Do you think CGI effects in episode 1 look photo realistic? And
can we expect to see a better film with episode 2? Lets hope Mr Lucas and
his team have learnt that the public want to see a great film. Not just
a merchandise exhibition.
Steve H (U.K)
Are you suggesting that the planet is not a better place for having the
Ja Ja Binks Wude Sticking-Out Tongue Dispenser Candy? I myself have
one in a cupboard very close to me in case of emergencies. Just knowing
it's there helps me through the hard times that can occasionally beset a
sensitive person. But I do meet fans who recall the joy of the original
merchandise figures from 25 years ago. I think we are just doing it again
and whilst you may not have wished for your own plastic Amidala hairpiece,
someone might! So just imagine being a child at this time
back 25 years on (when my Ja Ja Binks Wude Sticking-Out Tongue Dispenser
Candy will still be in a cupboard - and just as fresh and tasty I'm
sure). But fans do seem to want some physical totem of their movie viewing
experience and some way of being a part of it.
As for AOTC, my experience on the set; reading the script; watching semi-finished footage and seeing the trailer lead me to believe we may all be able to really enjoy Episode II. On the question of CG, Mr Lucas informed me that they have a working computer image of most of the members of the cast stored in a cupboard very close to him. Perhaps he's worried that I'll ask too much money for Episode III. But I am afraid
Does Threepio have the silver leg because it was damaged behind scenes or
was it because you couldn't afford any more gold on it?
Behind-the-scenes damage is usually repaired before it gets in front of
the camera and although finance (or lack of it) is always a big thing on
Tatooine, that is not the case here. For such a punctilious droid as C-3PO
it has always been a slight embarrassment that he is not quite as perfect
as he might wish. Of course, compared with the shame of utter nakedness
in Episode I and the (shortly to be viewed) scrap-heap challenge of AOTC,
a mere flash of a silver shin might be judged on the level of a missing
shirt button. But since Threepio does not wear shirts, he still prefers
it not to be mentioned. Naturally R2 D2 pulls his leg about it all the time.
I'm French so I will continue this post in my mother language: Bravo pour
le nouvel habillage de ton site (ton nouveau costume de C3PO n'est pas mal
non plus) Quand tu as tourné Star Wars: A New Hope, pensais-tu qu'il
aurait un tel impact? Quand as tu vu le film achevé avec les SFX
terminés? Merci d'avance pour tes réponses et @ très
bientôt dans AOTC :))
Mois, je suis English, mais I will essayer to write en Francais. I am très
hereux that tu like the dressings of the nouveau site and that you pense
that mon costume is aussi, not bad. D'accord!
En 1976 nous certainement didn't think que Episode IV was going to have any impact whatsoever. Quelques gens even used words like un veritable imbroglio! (Some gens used an even shorter, ruder word.) Quelle surprise when it had its début and tout le monde a decidé that it was superbe! The premier fois that j'ai vu le film with all the effects spèciales was at the crew screening. I was tellement impressioné!
Tu know that it is moi who is le voix Francais de C-3PO en Star Tours à Disneyland, Paris! Oui! C'est true! Threepio can parle fluidement plus que 6M formes de communications but il ne peut pas write in any of them!
Love the site, though I'm not a dedicated
Star Wars fan.I'm finding it hard to read darkish text on a black background.
But keep up the good work and with the experimenting on web design.
Lt. Com. Demon Slayer
Thank you. Might you try a quick
adjustment to your brightness? Not a slur on your IQ but your monitor settings.
I'm not sure we should be talking, since your not dedicated. But with your
rank, I imagine you have other things on your mind.
You have an apparent dislike for the Ewoks.
Granted, they are not my favorite characters from the series-but what is
it about them that you don't like?
Ewoks NOT your favourite characters? How
could you possibly say that? Besides their bravery in saving a planet or
two - well OK, the odd moon - don't you think they're cute and cuddly? Wouldn't
you like to have one hug you tight for ever? (NB Rumours of infestation
are strongly denied by the Department of Galactic Pest Control). Aren't
those big round eyes full of life and wit? Don't they move with the spirit
of ecstasy? Can't they dance like Jackson, sing like Madonna? Don't they
charm you from the trees? (Irrelevant unless you are a bird, of course).
