Star Wars Celebration on G4 Tonight at 8 pm ET/PT

(August 14 2008 – TMRZoo.com) G4 Presents a Two Hour Block of Programming Dedicated to Star Wars. The night begins with the celebration in Japan, Thursday, August 14, at 8 pm ET/PT

Join G4’s resident comic book expert, Blair Butler, as she travels to Japan to present Star Wars Celebration Japan, marking the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars Saga.
The 90 minute special will feature interviews with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Wookiee Chewbacca), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Ray Park (Darth Maul), and exclusive clips from Clone Wars, including new characters and special sneak peeks.
Then travel to Lucas Ranch for a special interview with George Lucas and Clone Wars director, Dave Filone.

Following, G4 presents “X-Play Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Special,” an entire episode dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

All Access: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed — X-Play Exclusives:

– New never-before-seen footage from the final build of the game

– The game is done and approved and now project lead Haden Blackman reveals to X-Play for the first time the original pitches for the Wookie Warrior and Darth Maul games including never before seen original concept art and concept video the team pitched to George Lucas. Viewers will also see early play blasts of the game, learn where the idea for the Apprentice pulling down a Star Destroyer came from, and see brand new footage from Kashyyyk, home planet of the Wookiees.

The Art of The Force Unleashed

X-Play’s exclusive interview with Matt Omernick, Art Director for The Force Unleashed reveals the inspiration for the Apprentice’s look and the evolution of the character during the games production cycle. Omernick’s interview includes brand new artwork and video of Raxus Prime, concept art for the Apprentice, as well as other new characters and planets that live between Episode III and IV.

The Music and Sound Design of The Force Unleashed

We sit down with Music Supervisor Jesse Harlin to find out what it’s like working with the classic Star Wars music, as well as creating new music and sound effects for The Force Unleashed and the sound effects Jesse Harlin created, the new song Ugnaut Jig for the game and we’ve got your first listen.

The Tech of The Force Unleashed

Steve Sullivan, Director of Research and Development, ILM, reveals how ILM and Lucas Arts work together; creating new tools for the game including the Clone cam face capture tech.

Morgan’s Force Unleashed Blue Screen Session

Morgan has fun with the LucasArts team and they blue screen her in with characters from the game.

The two hour Star Wars dedicated block begins at 8pm