Science of Star Wars Documentary Series Overview

Introduction Science of Star Wars is a 2005 TV documentary miniseries aired by the Discovery Channel. Outline C3PO and R2D2 take us through the things that robots already do for humans, and what Artificial Intelligence will make possible in the future. Science of Star Wars Series Episode 01: Man and Machines. Episode 02: Space Cowboys.… Read More

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007)

Introduction Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (TLR) is a TV documentary which premiered on The History Channel in May 2007. It was produced by Prometheus Entertainment in association with The History Channel and Lucasfilm Ltd. The executive producer and director was Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Burns. The special focuses on how Star Wars is relevant… Read More

Star Wars Tech (2007)

Introduction Star Wars Tech is a 2007 forty-six-minute television documentary about the science and technology of Star Wars including droids (robots) and other major aspects. Outline The documentary was included in the special features in the blu-ray release of all the Star Wars Skywalker saga films. It is directed by Rick Hill, who is also… Read More

The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey (2016)

Introduction The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey is a 2016 American documentary film by Bradley Weatherholt about the controversial Star Wars prequel trilogy. Outline The film contains dozens of interviews from film scholars, critics, academics, and Star Wars fans. Notable interviews include film director Kevin Smith, film critic Chris Gore, actor Christian Simpson, music… Read More

The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Introduction The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary comedy film directed by Swiss director Alexandre O. Philippe. Outline The documentary explores the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism pertaining to the Star Wars franchise and its creator, George Lucas. The film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films, mainly taken from the 2010… Read More

Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel (2015)

Introduction Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel is a 2015 documentary hosted by Mark Hamill. Outline The documentary covers the inspirations and influences that the legendary lightsaber in the Star Wars universe and the duels that the device is used in. In the documentary Hamill describes his time in Japan and his brief exposure… Read More

Star Wars: Deleted Magic (2005)

Introduction Star Wars: Deleted Scenes is a 2005 fan documentary directed by Garrett Gilchrist. It has deleted scenes and alternative footage. It is a look behind the scenes at what did not make it to the final cut of the original Star Wars trilogy (edited in 2005, and revisited in 2009). Outline “Deleted Magic” is… Read More

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (1983)

Introduction From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi. Narrated by actor Mark Hamill, the documentary was… Read More