Remember, I have seen them in the flesh, well, fur anyway, and after a shower
of rain they do have an added pungency that more than completes their charms
to my eyes - and nose. And there are obviously times of the year when it
is not advisable to go down to the woods etc. But how could you ever think
that I, their reigning monarch and spiritual leader could reject those teeny
little bundles of fun and fur? I swear that when I trod on one it was a
complete accident. Anyway we had spares. I hope this answer goes
some way to refuting the slur that you imply.
Congratulations on a wonderful site with an
excellent design! I'm a professional web-designer (I work for Europe's largest
Internet bank) and appreciate a nice looking site when I see one. Thank
tf.n digital for so many visitors as I came here directly after watching
you being interviewed by Alena. Excellent interview, btw!
Thanks for the praise, especially from a professional. It
has taken over 18 months to get this far. After an unfortunate little case
of cyber-squatting and the ensuing rip-off, I made a mistake of commissioning
a site that looked OK but after a year still didn't actually function. I
believe I finally have a designer who knows how to create an attractive,
simple site with a strong architectural base, available to most people around
the world, provided they use standard resolution and brightness settings.
If not, like Lt.
Com. Demon Slayer, they will assume I'm from the
Now, I assume you weren't messaging me during the bank's time, nor watching theforcenet digital interview during working hours. I spent ages downloading it and then can't understand how to open it. How typical! So I'll just have to live with my memories of the gorgeous Alena!
love the new site; it's far easier to navigate - thanks. I regularly check
your 'appearances' section but have not seen England for ages, are there
any plans for next year?
are one of many to praise the site and after the dramas involved (see
above) in getting this far, the compliments are well received and passed
on to the real brains behind it all. We are in early discussions about
an unconfirmed appearance next year, perhaps near you. So please keep
checking. But you worried me deeply. "I have
not seen England
for ages." I rushed to the window. Relief! It is still there.
don't suppose you'd want to be the voice on my answering machine eh?
John Walker IV
I don't. Not after doing it for Matthew Senreich at Wizard Entertainment
in New York. I called him one day and got myself explaining there were no
humans available. More than irritating, especially since I was calling from
England. I didn't leave a message.
Is Anthony Daniels related to William
Daniels, the voice of KITT in Knight Rider?
No. Again. Nor to Jack. Sadly.
you ever play any practical jokes on other cast members or were you ever
the victim, on or off the Star Wars set?
Nelson was the stills photographer on Jedi. You have thrilled
to his rather good snapshots in movie theatres and books. But there is a
darker side to this Californian guy. Seeing him napping on the set one day,
I took his camera and photographed him with his mouth wide open. He was
fairly upset since the producer got to see every frame shot and it might
make him look bad to be unconscious during the working day. I asked him
how we were meant to know if he was unconscious. So... he later poured a
cup of cold water down into my suit when I was ready to shoot. So... next
time he was asleep, I got the pyro FX crew to rig a couple of explosive
squibs under his chair. He lost unconscious with a bang that time! So...
later, when I was dressed in the entire gold suit again, everything suddenly
went dark. Ralph had sneaked behind me and placed two bits of tape over
my eyes. I was completely blinded! I couldn't reach them of course and had
to yell for Brian to come and remove them for me. It was then that I realise
that Ralph would outclass me in any infantile, stupid, immature, pathetic
and childish contest. I conceded defeat. For
Did they really polish your suit with gold spray paint and then hairspray?
you please shed some light on Chris Parson a man going round Star Wars conventions
saying he played cp-30.
Mark John Whitworth UK
dear. Some confusion here. It's actually "C-3PO"! But many people make that
mistake. Also, you are far from the first person to ask me about Chris Parsons
and his comments, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to shed light
on the subject for you and for many others. To the best of my recollection,
Chris Parsons was one of the large group of background artists who usefully
dressed up in various costumes on ESB and ROJ. On some occasions in ROJ
he was asked to be a stand-in for me; to stand on my marks whilst they lit
the scene and I got dressed in the gold suit for the shot. Over the first
three movies I enjoyed the assistance of Harriet and most particularly,
Alan, as stand-ins, both of whom were also a great help and very much a
part of my support team. As far as stunts go, the first fall was performed
by Jo from the props department; the second by me and the third by Tracy.
