Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I'm Anarkyvist: Star Wars TV Promo - ET - 1999


In early 2011 I felt it was time to start digitizing my VHS collection of over 200 tapes. To YouTube I went and signed up under the improbable and somewhat mysterious name of "Anarkyvist". The project got off to a good start, but after the initial volley, I seemed to lose interest while gaining other convenient distractions. It.'s time to go back to those VHS boxes and the conversion process, but for now I will take a look back here on this blog....

"On June 11th of 1999 Entertainment Tonight aired this short promo, hosted by movie critic Leonard Maltin, on the then upcoming tv special From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic to be aired by the Fox network (which I did not tape)."

That ghastly vexatious disturbance in The Force, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, was but a few weeks old when the above special promo aired. I don't remember watching the special in question, but I'm sure Star Wars fans were cooking their VHS machines that night. ILM has long been at the forefront of special visual effects technology, and that's something I can admire. And Leonard Maltin's enthusiasm is always infectious.

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