Saturday, 25 January 2014
CLASSIC IMAGE: PAST YET FUTURE HEROES!
Then innocent Anakin Skywalker is supported by his Jedi friends, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, with additional non-human help from friendly Astro-Droid Artoo Detoo, in this great publicity image for EPISODE I from 1997. Here, with the launch of the still criminally under-valued Prequel Trilogy, was a fresh spin on previously established STAR WARS favourites, with Lucas's introduction of Liam Neeson's newly conceived Qui-Gon Jinn giving the film a strong core of heroism and mentorship to the younger heroes accompanying him in much the same way that Sir Alec Guinness did for Obi-Wan to Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker.
In a few months time, with the upcoming sequels of EPISODEs VII to IX beginning, its hopefully likely that we shall soon be witness to an intriguing mixture of old and new heroes all over again...