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Old May 17 2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Star Wars sets deteriorating in the desert

I always find stuff like this fascinating, who'd a thought these would exist at all today?

http://news.yahoo.com/lightbox/aband...ars-photo.html
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Old May 17 2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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It sucks that production companies can get away with not cleaning up after themselves like this.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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Did not know green screen could deteriorate.. of wait that the entire set of the prequels, not the OT ..LOL
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Old May 17 2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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I wonder what a moisture vaporator would go for on Ebay?
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Old May 17 2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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That's sad, but in some ways, it looks post-apocalyptic in a neat way. Would be neat if they could do something like that for the next movies.
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Old May 17 2013, 06:33 AM   #6
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It sucks that production companies can get away with not cleaning up after themselves like this.
Agreed -- although a few things left in the desert aren't as bad as, say, the ecological damage caused by something like The Beach (1999).
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Old May 17 2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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I always find stuff like this fascinating, who'd a thought these would exist at all today?

http://news.yahoo.com/lightbox/aband...ars-photo.html
There are a few that are actually preserved, as well.
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Old May 17 2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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I'm surprised fans haven't gone there and helped themselves to a moisture vaporator or two.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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It sucks that production companies can get away with not cleaning up after themselves like this.
I don't think they were expecting these mostly wood and paint sets to still be there after all this time. Given the harsh environment, they probably thought all traces of it would be long gone by now.
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Old May 17 2013, 02:24 PM   #10
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Did not know green screen could deteriorate.. of wait that the entire set of the prequels, not the OT ..LOL
Really? I guess I must have imagined Mos Espa then.
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Old May 17 2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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It sucks that production companies can get away with not cleaning up after themselves like this.
Eh, a few pieces of wood in a desert aren't hurting anyone. All the plastic crap and packaging of a Transformers movie toy line, on the other hand...
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Old May 17 2013, 06:04 PM   #12
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^I'll remember that the next time I throw my McDonalds cup out the car window. ""eh, it's just one paper cup, it won't hurt anyone".
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Old May 17 2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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It sucks that production companies can get away with not cleaning up after themselves like this.
I thought that Lucasfilm would have had to remove it all after filming.
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Old May 17 2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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That's the thing about filming on location in places like Tunisia, film crews bring alot of money and it's extremely cheap to film there, they don't want to scare anyone away by holding them accountable for environmental impacts and making things more expensive... That said, there are much worse things done by the film industry than some plywood and mud buildings in the desert.
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Old May 17 2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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I'm surprised fans haven't gone there and helped themselves to a moisture vaporator or two.
I'm surprised as well. Even more so that Lucas hasn't picked everything up to auction off or place in a SW museum he could charge admission to.
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