The Annotated Star Wars Trilogy

I can't remember ever geeking out this hard on something. The annotated Star Wars trilogy, complete with deleted scenes, alternate takes and angles, on-set audio, bloopers, cast and crew commentary, and non-stop pop-up info. Watch them before Lucas throws a hissy fit:

He's also done one for Raiders of the Lost Ark and appears to be at work on a Jaws one.

Some of the many many factoids:
  • The noise of the Tie-Fighter is that of a slowed down elephant call, mixed with the sound of a car driving on a wet road.
  • Yoda could be etymologically derived from the Sanskrit yoddha ("warrior") and/or the Hebrew yodea ("one who knows").
  • Endor is the name of a place in the Bible, where king Saul went on the eve of his final battle and came across "The Witch of Endor." It is also the Elvish name for Middle Earth in J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings.
  • Mark Hamill is surprisingly funny: "When I read the third one I mostly was upset with the cavalier attitude towards Boba Fett. He'd been built up as this monumental bounty hunter and he suddenly just gets, you know, he just flies away. I thought that was going to be a major revelation. Off comes the helmet: 'Oh my God, it's my mother! She's a double agent working for the good guys!'"

Related, Patton Oswalt's Star Wars filibuster:

Unclear Holocaust

This feature length collage of seemingly every shot of New York's imagined destruction is extremely entertaining until they start splicing in actual 9/11 coverage and it starts being very squirm-inducing.

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