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Empire interview with Miss Piggy Yoda Frank Oz.
George wanted Yoda to come in like John Wayne. I knew that I had to have this tremendous, grand entrance. When he takes on Dooku it was a little like Gunfight at the OK Corral.

And an interview with Jimmy Smits.
Oh, that's one of the things that you check off on your little list of things to do in your career as an actor, and you can say to your kids "Well, there's the action figure down there".

Mark Hamill reminisces on 'Star Wars'

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I was looking at it from the standpoint of whether our options would be picked up to do parts II and III. And I said, 'There's no way this will fail' - because it's got a sense of humor. It's the key element that most science fiction films don't have, which is a sort of arch sense of humor.

Hey, that's what the prequel trilogy is missing, a goddamn sense of humour!!

'Star Wars' fans pack premieres.
The premiere also drew "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer, who said he interviewed for the role of Han Solo in the first "Star Wars" film but didn't get it.

"I met Mr. Lucas when I was 19-years old," Grammer told reporters. "I was a little too young but then two years later I was watching this movie and I said ... 'that was the movie (Lucas) was telling me about,' cause he said, 'We're going to do a fairy tale in space."'

'Star Wars' premieres start Thursday.
"I'm relieved it's finished and I made it to the end," Lucas said. "It's like going off to college. You miss your parents, and you'll see them on holidays. But at the same time, you're glad to be out on your own. You got your whole future ahead of you." Lucas.

Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish.
Even cute and cuddly Jedi master Yoda takes his lumps, torched by the electroshock treatment dished out by the saga's puppetmaster, the evil emperor (Ian McDiarmid).

Friday, May 13, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:37 AM