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Monday, 11 June 2012

STAR WARS AT 35: TUSKEN TRIO!


Here's a great promotional image shot in Tunisia in 1976 of the three Sandpeople/Tusken Raiders who form that memorable attacking party on Luke Skywalker and his Landspeeder, before Ben Kenobi makes his first appearance with a Krayt Dragon noise scares them off (the original, and still the best, sound design version from 1977, and not the inferior re-trys heard from the DVD release onwards). British Stunt coordinator Peter Diamond was the main creature that made a shocking launch at Luke, the others we assume were Tunisian extras.

A side angle of the Tuskens being photographed on location.

THE CLONE WARS animated series producer Dave Filoni recently hinted that the Sandpeople will make their first appearance in the hit show in the not too distant future. Can we expect a return to Tatooine? Or will we see a flashback to an enraged Anakin, devastated by the loss of his mother Shmi, killing one of their nomadic tribes from EPISODE II?

With thanks to Chris Baker for the behind the scenes image.

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