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Discovery Center

This must be the place…

I rarely plan for activities on my days off, but the Discovery Times Square in NYC made it easy to get admission online on short notice. I decided the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit would tide me over until The Force Awakens premiers the following weekend. The last time I saw actual artifacts from the films was The Power of Myth exhibit that stopped by in Brooklyn ages ago. This time around, the focused theme of costumes made the exhibit more compact. Yet there was plenty to see because the exhibit encompassed both original and prequel trilogies.

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From Star Wars Celebration Europe II, a presentation panel about the next CG series Star Wars Rebels reveals some concept art heavily influenced by the late Ralph McQuarrie. 

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Ever make those impulse buys where you don’t feel “buyer’s remorse” but decline to state how much you paid for it?

Nexus 7: Rachael by S. Pettersen

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A picture is worth a thousand words.

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R2-D2 and C-3PO by Ralph McQuarrie ©Lucasfilm

With that adage in mind, it cannot be underestimated how important Ralph McQuarrie was in visualizing George Lucas’ early drafts for a space fantasy film called The Star Wars. As the legend goes, studio funding was given when McQuarrie’s commissioned concept paintings of characters and locations helped give Lucas’ script a more understandable sense of scale and design.
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