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Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 04:54:16 PM

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Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 04:58:52 PM
What in the unholy hell did I just watch



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Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 05:00:02 PM
you're welcome

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Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 05:14:26 PM
Maybe when Jabba was actually a human, sure...

In asking this I may be ordered to turn in my SW card but when the hel was Jabba ever human? I can only find reference to him being portrayed as a biped with some kind of yellow muskrat head in the first SW comics before the second movie came out, canonically revealing him in all his Pizza the Hutt glory.

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Reply #19 on: June 13, 2019, 07:39:37 AM
Maybe when Jabba was actually a human, sure...

In asking this I may be ordered to turn in my SW card but when the hel was Jabba ever human? I can only find reference to him being portrayed as a biped with some kind of yellow muskrat head in the first SW comics before the second movie came out, canonically revealing him in all his Pizza the Hutt glory.

It's an obscure reference, but it checks out.

See, the original Star Wars (IV) movie had Jabba as a human being. They deleted a scene with him and Solo in the Tatooine  docking bay. Jabba never made another appearance in the films, until VI.



Actually, they *did* use this scene in the re-release of IV, before the prequels. They did the above scene *but* matted a much slimmer and more mobile Jabba (that you know and love from Return of the Jedi) over the human. Even made Han step up as if he were stepping on his tail as he moved behind Jabba (which you can see in this scene). It starts at 15 seconds in the below clip.



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Reply #20 on: June 13, 2019, 10:09:58 AM
Is that the one where Jabba sang, 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' while doing a Mexican Hat Dance? Or was that the Rancor Monster?  :o

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Reply #21 on: June 13, 2019, 10:26:13 AM
See, the original Star Wars (IV) movie had Jabba as a human being. They deleted a scene with him and Solo in the Tatooine  docking bay. Jabba never made another appearance in the films, until VI.



My understanding is that Lucas always wanted to Jabba to be a slug-like alien, but they couldn't make it work when Star Wars was originally shot so they did the scene with Jabba as a big human guy and then Lucas cut it because he wasn't happy with the result.

Either way, the docking bay scene with Jabba doesn't really add anything and should have been left out of the Special Edition.

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Reply #22 on: June 14, 2019, 09:55:03 AM
and should have been left out of the Special Edition should never have been released.

FTFY

The battle scenes in the Death Star run at the end of the re-released IV were pretty good, but otherwise it was a waste of time other than being a colossal cash grab.