From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 documentary on the making of the original Star Wars trilogy. It was broadcasted on PBS on December 3, 1983.[1] According to Stephen J. Sansweet, the videocassette of Star Wars to Jedi "came in at least four different outer wraps in the U.S." At least one package bears the company name Playhouse Video.[source?]

Home video release[]

The documentary was released on home video by 20th Century Fox in the mid 1980s and various times up to the 1990s (with the re-releases all under different cover artwork). It was also released on Laserdisc in Japan. As yet, there are no high-definition releases of the documentary and unlike its predecessors, The Making of Star Wars, SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back and Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi, it was not included in the 2011 Star Wars Blu-ray boxset of all six films.

In 2014, the documentary was made available for free on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.[2]


By type
Cast Crew Uncredited



  • Richard Schickel - writer/producer
  • Sidney Ganis - executive producer
  • Miki Herman - associate producer
  • Howard G. Kazanjian - executive producer
  • Robert Charlton - cinematography
  • Duwayne Dunham - editor/additional photographer
  • Agamemnon Andrianos - sound recordist
  • Richard Burrow - sound editor
  • Teresa Eckton - sound editor
  • Nancy Jencks - assistant sound editor
  • Steve Klocksiem - assistant sound editor
  • Gary Summers - sound re-recording mixer
  • Terry Chostner - additional photographer
  • Rick Fichter - additional photographer
  • Robert Hill - camera assistant
  • Martin Hume - camera assistant
  • Randy Love - additional photographer
  • Mick Mason - additional photographer
  • Tomiko Russell - camera assistant
  • Joe Ward - camera assistant
  • Conrad Buff IV - assistant film editor
  • Jay Ignaszewski - assistant film editor
  • Suella Kennedy - assistant film editor
  • Steve Starkey - associate editor
  • John Williams - composer: theme "Star Wars"
  • Geoffrey de Valois - production assistant (uncredited)


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