Stunt people are brave and talented people who should be respected for their
particular skill. I believe that Chris Parsons wore the costume for the
long shot of Threepio being carried towards the Ewok village. I remember
this was a second unit shot filmed in the UK whilst I was filming with the
main unit in America, in Yuma and in the redwoods, with lots of rather fresher
Ewoks. Whilst the shot was very necessary and the use of second unit speeds
up the production process, wearing a suit is possibly not quite the same
as 'playing a role'. To my knowledge this was the whole of Chris Parsons'
contribution as C-3PO on camera and he was never, as some people have been
led to believe, involved as a stunt performer on my behalf. Nor did he act
as personal assistant to me, as had Harriet, Maxi, Alan, John and Brian.
Whereas he provided a very useful resource for the second unit and wore
several different costumes, I'm sure that Chris Parsons' comments regarding
his involvement with C-3PO and myself have been hugely misinterpreted by
fans, since I believe he would never have intended to deliberately and unprofessionally
exaggerate his contribution to the filming process and take credit from
those who actually did do the work.
was at the Echo Base Con. The Q&A you gave was the best and what you
said is true: we Dutch are a bit shy. What makes you come to a little country
in the outer rim called Holland?
Django "The Wookie" Aerssens
was warned that you were all very shy. Maybe on the outside, because
when I got on stage I discovered that inside every quiet and reserved Dutchman
is a raving Hollywood extrovert lunatic, longing to burst into the spotlight.
Scary! And you think you're on the outer rim? At least you're attached
to the big wheel of mainland Europe. It's the UK that flaps on the hub like
a deflating piece of rubber! Anyway I like Holland. And the Dutch. A lot.
Q Are you slipping into self parody?
knew it was merely a question of time. But, 25 years...? Well spotted, anyway!
was six when Star Wars came out and I am now trying to show my 5 year old
boy 'the ways of the Force'. He is as awe struck with them, as I was at
his age. The problem is he keeps asking for a Star Wars lunch box for his
birthday. I've spent every day for the past week searching every web site,
shop and junk yard trying to find one. (Please don't tell my boss) I remember
that I had one once but NOBODY makes them now! If you know of anywhere /
anyone who could point me in the right direction, I would be eternally grateful.
would have given you mine if a certain party had given me one in the first
place. But alas... I believe this is one for the readers of this page. Can
anyone out there help Kevin? Send in your address and I'll put you in touch.
Anyone? Hello? Hello? Hell...oh!
there be a third trilogy after Return of the Jedi?
PS just wondering if Episode 2 is going to be better than Episode1?
hopefully there is life after Jedi, I don't believe there will be another
trilogy. Some of us might be getting rather past their prime by 2070. And
what do you mean, " Ep II better than Ep I"? Are you implying some kind
of adverse criticism of that work? Some error on your part surely! At least
there weren't any Ewoks in it.
I have always tried to be one of the (last and few) authentic autograph
dealers around. I am willing to accept that the signatures on this script
(see the Dark Side) may be "scribbles" and I am willing to give the seller
a full refund and also get my money back from the dealer from whom it was
purchased. However, I did nothing wrong. I am known for being reputable.
When autograph sellers deal in large quantities, it is difficult to stay
away from forgeries 100% unless every signature was obtained, provably,
by the seller in person. You seem to think that EVERYONE who sells a forged
autograph, forged it themselves. This is not true. I have NEVER forged a
signature. I think it is as terrible as you do. There are a lot of forgers
out there, I agree. However, there are ALSO a lot of legitimate sellers
just trying to make a profit, not knowing they may have a forgery. This
is why it is important to offer a refund. When you walk into a store and
purchase something, then take it home and open the box and there is something
missing or it is something entirely different, you don't criticize the store.
