Star Wars: Behind the Magic is an interactive CD-ROM released in the fall of 1998 by LucasArts. It was designed as an in-depth look at the original trilogy and features a preview for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Behind the Magic is spread over two discs. Its features include a detailed look at the original trilogy (with a complete script); details of the characters, locations, and technology; and a look at the making of the movies. A searchable glossary of entries is available. Several games are also included, including a trivia game and an area where you can test weapons on a stormtrooper.

Perhaps the most celebrated feature of Behind the Magic is its inclusion of several deleted scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. These include the famous "Biggs scene," where Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter talk on Tatooine, and a scene where Luke talks to his friends after witnessing the opening space battle. Two other bits of rough footage are included: one of Luke watching the space battle through binoculars and a rough cut of the Mos Eisley cantina scene.

The CD-ROM also contained a timeline of Star Wars events, which is now outdated by the release of the prequel trilogy and more Expanded Universe material. Some details later overturned include setting Obi-Wan Kenobi's birth year to 60 BBY instead of 57 BBY, placing the events of Episode III at 20 BBY, and placing the birth of the Skywalker twins at 18 BBY.

Disc 1 Contents[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Most bulleted entries can be "Explore[d]", each of those offering: a "Full Description", an "Image Gallery", a "Behind the Scenes" and "BtS Images" gallery, some "Audio Clip" and a "Trivia" question.

Main Characters[edit | edit source]

Imperials

  • Darth Vader
  • Palpatine
  • Imperial Officers
  • Piett
  • Tarkin
  • Thrawn
  • Veers

Jedi Knights

  • Anakin Skywalker
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Yoda

Droids

  • 2-1B
  • 4-LOM
  • C-3PO
  • FX-7
  • R2-D2

Bounty Hunters

  • Bib Fortuna
  • Boba Fett
  • Bossk
  • Boushh
  • Dengar
  • Greedo
  • Han Solo
  • IG-88
  • Jabba
  • Jabba's Court
  • Jabba's Droid Pool
  • Jabba's Guards
  • Mara Jade
  • Max Rebo Band
  • Oola
  • Salacious Crumb
  • Zuckuss

Smugglers

  • Anakin, Jacen, and Jaina Solo
  • Chewbacca
  • Chewbacca's Family
  • Chief Chirpa's Tribe
  • Lando
  • Lobot
  • Wicket

Tatooine

  • Garindan
  • Luke's Friends
  • Modal Nodes
  • Mos Eisley Cantina Patrons
  • Owen & Beru Lars

Rebels

  • Ackbar
  • Biggs
  • Dodonna
  • Garm Bel Iblis
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Madine
  • Mon Mothma
  • Nien Nunb
  • Princess Leia
  • Rebel Enlisted
  • Rieekan
  • Wedge



Aliens & Creatures[edit | edit source]

Aliens

  • Bith
  • Bothan
  • Ewok
  • Gammorrean
  • Hutt
  • Ithorian
  • Jawa
  • Mon Calmari
  • Nikto
  • Noghri
  • Rodian
  • Sullustan
  • Tusken Raider
  • Twi'lek
  • Ugnaught
  • Weequay
  • Wookie
  • Yuzzum

Animals & Other Creatures

  • Bantha
  • Bogwing
  • Bubo
  • Dewback
  • Ronto
  • Scurrier
  • Tauntan
  • Womp Rat
  • Worrt

Monstrous Beasts

  • Dianoga
  • Dragonsnake
  • Krayt Dragon
  • Mynock
  • Rancor
  • Sarlac
  • Space Slug
  • Wampa Ice Creature



Groups & Organizations[edit | edit source]

Imperial Forces

  • The Empire
  • Imperial Gunners
  • Imperial Royal Guard
  • Sandtroopers
  • Scout Troopers
  • Snowtroopers
  • Stormtroopers
  • TIE Fighter Pilots

Manufacturers

  • BlasTech Industries
  • Corellian Engineering Corporation
  • Incom Corporation
  • Kuat Drive Yards (KDY)
  • Sienar Fleet Systems (SFS)

Rebel Forces

  • New Republic
  • Rebel Alliance
  • Rebel Infantry
  • Rebel Pilots
  • Rogue Squadron

Organizations

  • B'omarr Monks
  • Black Sun
  • Dark Jedi
  • Jedi Knights



Technology[edit | edit source]

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Starfighters

  • A-Wing
  • B-Wing
  • TIE Advanced
  • TIE Bomber
  • TIE Fighter
  • TIE Interceptor
  • X-Wing
  • Y-Wing

