|1997's Star Wars re-release brought with it a few Star Wars TV
appearances. Besides appearing on a variety of news magazines and
talkshows, the following were special broadcasts devoted to the
Star Wars: the Magic and the Mystery - Fox special
the MTV Star Wars special
the Access Hollywood Star Wars special
the Sci-Fi Channel Star Wars special
the Sci-Fi Vortex Star Wars special
Oprah Winfrey Show Star Wars special
E! Entertainment Television Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Special
The last two - the Oprah Winfrey Show Star Wars special and the E!
Entertainment Television Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Special Edition
- both featured appearances by Star Wars characters as played by their Star
Wars actors... therefore, it's only logically that I'm going to describe
them right here.
The Oprah Winfrey Show Star Wars
In an episode from early 1997, Oprah Winfrey welcomed C-3PO,
R2-D2, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and an Ewok to her stage, celebrating
the Star Wars Special Editions. After that, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew
were brought on stage to discuss the making of the movie and
its success. Even George Lucas joined in later on, albeit by satellite.
The show wasn't focused on all episode, though. After the Star Wars guys
left, there were segments on the making of Star Trek: First Contact, and
several Superbowl commercials.
E! Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Special
Being almost the same as all the other Special Edition promotional
special, there isn't much to this one. However, it featured interviews
with R2-D2 and C-3PO from the Star Wars Special Edition press video/junket,
therefore its inclusion. E! Behind the Scenes airs each week on Saturday
at 2 PM ET. The Star Wars episode aired February 1st, 1997 - the day
after the Star Wars Special Edition opened nationwide.
Todd Newton narrated the special, which had special interviews with George
Lucas and Mark Hamill, plus special appearances by R2-D2 and C-3PO. Since
there isn't that much to the special, here are the pictures:
This page was created in 1997
9/5/98: The Oprah Winfrey Show pictures and information have been