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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

EPISODE VIII: RECOGNISING THE WISDOM OF FAILURE!

A special cameo for The Last Jedi: Master Yoda, once more voiced by Frank Oz.

Luke had previously put off destroying by fire the Ahch-To island's sacred Jedi tree and its inside books dating generations back, but now Master Yoda has reappeared from the nether world of the Force to do the job for him, whilst also reminding his former student to stay focused on life and the universe at hand, as well as the future of Rey as a Jedi. An emotional reunion on and off screen for Mark Hamill and Frank Oz, and a nicely written and played scene created for The Last Jedi.

Reunited after so many years- Yoda and Luke on Ahch-To...

And young Skywalker still has so much to learn, and unlearn!

Following on from the way the Original Trilogy's Yoda was created by Stuart Freeborn (still the little Jedi Master's only realizer), it made sense for the latest film's production team to stick with using a practical, all-new constructed Yoda puppet (operated by Oz and his team) for Hamill to interact with, instead of the excellent, but potentially visual continuity jarring use of the CGI Yoda seen during the Prequel Trilogy.

The Yoda puppet at Pinewood Studios.
Coordinating voice and movement.

Behind the scenes: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTUqpII_Mk4

Frank Oz interview - The Star Wars Show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiZxmNZA14Q

Frank Oz Interviews: 
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/03/20/star-wars-frank-oz-explains-how-yoda-wound-up-in-the-last-jedi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgC1AiPtjlE

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