Movies | TV | Books | Quotes Easter Eggs
[Slipups.com Logo] The Slip-Up ArchiveTM
SLIPUPS.COM
Home > Movies > Q - T > Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back Bloopers Add a Slip-Up
Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back - Is R2-D2 Black?
During any scene where R2-D2 is in space, blue screening messes things up. Blue screening makes any thing in blue take a different color. R2-D2's once blueness has changed to black because of the blackness of space.
Be the first to post pictures of this Slip-Up!
Rated 5.5/10 (17 ratings) Your opinion?
Special Requirements: movie
Contributed By: Jabba the Hutt on 02-01-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
If something isn't right, please Correct this Slip-Up

Comments:
WebDog writes:
This was also the case with the A-wings. They were started out with blue markings instead of red. This was chagned to red due to blue screen problems
1 of 2 found this helpful. Did you? Yes
Jabba the Hutt writes:
Take note this was fixed in Special Edition.
2 of 4 found this helpful. Did you? Yes
mcwood83 writes:
Actually , I think it has something to do with the lighting
2 of 4 found this helpful. Did you? Yes
DWP2ND writes:
Actualy no, it was never fixed in the specail edition and r2d2 is still black. They should have fixed it and they should have fixed the rancor because he still has the black mat lines around him and the screen of the rancor which looks hella fake!
0 of 1 found this helpful. Did you? Yes
brentmc writes:
This is a process known as 'chromakey' and seeing as it wasn't as advanced back in 1980 as it is today they ran into the problem of R2's blue insignia turning up black in space. Chromakey is the process of replacing a nominated color (commonly blue or green) with a picture, image, video, or matte of your choosing. Because they were using this technology to apply the black matte of space infront of a blue screen, R2's blue insignia picked up the black matte also. Ideally they should have shot the R2 space exteriors infront of a greenscreen to eliminate the error, but oh well!
0 of 1 found this helpful. Did you? Yes

Want more Slip-Ups?
More Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back Bloopers
Top 25 Bloopers in Q - T
All Q - T Bloopers
Top 25 Bloopers
Newest Bloopers
Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back Easter Eggs