Counting down the 219 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
BLAST IT, BIGGS, WHERE ARE YOU?
As we’ve discussed in earlier Countdowns, Biggs Darklighter, Luke Skywalker’s best friend who managed to get off Tatooine before Luke himself, was to be a significant part of Star Wars but the majority – like all – of his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. Though George Lucas restored a bit of his action for the 1997 Special Edition, Biggs remains one of the greatest lost characters of Star Wars lore, but not anymore.
In Blast It, Biggs, Where Are You?, a 16 minute documentary you can see below, the full story of Biggs Darklighter and Garrick Hagon, the actor who brought him to life only to be Big Chilled like Kevin Costner out of the movie, plays out in all its glory.
It’s a fun watch!