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    Everything live-action?

    I've got two visual dictionaries released in the Disney era and something really bugs me about them. I didn't expect the old EU to appear in them and am fine with that, but these books insist on giving the cgi cartoons as much importance or even more than the live-action films. Granted, there are many hours between TCW, Rebels and now Resistance. They include many fan favorite characters and designs and I dig them for the most part. It's just really jarring to see an overview of creatures or combat helmets and notice a blatantly low-detail cartoon model among the live-action and high-grade photo-real cgi. It gets even worse with cases like Bail Organa, who is represented by a TCW screencap instead of RotS or AotC.

    Long story short, I don't like this mixture of graphic styles in one work and would prefer to check out media with a coherent realistic style.
    Thus, I stumbled upon the live-action cut scenes of the games Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight and Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire. Granted, those use 90's cgi for everything but the humans, but they're still cool to see. The real footage of people helps to get that SW feeling tremendously.

    This got me interested in checking out anything else that uses live-action footage for its (human) characters. I know of the following so far:

    Episodes I-IX
    Solo
    Rogue One
    The Holiday Special
    Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor
    Star Tours and the Adventures Continue
    Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
    Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
    (upcoming) The Mandalorian
    (upcoming) The Captain Cassian and Kaytoo Show

    Honorable mention for games that look close to photo-real (if only in the cut scenes) and base the character models on their voice actors.

    The Force Unleashed I & II
    The Old Republic intro trailers
    Battlefront 1 & 2 (Dice)
    Jedi Fallen Order

    And another honorable mention for character appearances outside of official SW works, but starring the same actors.

    Mark Hammil with the Muppets
    Adam Driver and Donald Glover in character at SNL

    Am I missing anything?
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    Theres the Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game that actually stared David Prowse as Darth Vader.
    I believe the footage is available on Youtube.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_W...deo_Board_Game
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    Theres the Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game that actually stared David Prowse as Darth Vader.
    I believe the footage is available on Youtube.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_W...deo_Board_Game
    lmao used to play that in the dorms in college
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    That's cool! The more I explore of the old EU, the more hidden gems are revealed, I especially like much of the stuff released between RotJ and the SEs. It all felt very grounded in the OT, naturally since the PT aesthetic hadn't been seen yet. But somehow it avoids over-referencing the films like lots of more modern OT-era EU did.
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