bring me a fucking Sharpie"
Kaplan (screenwriter, "Star Saga, Episode IV: The Coalition
Reasserts Itself"): Loomis was much more hands-off
on the second filmmy impression was that he was more
interested in the ancillary. At the time we definitely wanted
more involvement from him, but you know, many fans consider
the second film the best one of the series. That's just
interesting, is all.
Shane: My affection for these...movies [including "The
Coalition Reasserts Itself"] remains undiminished.
Hamlin: Because of the schedule, I actually had to choose
between "The Coalition Reasserts Itself" and "Chevy
Springtime 2." It wasn't much of a choice. Now, ironically,
I can't get anyone interested in "Chevy Springtime
Thompson ("Bilbo Corinthian"): Indubitably,
I brought some soul and color to the "Star Saga"
universe. Bilbo brought a suaveness and romantic fire to
a previously cold, loveless place.
Read the internal memo that brought Jimmy-Ray Thompson on
I wish I could tell you more about shooting the second film.
It's just all so hazy.
Loomis: Writing the third film, "Here Come The
Jengae," was quite difficult for Jim. He locked himself
in his study for a week and couldn't come up with anything.
Finally he emerged bleary-eyed one evening and said, "Just
bring me the script to the first movie and a fucking Sharpie."
An hour later, he had the new story finished.
During the '84 presidential campaign, I was watching TV and
all of a sudden I could have sworn I heard Ronald Reagan talking
about "Star Saga." That's when I went into rehab
seriously. Later I learned that he really did have a military
program that was being called "Star Saga," so I
checked myself out and binged for a week.