Late in 1976: with filming of STAR WARS halted at London's Elstree Studios, a returned to the US Mark Hamill, with friends Robert Englund and an unknown female, visit ILM at Van Nuys to see the models and model filming then in progress. It must have been a tremendous buzz for Hamill, always a big fan of special effects and stop motion animation fantasy film-making, now partaking in an ambitious undertaking fusing those genres superbly.
|Mark checks out the stored Falcon model, whilst Englund looks around.|
Its interesting to remember that it was Englund's testing for STAR WARS (Han Solo) in 1975 that informed Hamill about the auditions then taking place in Hollywood, whilst he was staying in his apartment. We owe Mister Englund a debt, indeed.