Hosted by Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with a special appearance by Salacious Crumb.
1983's Classic Creatures: The Making of Return of the Jedi is in my
opinion the most fascinating of the four 'Making Of...' specials. It
doesn't focus on the special effects anymore, since SP FX already did that
job. Hosts Billy Dee Williams is in the Lucasfilm archives, and shows
a slew of masks and suits. His 'co-host' Salacious Crumb steals the
show, with his funny growls and laughs. At the other side of the special
is Carrie Fisher, who hosts from the make-up room. She focuses more
on the 'furry' animals, while Billy Dee Williams discusses the 'scary' ones.
Although this special is the most fascinating, From Star Wars To Jedi
has the best behind-the-scenes stuff.
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Two shots from a rare commercial for the program:
Classic Creatures © Lucasfilm Ltd. and ABC 1983