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Ask Movie Slate - Star Wars, Return of the Jedi.

Originally uploaded on Ask Movie Slate's blog, on May 6th 2015.

Featuring :iconmlp-silver-quill: as The Emperor.

I'm afraid I've been unable to produce anything Star Wars related for this year's Star Wars Day, so instead I'm making a re-run of Movie Slate's reviews of the original trilogy, which still rank among some of my favorite drawings I've ever produced. Fear not, I'm not doing this because I'm out of ideas, but because I never uploaded these onto DeviantArt until now. Now I'm fixing this mistake.

My first instinct was to draw something involving the moon of Endor, perhaps Movie Slate and the rest of the Rebels being assaulted by a bunch of teddy bears. But honestly that would've been too easy. I then thought of doing the scene in the beginning with Jabba the Hutt, but which part of it? There's just so much to pick from! No matter what I kept finding myself in difficult positions, like with the previous two. So I went with this one because I had to give The Emperor the spotlight. He's just so much fun but so terrifying at the same time. I remember he scared the shit out of my when I was a little kid, and even nowadays he is quite scary.

I had to give Silver Quill the role as Emperor. I thought it was a funny idea, and how he wanted to seduce Movie Slate to the Dark Side of reviewing by opening her own YouTube channel. I know that going from an update that was grey and blue to another one that's mostly blue is kind of dull, but I did it for the characters, not for the setting. Besides that was was always very ominous, and a lot more intimidating than some people give it credit for. Also, Planet Express Spaceship in the background.

Okay, so while people adore A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, there's always been kind of a split when it comes to Return of the Jedi. Personally I think people are unfair towards it, what with them focusing only on the negative aspects, but I think some of the most memorable and important moments of the Saga come from this movie. The final step Luke takes to become a Jedi, the fight between him and his father previous to this, Darth Vader killing The Emperor, Yoda dying, the Force being brought to a balance, and those incredible and intense space dogfights. Sure there's Eewoks, sure the beginning with Jabba goes on forever, and sure there's a lot of silly things in it, but holyshit the good stuff in it is just phenomenal. So yeah, I really like this one, maybe more than a little bit.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture!

You can check Movie Slate's post on Tumblr right here.


Please, let me know what you think of it in the comments. I appreciate and every single one I receive.

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:iconpole7645:
POLE7645 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
A New Hope may be my favorite, but Jedi is actually my second favorite. Mainly because it was the first of the Star Wars movie I ever saw (and yes, the Vader reveal was spoiled for me. Not like I had much of a choice. It was shown during my first year of middle school) and it left more of an impact on me.

Hell, I even liked the two made-for-TV Ewoks movies back in the day. Even if the second one gave me nightmares.

So I guess the next step would be...the Star Wars Holiday Special? I know Granny Smith is a natural fit for Bea Arthur and Big Daddy McColt can be a good Art Carney, who could play Harvey Korman (who has THREE roles in that special)?
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:iconmeganekkoplymouth241:
MeganekkoPlymouth241 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Interface Designer
I personally feel RotJ is still a really good installment in the franchise. Yes, I do think that its two predecessors (and even the Force Awakens) are better, but I do love all the things you bring up. I'd also bring up how easily Bobba Fett dies, but who really cares? I laughed my ass off at that scene.

Absolutely love the beautiful space background and as usual the lighting, and having Silver as the Emporer is hilarious.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Jedi gets a bum rep, which is unfair. It's still a damn good adventure movie and it's biggest problem is that it shows its flaws more openly than the other two Star Wars movies.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I recognized that crazy birdbrain!
The term "birdbrain" is used with affection here. Of course.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Of course :) He's the best pigeon after all.
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Lol, that was very cute.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh thank you!
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:icondasweirdo:
DasWeirdo Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Silver Quill...
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Pfff, he loves being The Emperor, come on.
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:iconmaverickwolfzx:
Maverickwolfzx Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Poor Discord his spirit will be replaced by whoever interprets it in the prequels.
My only question is who you choose to play Boba Fett?

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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Boba Fett should definitely be played by Lightning Dust. A shitload of potential for a good, badass character, and then it got shafted down the drain.
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Donovanthehero1990 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
If I do; will it help ease what I need?
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Of course. Just don't include the special editions in there.
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:icondonovanthehero1990:
Donovanthehero1990 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I won't.
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:iconphantomxv1:
phantomxV1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
lol XD that's funny
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heheheh ;)
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:iconblewfire:
blewfire Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2017
When I read the Movie Slate'so line "So business as usual then" I just started laughing.  :)
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heheheh, she's okay with selling her soul for more movies. She's got a punch card for those.
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:iconmorcegocinzento:
MorcegoCinzento Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And this is how Movie Slate became Darth Cinematica.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The Dark Lord of reboots.
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:iconmorcegocinzento:
MorcegoCinzento Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once more the reboots will rule the Hollywood.
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:iconbluerav3pony:
BlueRav3Pony Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Silver Quill I see as the Robot Chicken version of the Emperor. Comedic Evil.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
OH YEAH!

That's actually what I had in mind for this. He's more like Robot Chicken Emperor, the one that's funny and more of a goofball.
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:iconbluerav3pony:
BlueRav3Pony Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Yes, the one played by Seth McFarland.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Was that Seth McFarlane? Now I see where all his talent went.
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:iconbluerav3pony:
BlueRav3Pony Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Yeah, him and Seth Green help one another out on their individual shows since the two work together all the time.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty neat.

I love it when actors, directors and writers are friends between each other and work in their respective projects.
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:iconbluerav3pony:
BlueRav3Pony Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Yeah, Seth McFarland even did a role for a Phinease and Ferb episode since Dan Povenmire was a storyboard artist on Family Guy.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty sweet.
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