To celebrate “Star Wars Day”, MentalFloss.com put together a list of 65 facts from the Star Wars franchise, that might surprise you. Some of these I had heard, but a BUNCH were “news to me.” For example . . .
1) George Lucas used real World War 2 footage of aerial battles (dogfights) for the space battles.
2) Obi Wan Kenobi was originally supposed to survive his lightsaber battle with Darth Vader in “A New Hope”.
3) In early drafts of the screenplay, Yoda’s name was Buffy, then Minch Yoda, and eventually just Yoda.
Click HERE to check out the complete list of 65 Star Wars Facts.