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Female fighter pilots cut out from Return of the Jedi

Bit of fun Star Wars trivia… did you know there were originally four female rebels pilots in Return of the Jedi? Not just in the script stage… they were actually filmed for the climatic Battle of Endor. And then every single one of them was cut from the movie, making the rebel space force a sausagefest.

Turns out that there were four female pilots cast and filmed for Return of the Jedi’s climatic Battle of Endor. Two of them were A-Wing pilots, the other two piloting an X-Wing, with one, played by Vivienne Chandler, having an entire page of dialogue.

Sadly, according to Star Wars Aficionado, they’ve remained mostly unknown and unseen until now. The two A-Wing pilots, one elderly, can at least be seen buried in the extras on the Star Wars blu-rays (I’ve never seen them), but the two X-Wing pilots went straight to the editing room floor. Bizarrely, one of the A-Wing pilots, pictured up top, had her lines dubbed over by a male voice actor in post-production (though people are telling me she’s still visible in the film).

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  1. pennypyro reblogged this from thelastfnord and added:
    sad. don’t cut out the women, esp. when there were so few in the Star Wars trilogy.
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    Dick move George.
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    Those fucking sexist/racist POS commenters on the source tho.
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  27. ugly-steve reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    what the fucking fuck man? well, another reason to hate george lucas.
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