Are drones covered in our remit? Ah, what the heck. This is a nice light-hearted story for a Friday afternoon, and a good excuse to talk about the new Star Wars film.
Here, Mark “Luke Skywalker” Hamill reveals that security on the set of the new Star Wars film has been mega-tight, partly on account of flying drones. For serious.
Hamill talks to Coming Soon about a variety of subjects, including how things have changed between filming the original Star Wars movies (Episodes IV-VI, to be clear), and the present day.
“You know, the security on it is just crazy,” begins Mark, who reprises his role as Luke Skywalker some 31 years after Return of the Jedi. Good lord, I’m old.
“I’m surprised I can even admit I’m in it! I like being surprised. It’s a whole different era now. When we made the original films, you had the odd reporter hanging around the studio bribing people to give them stories.
“Now, I said to them, ‘Do I really have to wear this robe and this hood that covers my entire head to go from the trailer to the soundstage?’ They said, ‘Yeah, there’s drones.’ Seriously! There’s drones flying over the studio trying to get pictures of whatever they can get pictures of.”
Looking forward to the new Star Wars film? On the one hand, it’ll never live up to the lofty standards set by Episodes IV-VI (they just don’t make them like that anymore), but – on the other hand – it’s a chance to repair some of the damage caused by the complete abominations that were Episodes I and II (and to a lesser extent III).
Er, and just to bring this story back in line with Mobot somewhat, unmanned mobile (ahem) drones are a little scary, but if it means I get my Amazon deliveries a little quicker, bring on the rise of the robots.