"QUANTUM SHOT" #581 Link - by A. Abrams and Walyou
The original glamorous large-scale space adventure refuses to die
It's time we wrote about Star Wars Craze again (see our coverage in Part 1 and Part 2).
Many utterly mind-boggling art pieces and original creations saw the light of day since our last round-up, and many devoted fans sent us great pieces of trivia and images that we simply can not ignore. Besides... the fundamental story of Good and Evil, questions of destiny and personal redemption remain strong in this "space opera" franchise, even though they were significantly diluted recently by light-weight and cheesy offerings.
We'll start with the poster that is not that well-known: 1978 Japanese dub version, featuring the Millennium Falcon in all its glory -
Also don't miss a pile of almost-lost (newly-discovered) original concept art by Ralph McQuarrie! This is for example, an unused promotional T-shirt design and a poster based on original McQuarrie concepts (see some more here)
The image above is from Star Wars Celebration Japan (30th anniversary of Star Wars, brought by Lucasfilm to Tokyo). There were other curiosities, for example, the chubby Trooper, and various ridiculously painted Vader helmets (part of the The Vader Project):
Demonstrators know how to intimidate police (this photo is from G20 Summit in London, 2009) -
(photo credit: Andy Rain, EPA)
Two powerful images concerning Darth Vader - the one on the left is called "Dark Leia (Daddy's Little Girl)" and could've happened in some alternative universe. The picture on the right is even more emotionally powerful. It's called "Grief"... clearly showing Anakin's loss, tragically poor choices and ruined life spent in the lust for power.
Left: art by Miravi - Right: art by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller
Some material for this article was collected by Eran Abramson from Walyou, a neat site about various gadgets
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