With the recent release of the preproduction SuperTrooper video on StarWars.com by Pete Vulmer:http://www.starwars.com/video/view/new.html ;
TDH Thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?p=396696#post396696,
This Video has lead to a few other minor details and findings that were shared with me through a few “Friends Of TDH” in a very recent group email exchange, and I wanted to share this information with you, as I now have proper authorization from that source to do so. Unfortunately I am unable to use real names other than Pete’s…but this information is 100% creditable.
*Most of this info has already been well documented by Art Andrews…and in essence this information just “reconfirms” what has already been discovered by Art. So all kudos to those who were involved in the initial research.
In a recent email exchange:
Friend #1 of TDH:
“Lucas wanted to introduce Boba Fett(originally dubbed "Supertrooper") for promotional appearance purposes. He felt that Vader being so accessible to the public at events would reduce his on-screen presence, so he wanted to develop a new villain that could replace him for events.
I'll attach some interesting ESB production documents relating to the development of Fett. I believe the fact that six suits were created means that some (all?) were for promotional use”
*As most of you know these same documents were posted in Text form by Art Andrews from Mark Harris for the infamous Supertrooper / Boba Fett parts list. Listed here:http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=25691&highlight=found
With the list finally being released, text and hard copy, there have been some great strides in the discovery of found parts in terms of fett this last year…and again this reconfirms the previous research that there were 6 initial suits/ parts.
Now in my interview with Robert Watts at Fan Days II (seen here : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/my-interview-robert-watts-producer-esb-28866/) who was also at George Lucas house during the taping of the Supertrooper video, he adamantly stated that there was only one “Complete” white fett suit. ….which leads me to the next question, What happened to the other five suits, or all the other parts???....I think we have some Idea now.
Here is the rest of the exchange in my next post…and you will be surprised just as I was on how these suits and parts were used..
Continued in next post..