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Bob Anderson, Darth Vader’s swordsman, dies at 89

Mark Hamill and Bob Anderson on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

Bob Anderson, the man who played Darth Vader in his lightsaber duels in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, passed away yesterday. Though voiced by James Earl Jones and played by David Prowse for most of the original trilogy, Bob Anderson is the man in the suit whenever Darth Vader was engaged in those iconic lightsaber battles.

Sword Master Bob Anderson

Beyond Star Wars, Bob Anderson worked on many films doing either stunts or working as a fencing coach. His credits include Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, The Lord of the Rings films and The Pirates of the Caribbean. He has also represented Great Britain in fencing at the Olympic Games.

Source: Entertainment Weekly.

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A good reason not to buy Star Wars on Blu-Ray

Darth Vader screaming No - Star Wars Episode III - Rise of the Sith

George Lucas, creator of three of history’s all time favourite science fiction movies, and enemy of film history for his treatment of those same movies, has done it again. With the upcoming release of the three good Star Wars movies and three bad Star Wars movies on Blu-Ray there has been much speculation about the changes, but one change has now been confirmed by the New York Times. In the climactic scene in Return of the Jedi where Darth Vader confronts the Emperor, the most hated line from the most hated movie of the most hated Star Wars trilogy has been added. Darth Vader screams “Nooooooooo!” to clarify his previously nebulous feelings on the Emperor’s torturing of his son.

Check out a clip of the scene below:
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