We’ve talked about the creatures of Return of the Jedi but now the time has come to talk about the creators of the creatures! They’re the aliens of Jabba’s Palace that we’ve loved for 40 years but who designed them? Listen as we are joined once again by Regal Robot and Tom Spina Design’s Tom Spina to uncover the facts on who made who and what were they thinking? Which ones are Phil Tippett monsters and which ones are Chris Walas? Who made Yakface and how do you say Boushh?
In this new edition of BLAST POINTS PRESENTS, we are happy to share the audio version of a recent conversation “our friend and frequent guest” Tom Spina from Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot had with multi-Oscar winning Vis. FX Supervisor Ken Ralston! They’re talking about Ken’s incredible career, his visionary creature contributions to RETURN OF THE JEDI and more! We all know and love the maquettes from From Star Wars To Jedi and Classic Creatures and Ken sculpted a handful of those AND now Regal Robot has just released their replica of the Weequay maquette that Ken created. So check out this awesome chat with Tom and Ken!