SR Geek Picks: 66 Behind the Scenes Photos from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Bane at at birthday party; Iron Man 3 fan art; and 66 behind the scenes pics from The Empire Strikes Back. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com. You might be featured on a future post!

To kick things off today, Entertainment Weekly has The Ten Best Performances in Michael Bay Movies.


66 Behind the Scenes Photos from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

By joinyouinthesun


R2-D2 Cake

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made by Wicked Cake Creations.


Who’s Cowardly Now?

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by T-shirt designer duo Di.Jay. Check out their nifty designs over at their Facebook page, then head on over to their NeatoShop page for more Tees.


Superman Uniform Hardcover Journal

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$12.99 from Entertainment Earth and Pre-order it now and it will be available this month.


Build Your Own Borg

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Featured recently on was a guest poster, Eric Hall, who detailed the process he went through to create his elaborate Borg costume. He’s apparently won numerous costume contests and thousands of prizes with it. You can easily see why – this costume is crazy detailed.


Cartoon Kevin

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Cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane spend two years drawing himself in the style of other cartoon artists. See all 100 drawings at his site. Try to guess which style belongs, and find out if you’re right by enlarging the individual figures.


Bane Birthday Party

Who invited Bane to the birthday party?


Iron Man 3 FAN ART: Tony, Golden Suit and Mandarin

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by ~tarunbanned


That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

Today’s picks have been brought to you by: BYUTelevisiontarunbannedjoinyouinthesunwhitehouse, GeekCrafts, NeatoramaWicked Cake CreationsEW and CartoonKevin.

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  1. sorry wrong movie, but you get the point…

  2. TESB photos: great stuff.

    • Indeed, Geekpicks worth it just for those alone.

      Probably another reason why Empire is so good, they appear to be having a great time behind the scene’s as well. Always beneficial when your employees are happy.


  3. I’ve never once come into these GEEK Picks posts on Screen Rant. The captions pretty much say it all and these posts usually garner less then a dozen comments at most.

    But I came into this post because of these TESB behind the scenes photos and they are FASCINATING.

    Nothing geeky or “silly” about these pictures. They are awesome.

    • Same here. Always thought this section “SR Geek Picks” is useless. SR is great site and there is no room for Geek Picks but boy did you suprised this time.

      Thanks for great Star Wars pics. Memories memories…

      • Perhaps we could do away with Geekpicks and just have a section dedicated to behind the scenes photos.

        Would also be interesting if Ranters could submit their own BTS photos (if they have any), to be published here, after moderation of course, for everyone’s amusement.

  4. well she did kiss a Wookie

    • Wookies need love too!

      • . . . . later that evening they were caught making, uhh hum, “wookie”!!


  5. Out of all the films I’ve seen, The Empire Strikes Back is still my favorite of all time. I loved looking at those behind the scene pics. Great find!

    • It’s certainly one of the best sequels of all time, I still love episode IV, it’s what started the whole thing, but I just love those ATAT Walkers.

  6. What a great bunch of candid, introspective photos from ESB, one of my favorite all-time movies and certainly the best of the Star Wars Trilogy.

  7. Great TESP photos!

    • There is only one explanation: early-onset dementia.

  8. I love that picture with Mark Hamill kissing Carrie Fisher with Harrison Ford looking at them in the background.

    It feels wrong for some reason.