You don't put that store on your website and slander them. You simply take
the merchandise back. The way you handled this is without question, unprofessional.
Here is the bottom line. I will NEVER sell another Star Wars item unless
I personally was there when it was signed.
sorry that you think this matter was handled "unprofessionally". The posting
concerned only the facts as demonstrated. Perhaps I should point out that
we are not dealing with something in a box. I also believe that retailers
should and do take some responsibility for items they sell. But I believe
that the Dark Side page stresses that there are indeed many decent dealers
and I am pleased to believe your claim to be one of them. Perhaps you would
read that page again. I am happy at various comments you make: glad that
you agree forgery is terrible; glad that you have returned the purchase
price in this case; that you will seek a refund for yourself; that you will
only collect autographs in person. That way, it could even be more interesting!
Meanwhile, please actively join the battle to clean up your industry.
received an email telling me that a script that I bought was a fraud. Thanks
for keeping in eye out for the fans.
to be of service and that Skylight Pictures have, eventually, handled the
plans to write more comics? Your "Droids" story was a hoot.
you mean The Protocol Offensive? I'm pleased you liked it. Lots of
people did. I'd always rather dismissed comics as an easy art form. Was
I wrong! Even with the support, skill and patience of my outstanding co-creator,
Ryder Windham, it was still one of the hardest jobs I ever decided to take
on. So many elements went into creating the finished piece. And of course
it could never be perfect. I was a little sad that C-3PO looked slightly
unwell in some frames but other pictures were just beautiful. I'd thought
that all you had to do to write a comic was draw balloons and fill in the
words. Now I have nothing but respect for masters of the art. I'll need
to get back my nerve before I try again! But you never know.
web site looks like it's shaping up to be a good one. Man, what can I say?
I've grown up with the Star Wars saga, and having a chance to communicate
with the man behind C-3P0 is a real treat. I read that you were taking a
course in HTML. I am currently working on an Associate's Degree in Computer
Science, so I hope everything goes well for you.
did I ever admit it? Now everyone will be holding their breath to see whether
I chicken-out of learning what looks like the remains of a game of Scrabble.
I believe it actually stands for Hyper Text Markup Link and is the language
of websites and other most important things. So in Episode II I will be
able to say I am fluent on over six million and one forms of communication!
Good luck to you in your studies. And to me!
the [insert trumpet fanfare here] WONDER COLUMN ever see the LIGHT of day
again? I was most distressed when it went off the air, so to speak. Every
time the illustrious *STAR WARS INSIDER* lands inside of my mailbox, I feverishly
search the pages in vain for an new column from yours truly. Any chance
of resurgence? However, I am also very excited at the prospect of seeing
you in Episode II. How I yearn for this film. In honor of you, I just gave
my Threepio mug (which doubles as a pen and pencil holder) on my desk a
pat on the head (not that I think he's a pet, mind you, I mean, you're not
Brian Hodges US
am very flattered that you like the WC so much. At the moment I don't quite
have the time to retell more silly stories from behind the scenes. But eventually
you will be able to relive the whole, first series on this site. So I'm
afraid you'll have to read other bits of The Insider for the time being.
They can be quite interesting, or so I'm told. Thank you for the pat (by
proxy). But I am a little confused. Do you take out the pen and pencil before
you drink your coffee? Or sort of hold them to one side with your nose?
I watched your interview on the bonus footage of the re-release of Star
Wars and I *will* get a kick out of seeing Threepio put together for the
first time. I think it's great that Star Wars has been filmed here in Australia.
When you weren't encased in a suit, how did you like the country?
PS I don't suppose you have written any books? I enjoy reading about movies from the actors' perspective.
too gets quite a kick when he's put together - wouldn't we all! But even
in the suit I thought Australia was a smashing place. I've visited several
times in the past and it gets better each time. On that basis, I shall be
returning to Melbourne in June, if all the plans fall into place. Keep an
eye on the attached Appearance page. As for writing - you could keep your
other eye (unless you are ocularly challenged and I have just made a terrible
booboo) on the Titan and Wonder Column pages, similarly attached) where
you can indeed read some of my recollections of the dramas, on both sides
of the camera, observed whilst shooting The Great Saga.
am a fan of yours and Star Wars since I was quite small, since my father
was a fan too and introduced me to the movies. I live in Sao Paulo and I
was wondering if you have ever come to Brazil.
