Waiting for Star Wars to End

Star Wars fans in 1999 await one of the first screenings of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Photo: by Thirteenth Nile, reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.

“We were cast as an ensemble. I mean they had another set of three actors, and if they had gone the other way none of us would be here,” said Mark Hamill.

It was 1977, a new movie called “Star Wars” had become a massive hit. Hamill was on TV to talk about it. Harrison Ford, sitting next to him, explained the concept further to host Mike Douglas, who replied, “In other words, they looked to find the right…

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Chris Baraniuk

Chris Baraniuk

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