<em>The Making of Star Wars</em> is a television special produced by 20th Century Fox, which aired on the ABC Television Network on September 16, 1977. It was written by Richard Schickel and directed and produced by Robert Guenette.
The special was hosted by C-3PO (voiced and played by Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2. A voiceover narration was additionally supplied byWilliam Conrad. It features behind-the-scenes footage from <em>Star Wars</em>, and interviews with writer/director George Lucas, producer Gary Kurtz, and castmembers Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Alec Guinness.
<div>Original footage of the scene between Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt, played by Declan Mulholland. Premiering four months after the release of the film, the special was the first <em>Star Wars</em> documentary ever made. It is also notable for showing footage not seen in the film, particularly the scene between Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt in its original form in which Jabba was played by Irish actor Declan Mulholland (this scene would be included in the 1997 Special Edition of <em>Star Wars</em> but Jabba would now be a CGIrendered character). A brief glimpse of another deleted scene between Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine is also included.</div>