12 awesome behind-the-scenes pics from The Empire Strikes Back

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:26 AM EDT (Updated)

The Empire Strikes Back premiered 30 years ago, and the humongous The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was just published to celebrate the anniversary, putting us in a VERY nostalgic mood. While we head out to buy ourselves a copy, check out a dozen of the book's behind-the-scenes pics.

We loved looking at Harrison Ford sitting around behind an X-Wing, at Carrie Fisher laughing on the set of Cloud City between takes with Ford and Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill sharing a laugh on set with the great Sir Alec Guinness.

But it's seeing how they filmed one of the most famous scenes in history—where Darth Vader (David Prowse) tells Luke, "I am your father"—with Hamill hanging from a pinnacle almost 30 feet up in the air with mattress-covered cardboard boxes down below that makes our day.

Add to that the iconic pic of director George Lucas hanging with Hamill, Fisher and Ford on the set of Empire Strikes Back and, well, once you take a look, we're sure you'll start to get a little nostalgic, too!

(Vanity Fair via Collider)