Here are facts from Star Wars you won’t have heard before:
Children reared as Jedi are called “younglings”, but what are turtles reared as Jedi called?
That’s right: Force-sensitive Terrapodlets
After the loss of his hand, Luke Skywalker got a settlement from his Jedi health insurance. He used some of it to buy the parts for his new green lightsaber, and some of it on a better artificial hand, and he invested some of it on a nice holiday home off the coast of Ireland.
and central nervous system. The initial reason for his death – in Episode V – was so that George Lucas had his most successful actor “on-hold” for the sequel. Carbon-frozen in a technique borrowed from Walt Disney’s head, Mr Ford was thawed out on a live set for the final movie in the original trilogy. In the deal with Disney’s cryogenically-frozen head, it was agreed that hundreds of Disney teddy bears would be employed in what would become Return of the Jedi.
Cannily, director JJ Abrams also killed Ford during The Force Awakens shoot, by clamping a hydraulic door down on his head. Ford has been living in a greenscreen, ventilator-assisted, dream reality since the shoot, at a facility in the Nevada Desert, with electrodes attached to his skull and hooked up to Mr Abrams’s Bad Robot technologies.
An insider said “When Ford’s not unconscious, he causes trouble on set, bad-mouthing the scripts on publicity tours, and giving his fellow actors a difficult time. Does that sound okay as a quote? Will they believe that? Why can’t you make up your own lies? Turn off your dumb voice-to-text thing.“
He famously told George Lucas on the original movie: “You can write this shit but you can’t say it,” before repeatedly punching the visionary director in the cantina.