P.S.- "We're Doomed?" I think it's quite funny how you say it!
one of my favourite lines! It sums up life, doesn't it? Especially for Threepio,
the voice of Common Sense. It often occurs to me that I have never visited
South America. Let's hope I will soon be able to correct that geographical
saw the first movie in 1978 (times were hard back then, and I didn't get
a chance to see it until it was shown in a third-run cinema). Although your
face is hidden beneath your costume, your voice alone conveys enough depth
to breathe life into your character. I'm glad Mr Lucas used your actual
voice for the movies.
rather glad myself and I certainly wouldn't have continued the role into
the sequels and prequels if George had (as he first intended) dubbed on
another voice to my performance. Hopefully you also think my physical acting
goes some way to complete the characterisation inside the beautiful suit,
created by Liz Moore. Perhaps waiting so long to see the movie made it all
the more impressive. I'm afraid you've got to wait for another year to see
Episode II but I do hope times are less hard for you now.
is the greatest thing you have done, other than SW?
Tony A Lauer (Lordstimpy)
that is a tricky one. Possibly learning to swim at the age of 39 due to
my terror of water since a toddler? (I don't toddle anymore but I do go
scuba diving!). But I shall have to take time to think.
of the Star Wars movies have you most enjoyed making (Episode II included)?
- Episode II. Whilst the original, A New Hope, is my favourite to watch,
the latest one is a pleasure to work on. I had the best time in Australia
with the new cast and crew and had a lot of fun and challenges puppeteering,
as well as getting inside, Threepio. Even Tunisia was not as ghastly as
the first time, though it was considerably warmer, well, viciously hot,
actually. And for the first time ever, thanks to Don Bies, Artoo was a perfect
is your favorite C-3PO moment, the one you're proudest of, the one you'd
like to cut out of the fabric of reality, have it bronzed and put on display
on your mantelpiece?
not sure that I actually have a piece to mantle, so perhaps we will talk
about shelves, which I do own. I think Threepio rather enjoyed telling Captain
Solo that he was to be the main course at a banquet given in honour of the
golden droid-king. Sadly, of course (no pun intended), it was the Ewoks'
turn to prepare dinner that night. Since "Now kindly wash your hands" doesn't
translate into Ewokese (since they don't have them to wash), eating healthy
on Endor is not an option - not that eating Solo would be UN-healthy of
course. (You can't be too careful these days with lawyers at the ready and
H Ford being V rich). My own favourite moment is a few minutes later, when
Threepio gets rather cross and is about to deck the fearless but pushy Solo
if he but breaths one more word. Watch Threepio's face as Solo pushes once
to often. Watch and fear! You are clearly a literary sort of cove and I
admire your turn of phrase. But no there is nothing of my own that I would
wish to bronze and put on a shelf, for fear of frightening the horses. And
don't you mean " The fabric of UN-reality?" They're only films, you
your biography I see you have stared in a movie called City of the Dead.
This sounds like a zombie movie, but I don't know any films with that title.
I know an Italian named City of the Living Dead which is the closest I can
get. What sort of movie is it, when was it made and how is the director?
like you're really into zombies! Nice! But the terrifying mists of time
have obscured most of the details from my brain (perhaps I am a zombie)
and I have lost any notes on the subject. I remember that it was part of
a production, Die Tode Stadt (sp?) at the New York Opera. We filmed it on
location in Bruges, the most stunning city in Belgium and I remember having
a laugh - though I don't think it was meant to funny! Maybe that's why they
never made a sequel!
husband and I live in Japan. He is American, and watches one of the original
trilogy EVERY NIGHT on video. I did not understand what he liked about the
movies, though I sat through them with him, and occasionally fall asleep.
Recently you were in Japan and I saw you on TV. I had no idea a human was
in that suit. WOW!
indeed! Surely, falling asleep during a Star Wars film is against the law
- especially when C-3PO is on screen (understandable when he isn't, of course!).
