As I previously stated, one of my personal highlights of the Special Effects 2 exhibit at the Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry back in 1996 were all the Star Wars-related props and models. Here are two that you might recognize from the Battle of Hoth.
The first is, of course, an AT-AT — aka a “snow walker” — which was used by the Empire to launch a ground attack against the rebel base on Hoth. Depending on the scale of the other models in the shot, AT-AT models of all different sizes were used. Some of them were small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This one is one of the larger models used. In the land before CGI, all the models in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back were animated using traditional stop motion techniques.
In the case next to the AT-AT was another Hoth ship, a Rebel Snowspeeder. If you look real hard — okay, you don’t have to look that hard — you’ll see me and my camcorder being reflected in the glass.
With Metagirl’s fantastic posts concerning Halloween costumes of the past whether they be showcasing the Creepiest, Best Clown, or the Best Robot…it seemed time to showcase this wonderful photo from over at Cute Overload showing Man’s best friend getting in on the Halloween fun.
I heard this was how George Lucas was intending on improving the assault on Echo Base in The Empire Strikes Back Blu-Ray release just a few weeks ago…ahem.