January 13, 2017 – If you have never watched the very first documentary, The Making of Star Wars (1977), then you are missing a very well-done bit of Star Wars history.
The documentary was hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and narrated by William Conrad. It first aired on September 16, 1977, on the ABC television network.
Even four decades later, the 49-minute documentary holds up well. From the vantage point of 40 years later, the film offers a lot of nostalgia and an interesting look at a young Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, George Lucas and more.
The behind-the-scenes examination of the special effects, the droids and costumes, and how the film was executed are second to none.
And talk about spooky prescience: At the end, C-3PO asks, “Where will it all end?” But then he answers himself: “Perhaps, R2, it will never end.”