If your husband were sensible he would fast-forward through the scenes when
I am not on. For yes! It is I who beavers away inside that golden exterior.
Having recently hosted a program on artificial intelligence (I was providing
the second half, obviously), I can tell you we are a long way from creating
a machine that can perform like Threepio. So my job is safe. I think. I
have been to Japan several times but this visit was particularly special
and I feel I have many friends there now. So watch out in Tokyo for the
sequel, The Return of The Man Inside C-3PO. WOW!
a stage actor, I hope you still are, how are your theatre ties these days;
filming these SW movies notwithstanding?
haven't acted on stage for some time, due partly to the time-frame and life-style
implications of working in the theatre. Also, possibly, to the requirement
to go on doing the same thing, night after night, and Wednesday and Saturday
matinee after matinee, until you get it right - or not. A part of me misses
it. The joy of a live audience comes back to me when I appear at a convention.
It really is a thrill to entertain and amuse and feel the reaction. Of course,
I wouldn't want to do that night after night either!
like to say that it is a wonderful site and it's nice to see that you take
the time to talk to your fans!:) I've been a SW fan for many years and I
play some of the SW games that Lucas Arts has put out. Have you "lent" your
voice to any of them such as Rebellion? I belong to an online club called
the United Pilots Alliance (UPA), a site to chat and play X-Wing v Tie Fighter
and X-Wing Alliance. We're at upa.drewhead.org so come check us out sometime!!
My UPA name is Intimidator.
P.S I know that C-3PO never got behind the "flight stick" of an X-Wing but will he ever get to fly?:)hhehehe
for your comments about the site. You made the Webmaster really happy and
that's not easy, as you know! Usually the games are voiced from the movies
or from someone in the office doing their best (!). The budgets are quite
tight and I guess the money is spent on the game. Ah well! Regarding Threepio
flying (apart from the Ewok experience) - there was always such a rush of
heroes who got ahead of him in the line that all the X-Wings were booked
up by the time he arrived. I think he's taken Artoo for the occasional spin
when things were quiet. But Artoo gets carsick these days. However I'll
tell George about your comments - but actually, I don't think we're using
X-Wings at the moment. Are we? As for games - I'm not the greatest and I'm
certainly not playing with someone called Intimidator!
was the longest you had to stay in the Threepio suit? Did you ever panic
and ask them to take it of? And is the suit the same today as it was then
or has it been updated??
first day shooting A New Hope, I wore the complete suit from about
7am to sundown so you can imagine how I felt when they finally took it off
me. Let's say, I was not looking forward to donning it again the next day!
The only time I got claustrophobia was when Salacious Crumb was sitting
on my chest pulling out my eye. The odd thing was that I didn't even have
on the whole costume - I was actually wearing jeans! Maybe it was Crumb's
breath! And yes, it is the same suit as I wore in Jedi, which is why I have
to go to the gym every day!
31, have admired your work since waaay back. In fact, at the risk of sounding
too 'anorak-ish', I do a good C3PO myself. My one big ambition is to get
a good quality 3PO suit, and pop into places like my 7-year-old daughter's
hospital ward (she has regular throat surgery), just to try and brighten
the kid's day, if I can. Do you have any reservations about something like
this, or would you advise me not to invoke the wrath of George?
wont tell George if you don't. Actually I'm flattered. Some fans have made
the most amazing facsimile suits and I admire them hugely for their interest
and devotion to Threepio. Yours is a great idea and there me lots of equipment
on hand that would be just as attractive as Artoo. But if you wander in
wearing that sort of outfit and talking like me, you might end up in a ward
at the far end of the hospital - in a straightjacket. Then, of course, your
daughter could come and visit you!
Forgot to ask. With the lights and electronics all around your face, how
easy (and how, indeed?) is it possible to see when encased in 3PO's head?
Do you look through those tiny holes at the centre?
eyes have three tiny, low voltage light bulbs embedded in the plastic lenses.
These are wired to a connector normally taped to the top of my head as the
two halves are closed together. Thus they connect to wires leading to the
battery pack in my back. Watch out for the auction scene in A new Hope.
