Check Out These Star Wars Droid Screen Tests With Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker in 1976

In 1977 the world was introduced to Star Wars and things would never be the same. This was a world of Jedi, Sith, Star Destroyers, Death Stars, and droids. A lot of work went into making all of these things come to life on the big screen. Part of the process was screen tests.

For the droids in particular, screen tests were held in 1976 with Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker. These two actors would go on to bring C-3PO and R2-D2 to life. The screen tests were shot on 16mm and show the duo figuring out exactly how things could work. There are also some other droids included in the film.

Star Wars Droid Screen Tests – Rare 16mm Footage (1976) Description

Star Wars Droid Screen Tests – Rare 16mm Footage (1976) It’s March 1976 at Elstree Studios, UK and the props department are demonstrating the practicalities of the droid designs to George Lucas as actors Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Anthony Daniels (C3P0) familiarise themselves with the costumes and get used to walking in them…

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