The Last Jedi Filmmakers At Celebration and Kitster Attempts a High-Five (Again)

The Last Jedi Filmmakers At Celebration and Kitster Attempts a High-Five (Again)


The Last Jedi at Star Wars Celebration
I go look at some really expensive statues AND KITSTER IS BACK!!! This week, on The Star Wars Show! Andi sits down with Kitster himself, Dhruv
Chanchani! We check out the unsung heroes of Rogue One! And much, much more! Now from the Lucasfilm Headquarters it’s
The Star Wars Show! Hi, I’m Anthony Carboni. And I’m Andi Gutierrez Welcome to The Star
Wars Show, the only show in the world that has had the guy who played Kitster in The
Phantom Menace on the air twice in less than 3 months. You’re living your dreams
I get to book the guests and you all just have to deal with it. We’re doing Kitster all the time! I don’t if we should do all Kitster all
the time… That’s just what you think. Kicking things off this week with a bit of
Star Wars: The Last Jedi news, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and The Last Jedi director,
Rian Johnson will appear on stage, together at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. The panel is set for Friday April 14th, and
if you’ve ever seen a Star Wars Celebration panel you can bank on there being plenty of
surprises, special guests and unforgettable moments. For tickets and more details, head to Star
Wars Celebration.com. Speaking of, if you’re in Orlando for Celebration and need a handsome new Luke Skywalker action figure, Look no further than this Star Wars 40th Anniversary Luke Skywalker Celebration Exclusive from Hasbro. The figure stands 6 inches high, features
18 points of articulation, comes with a lightsaber, blaster, and pilot helmet, and comes on a
handsome replica card for the original Kenner Luke Skywalker X Wing Pilot Action figure. And he can be yours…at Star Wars Celebration! Hey, weren’t you at Sideshow Collectibles
on Friday? Yes I was Andi, that was a great segue and
incredibly well times. Would you like to see what I did? Would I?! We’re at the headquarters of Sideshow Collectibles
where they are known for making some of the most beautifully detailed collector pieces
on the market and they are going to show us some of the new Rogue One stuff they have
in the works. Let’s go! Oh my God! Even you guys don’t have shelf space for
some of your stuff. Kevin you’re a Death Trooper specialist! At this point, yeah. When you look at it on the site its like “it
can’t possibly look that good in person” I am blown away. Well thank you, that’s always the hope. How many pieces is this guy?
Honestly, I don’t even know at this point. That’s how you get the quality. Hand assembled in this office. K2-SO was done all digital so we got digital
files from Lucasfilm There he is! Look at his smarmy little robot head! His joints are all hollow so there’s so
much detail I want to talk about Jyn, her holster and
the drapery of her coat. We knew this wasn’t her predominant costume
in the film but we wanted to do something you weren’t going to see on the market a
lot. You did an entire alternate head sculpt
Yes, with the exclusive version. This is the first view for anyone of this
portrait in person. We’ve only recently got a preview of this
Rey and BB-8. Since then we’ve actually tweaked the portraiture
to get an even closer likeness. It’s so hard to tell where the fabric ends
and a sculpted piece of costume begins. That’s a testament to the work of our sculptors
and our tailors. We wanted to make a BB-8 available for everyone. He has an exclusive version as well with the
thumbs up flamethrower. Nice! You’ve got one of the in progress models
right here. Right on the head and the dome. What a good place to work. Thanks to Mike, Kevin and the entire Sideshow
team for letting me walk around their office screaming at every amazing thing they do today. Remember if you want to find out more about
the Rogue One exclusive editions you can head to sideshow.com to find out pre-order information. I’m going to sneak this Bob Fett out with
me a piece at a time. Wish me luck. The captain says you are a friend, I will
not kill you. I’m here with Ben Hartley, one of the extras
that helps fill in the bustling background. You’re no stranger to being in a flight
uniform, is that right? That is correct, yes. I was a pilot in the Royal Navy. You were inspired to become a pilot because
of … because of Star Wars. The first films, I think seeing the guys running
out to their aircraft in their flight suits and going off to save the galaxy was a pretty
good inspiration. When episodes 4,5 and 6 came out I was a boy
and a young man and they made a massive impact on me. It’s one pretty special franchise that I’m
so excited to be a part of. My father was working for the United Nations
so we moved around a bit. We ended up in a place that had a British
school and an American school and Star Wars is what linked those two schools. It’s a breathtaking privilege really, when
you get the call. It’s just not something you even consider
