COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN – 148 DAYS

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Counting down the 148 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!

MONKEY BUSINESS

Author J.W. Rinzler wrote a terrific and exhaustive “making of” series on the original Star Wars trilogy. These books are amazing and anyone who really considers her or himself an expert on Star Wars should be well versed in these books. In The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, Rinzler reports that Yoda was originally planned to be played by – wait for it – a monkey. The thought was a monkey could be trained well enough to walk around and interact with Mark Hamill to pull off a convincing character. Fortunately, that concept never really got off the ground and, though George Lucas was highly skeptical of the puppet Yoda performed by Frank Oz right up until he saw “dailies” from The Empire Strikes Back, we all know the original puppet still looks far more life-like than the CGI Yoda of the prequels.

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