While we’re waiting for Star Wars 7 to arrive, the folks behind Star Wars – at Lucasfilm – are releasing a number of long-form clips from their archives. One released in segments will be the classic documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary has never officially been available to the public before, and is fully narrated by none other than Mark Hamill.
With Luke Skywalker himself speaking up in this extended set of clips, the Star Wars crew makes way for Star Wars 7 in a 9-week series. As of the time of publishing of this article, three full-length clips are available. The first clip here begins with the words “10 years ago in a Galaxy Very, Very near, George Lucas imagined a world no one else had ever seen.”
The original release of “From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga” took place in the year 1983. Star Wars, renamed Star Wars: A New Hope, was released to theaters in 1977.
Here we’ll see George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford, and a host of other stars from Star Wars reveal the innards of this film series right in the midst of filming Return of the Jedi.
Return of the Jedi was filmed in the years leading up to 1983, when it too was released to theaters in May. Here on SlashGear we’ll be celebrating the 31st anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi with a full-powered review of the newest edition of the LEGO Jabba’s Sail Barge – stay tuned!
UPDATE: Have a peek at part 4 above and part 5 below!