date posted: Jan 10, 2006 6:20 PM edit
Here are just three examples of the Star Wars recycling program. I know there are more out there but If you know of more please present what you have and we'll add them to the site!
The first set of photos shows Luke Skywalker at the Mos Eisley Spaceport Cantina, after he's asked Wuher for a refreshing drink and is just starting to get harassed by Dr. Evazan. Recognize the head of a certain bounty hunter from ESB?
The second set of photos is of the short order fry cook from the Droids TV series (episode: Pirates of Tarnooga). Dex sure does look familiar.
The third, while not Star Wars recycling per se is a reverse reference comparison, shows Flo the waitress (on the far left) from Mel's Diner in the TV show Alice (1976).
And the shot on the right of Flo the droid waitress (Mel's Flo's namesake ) from Dex's Diner in Attack of the Clones. Notice also here that Mel (Vic Tayback) looks like the model for both cooks from Star Wars.
You may think momentarily that the show Alice was influenced by American Graffiti somehow but it was actually based on the Martin Scorcese film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) which was based on a screenplay by Robert Getchell.
The fourth set of photos shows the cycle wheel used by a character in the Droids TV series (also episode: Pirates of Tarnooga) and the subsequent re-use of the vehicle by that coughing, sinister character from ROTS. One of those vehicles you always wanted to see fleshed out in 3D form as a kid only to marvel at it in ROTS.
Again, I know there are many other examples out there, let me know! Let's see what else is in the recycle bin!