Monday, 2 January 2017
'STAR WARS' AT 40: GENESIS OF A DARK LORD!
A formidable villain of darkness is given practical reality considerations for filming by legendary costume designer John Mollo during early 1976, working closely with George Lucas and from the earlier 1975 inspiring artwork of conceptual genius Ralph McQuarrie. This is certainly one of the most interesting proto Vader designs from Mollo, what with the ribbed armour (the later STAR TREK bio-mechanical villains of the Borg would have similar attire) and the different placing of control elements and a piping system. Plus, a multi-colour lightsaber!