Thursday, December 17, 2015

#Randomz - Mark Hamill explaining Star Wars to children

Here is something fun! It's a young Mark Hamill explaining the original Star Wars on the BBC back in the 70s, before the world even knew what Star Wars would be like:

I love the way it clearly establishes how much closer to fantasy/fairy tales SW actually is instead of scifi:
“It’s the stuff that fairytales are made of. We have a fairy princess, we have an innocent farm boy who yearns for adventure. Alec Guinness is a wise old wizard who teaches me a mystical Force, somewhat like Merlin would teach a young King Arthur. Harrison Ford plays Han Solo, a cynical space pirate who we hire to transport us through the galaxy.”
Well said, Mark!

And here’s Mark and co back for the Empire Strikes Back, comparing the Droids to the Daleks:

The 70s were groovy, baby!

No comments:

Post a Comment