The ESB duel and Luke’s recovery - Art by Ralph McQuarrie
Star Wars concept art: A few familiar faces as Qui-Gon and/or Obi-Wan for Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Evolution of a shot… the initial Ralph McQuarrie sketch was refined by Alex Tavoularis into a storyboard, which was then illustrated by McQuarrie. Later the planet was changed from Alderaan (then a cloud city concept) to a pilot following a Y-Wing near the first Death Star design, to the final Death Star design with the Millennium Falcon.
Episode VII rumordumping on the Sith, Skelling Michael, and that stormtrooper photo
→ There’s a new rumordump from Dave Gonzales at Latino Review addressing some of the rumors floating around: Mainly Sith, Luke’s location, and what the Skelling Michael location will be. Shrug.
→ Star Wars Episode 7 News thinks they have proof the stormtrooper helmet pics are legit. Of course, none of us have any idea if that kind of thing can be faked, so again, shrug. It’s not like that light pattern is super unusual (or not possible indoors, though I’ll let the light-spectrum geeks debate that one.) I wouldn’t go so far as to call it confirmed, but it’s certainly possible.
→ And finally, let’s recall the innate ridiculousness of rumors with Always Star Wars, who looks back at some things we heard before The Phantom Menace. Ben Kenobi owns the Millennium Falcon!
Spotlight Of The Week - Coruscant: Capital of the Galaxy (Concept Art by Doug Chiang)