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?
Return of the Jedi month continues as Tom Spina joins Jason and Gabe to talk to the legendary Kirk Thatcher about his days in the ROTJ creature department! The free wheeling, epic conversation ranges from starting at ILM at age 19, painting the Sarlacc, George Lucas’ favorite restaurant, watching dailies, going to the bar with Ewoks, hanging out with Carrie Fisher, and hazy memories from the epic ROTJ wrap party! Kirk has an endless amount of hilarious behind the scenes stories and this is a crazy fun one you won’t want to miss!
PLUS : Tom talks about his amazing experience with Magic Wheeler at San Diego Comic Con!
So keep painting that puppet movie’s hole in the sand and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!