saying no to. Being invited again into an enormous family. It’s a huge privilege to be standing here
in all of this. It’s amazing. Now Gareth certainly has a distinctive style
and approach of capturing all of this. How are you finding that? It was great actually because it’s so continuously
flowing that you’re kind of indifferent to that. You just do it. We’re doing it, and you know they’re picking
up things all the time. It’s very freeform. The camera is basically just moving around
to get the feeling that nothing is missed, really. He’s a master storyteller, you can tell
that straight away. He has a very clear vision of how he wants
to tell the story without the camera kind of imposing itself. Letting the action unfold and capturing that
story as it unfolds. It’s those moments that Gareth tries to
catch as a director where you’re overwhelmed by what you’re seeing in front of you and
you can’t keep fighting. You’re trying to gather your thoughts, gather
your courage. You feel that you can’t carry on but you
have to. Those microseconds is what you’re catching,
those are the moments for him to tell the story. Ready, ready, standing by. Light it up. Aright you may know him as Kitster Beanie
from The Phantom Menace of the Holiday Space Wizard from the classic Star Wars Show Holiday
Special, please welcome my friend Dhruv Chanchani. Hey! How’s it going! Welcome back
Let’s start at the beginning, how did you get the role of Kitster? I lived in England during the 90s and the
studios where they filmed all the indoor scene was Leaves den Studios. It was pretty nearby my school so one day
they just came to my school and said who wants to be in a major motion picture over the summer? Yeah! I do! The first thing they did was just take a headshot
of everybody and then they called certain people back to read lines
And that’s when you found out it was Star Wars? So I actually kind of figured it out by myself
because the script that I read was only for my scene. But I was like, Anakin? I know this name. I had just read Shadows of the Empire like
weeks before so I was on the drive home from the studio with my mom and I was like, I think
this is for Star Wars. In the first episode of the Star Wars Show
we did a bit called, “Everything is Important” about Kitster and we’ve shown it to you. And we talked about how your character is
only in the movie for 88 seconds and most of that time your hands are planted on the
podracer. Was that directed to you or? Its probably more of like a Ricky Bobby thing,
I just don’t know what to do with my hands. Someone was just like, put them there and
keep them there! In our obsession with Kitster, we’ve come
to the conclusion that you really didn’t have any action figures. You didn’t have any toys. There was one Micro Machine Kitster figure
all we could find. Yeah it’s a sore spot. But we’ve gone to great lengths to rectify
this and our friends at Funko have made us this one of a kind custom Kitster POP bobble
head. This is amazing. The things I never thought I’d see in my
life. My own bobble head. It’s uncanny. Have you been surprised by the attention your
character has gotten in the past 20 years It’s funny how it spreads out. People are like I know this kid that’s in
Star Wars, and I know a kid who knows a kid that’s in Star Wars. And when you’re 8, that’s like incredible. Yeah! You’re super famous for an 8 year old. In the last few years, my friends have tagged
me in these Instagram posts or shown me, someone made me a drawing of my character and I’m
just like, who are these people? These are incredible! And you search a hashtag and there’s all
these posts. I’ve become a meme! Before we go, I think to prove Dhruv Chanchani
can do it even though Kitster couldn’t. Its never been caught on film, a successful
high five. We should do it! Ready? Yes!! First of all, I am stealing that custom Kitster. No you’re not! I’m hiding it. Second of all, I need to declare from the
rooftops that the person who said their favorite Star Wars Alien of all time is Teek from Battle
for Endor is correct. That was the answer we were looking for, you
are the last jedi. Hashtag bring back Teek. That’s not a real hashtag. Frank, make that a real hashtag. HA! See, real hashtag! Well, unlike you and your Teek fandom, our
viewers came out in droves to support Ahsoka While others stuck to more eclectic choices
like Colonel Gascon Or Bane Malar. Oh, hey Cheeze. Ah, yes, good call. In case you missed it yesterday StarWars.com
had an exclusive excerpt from the latest Aftermath Book Empire’s End. It’s from this part of the book. Read it in its entirety right now at Star
Wars.com Read it right now, freeze frame! Now if you’ll excuse us, I need to go flooding
all of my social media accounts with hashtag Bring Back Teek posts
Hashtag battle for Endor Hashtag Wilford Brimley Is Canon
It’s totally a thing Now they’re a thing
Not a thing Frank, don’t do it
Frank, do it. Frank, be on the right side of history
Hashtag bring back Teek He can turn into a little ball and whoosh

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