10 awesome pics by fans who accidentally crashed Jedi set in '82

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Jul 4, 2015

All of the Dark Knight Rises set leaks notwithstanding, it's harder than ever for fans to get anywhere near the set of a major motion picture. If it's a sequel to two of the most beloved sci-fi films of all time, it's impossible. But once upon a time, a band of Star Wars fans stumbled upon the Jedi shoot and snapped proof of their visit.

In the spring of 1982, a fella named Mike Davis gathered a bunch of friends and decided to investigate a chunk of southern California desert called Buttercup Valley, where they'd heard that a new sci-fi film called Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination was filming.

When they got there, they discovered Jabba the Hutt's pleasure barge, R2-D2 without his lid on and Princess Leia relaxing in the sun. Not a bad day for a bunch of fans and their pre-digital cameras.

For even more photos, and the full story behind Davis' desert adventure, head over here.

(via The Mary Sue)

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