Empire Producer Gary Kurtz Reflects On Where It All Went Wrong

This year is the 30th anniversary of “The Empire Strikes Back,” the “Star Wars” sequel that many fans consider the pinnacle moment in a franchise that has pulled in $16 billion in box office and merchandising. But 1980 was also the year that Kurtz and Lucas realized the Jedi universe wasn’t big enough for the […]

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Tauntauns, Boba Fett Gear and More Invade Xbox Marketplace

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, LucasArts has released a slew of Star Wars-themed Xbox avatar items, including Boba Fett, Lando and my personal fave, the Tauntaun pet. See the whole list below (with more images), and check back tomorrow to get ’em all!!

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Early Leigh Brackett Draft of Empire!

Just in time for Friday’s 30th anniversary! It’s Leigh Brackett’s 1978 first draft of “The Star Wars Sequel!” Leigh Brackett worked on the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. The movie won the Hugo Award in 1981. This script was a departure for Brackett, since until then, all of her science fiction had been in […]

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