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DARTH VADER STARS IN BRITISH COMMERCIAL

November 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In what it described as a “licensing partnership” with Lucasfilm, the British consumer-electronics retail group Dixon’s is launching a multimillion-pound marketing campaign, the centerpiece of which is a 40-second commercial starring Darth Vader. The spot, due to air for the first time on Saturday during The X Factor on ITV, spoofs a scene in Star […]

STAR WARS FANS SAY NO TO ADDED NO’S

September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Star Wars fans who like their movies just the way they originally were are up in arms once again over George Lucas’s latest tweaks to their beloved films. The latest uproar was ignited earlier this week when the BadAssDigest blog reported that Lucas has changed the audio in a crucial scene in Return of the […]

JAMES EARL JONES GOT $7,000 TO BECOME DARTH VADER’S VOICE

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas’s original film (Star Wars: A New Hope) Jones himself said on Thursday that he received even less than that — just $7,000. Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to […]

THE FORCE WON’T BE WITH HIM — AND VICE VERSA

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

David Prowse, the actor wearing the Darth Vader costume in the original Star Wars movies has disclosed that he has been barred from attending “official” Star Wars conventions, including the upcoming Celebration V. Prowse, who has previously been a regular at such conventions — he reportedly donates his fee for appearances and autographs to arthritis […]