You can find a full index and overview of… Read More