LUCASFILM TO SEND ACTORS TO JUPITER Marin (KPI) -- LucasFilm and Industrial Light & Magic today revealed plans to film the third Star Wars trilogy in orbit around Jupiter. The actors and film crew for the movies will be the first human beings ever to venture outside the orbit of Mars. "Due to the rising price of special effects, and the public's demand for ever more realism, filming on location is simply the only way we can hope to break even at the box office," a spokesthing for LucasFilm told reporters. Since the journey will last many months, cryogenic hibernation technology -- first developed by ILM to keep actors for the second trilogy young -- will be used for all humans on board. The ship will be piloted by an ILM 203 mobile computer, who will also play the part of R2D2 in the films. The rest of the ship crew is still under construction. The launch is scheduled for February 20, 2020, and will take place in Florida, where ILM will temporarily take over Pad B of Disneyworld's popular "Moon Ride," the largest launch facility in the U.S. "It's not the most economical launch window," a Disney spokesthing said, "but it is the off-season, and we wouldn't want to deprive any kid of a chance to visit the moon." ============== Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of NASA or of Sterling Federal Systems.
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