DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 489
2 members and 487 guests
Sal_the_man, Taty
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Non-Sportbike Forums > Non-Sportbike Chat

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Photographer discovers old Star Wars set in Tunisia
Unread
  (#1)
B
It goes to 11.
 
B's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,806
Join Date: November 8, 2004
Location: Moet Chandon on a Schlitz budget
Photographer discovers old Star Wars set in Tunisia - May 14, 2013, 09:04 AM

Photographer discovers old Star Wars set in Tunisia. - Imgur

Pretty cool pics of the Tatooine set from Tunisia.


SV650s for SALE!!!
- 2007 SV650 Racebike-Superbike KWS/Thermosman suspension/Swenz bodywork/All GSXR Parts
- 2009 SV650 Streetbike Race blue with white stripe/No wrecks/fully faired with M4 full system

Shoot me a PM or talk to Nate (Nudist) if you're interested in purchase.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to B  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
Typical Stripper
 
Nudist's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,605
Join Date: May 27, 2005
Location: Between old and slow
May 14, 2013, 09:07 AM

Pretty cool!!!


Nate CCS/ASRA #29 - www.nudebikesracing.com - 2012 MARRC AM Racer of the Year

Ticket2Speed, RnR Cycles, Twin Works Factory, Scorpion Helmets, Pro Speed Racing Apparel, Vortex, DC-Moto.net/Amsoil, Dunlop, Sharkskinz, DCSportbikes.net
  Facebook Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
SIN MC President
 
KANEDA's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,686
Join Date: July 2, 2004
Location: http://sinmc.net
May 14, 2013, 09:10 AM

My family was actually living in Tunisia when Star Wars was filming in the late 70s ( I was an infant at the time). Part of The Lars homestead is actually an underground Hotel that still exists today.

The Star Wars set has been renovated since it was discovered in ruins

Star Wars fan rebuilds Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' | Mail Online

A movie fan has renovated one of the most famous buildings in Star Wars after it was in danger of being lost forever.

Terry Cooper led a team which has repaired the desert home of young hero Luke Skywalker featured in the first film of the series.
The 'igloo' was built in the Tunisian desert where many of the scenes were shot near the remote village of Tataouine.

Tatty-ooine: Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' as shocked Star Wars fan Terry Cooper found it when he visited the structure in the remote Tunisian desert



The light side: The finished article after Mr Cooper toiled in 115F heat to re-plaster and repair the plywood and chicken wire building used in the 1977 film

Sci-fi fan Terry, 42, visited the desert to see the Skywalker house - but was horrified to see it was crumbling.

Terry said: 'It's such an iconic building to fantasy fans.
More...
'It was going to waste for the sake of a relatively small amount of money and effort to save it.'
Terry raised cash to preserve the iconic building - and other film fans said: 'May the force be with you.'

May the farce be with you: Mr Cooper was horrified to find that such an iconic film location was crumbling when it only required a reasonably modest sum to renovate



Hut nut: Mr Cooper (pictured), a keen sci-fi writer, sought help from fellow Star Wars fans to return the igloo to its original condition

Terry recruited other Star Wars fans to return the igloo to its original condition before it falls to pieces.
The fans from Europe and the US have re-plastered and repaired the plywood and chicken wire building working in blistering 115F heat.
Director George Lucas named the planet in a 'far far away galaxy' Tatooine after the dusty village in the Sahara.
He was one of millions across the world who watched the 1977 Star Wars movie - the first film in the original trilogy.

Striking back: Cardiff man Mr Cooper said the degradation of the site was 'quite dramatic' and without work could have been lost forever



A New Hope: Proud Mr Copper outside the finished igloo, which in the film was destroyed by stormtroopers from the Galactic Empire

The igloo home of Luke and his foster family was destroyed by stormtroopers from the Galactic Empire.
Terry, of Cardiff, said: 'I last visited the set three years ago and it was sad to see the structure falling into disrepair.
'The degradation of the site was quite dramatic and without work on it could be lost forever.'
Terry is a keen sci-fi writer who has penned the Kangazang! novels - and his first book was narrated for audio by former Dr Who star Colin Baker.

Iconic setting: Luke Skywalker emerges from his home in the 1977 Star Wars film



Read more: Star Wars fan rebuilds Luke Skywalker's crumbling 'igloo' | Mail Online
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook



#22 TOTNAC
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS MC

  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
Have Bikes - Will Travel
 
Rafale's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,327
Join Date: November 17, 2006
Location: Ashburn
May 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

Pretty cool for the fans that found it and fixed it up. Not very cool that the production company didn't clean up after themselves.


Ill believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.
http://www.twowheelsgood.net
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.