They forgot to put the wire inside and you can see it dangling in view.
Oops! The bulbs are backed by a mirror and blackout material. This leaves
the little central spot free to gaze out on the world. Be warned. It's like
wearing blinkers in all directions and takes a lot of getting used to. Otherwise
you bash into everything and everyone. Artoo does that sort of thing all
the time however working with Mickey Mouse is a big problem because of his
ears. But he kindly accepted my profuse apologies for the accident. Some
mice are really nice!
Star Wars role would you have liked to play if you hadn't ended up as Threepio's
primary "motivator" ? Great job !
you. I like your 'primary motivator'. In fact Threepio was the only role
that I found interesting in the script I was shown but as it turned out,
Han Solo turned into something of a scene stealer that I enjoyed watching.
All due to Harrison's talent. However, HF and I are not normally fighting
for the same roles! In Star Wars I think I would have liked to have played
anyone wearing clothes!
was surfing and found your web site - awesome!! Its great to know that you
care enough about your fans to take time out to answer their replies. With
reference your "Scum and Villainy" section, could you not counter these
rip-off merchants by producing autographed photos of your own and selling
them on your web site, I would be one of the first in line to buy one!!!
I would dearly love to own an autographed photo and get my favourite Star
Wars CCG card signed, but in reality 'it ain't gonna happen'. I'm in the
Forces and always manage to get sent abroad when you are at conventions.
In any event thanks for the site - I've book marked it for future enjoyment.
the Force, the Sleazoids will be will be with us always! But at the moment
I don't intend to make this a commercial site. It really is simply for those
fans crazy enough to be interested in what I have done, am doing and will
do. Since you are actually in the Forces(plr) I'm sure we'll meet eventually.
Meanwhile keep avoiding those fake autographs - or become a Sleazoid and
write your own, just like they do!
ago I read that one of the C-3PO robot look-alikes in the films was a girl
(not the stunt women you talk about on your site) I think her name was Sue
Bishop but I have never seen this confirmed any where. Is this true or have
none of the other robots been women?
the opening corridor scene of A New Hope you see another Threepio-like
figure with me. Inside was the most beautiful girl called Harriet. She was
my stand-in and assistant and since she was the same size as me there was
no problem with wearing a copy suit and wandering about. Shortly after we
finished filming she married one of Queen Elizabeth II's relatives. Life
in royal circles probably doesn't permit her being a robot stand-in any
more - hard to fit that diamond tiara inside. But Harriet, if you read this,
there's always Ep III. Have one of the Palace courtiers call me.
must say it takes a lot of courage to post that picture of you from 1975
for the Titan column... but then again, after witnessing your bravery in
a plastic and metal costume in the heat of Tunisia, I guess I knew you are
Don Bies California
the heat was on in Tunisia, all right, and I think we all had to grit our
teeth. I certainly had grit in mine! Showing you that photo is part of my
rehabilitation therapy. For decades I have been in denial about having such
a ridiculous haircut - or lack of one! Fortunately I don't have any photos
of me in the stacked shoes I wore at the time.
PS. Let the world know I couldn't have done Episode II without you. Artoo certainly couldn't! So thank you!
PPS. Have you checked out your haircut in Gallery 1?
the mid seventies. I was ten years old, reading a fan magazine that mentioned
Anthony Daniels' birth date.I buy a birthday card and send it to him. Shortly
after this I am overjoyed to find, in my mailbox, a personal thank you note
from Mr. Daniels written entirely by hand. I can't tell you how much this
meant to me when I was 10. I'm now 34, and still remember it as one of the
highlights of my young life. I just wanted to thank you, Mr. Daniels for
his love and appreciation of the fans.