Aircraft

  • Ewok Hang Glider
  • Snowspeeder
  • T-16 Skyhopper
  • Twin-Pod Cloud Car

Groundcraft

  • AT-AT
  • AT-ST
  • Desert Skiff
  • Landspeeder
  • Sail Barge
  • Sandcrawler
  • Speeder Bike
  • Swoop Bike

Capital Ships

  • Executor
  • Imperial Star Destroyer
  • Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
  • Rebel Blockade Runner
  • Rebel Cruiser
  • Rebel Transport

Other Vessels

  • Imperial Landing Craft
  • Imperial Shuttle
  • Death Star
  • Death Star II
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Outrider
  • Slave I

Charts

  • Vehicles Speed Chart
  • Vehicles Size Chart



Weapons[edit | edit source]

Starship & Planetary Weapons

  • Antivehicle Artillery
  • Ion Cannon
  • Proton Torpedo
  • Anti-Infantry Battery
  • Superlaser
  • Turbolaser
  • Quad Laser Cannon
  • Laser Cannon

Personal Weapons

  • Blaster
  • Bowcaster
  • E-Web Repeating Blaster
  • Gaderffii
  • Lightsaber
  • Thermal Detonator
  • Vibro-Ax
  • Ionization Blaster
  • Force Pike
  • Blaster Rifle

Topics

  • Weapons Test



Devices[edit | edit source]

Droid Devices

  • Astromech Droid
  • Asp Droid
  • GNK Power Droid
  • Interrogator Droid
  • MSE Mouse Droid
  • Patrol Droid
  • Probot
  • Protocol Droid
  • Remote
  • Restraining Bolt

Personal Devices

  • Comlink
  • Electrobinoculars
  • Meditation Chamber
  • Holgram
  • Imperial Code Cylinder

Vehicle Devices

  • Deflector Shield
  • Hyperdrive
  • Escape Pod
  • Ion Engine
  • Repulsorlift Engine
  • Tractor Beam

Industrial Devices

  • Breath Mask
  • Carbon-Freezing Chamber
  • Scan Grid
  • Bacta Tank
  • Vaporator
  • Prosthetic Replacement



Locations[edit | edit source]

Core Worlds

  • Alderaan
  • Corellia
  • Coruscant
    • Imperial City

Mid-Rim Worlds

  • Kashyyyk
  • Naboo
  • Ord Mantell
  • Yavin
    • Yavin IV
      • Massassi Temple

Hutt Space

  • Nar Hutta
    • Nar Shaddaa

Outer Rim Worlds

  • Bespin
    • Cloud City
  • Dagobah
    • Cave of Evil
    • Yoda's Home
  • Dantooine
  • Endor
    • Ewok Village
    • Shield Generator
  • Hoth
    • Echo Base
    • Wampa Ice Cave
    • Hoth Asteroid Belt
  • Kessel
  • Mon Calamari
  • Tatooine
    • Anchorhead & Tosche Station
    • Beggar's Canyon
    • Great Pit of Carkoon
    • Jabba's Palace
    • Lars Moisture Farm
    • Mos Eisley Spaceport
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi's Home
    • Dune Sea & Jundland Wastes

Topics

  • Real World Locations
  • Hyperspace Travel Times



Events[edit | edit source]

Ancient History
Recent History
Galactic Civil War

  • Battle of Yavin
  • After Yavin
  • Battle of Hoth
  • After Hoth
  • Battle of Endor

Era of the New Republic

  • Early Conflicts
  • Galactic Unrest
  • Young Jedi Knights


Episode I Preview[edit | edit source]

Behind the Magic - Episode I

  • A Preview

Locations

  • Planet Naboo

Events

  • About Episode I

Behind the Scenes

  • Episode I Production

Creatures, Characters and Droids

  • Battle Droid

People

  • Episode I Cast

Vehicles

  • Naboo Starfighters

Toys and Collectibles

  • New Hasbro Action Figure

Disc 2 Contents[edit | edit source]

Scene by Scene[edit | edit source]

Star Wars[edit | edit source]

Empire Strikes Back[edit | edit source]

Return of the Jedi[edit | edit source]

Lost Scenes[edit | edit source]

Behind the Scenes (sic)[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

Processes[edit | edit source]

Culture[edit | edit source]

Lucas Companies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Expanded Universe[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

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Common[edit | edit source]

Glossary[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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