Return of the Jedi is 30 today!

rotj30-100Welcome to the real Star Wars day, the anniversaries of the release dates of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi. Star Wars is 36 today; ROTJ is 30. has a lengthy interview with Industrial Light & Magic effects guru Dennis Muren about ROTJ.

ROTJ director Richard Marquand and Mark shows us five new pics from Making of Return of the Jedi.

Wired has 30 things you didn’t know about Return of the Jedi – but knowing our audience, you probably already know most of them.

Businessweek reminds us that ROTJ made more money than ESB.

Noted parody hut The Onion has a commentary by ‘George Lucas:’ The Events Depicted In ‘Star Wars’ Actually Happened To Me.

MTV looks at Ewok hate. Aww, come on guys, don’t hate on the Ewoks… They’re delicious!

And Babble’s Pilar Clark has a tour of Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm and the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

Finally, beneath the cut, the Revenge of the Jedi trailer. Because I can.

2 Replies to “Return of the Jedi is 30 today!”

  1. Happy real Star Wars day, everybody!

    I watched a little bit of A New Hope yesterday, and the parts I watched, I loved. The parts I didn’t watch, I find surprisingly boring. :-o
    And Return of the Jedi? Love it. Luke’s amazing high-tension moment at the sarlacc pit, the rebel fleet jumping into hyperspace, everything on the Death Star, the cute littly Woklings ;-), Luke, Leia, Vader, Chewie and his furry friends, the greatest space battle in the history of motion pictures, the greatest trilogy finale in the history of histories… LOVE IT.

    Hmm, I think I’ll go and watch ROTJ now. :-)

  2. “30 things you didn’t know about Return of the Jedi ” should be retitled to “30 things you didn’t know about Return of the Jedi and I Don’t Either Because I’ve Never Been Great at Research. Apparently.”

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