Jeff Montgomery Au
note makes me sound like a saint but, like my original message to you, your
message made me feel good. Times were a lot calmer back then and present
circumstances make it hard to have that kind of personal contact too often
now. Hence anthonydaniels.com. - an attempt to be more available. I do very
much appreciate the support of sincere fans who like the work I do and allow
me to continue doing it. But you make me realise that I have another birthday
approaching - rather too rapidly! Oh well.
looking forward to the upcoming Lord of the Rings films so I was just wondering
what it was like to work on the animated version from 1978.
played Legolas - Prince of the Elves and if I am honest it was a rather
odd experience in several ways. The whole cast were in the same studio but
we all had to leave a two second gap between the lines which made for rather
stilted dialogue and sadly, a rather stilted movie. So I'm rather looking
forward to the new one myself, especially as Christopher Lee is one of the
lot of people were negative of the Star Wars artefacts tour being held in
fine art museums. These people would have no quarrel about Bogart's trench
coat or Dorothy's ruby slippers touring in these galleries. Why the tiff
on Star Wars?
Craig & Cindy
I personally don't think Dorothy's slippers should ever be worn with a trench
coat but I agree with you. The Star Wars artefacts are beautiful
creations, produced by artists which, due to their exposure in the movies,
are recognised, loved and respected across the globe. Some arty types seem
to have problems if it's not Shakespeare or Michelangelo under discussion.
Okay, they have proved their staying power over the centuries but my gold
suit, for instance, has already served 25 years as an icon of a popular
story that knows no boundaries, in spite of this sad intellectual snobbery.
I hope it and other artworks from the Saga will continue to delight museum
visitors, long after these intellectuals have passed on and I am a forgotten
name in the scratchy credits on an ancient scrap of celluloid - preserved
in a glass case in a museum of the future!
the John Madden who directed the SW radio series the same who directed 'Shakespeare
he is and a very talented and lovely man he is too.
you spoken to Robin Williams or Kiersten Warren as they have both endured
(if that is the right word) being encased in robot suits in the film Bicentennial
Man, though they are a little more articulated at the joints. Have you seen
Mick/metalicmickey - UK
is exactly the right word! I watched the movie as I flew to Australia to
film AOTC and loved it! I imagine Threepio would be quite wistful to see
it too. I would like to think that I inspired Robin to take the part after
we worked together on a charity campaign - Hands Across The World.
been a Star Wars fan since I was 6 years old. I would really like to meet
you but I live in Sweden and I'm only 15 so I can't travel anywhere either.
So now I was wondering if you have planned to come to here.
Jedi Hopeful - Sweden
I tell you the only Swedish I can speak is gud jul! then you know that I
regularly visit Sweden in the festive season. I always have a great time
there. Watch out for me in the streets of Stockholm. But I won't be wearing
my gold suit or talking about Star Wars. Keep you eye on the "Appearance"
page and you never know.
had a long argument with a friend on whether it was River Phoenix playing
Young Indiana Jones in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" or you. I was
amazed to discover it was indeed River Phoenix. I'm sure I've read somewhere
that you played in the Young Indiana Jones scenes!
Elad Avron - Israel
not often that I am mistaken for River Phoenix but I take it as a huge compliment.
And you were so nearly right. I played a small part in the TV film The Adventures
of Young Indie… The Hawkmen. I can see why you got confused. Now go and
apologise to your friend!
you know Lorene Yarnell? She played"Dot Matrix" in Space Balls (Mel Brooks').
It would be fine an encounter between these two lovely robots!
Javier Ger - Spain
I don't but what a terrific performance and what a great voice was added
by Joan Rivers. Perhaps Threepio and Dot are destined to meet in Ep III.
wanted to know if it is really Mr. Daniels whom we fans can reach via mail
Johnny, it is really I at the keyboard but I have no way of proving that
to you. Of course I'm not here all the time. The Webmaster lets me out occasionally
- unless I have been really bad!
I hope that C-3PO has a bigger part in the upcoming prequels. Secondly,
I was wondering if there is an address that I can get your photo.Unfortunately
I have never been able to meet you (mainly because I am only 14 and have
no means of transport) I would love to get your autograph as you can never
tell with dealers and auction sites.
quite right to be wary! I'm sure you've seen the "Scum and Villainy" section
of this site. There is no mail address for autographs but do you realise
that by the time EP III is premiered, you will have been driving for some
years. So I look forward to seeing you then. As for C-3PO and his parts...
time will tell!