Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

By Jordan Kushins on at

"Through the Force, things you will see. The future, the past, old friends long gone." Someone has apparently just found a laser-disc full of behind the scenes, never before seen footage from Return of the Jedi. Two clips were uploaded to a Facebook page yesterday: a silent 59 seconds of R2D2 repairing Luke’s X-Wing on Dagobah, and a minute of Frank Oz getting fed lines and doing Yoda like only he can (which, in the end, sounds like quite a strain on the ol’ vocal cords).

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

There’s apparently a full half hour of raw, unedited material where these came from, which will be rationed out in bits and pieces. EditDroid, the laser-disc-based system developed by Lucasfilm and used here, is now (somewhat predictably) defunct, so the whole thing is an artifact of epic proportions. See these, you must. [Thanks, Josh!]

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage